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Victor in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gano'so:d

Seneca Longhouse

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. Gano'so:d Marker
Inscription.  This full-size model stands upon the remains of a wooden house built by the Seneca in the 1670s or 1680s.

The modern tubes have been erected over the location of postmolds discovered through archaeological excavation in 1984. The diameter of each aluminum tube is equal to that of an original wooden post. The tube heights suggest the typical proportions of an Iroquois longhouse. The endwalls rise a height equal to the width of the house and the sidewalls are half the height of the endwalls. The tops of the east row of tubes suggest a curved roofline and the west row a pitched roof. Both types were built by the Iroquois.

The rows of posts outline a rectangular dwelling measuring eighteen by thirty-six feet. Three fireplaces were discovered inside, one at the center and the others toward the endwalls where doorways were likely cut. There is evidence that sleeping platforms lined the longwalls. These were probably subdivided into compartments. The original floor was earthen. Where convenient, storage pits were dug into the floor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Gano'so:d Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. Gano'so:d Marker
The frame of tubes described on the marker is missing. View is eastward. NY Route 444 is just beyond the uncleared land. The makeshift barrier seems to be blocking a slippery sodden area.
Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans.
 
Location. 42° 57.888′ N, 77° 24.826′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boughton Hill Road (County Route 41) and Victor Holcomb Road (New York State Route 444). Marker is at Ganondagan New York State Historic Site, on the "Trail of Peace" near the junction of the two paths; one from the visitor center, the other roughly parallel to NY route 444. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gannagaro (a few steps from this marker); Palisades (within shouting distance of this marker); Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Gahayanduk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dyagodiyu (about 500 feet away); Jikonhsaseh (about 500 feet away); Spring (about 600 feet away); Women's Rights (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
 
Also see . . .  Ganondagan - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Includes a link for the trail map. (Submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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Oct. 28, 2020