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Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oneida Indian Village Wall

 
 
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By Mollie, January 11, 2020
1. Oneida Indian Village Wall Marker
Inscription.  The area on which you are standing was an Oneida Indian village active as early as the mid to late 1400's. Directly in front of you is an area that was excavated in the 1950's. The excavation revealed evidence of a section of palisade wall constructed of four rows of posts.
Walls of this period are believed to have been built by erecting two double rows of interlacing vertical posts. Many had logs placed horizontally between the rows. The outside may have had large pieces of elm bark sewn on. Some had a parapet at the top that served as an observation platform as well as a defensive vantage point.
The spacing and location of these walls indicate a fortified Indian village. Champlain reported this type of wall in his account of his battle with the Iroquois in 1615.
 
Location. 43° 0.193′ N, 75° 44.644′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Nichols Pond Road 0.4 miles north of W Mile Strip Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located within Nichols Pond County Park. Viewing it requires a short
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By Mollie, January 11, 2020
2. Oneida Indian Village Wall Marker
walk from the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5797 Nichols Pond Road, Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oneida Stone of 1615 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nichols Pond Park (about 500 feet away); Champlain Battle (about 700 feet away); Grain Pits (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1822-1911 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lenox Anti-Slavery Society (approx. 4.7 miles away); Quality Hill Green (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyArchitectureForts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Oneida Indian Village Wall image. Click for full size.
By Mollie, January 11, 2020
3. Oneida Indian Village Wall
View of the trenches in the excavated area as seen from the Oneida Indian Village Wall marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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