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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Area Native Americans

 
 
Erie Area Native Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. Erie Area Native Americans Marker
Inscription.  Native American influence on this area of northwestern Pennsylvania pre-date the 1492 encounter by at least 13,500 years.

Erie County is named after its first known inhabitants, the Erie Nation.

The Erie Nation, also known as the Cat Nation, bordered other aboriginal territory in New York and Ohio. Most notable were the Seneca Nation, "Keepers of the Western Door" of the Five Nation Iroquois Confederacy, based in New York.

Disputes between the Iroquois and Erie resulted in conflict, ending with the Erie Nation being vanquished and assimilated by the Seneca.

Iroquois dominance of this region lasted until the 1790's when signed treaties safeguarded local settlement.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1492.
 
Location. 42° 8.246′ N, 80° 4.804′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Parade Street, on the right when traveling west on East Front Street. This historical marker is located at the northern end of Parade
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Street, on the ridge that overlooks the Presque Isle harbor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Fort (here, next to this marker); Erie Heritage (here, next to this marker); Fort Presque Isle (here, next to this marker); Fort de la Presqu'ile (here, next to this marker); The Erie Stone (here, next to this marker); French Fort de la Presqu'isle - 1753 (here, next to this marker); Russian Town / Pycckое Cоседство (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hero of Gettysburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Erie Area Native Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. Erie Area Native Americans Marker
View of historic marker affixed to the bottom half of the "Erie Stone."
Erie Area Native Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. Erie Area Native Americans Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the "Erie Stone" at Erie Heritage Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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