Fishkill in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Great Indian Warrior Trading Path
The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, Ga. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and the 19 chiefs of Iroquois League of Five Nations in 1685 and 1722, opened the Colonial Backcountry for peaceful settlement and colonization. In NY, the Path linked the Iroquois around The Great Lakes to the major eastern trails and tribes for trade, hunting and war.
Colonists. Project of the 2000-3 Administration.
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path series lists.
Location. 41° 31.36′ N, 73° 53.349′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fishkill NY 12524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Dead (a few steps from this marker); Continental Army Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Wyck Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); The Path to Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Wyck Homestead Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Fishkill Supply Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fishkill.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.