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Jikonhsaseh

The Mother of Nations

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. Jikonhsaseh Marker
Inscription.  Jikonhasaseh was an elderly woman when the Peacemaker approached her to explain his mission to bring peace through reason to the nations of the world. She played a major role in the formation of the League of the Haudenosaunee. When the Peacemaker and his disciple, Hiawatha, despaired because Tadodaho, the Onondaga chief, refused to join the League, Jikonhsaseh suggested they offer him the chairmanship of the Chief's Council. When Tadodaho accepted the Great Peace, it was Jikonhsaseh who placed the horns of authority upon his brow. This act made official the formation of the Five Nations. Jikonhsaseh lived in this vicinity and is buried near here.
 
Location. 42° 57.807′ N, 77° 24.781′ 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. It is the first on the leg of the "Trail of Peace" northward from the road intersection area. 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
Jikonhsaseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. Jikonhsaseh Marker
of this marker. Wenishadenyoh (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gayanessha'gowa (about 400 feet away); Women's Rights (about 400 feet away); Hanuwane (about 400 feet away); Haudenosaunee (about 500 feet away); The Clearing (about 500 feet away); Gahayanduk (about 500 feet away); Seneca Women as Horticulturalists (about 500 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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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