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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path marker series.
Location. 41° 31.36′ N, 73° 53.349′ W. Marker is in Fishkill, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on U.S. 9 near Interstate 84, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the site of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fishkill NY 12524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Dead (a 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.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.