Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Clash of Cultures
As European tensions rose, debate within the Iroquois Confederacy tore at the centuries-old tradition of the Great Peace that bound the tribes together. Unable to remain neutral, the Iroquois Confederacy split over which side to support. Most of the Oneida and Tuscarora supported the Revolution and fought with the New York militia. Most Mohawk and Seneca warriors fought with the British. The Cayuga and Onondaga remained neutral until 1779. Individuals throughout the Iroquois Confederacy, however, were free to follow their own convictions.
A great majority of militiamen were of Palatine German descent and had strong historic reasons for disliking the British and fighting for greater personal freedoms
The Iroquois Confederacy of Six Nations included
Iroquois clan mothers urged their tribes not to get involved with the Revolution as it was a white man's war.
Location. 43° 10.647′ N, 75° 22.163′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Rome Oriskany Road (New York State Route 69) 0.4 miles east of Monument Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site park and can only be reached by walking. Marker is in this post office area: Oriskany NY 13424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alliances Drawn (here, next to this marker); The Rally (a few steps from this marker); In the Valley homes was great mourning (a few steps from this marker); Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought (within shouting distance of this marker); Campaign of 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Oriskany Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Relief for Fort Stanwix (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of a walking tour of the Oriskany Battlefield.
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.