Near Victor in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
After the Revolution the Senecas were dispersed; some settled in Canada, while others remained later to occupy Allegany and Cattaraugus reservations. Land speculators had carved up Western New New York, and by the treaties of Fort Stanwix 1784 and Big Tree (Geneseo) 1797, Indian claims were extinguished. Chiefs Cornplanter (1732-1836), Red Jacket (1758-1830) and Farmer’s Brother (1730-1814) obtained reservations for their people, where Indian society and culture continued. Handsome Lake (1735-1815), the half-brother of Cornplanter, became the prophet of a regenerated Indian “religion,” which still has many followers.
Erected 1965 by New York State Education Department & Thruway Authority.
Marker series. Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 0.883′ N, 77° 28.812′ W. Marker is near Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway (Interstate 90 at milepost 353), 9.2 miles east of Genesee Expressway (Interstate 390), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Parking/Rest Area (milepost 353) accessible from the eastbound lanes of I-90. The Parking/Rest Area is located between the 46 (Rochester) & 45 (Rochester - Victor) exits. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Park Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Story of the Powder Mills (approx. 2.2 miles away); Seneca Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Landmark (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bushnell's Basin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Richardson Tavern (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rochester Area (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seneca Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
Also see . . . Senecaindians.com - Tribal History. Here we present a brief profile of the Seneca Indian tribe, their history and place within the confederacy known as The Iroquois League. (Submitted on June 28, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.