Waterloo in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
September 1879. To commemorate
The destruction of the Indian village
By Col. John Harper, under orders of
Maj. Gen John Sullivan,
September 8, 1779.
Location. 42° 54.296′ N, 76° 52.036′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on U.S. 20 0.1 miles west of Park Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument is located in the center of Lafayette Park. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo NY 13165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Sullivan’s New York Campaign Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Day (within shouting distance of this marker); General Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dempsey Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Women's Rights National Historic Park - M'Clintock House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Strong Words Encourage Strong Convictions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early History of Waterloo Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
Regarding Skio-Yase. The Cayuga Indian village of Skoi-Yase was established about the year 1500, and located near the rapids of the Seneca River, near the present location of Locust Street in Waterloo. The Cayugas valued Skoi-Yase, meaning "flowing water" because of the abundant supply of fish, especially eels, in the Seneca River. Many great Indian councils were held at Skoi-Yase; the national Indian leaders Red Jacket and Chief Corn Planter attended some of the deliberative sessions.
Because of the Iroquois Indian's support of the British during the American Revolutionary War, General George Washington in 1779 ordered General Sullivan to destroy Iroquois villages and crops in upstate New York. Thus, in 1779 Revolutionary soldiers destroyed Skoi-Yase.
Also see . . .
1. The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, Then and Now. The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 was the largest expedition ever before mounted against the Indians of North America." (Submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the Sullivan Expedition. Wikipedia gives a lot of good detailed information on the Sullivan Expedition (Submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
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