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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians marker series.
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 walking distance of this marker. Celebrating 100 Years of High School Education in Waterloo (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sampson Naval Training Station Veterans General Sullivanís New York Campaign Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
Regarding Skoi-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. (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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