• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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"...the post at the Oneida Carrying Place, is in all Respects and Circumstances to be considered as a Fort, as it partakes, not only the figure, and the respective parts of a Fort, but even the Permanent Intentions of a Fortress." -Brigadier General John Stanwix to Captain William Green, 1758
 
a lush green grassy hole is filled with large, white, triangular, canvas tents. wooden walls and shadows loom over them.
Tents of camp followers and overflow troops sit in the ditch surrounding the fort.

Did You Know?

three bald men in red and black paint hold a tent together.

The Six Nations, or Haudenosaunee, was based in what is now northern New York and was initially comprised of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations. In 1720, the Tuscarora fled north from a series of decimating inter-tribal wars and became the sixth nation of this confederacy. More...