Remembering the Battle of Oriskany
Contact: Kelly Cardwell, 315338-7730
Oriskany Battlefield SHS: Over many years generations have remembered the sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the Oriskany battlefield by erecting monuments and signs. Starting in the 19th century many American historians, social groups and historical associations began interpreting the Battle of Oriskany as a major American victory. Was this truly the case or has the public's view of the battle been influenced by the way the battlefield was later memorialized? Do these markers and memorials allow all sides of the story to be told, or have viewpoints of the battle become slanted to favor one side? These and other questions will be discussed in "Remembering the Battle of Oriskany" at Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday April 17th.
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Did You Know?
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...