Covering more than 26 square miles, Akwesasne is the largest Mohawk nation (Kanien'kehá:ka) community and land-holding. The territory straddles the invisible line between the United States (New York) and Canada (Ontario, Quebec) along the St. Lawrence River. Considered a single community, Akwesasne (Mohawk for “Land Where the Partridge has...
By all accounts, the Battle of Oriskany was a bloodbath.
On August 6, 1777, Gen. Nicholas Herkimer of the Continental Army unwittingly led an untrained mi- litia of 800 patriots, mainly farmers, into an ambush. They were headed to Fort Stanwix in what is now Rome, New York to forces...
The American Revolution lasted eight years, from 1775 to 1783. It took about twice that long to conceive and build the Museum of the American Revolution. But now the $120 million, 118,000-square- foot museum, which opened on April 19 in Philadelphia, is a reality.
Much of the credit goes the...
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