October 13, 1812Warriors of the Six Nations of Iroquois (Mohawks, Oniedas Onondagos, Cayugas, Senecas, Tuscaroras), mainly from the Grand River, fought as allies of the British in this historic battle with the Americans. Speaking distinctive dialects and with different religious beliefs, these Indians were drawn together for the battle by John Norton, a resourceful and courageous commander. Norton, a man of Cherokee and Scottish ancestry, was a Mohawk (Teyoninhokarawen) by adoption. With John Brant (Ahyouwaeghs), the youngest son of Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), and John Bearfoot, a vetran of the American Revolutionary War, the Iroquois fought for their own survival as a people and in support of the British.
|Placed By||Niagara Parkes Commission and the Queenston Community Association with the Assistance of the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 658145 N 4780669|
|Decimal Degrees||43.16225000, -79.05466667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 9.735', W 79° 3.28'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 9' 44.10" N, 79° 3' 16.80" W|
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|Area Code(s)||440, 216|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16 Clarence St, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1L0, CA|
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