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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Map of Mohawk Indian Towns — 1580-1779

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 140 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Map of Mohawk Indian Towns

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Map: Mohawk Indian Towns — 1580-1779. Map drawn by the Author 1925.

Chart Map showing location of the chief Mohawk Indian towns on or near the Mohawk River from the time of their migration from Canada and Vermont to the Valley about 1580, until the few remaining Mohawks were removed by Col. Van Schaick in 1779. The Dutch settlements and forts of Albany, Waterford, Niskayuna. and Schenectady settled prior to 1700 are here shown. Up until 1666, the dates here shown are all estimates; after that they are matters of historical record. See list of Mohawk Valley towns in Chapter 6.

Period Marks indicating chief Mohawk Towns or "Castles"

Rivers as indicated on the map, roughly left to right: Mohawk River, West Canada (Kuyahoora), East Canada (Auskerada), Schoharie River, Tawasentha, Hudson River.

Town and other sites as indicated on the map, roughly left to right:

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