Mohawk Country

Variant name of place:

Mohock Country; Mohawke Country

Geographic position:

42.7608° N, 73.6869° W

Event:

Occom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

;

Occom’s Third Mission to the Oneidas

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Sources:

http://www.indians.org/articles/the-mohawk-tribe.html. http://www.indians.org/articles/mohawk-indians.html. http://tribaldirectory.com/information/mohawk-indians.html. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mohawk/.http://www.iroquoismuseum.org/mohawk.htm. Geo coordinates from http://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Mohawk_River&params=42_45_39_N_73_41_13_W_type:river_region:US-NY.

General note:

Mohawk Country refers to the territory occupied and controlled by the Mohawk Tribe. This territory extends to the north near Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and to the south along the Mohawk River in New York state. The Mohawks were members of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy and were known as the “Keepers of the Eastern Door,” charged with protecting the Haudenosaunee Confederacy from threats to the east. After contact with the Europeans in the 17th century, Jesuit missionaries came to the territory and recruited Mohawks to go north into Canada to practice Catholicism, and in the 18th century, Wheelock’s missionaries travelled to Mohawk Country to recruit students and carry out missionary work. The Mohawks allied with the British during the American Revolution, and at the end of the war many fled to Canada, while others went to the Bay of Quinte, which became known as Tyendinaga.