Friday, August 5, 2016

Fort Stanwix-- Part 3: Important Indian Treaty and First U.S. Flag?

In 1768, Fort Stanwix was the site of an important treaty between the British and Iroquois Indians.  This treaty promised to preserve areas west of the Appalachians as an Indian reservation and prohibited colonial settlement there.  See how well that worked out.

Local folklore has it that the new U.S. flag was raised over the fort for the first time in battle anywhere on August 3, 1777,   But, more likely it was the Grand Union Flag.


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