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Identifier: antiquitiesofsta00squi
Title: Antiquities of the state of New York; being the results of extensive original surveys and explorations, with a supplement on the antiquities of the west
Year: 1851 (1850s)
Authors: Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888
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Publisher: Buffalo, G. H. Derby
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries


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f Frontenacs Expedition, contained in Vol.V. of the Paris Documents, now deposited in the office of theSecretary of State of New York, it is stated that the principalfort of the Onondagas was burned by the Indians upon theapproach of the French army. The terms of the account areas follows:— The cabins of the Indians and the triple pali- 44 ABORIGINAL MONUMENTS OF NEW YORK. sade which encircled their fort were fouad entirely burnt. Itwas an oblong flanked by four regular bastions. The two rowsof pickets, which touched each other, were of the thickness ofan ordinary mast; and at six feet distance outside stood an-other palisade of much smaller dimensions, but from forty tofifty feet high. This account also states that the invaderswere successful in discovering almost all of the caches in whichthe Indians had deposited their corn.* In his recently published work, Mr. Clark presents a planof a stockade work, surveyed by Judge Geddes, and probablythe very one referred to by Mr. Marshall.

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Fig 5. It is situated on the shores of Onondaga Lake, betweenBrowns pump-works and Liverpool. A fine spring of waterrises near it, and quantities of relics, of various kinds, havebeen found within it. * Documentary History of New York, Vol. I., p. 332. MADISON COUNTY EARTH-WORKS, ETC. 45 MADISON COUNTY On the site of the village of Cazenovia, situated in the town-ship of the same name, which adjoins Pompey, Onondagacounty, on the east, it is said an ancient earth-work once exist-ed. No vestige of it now remains. By some it was represent-ed to he circular, by others rectangular. Many rude relicshave been found here. There are yet traces of an old palisaded work in the town-ship of Cazenovia, about two miles north of Delphi, of whichMr. Clark, in his History of Onondaga county, gives the fol-lowing plan. It will be observed thatit essentially correspondswith those in Onondagacounty, already described.It has an area of about fiveacres, and numerous gravesof the Indians are to befound bot


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