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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
The Mohawk Warriors

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 109 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Photo: The Mohawk Warriors.

Here are represented some of the customs of the famous Mohawk Indians, noted for their ferocious warfare. A war party has returned with two Mohican prisoners, one of whom has thrown down his burden and is about to be killed. With folded arms he awaits his fate when a clan matron coming up from the village holds forth the ransom wampum, saving his life for a family adoption. The background represents a Mohawk town on the hills south of the Mohawk River at Spraker's station.

Iroquois Indian Exhibit — Return of the Mohawk Warriors — Scene, Sprakers, State Museum, Education Building, Albany, N. Y.

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