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   Funded by a donation from Scotia Bank Niagara Falls.  Image scanned by MES. (image/jpeg)
Title Devil's Hole Massacre
Creator  Breton, Carol
Type  Still Image
Medium  Watercolour
Extent  36.21 x 25.7 cm
Call Number  WC 27
Is Part of  Watercolour Collection
Subject  Military
  Native Peoples
Notes  Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation Government of Canada Local Initiatives Grant AK 2403-9 1974 - 1975 ; research by George Seibel ; When the French occupied the east bank of the Niagara River and operated the Portage they employed Seneca Indians to carry the good on their backs up the steep incline of the escarpment, which became known as "Crawl-on-all-Fours", and along the Portage path to Fort Little Niagara above the Falls. When the British took over after they defeated the French and took control of Fort Niagara in 1759, they changed the methods of carrying goods, supplanting Indian labour with wagons pulled by horses and oxen. This loss of employment and other actions of the British who were more and more encroaching on Indian territory angered the Seneca Indians. On Spetember 14th, 1763, the Indians were driven to drastic measures to make their claims known, they ambushed a wagon train, killing most of the drivers and soldiers who accompanied the train ;
Place Name  Northeastern United States (general region)
Publisher  Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation
Date  1763/08/14 (date of event)
  ca 1975 (reproduction)
Description  Devil's Hole Ravine is located along the American shoreline of the Niagara River Gorge just north of the Niagara Glen. It is a deep, bowl shaped basin of the Bloody Run tributary from Glacial Lake Tonawanda ;
Record ID  102826
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 532px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization Colour Scan
Equipment Vidar Truscan Titan Atlas Wide-Format
Date 2005-02-24
Notes Funded by a donation from Scotia Bank Niagara Falls. Image scanned by MES.

 

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