Iroquois Confederacy | Haudenosaunee

Also known as The League of Six Nations or the Haudenosaunee.

Sometime after 1370 Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca leaders responded to a call by Skennenrahawi (‘Two River Currents Flowing Together,’ called also the Great Peacemaker) to form a confederacy.The… Read more.

Coroners, 19th century

Coroner’s inquests were very common in 1880s in New York City. Any unusual death or questionable death had to pass by the coroner (or one of his deputies or assistants) and sometimes an inquest was  empaneled.

In the case mentioned below, the coroner was Richard Croker,  a life-long politician with no medical training whatsoever.… Read more.

Castle Garden

Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan, New York City. It is perhaps best remembered as America’s first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), where more than 8 million people arrived in the U.S.

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