Other names: Seneca Castle
9/8/1779. Burned. Sullivan's Expedition
Where: 42.87763 -77.01182 Kanadesaga
Maps: [map notes]
- Wiki: Kanadaseaga
Kanadaseaga (also spelled Kanatasaka and known as Seneca Castle), was a major village of the Seneca nation of the Iroquois Confederacy in west-central New York State, United States. It was located between the northern ends of Seneca Lake and Canandaigua Lake, west of the present-day city of Geneva, New York, in the township of Seneca. It was established at least as early as 1687.
Long known for being one of the most powerful Iroquois towns, it was nonetheless destroyed during the Sullivan Expedition of 1779.
- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.133. 42.71366 -76.8934
- Site of Kanadesaga marker. Geneva, Ontario County,m NY, 42° 52.658 W 077° 00.709 (42.87763 -77.01182) Basis for location.
Site of Kanadesaga
Chief Castle of the Seneca Nation destroyed Sept. 7, 1779, in Gen. John Sullivan's raid
Geneva, Ontario County, NY
- Conover, George S., compiler Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations Indians in 1779.., Auburn NY: Knapp, Peck & Thomason, 1887, pages suggested by Elvin Birth.
The path then lay along the north side of
Castle brook to Kanadesaga, an important Seneca town, of about fifty houses, surrounded
by orchards and cornfields, distant nearly two miles in a westerly or north-westerly direction
from the foot of Seneca lake, General Maxwell's Brigade going to the right and
General Hands' to the left to gain the rear and surround the town.
Here the army rested during Wednesday, the 8th, while several detachments were sent
out in various directions to explore the country, discover and destroy the neighboring villages
- Sep 1779 listing. 9/13/1779 Geneseo. American defeat.