Published on February 24, 2011 by Alice
Fish Carrier (Ojageght) (Cayuga), fi. late 1700s. Fish Carrier was among a minority of Iroquois chiefs who supported the patriot cause in the American Revolution. He led forces that took part in the Wyoming Valley massacre (1778) and the Battle of Newtown the following year. He worked during the Revolutionary War to defuse tensions between the Senecas, who sided with the British, and the Oneidas, allies of the Americans. In 1790, Fish Carrier signed the Tioga Point Treaty in return for a tract of land and a peace medal from George Washington. In 1794, he was present at the Canandalgua Treaty council.
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