Historical Sketches of Northern New York and the Adirondack Wilderness, Including Traditions of the Indians, Early Explorers, Pioneer Settlers, Hermit Hunters, etc.
Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester.
As the author states in his preface: "In olden time, Northern New York was disputed ground. It was claimed by the Iroquois of Central New York, and by the Algonquins of Canada, by the French colonists of the St. Lawrence, and by the Dutch and English settlers of the Hudson. It was surrounded by the war-trails of the Indian, the warpaths of the armies of the colonial times. Hence, from its first discovery and exploration by Samuel de Champlain in the sumner of 1609 to the close of the War of 1812 with Great Britain, it was the theater of continuous strife between rival powers contending for its mastery." This work provides and interesting history of this turbulent period.