Native American Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy lived in the region, and in the 18th century immigrants of German, Dutch and Scottish settled the area, joined by Italians following the rapid industrialization of the mid-19th century.
During the 18th Century, the Mohawk Valley was a frontier of great political, military and economic importance.
And, no one has been more maligned for providing misinformation. Through Alida, Nelson Greene claimed descent from Philip Pietersen Schuyler, who settled in Fort Orange (Albany) shortly after 1650. He read extensively about the Mohawk Valley and New York State history and as a boy contributed articles on local history to his father’s newspaper.
Over the years he had papers on state and valley historical subjects published in newspapers from Schenectady to Rome He studied art in New York City and practiced the dual professions of artist and writer on New York State and Mohawk Valley historical subjects.
THE MOHAWK RIVER: The Mohawk River is a 149-mile-long (240 km)river in the U. The Mohawk Valley allowed easier passage than going over the mountains to the north or south of the valley.
As a result, it was strategically important during the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, and a number of important battles were fought here.
The 5,882 square miles (15,230 km2) area is an important agricultural center and encompasses the heavily forested wilderness areas just to the north that are part of New York’s Adirondack Park.