De-yu-it-ga-oh Village

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5605-5799 New York 36
Mt Morris, NY 14510
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<Historical marker along Rt 36

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De-yu-it-ga-oh
(Valley begins to widen)
Seneca Indian village
The spring used by Mary Jemison is nearby

Erected

1932 by the State Education Department.

What was there

The Seneca village of De-yu-it-ga-oh, which was home to some warriors and their captives. They settled here because of a freshwater spring and fertile land below the hill.  The “White Woman of the Genesee,” Mary Jemison once lived here. It was set aside as a reservation by the Treaty of Big Tree in 1797, but was abandoned in 1825.

What is there now

A small dirt pullover, a trail that leads to the spring (which is dammed), a wooded hollow surrounded by glacial moraines.  This location is along Squawkie Hill, which is the last elevation drop of the Letchworth valley going north.

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We would like to thank the following for helping us with this entry:
Matthew Conheady



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  • Historical marker along Rt 36
  • The hollow where the village once existed.
  • The hollow where the village once existed.
  • The hollow where the village once existed.
  • The small freshwater spring.
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