Historical Marker Placed In Depauville Honors Native American Pathways
Remembering the paths of North Country history.
In Depauville Saturday, members of the Depauville Free Library and the North Country Archeology Center gathered to dedicate a historical marker to show the path Native Americans used to safely get to waterways like Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence.
The marker now sits at the corner of County Route 179, and Stephanie Street. This marker was placed to remind people of the importance of the waterways and trailways Native Americans once traveled.
"Here on this ground, touched by the lives of generations of native people, we have a chance to give something back in the spirit of friendship, a chance to begin to honor and remember this landscape's native ancestral history as it really should be," said Kenneth Knapp, Curator of the North Country Archeology Center.
Representatives of longtime tribes in the north country- the Bear Clan, and the Turtle Clan- were at the dedication.