More Graves in New York

I’ve really fallen behind on posts this busy semester, but will start making up for it now!

An historical marker and a sunset.
An historical marker and a sunset.

Another interesting, and purely accidental, find related to the American Revolution. A private home in the middle of rural upstate New York has an historical marker in its backyard. In the early nineteenth century, a number of Brothertown Indians, natives who had converted to Christianity and settled in New York after the Revolutionary War, were buried there. It appears as though the gravestones used to stand in place, but they have since been laid flat. Every year, representatives from the Brothertown Indians (a federally-unrecognized tribe) return here to pay their respects and ensure the upkeep of the site.

What the gravestones look like today. Some of the inscriptions are already difficult to decipher.
What the gravestones look like today. Some of the inscriptions are already difficult to decipher.