Chief Daniel Nimham Statue Dedication – Fishkill, NY

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      ndembowski
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      Tomorrow the town of Fishkill is dedicating the new bronze statue in honor of Chief Daniel Nimham, who was killed in 1778 in today’s Van Cortlandt Park in the Battle of Kingsbridge (a.k.a. Stockbridge Indian Massacre, Battle of Cortlandt’s Ridge, etc.).

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      ndembowski
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      I went up to the monument dedication, which was quite interesting.  Nimham was a hero both to his own Stockbridge Munsee people and to the patriot cause during the Revolution and the crowd was very proud of their local son.  Several Native American Veterans from the Stockbridge Munsee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin came to the ceremony as well and were clearly moved by the expression of pride in one of their own.  Every speaker paid homage to Nimham’s bravery during the ‘Battle of Kingsbridge.’

      The monument is absolutely stunning.  I am going to try to get the sculptor to give a talk for the KHS as his statue is full of symbolism that is interesting to learn about.

       

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