The Mohawk Valley


Read by Roger Melin

(4 stars; 5 reviews)

An in-depth view and early history of the Mohawk Valley in upper New York state, covering the time period of 1609-1780. This historical piece covers that part of the Mohawk Valley between Schenectady and Rome, NY.

The narrator hopes that the listener understands that a best effort has been made in pronunciation of many names within this work; particularly those of the Mohawks, Iroquois, Huron, and Mohicans; as well as the French and Dutch. (Summary by Roger Melin) (12 hr 12 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 4:13 Read by Roger Melin
01 - The Mythical City of Norumbega 8:22 Read by Roger Melin
02 - The Mohawks 25:01 Read by Roger Melin
03 - Journal of Arent Van Curler 59:55 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Schonowe or Schenectady 31:09 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Immigration and Settlement of the Palatines 9:34 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Queen Anne's Chapel 22:59 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Count Frontenac and the Mohawk Valley 23:45 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Sir William Johnson 14:23 Read by Roger Melin
09 - Guy Park and Fort Johnson 46:52 Read by Roger Melin
10 - In the Old Town of Amsterdam 33:07 Read by Roger Melin
11 - The Last Battle Between the Mohawks and Mohicans. The Famous Butler Mansi… 17:46 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Johnstown, New York 24:48 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Some Accounts of the Notorious Butler Family 57:23 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Legend of Mrs. Ross 38:41 Read by Roger Melin
15 - The Joseph Brant of Romance and of Fact 28:18 Read by Roger Melin
16 - Incidents Relating to the Early History of Amsterdam and the Mohawk Valley 47:52 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Canagera, One of the Mohawks' Castles 40:48 Read by Roger Melin
18 - Early Industries 43:04 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Old Indian Names and Sites - The Legend of Little Falls 42:21 Read by Roger Melin
20 - Canajoharie - The Hills of Florida 59:13 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Oriskany 52:41 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

CAREFULLY DONE HISTORY


(5 stars)

A seemingly complete compilation of historical information concerning this much contested area. Mr. Melin did an heroic job of pronouncing the names. KUDOS!!


(5 stars)

fascinating history....especially the last chapter that deserves greater recognition. fabulous narrator.