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Van Cortlandt Park

Chief Nimham Memorial

  • Description: Boulder-like form (cairn) bearing a plaque, on a low base
  • Materials: Fieldstone conglomerate, bronze
  • Dimensions: Total H: 6'6" W: 4' D: 4'; Plaque H: 1'6" W: 2'
  • Cast: 1906
  • Dedicated: June 14, 1906
  • Foundry: Henry -Bonnard Bronze Co, Mount Vernon, NY
  • Donor: Bronx Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mount Vernon, NY
  • Inscription: AUGUST 31, 1778/ UPON THIS FIELD,/ CHIEF NIMHAM/ AND SEVENTEEN STOCKBRIDGE INDIANS/ AS ALLIES OF THE PATRIOTS,/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR LIBERTY./ ERECTED BY THE BRONX CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION/ MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK./ JUNE 14, 1906/

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