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|State of New York|
United States of America
July 26, 1788 (11th)
New York is a state in the northeastern region of the United States, bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. It was one of the thirteen colonies that claimed independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution.
New York was the location of the Grand Temple, which became guarded by the Kanien'kehá:ka when they settled in the valley around the Mohawk River. As the easternmost members of the Iroquois, they had the most contact with the European settlers. During the French and Indian War, the river became strategically important as a route to Quebec, and the area was regularly raided, as was the case with the neutral village of Kanatahséton in 1760.
King George III rewarded the Iroquois who sided with the British by establishing a boundary line against colonists who would settle on their land. But five years later, disputes continued and the Confederacy met with Sir William Johnson to establish a new boundary line. The controversial treaty at Fort Stanwix left the British with even more land than before, even causing the Board of Trade to ask Johnson to reconsider, but he refused. Six years later, Johnson was assassinated by Connor at Johnson Hall when he threatened the Iroquois Chiefs into selling him their territory.
In 1776, New York City was occupied by the Continental Army, during which time Thomas Hickey attempted to assassinate Commander George Washington, but was stopped by Connor. Washington left but had to return immediately to hold the city against William Howe's troops. Connor sent his recruits to assist the Patriots evacuating Long Island, and spread morale following the defeat at Kip's Bay by informing them of the insulting things the British were saying, helping them win the Battle of Harlem Heights. They also silenced soldiers who cried out for Charles Lee to take command from Washington. Regardless, the Patriots were forced to retreat, and the city fell under British control for the rest of the war.
The following year, Connor came to New York to aid the civilians following the Great Fire, and recruited Deborah Carter, Jamie Colley and Jacob Zenger into the Order. They aided John Stark in winning the Battle of Bennington by assassinating the Loyalist leader Friedrich Baum. Connor also met Aveline de Grandpré, an Assassin from New Orleans, when she came seeking the Templar Officer Davidson, whom they found at a fort in the countryside.
In 1778, Washington ordered an attack on Kanatahséton after Lee had manipulated them into joining the British side of the war, causing a rift between him and Connor. A year later, the commander sent John Sullivan to lead an Expedition against Iroquois troops massacring civilians. He burned 40 Iroquois villages, salting the land and leaving people to burn alive in cabins. Sullivan even attacked the neutral Onondaga, who promptly sided with the British. The Sullivan Expedition forced many villages to relocate, earning Washington the title of "Town Destroyer", and only served to perpetuate the violence between the Patriots and the natives. In 1780, Connor reluctantly aided Washington when he informed him of a plot to infiltrate West Point.
After the war, the area once guarded by the Kanien'kehá:ka was settled as Turin, New York.
In 2003, the son of the Mentor William Miles, Desmond, escaped from South Dakota to New York, believing his parents to be conspiracy freaks. Eventually, Desmond gained an employment as a bartender at Bad Weather and also met a woman with whom he unknowingly conceived a child in 2005.
- Albany, New York was the location of the Albany Congress that Benjamin Franklin discussed with Haytham Kenway.
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