Tuscarora Heroes Monument, Lewiston

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Tuscarora Heroes Monument is located in Lewiston, New York and stands as a testament of thanksgiving from the people of Lewiston to the Tuscarora Nation for saving the lives of dozens of local residents during the War of 1812 British attack on December 19, 1813. It consists of three 110% lifesize bronze sculptures that depict a tableau of two Tuscarora men rescuing a local woman and her baby from the British attack.

It is recognized as the largest War of 1812 bicentennial monument project in the United States.

Primary funding was provided by the Town of Lewiston using Niagara River Greenway funds, along with Niagara County, New York (also with Greenway funds), the KeyBank Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, and the Daughters of 1812. The Village of Lewiston allowed the use of its park property to locate the monument.

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  • Stopped by Hibbard's for custard and enjoy the statuary nearby. It is hard to imagine that in the War of 1812 there were people dying in the streets of Lewiston. Seeing these statues brings to life...  more »
  • This monument is a beautiful and meaningful commemoration to the Tuscarora Indians who gave help to the villagers in Lewiston when they were attacked and houses burned by the British during the War...  more »
  • The Tuscarora Heroes Monument was dedicated in 2013 to give thanks to the Tuscarora Indian Tribe for saving countless Americans when the British and Mohawks attacked Lewiston, NY during the War of 1812. They managed to scare them off and bide the Americans time to escape the burning village all while being outnumbered 30-1!
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