Sir William Johnson Timeline

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  • 1739
    William Johnson starts to trade with the Iroquois, undercutting British traders at Oswego.
  • c. 1742
    After becoming immersed in Mohawk culture and learning their language, William Johnson becomes adopted by the Mohawks as "Warraghiyagey".
  • 8 Sep 1755
    Battle of Lake George results in a British victory.
  • 6 Jul 1759 - 26 Jul 1759
    The Siege of Fort Niagara results in a British victory. 1,000 Iroquois warriors participate on Britain's side, fulfilling their part of the Covenant Chain alliance.
  • 1768
    Sir William Johnson helps define the boundary between Iroquois and colonial land at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
  • 11 Jul 1774
    Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, dies from a stroke aged 58-59, at a conference with the Iroquois Confederacy.