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March 10, 2014

New 'Tuscarora Heroes' edition available

Niagara Gazette — A newly revised sixth edition of the “Tuscarora Heroes” book is published and available for sale around the region.

Authored by Lee Simonson and published by the Historical Association of Lewiston, the new version includes several changes including a new cover photo of the monument by photographer Bill Carpenter and additional information about the British attack on Lewiston in December 1813. Updated information about the identity of the “Western Indian” attackers is also provided.

The Tuscarora Heroes project turned out to be the largest War of 1812 bicentennial monument in the United States. Three larger-than-life bronze sculptures now stand at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston as the community’s tribute to the Tuscarora Nation that helped defend Lewiston against the brutal attack, a rare example of Native Americans saving the lives of white settlers against a foreign invasion.

The new version is available for purchase at the Lewiston Museum, 469 Plain St., Lewiston; DiCamillo Bakery, 535 Center St., Lewiston; Orange Cat Coffee Co., 703 Center St., Lewiston; and the Book Corner, 1801 Main St. All proceeds go the Lewiston Museum.

Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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