History From America's Most Famous Valleys
The last Indian battle in the Mohawk Valley found the Mohawks challenged by the Mohicans who had occupied the valley before being driven out by the six nations about 1600. The invaders from the New England section attacked Caughnawaga (Fonda) but were driven off. They retreated eastward along the valley.
The defenders overtook them August 6 , 1669 on the hills above the present Hoffmans Rock cut where the invaders had considered the steep cliffs as good defense. Making rear approach to the hill that still bears the Indian name of Tou-er-eu-na (Neighboring Hills), the Mohawks inflicted heavy losses on the Mohicans whose leader, the famed Chicataubet, was among those killed.