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YOUNGSTOWN – The 250th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Niagara will be commemorated Friday at Old Fort Niagara in a gathering of representatives from the Indian nations that negotiated the peace treaty with Great Britain.

The 1764 Treaty of Fort Niagara was signed between Sir William Johnson for the Crown and 24 nations from the Six Nations, and others who were part of the Seven Nations of Canada and the Western Lakes Confederacy.

A display of replicas of the various wampum belts held by Johnson at the fort in 1764 will be on display from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. There also will be speakers and songs to honor ancestors. Participants are asked to wear traditional clothes, bring a dish of food to share and join in a dance to honor the treaty.

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