Visual Timeline: Sir William Johnson
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1739 CE: William Johnson starts to trade with the Iroquois, undercutting British traders at Oswego.
1742 CE: After becoming immersed in Mohawk culture and learning their language, William Johnson becomes adopted by the Mohawks as "Warraghiyagey".
1755 CE: Battle of Lake George results in a British victory.
1759 CE: 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 CE: Sir William Johnson helps define the boundary between Iroquois and colonial land at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
1774 CE: Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, dies from a stroke aged 58-59, at a conference with the Iroquois Confederacy.