Category Archives: Delaware

George Washington Letter to Tuscarora

The French and Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.  During this time, a significant amount of land was disputed, and fighting took place primarily in these regions and in borderlands.  The Native American tribes were key players, often … Continue reading

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The Moravians, the Shekomeko Indians and the Gnadenhutten Massacre

The Moravian mission at Shekomeko was founded in 1740 by Christian Henry Rauch to convert the Mahican Indians in eastern New York.  Today the location of the Mahican village is marked by the monument, above, at Pine Plains in Dutchess Co., … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Lenni Lenape, Mahican, Shekomeko | 11 Comments

Seneca George

Seneca George was an Iroquoian Indian who had a special friendship with one Conrad Weiser, a German settler in Pennsylvania. Conrad Weiser’s father, Johann Conrad Weiser had emerged as one of the leaders in the German community of 1709/1710 immigrants who … Continue reading

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The Kobel Massacre

November 16, 1755 was a dark day for the Henry Kobel family of Berks County, Pa.  It would be their last. The cloud of war was moving over the settlers on the frontier of Pennsylvania, but the Germans weren’t aware … Continue reading

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Paul Heinegg’s Native Heritage Introduction

Paul Heinegg on his website http://www.freeafricanamericans.com provides the following (extracted) introductory material focused primarily on the records involving Native Americans in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. After the Civil War, light-skinned African Americans who owned land in the Southeast did not fit … Continue reading

Posted in Croatoan, Delaware, East Indians (from India), Lumbee, Maryland, Nanticote, North Carolina, Piscataway, Virginia, Wesorts | 6 Comments

Eleazor Wheelock and the Dartmouth Indians

Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, educator, and founder of Dartmouth College. He was born in Windham, Connecticut to Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington. He is the great-grandson of the first … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Farmington, History, Mohawk, Mohegan, Narragansett, Oneida | 4 Comments

1869 Cherokee Nation West Census

Did you know that there was a census taken in 1869 and it included the people who lived in the Indian Territory, now Oklahoma?  This was Indian land, where the Native people had been removed to during the Trail of Tears.  … Continue reading

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