Category Archives: Iroquois

Samson Occom, the Presbyterian Mohegan

Born in 1723, Samson was a member of the Mohegan nation from near New London, CT and became a Presbyterian minister.  Occum was the first Native American to publish his writings in English, and also helped found several settlements, including … Continue reading

Posted in Brothertown, Iroquois, Lenape, Mantauk, Mohegan, Mohican, Oneida, Pequot, Six Nations | Leave a comment

Indian History of Present Day Berkeley County, West Virginia

According to missionary reports, several thousand Hurons occupied present-day West Virginia, including the Eastern Panhandle region where Berkeley County is located, during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. During the 17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy (then consisting of the … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Delaware, Huron, Iroquois, Mingoes, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Ottawa, Seneca, Shawnee, Tuscarora, Wyandot | 2 Comments

Indians Along the Susquehanna in the 1670s

Excerpts from the book, “A History Between the Rivers; The Susquehanna, the Juniata and the Potomac 1609-1958 by C. Arnold McClure. Page 47 – 1675/76 “…the destruction of the Susquehannocks, a once-powerful group of Indians who had stablished themselves on … Continue reading

Posted in Conoy, Delaware, Iroquois, Seneca, Shawnee, Slaves, Susquehanna | Leave a comment

Surviving a Scalping

Scalpings on the frontier were legendary, often thought of in terms of Indians scalping Europeans.  While that certainly did happen, they didn’t have exclusive right to scalping.  Frontiersmen did it too, as did Scythians and European tribes such as the … Continue reading

Posted in Brule, Comanche, Ho-Chunk, Iroquois, Mohawk, Sioux | 3 Comments

Daughters of Princess Mary Kittamaquund

Recently Shawn and Lois Potter utilized the Minority Admixture Mapping technique I developed, utilized and described in the series “The Autosomal Me” to establish that the mother of John Red Bank Payne was Native American.  Shawn and Lois were so … Continue reading

Posted in Conoy, DNA, Iroquois, Piscataway, Powhatan | 6 Comments

Logan’s Lament

Logan, also called Logan the Orator, born about 1723 and died in 1780, was a Native American orator and war leader born in the Iroquois Confederacy.  The statue above in Logan, West Virginia, honors his memory.  Although Logan was of … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Dunsmore's War, Iroquois, Lenape, Military, Mingoes, Oneida, Seneca, Shawnee | 3 Comments

Iroquois World in 1812

One of the online groups I follow is currently focused on researching the Mingoes.  They have been compiling as many occurrences of the name along with locations as they can find.  This map is particularly interesting, not just because of … Continue reading

Posted in Iroquois, Mingoes, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora | 1 Comment