Category Archives: Iroquois

Kinchen Tucker, of Indian Descent, Lives at Gholson’s Bridge

The lovely blog, Fourth Generation Inclusive ran this extremely interesting tidbit. Fifty Dollars Reward. RANAWAY from the subscriber, on the 10th inst. without a fault, a Negro Man named DAVE, about 32 years of age, is about 5 feet 7 or … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Iroquois, Nahyssan, Nottoway, Ocaneechi, Saponi, Tutelo | Tagged | 1 Comment

Fort Neoheroka 300 Years Later – Tuscarora Commemorative Monument

The Tuscarora War began in 1711, a result of European incursion onto Native lands and the capture and enslavement of Indian children, and ended in 1713 with the massacre of over 950 of the Tuscarora at Fort Neoheroka.  In total, over 2000 … Continue reading

Posted in Iroquois, New York, North Carolina, Six Nations, Tuscarora | 5 Comments

Iroquois and Wabanaki Beadwork

I’ve always loved handwork of all kinds, especially quilting and beading.  My family has some old beadwork that I never realized held clues to our heritage.  After seeing similar pieces, I realized the beadwork pieces I had were carrying a message … Continue reading

Posted in Abenaki, Iroquois, Penobscot | 2 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

Posted in Conoy, Delaware, Iroquois, Mohawk, Nanticote, Onondaga | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Delaware, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida | 81 Comments

The Unredeemed Captive

As we know, capture between Indian tribes and then of Europeans was a way of life.  Those captured in raids or wars could be sold, released or traded, enslaved, adopted or put to death, depending on the circumstances and the people involved.  Often, especially … Continue reading

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New York Indian Reservations

How things change in a little under 100 years.  In the WWI draft, literally hundreds of men were registered on New York’s Indian reservations, with more registered off of the reservation, but within the county.  Likely a result of a … Continue reading

Posted in Iroquois, Mohawk, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Poospatuck, Seneca, Shinnecock, Tuscarora | 38 Comments