Category Archives: Iroquois

Mingo Holler, Claiborne County, TN and Bell County, KY

Mingo Hollow, known in Claiborne Tennessee and Bell County, Kentucky, as Mingo Holler, straddles the line between the two states, right at the Cumberland Gap. The topographical map here shows it just south of Middlesboro, Ky. The Google map below … Continue reading

Posted in Cherokee, Five Nations, Iroquois, Kentucky, Mingoes, Six Nations, Tennessee | 1 Comment

Mary Jemison, White Indian of the Genesee

As I’ve been extracting the surnames of the New York Indian tribes from the Indian census (1888-1893), which consist of the Six Nations, Jemison, Jimerson, Jemerson and variant spellings are found in all of the tribes.  It’s a very unusual name otherwise, … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Iroquois, Seneca | 17 Comments

The Indians of Lawrence Co., PA

Sometimes old history books, especially those published in the 1800s whose authors had access to people who memories extended back into the previous century can be goldmines.  While researching the Scotch-Irish in Lawrence County, PA, I found the following information about … Continue reading

Posted in Allegewi, Cat Nation, Cornplanter, Delaware, Erie, Eriehronon, Iroquois, Lenape, Lenni Lenape, Mengwe, Mingoes, Mound Builders, Seneca, Shawnee, Six Nations, Wyandot | 5 Comments

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