Category Archives: Six Nations

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

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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

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1793 Map of Six Nations Boundary in New York

Map Source:  New York State Archives, A0448-79, Recorded Indian treaties and deeds, 1703-1871 (bulk 1748-1871). Vol. 1, p. 45. This early map of NY from 1793-1794 shows the Six Nations borders, marked in yellow, as well as Indian paths, mountains, waterways, roads, place … Continue reading

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George Washington Letter to the 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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Native Warriors and Battles

At the Military and Historical Image Bank, I discovered several renderings of Native people, mostly in military context. The first group shows 6 images, including the Battle of Oriskany, about which I had just been reading.  The Battle of Oriskany … Continue reading

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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 | 4 Comments

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

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