I see there are many who claim descendancy from the Susquehannocks. I’ve been tossing an idea around with some author’s and historians as well as the curator of a local museum to do something that hasn’t been done in possibly 260 years. I want to have a Fire Ring, a Powwow, however you want to phrase it together of as many Susquehannock descendants that we can find. I have spoken to people of other tribes, and they think it is a GREAT idea! I would like to have some reactions of people who actually are descendants. If you are interested in this idea please write to me at PO Box 33, Manchester, PA 17345 so I can have a hard copy to present to people who can give us the financial backing to do this.
Renee L. Waring
Renee My Frande
Thank you for this information you have placed on here. I had been reading about the Susquehannock’s. I noticed that there were some indications that they have were decimated by diease and war and the last 22 were killed in PA by the Paxton boys. Article found in wikipedia: Susquehannock. I always wondered if this information was accurate or not. With all information pointing to there being none left. It certainly is a joy to know that their heritage is still out there. I lived along the Susquehanna River in Binghamton, NY area all my life. The town of Owego has a rich Indian history and as I recall there was an Indian village there or perhapse in Chenango Forks that housed a Susquehannock Indian princess. I would have to look it up again to refresh the exact details and tribe.
Thank you again on this site.
There is a Tribe of Susquehannocks buried at the Horseshoe Cemetery on the Seneca Nation Reservation in Killbuck New York. The Seneca Nation seems ignorant as to how and why they are there. Only a wooden cross marks this mass grave sight. There is also a Tribe of Erie and an Iroquois.
I really enjoyed reading your article on the Susquehannocks. My grandfather, of Pennsylvania Dutch stock, used to take me on walked along the Chiques area near Columbia/Klinesville, and we would find lots of arrowheads and other things in the tilled soil of the farmland. He knew a lot about the Susquehannocks–like your article said, stuff not taught to us in the local schools–but when he died I couldn’t find one book or anything where he got this knowledge.
I am currently writing a book that is a pictoral history of religion in Lancaster County. (I’m a professor at Lebanon Valley College.) I’d like to include something of the Susquehannocks. The information you provide here will help point me where to go to find more information–specifically to Conestoga. I thank you for this.
I am wondering if I could also have permission to use the photographs of one or both of the historical markers in Maryland. I’m not sure if I can use them in the book, and the photos would be credited. I would also include your website URL if they’re used.
Thanks for your time and for the great article.