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n. pl. Susquehannock or Sus·que·han·nocks
1. A member of a Native American people formerly located along the Susquehanna River in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The Susquehannock were extinct by 1763. Also called Conestoga, Susquehanna.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Susquehannock.
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According to Strachey, the Susquehannocks lived in palisaded towns and boasted a fighting strength of nearly six hundred men.
Her eventual contribution to the campaign against the Susquehannocks provides a possible clue to her motivations.
The cause of the Peach War, which began on 15 September 1655, remains obscure: Some sources cite an Indian (among whom were Esopus) claim that they were on their way to fight the "Northern Indians," but other colonists believed the Susquehannocks, who were allied with the Swedes with whom the Dutch were then at war, incited the Indians along the Hudson River.
Holcomb (city planner, Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation) pens this updated edition outlining the history of northeast Baltimore from its use as a hunting ground for the Susquehannocks through its days as a rural retreat for Baltimore merchants and into the modern day as a diverse city suburb, outlining an American transition from settlement to suburb.
Iroquois Algonquians Susquehannocks Dutch German English French Americans Warriors Jesuit Priests Farmers Storekeepers Governments Soldiers New Nation of 13 Fires Deganawidah Ayonwatha Hendrick Tekonwatonti Sir William Johnson Jeffrey Amherst John Butler George Washington Benjamin Franklin Joseph Brant War War And more war And more blood and guts and death And the death of Indians.
The sensational and, for Native-Americans, unusual destruction of whole tribes culminated in the mid-1670s with the decimation of the Susquehannocks, or Conestogas, of central Pennsylvania.
The remainder of the book consists of a series of important case studies of various alliance-building efforts, including the Powhatan Indians and English in Virginia, Isaac Allerton and Plymouth, Captain William Claiborne and the Susquehannocks in Virginia and Maryland, Africans in New Netherland, and the Susquehannocks and their neighbors in the mid-Atlantic region.
By driving the Swedish from their settlements on the Delaware in 1650, profitable trade relations were strengthened with the Susquehannocks.