Cultures at the Confluence

17th-18th Native American Settlements of the Susquehanna River



This historic northern village of Susquehannocks was situated on the present Chemung River near the New York State line and was directly reached from the upper branches of the river by the Senecas, whose villages were then east of the Genesee River (Donehoo).  The river now known as the Chemung was formerly called the Cayuga Branch, and also the Tioga. The name Cayuga Branch was the most commonly used name in the early Pennsylvania archives for this river, and the name Tioga River was the name used on the Boundary Survey map of Ellicott, 1787.




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