Cultures at the Confluence

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

 
   
   

Conestoga

About 1690 some of the Susquehannocks abandoned the wars to return to their river as a separate polity again.  By 1697 they had settled in the Conestoga village of historic record near the confluence of Conestoga Creek and the Susquehanna. They provided hospitality in 1692 for a wandering band of Shawnees, and both groups subscribed to a treaty of alliance with William Penn in 1701.  (handbook 366).

 

 
 
 
 

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