Cultures at the Confluence

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



Oscalui, now present day North Towanda Township, was a palisaded village of the Susquehannocks at the mouth of Sugar Creek, which is named after it's notable production of maple syrup. There are accounts of Conrad Weiser visiting Oscului and the natives “Living on the juice of the maple tree”, of which they provided him with plenty. During the War for Independance, General John Sullivan lead his army through Oscalui and as per orders, his soldiers destroyed the village, which is regarded as the last Native American attempt at occupation in the Susquehanna Valley (Olmstead 2001).



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