Re: can-tuc-kee

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Posted by Victoria on July 17, 1998 at 09:56:42:

In Reply to: Re: can-tuc-kee posted by Chloe on July 16, 1998 at 22:20:28:

Can-tuc-ee was a specific place even at that time. It was
claimed by the Iroquois who eventually gave it to Sir William
Johnson to counteract claims on their own land. He eventually
sold it, pissing off the Shawnee and their brethren the Delaware,
who were already at odds with them for being made "women" over
the Walking Purchase. This led to the Shawnee moving from the
western PA area into the Indian Territory of Ohio and Indiana
and being sent a message by the Iroquois telling them that they
weren't really allowed to move so far off, thereby lessening the
influence the Iroquois held over them. Christopher Gist is one
of the earliest explorers in the Kentucky area (1750's)and he
indicates in his journal that he made it almost to Lexington. It
was a trip of only several months. In an earlier post I specula-
ted that they would have gone down the Ohio to Scioto by boat and
then picked up the Warrior's Path.


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