Re: can-tuc-kee

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Posted by Elaine on July 17, 1998 at 11:07:29:

In Reply to: Re: can-tuc-kee posted by Victoria on July 17, 1998 at 09:56:42:

: 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.

: Regards,
: Victoria

And to add a bit of trivia to Victoria's excellent answer... Can-tuc-kee was an Iroquoian phrase which translates to "meadowland."

Thanks, Victoria!

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