Re: 1756 Delaware Kittanning Expedition ... September 2000

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Posted by Elaine on August 02, 1999 at 19:26:59:

In Reply to: Re: 1756 Delaware Kittanning Expedition ... September 2000 posted by Victoria on August 02, 1999 at 16:34:01:

Hi, Victoria ...

" You meaning to hike the whole hundred miles?"

Nooooo .... but I think it's great that some will. Point of destination,
Kittanning, might be a good place to park one's ...

" I'm not sure about how I would feel about commemorating such an event."

It's much like any living history/reenactment though. Not necessarily a
celebration, but an enriching experience. This was clearly a planned raid
upon a principal Delaware village.

"There were several accounts of it published by captives."

Those who were carried off by the Delaware? If you could, please post some
sources I can look for!!! I'd love to read these accounts.

"It would be tricky to attend as that's after school has started."

True. How about shooting for the climactic weekend?

"Also my part Chickasaw husband from off the Natchez Trace on Sheboss
Ridge (where Grinder's Stand was of Meriweather Lewis fame) isn't fond of
travelling "up nawth.""

WHAT?!!!!! And what does he fear in the Northern Territories? Surely not
the Delaware ...

" Shingas was supposedly watching from across the river. As I remember, he
was the son of Queen Alequippa and Sasoonan, and was passed over for head
of the Delawares by the Six Nations with the backing of Sir W. Johnson. One
of the reasons he fought for the French."

Shingas The Terrible ... This was an important time for the Delaware.
Though it didn't exactly bring about victory, it was a period where you can
see the Delaware had been pushed too far & for too long. With the exception
of SOME of the Eastern Delaware, they no longer were interested in
patiently negotiating or diplomacy. And they tossed those Iroquoian
petticoats back to Johnson & Company.

Officially the Iroquois continued to speak in their name but the influence
had vanished.

Do try to be there, Victoria!

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