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B- Pennsylvania Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Bald Eagle’s Nest. A Delaware (?) village, taking its name from the chief. Bald Eagle, formerly on the right bank of Bald Eagle cr., near the present Milesburg, Center co. , Pa. It is marked on La Tour s map of 1784 and described by Day, Pennsylvania, 201, 1843.

Bethlehem. A Moravian settlement established in 1740 at the present Bethlehem, Northampton co., Pa. Although a white settlement, the Moravians drew toward it many of the Indians, and in 1746 the Mahican converts from Shecomeco resided there for a short time before settling at Friedenshuetten. (j. M. )

Black Leg’s Village. A former settlement, probably of the Delawares, on the N. bank of Conemaugh r., in s. E. Armstrong co., Pa. Royce in 18th Rep. B. A. E., pi. clx, 1900.

Buckaloon. A former Seneca village on the N. side of Allegheny r., Warren co., Pa., above the mouth of Oil cr., near the site of the present town of Irvine. It was destroyed by Col. Broadhead of the Continental troops in 1781.

Byengeahtein. A Nanticoke village in 1707, probably in Dauphin or Lancaster co., Pa. Evans (1707) in Day, Penn., 361, 1843.


Villages of the Untied States Pennsylvania Indian Villages

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 28 May 2016.
- Last updated on Oct 15th, 2013

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