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I have the register link setup so new members can join. I was getting asks from people to set that up again, as well as a password reset link, which I will set up too.
One resource I found on Shamokin is here:
Lenapes/Delawares, Tutelos, Saponis, Nanticokes, Mahicans, Tuscaroras, Shawnees, Catawbas, and all the original five members of the League of the Iroquois – Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas – are mentioned in the diaries. Presiding over this complex mix of peoples was a man named Shikellamy, an Oneida chief who had often served as a middleman between Europeans and natives and who had been placed in Shamokin by the League to oversee native affairs in Pennsylvania and also to protect the southern border of Iroquois territory. This complex and ever-changing array of native peoples was not “traditional,” but, as a recent text puts it, a result of “a century of upheaval and transformation that enveloped all who lived through it.”
Thus, Nanticokes from Delaware, Conoys from Maryland, and Tutelos, Saponis and Tuscaroras from the Carolinas all migrated into Pennsylvania in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Shawnees from the area that is now western Kentucky also joined the mix, as did Mahicans from New York; both were fleeing encroachments from other native peoples in their own homelands. There was a Shawnee town on the North Branch of the Susquehanna by 1702 and on an island at present-day Milton, Pennsylvania, by the 1740’s. Since the Susquehanna River was the conduit through which traffic flowed in central Pennsylvania, it is not surprising that so many people ended up passing through or living in Shamokin.
Governor okays Catawba casino; federal approval still needed
Governor approves Catawba gaming compact
After 5 years of work I’ve been able to identify one specific segment I can tie definitively to the Indiana Jones-Smith line the passed oral history in my family. It has been quite challenging as many cousins on this line have limited information about the branch of their tree that connects. I have eight people in my immediate and extended family who match and a similar number who we’ve found through DNA matching. Tying it back to location there are multiple clues pointing to Pennsylvania. Shamokin (present day Sunbury PA) is where I’m thinking the connection originated. As with all of these lines it is mixed. One descendant in this group has a Native American maternal haplogroup. Some descendant identify as black some as white. Clearly all of us are truly tri-racial.
The former Vbulletin and current WordPress format for the SaponiTown forum are better for archived information than Facebook. It is easier to search for the information you want and there is not the same background noise of comments and unrelated opinions. FB deliberately engineered their platform to promote engagement both good and bad, so runs as much on outrage as interests for some. There is plenty of good information and groups there if you are good at ignoring background noise. Many tribal elders I’ve seen do not directly interact with FB, but instead have someone manage a public profile. Personally I find FB more trouble than it’s worth. I spend more time on Ancestry.com, FTDNA.com, 23andMe.com, newspapers.com, findagrave.com, and historical society pages and have more than enough to keep me busy.
Which app did you use? I see Ethnicity, K5, K29, and K35 calculators on there.
Return of the red corn seeds and the Skarure – Two Row Times – April 8 2015
Skaroreh Katenuaka Seed Bank\
Alliance of Native Seedkeepers
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The Preservation of Strawberry Corn
Strawberry corn is a rare and endangered type of corn with roots in Tutelo Indian traditions.
Today I’m grateful for the work Chief Rick did. Pilahuk. As I get older I understand more and more the importance of identity in life. Those that search here for their roots and identity are on an important journey. When you find people on that journey who can answer your questions and tell you where to look it can have a very big impact. That’s why I continue to reach out to cousins and share what I have. Even when I get discouraged. Even when some people do not appear grateful. It meant so much to me to have someone like Rick to talk to. It’s my hope I can continue on myself in the same tradition and inform the generations to come.
BIA decision paves the way for Catawba casino in Kings Mountain
Curious to know more about your Moon line. Where they part of the Quaker Moon Colony of Samuel Moon?
Something I also believe. Lately I have been drinking a Dream Recall Tea from The Algonquin Tea Company up here in the Ottawa Valley. The ingredient is sweet gale. Lately I’ve been getting some answers after much waiting. I get impatient but answers are always worth it when I finally get them. Then I feel my impatience was foolish. 🙂
At normal thresholds I haven’t seen any matches between you and Cindy. Doing a multi-kit analysis Cindy’s mom has matches to my mom M103622, uncle M026223 , 2nd cousin A248622, 3rd cousin A248622, and Sheila A540385 from the Saponi group we were in on FB. At normal thresholds the only person that Cindy has a match to is Sheila.
I notice there is a Childress kit A706312 that has sizeable matches to you and Cindy’s mom. Childs/Childress being a Saponi name. Not sure if it’s married or maiden name in this case.
-Marc aka Seneca Drybread
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