Shamokin (village)

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Shamokin was a multi-ethnic Native American trading village on the Susquehanna River, located near the site of the modern Sunbury and Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Early in the eighteenth century, the village consisted of Iroquois migrants from the north, as well as Shawnee and Lenape settlers moving away from the expanding white settlement of Pennsylvania and Saponi and Tutelo from Virginia.


  • Merrell, James H. "Shamokin, 'the very seat of the Prince of Darkness': Unsettling the Early American Frontier". In Andrew Cayton and Fredrika J. Teute, eds., Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750–1830. University of North Carolina Press, 1998, 16–59. ISBN 0-8078-2427-5.

Coordinates: 40°52′N 76°47′W / 40.867°N 76.783°W / 40.867; -76.783