Talk:Susquehannock

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Civilized Indian Tribes[edit]

Does this tribe fall under any of the Civilized Indian Tribes? Does anyone know where information like this can be found? I tried running it on the smithsonian website but got no return137.240.136.86 16:07, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  • The Susquehannocks were wiped out by the 1760s (see the article) and relatively little is known about them. I have never heard of them referred to as a "Civilized Indian Tribe" - do you mean the five tribes (see Five Civilized Tribes Museum)? If that is what you mean, then no. There are two refs given in the article for more information on the Susquehannocks - hope this helps, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:19, 1 December 2007 (UTC)


Compliments for your's a joy to read. Conaughy (talk) 05:46, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


Susquehannough[edit]

I found this alternate spelling in a book about the region. --Teda13 (talk) 17:51, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

According to Trubull's The Composition of Indian Geographical Names, he states: "The other substantival component of river-names, -HANNE or -HAN (Abn. -ts[oo]ann or -tann; Mass. -tchuan;) denotes 'a rapid stream' or 'current;' primarily, 'flowing water.'" Like the Abenaki and Massachusett forms, Ojibwe is also -jiwan, exactly with that very meaning. Since people written things as it sounded to them, you will find great amount of spelling variations, but the key here is how was is pronounced (at the time the name was recorded that led to the particular transcription). So, don't sweat the -hannock/-hannogh/-hannaug variations. The three parts found in the name are /s(a)saske/(mud(dy)) + /han(a)/(current/flow) + /hak(i)/(land), which is why the river's name don't have the -ock/-ogh at the end, but the names of land which that river flows through and the people living on that land do have the -ock/-ogh/-aug in their names. Trumbull also states "The Massachusetts OHKE (Narr. aûke; Delaware, hacki; Chip. ahke; Abnaki, 'ki;) signifies LAND, and in local names, PLACE or COUNTRY. The final vowel is sometimes lost in composition. With the locative suffix, it becomes ohkit (Del. hacking; Chip. ahkin; Abn. kik;) at or in a place or country." CJLippert (talk) 15:19, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Susquehannough mapped area[edit]

The Suequehanna's area is too small. It should include the eastern slopes of the Alleghenies in the area of the tributaries on the Potomac to the mouth of the Potomac embayment. Archeology shows their area was twice as large as the map presently demonstrates. Ishwar or another editor should consider modifying the map. Or, I'll change the area after a month of this posting, else, if objection please reply. Conaughy (talk) 21:16, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Paxtang[edit]

I followed a link to here, from the Paxtang page. Should towns that were settled nearby be included in this article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.199.8.90 (talk) 17:42, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Removal of improperly sourced information[edit]

I just reverted a large amount of material that was unsupported by reliable sources. Material that is print-on-demand by a vanity press is considered to be a self-published source and unreliable. GregJackP Boomer! 22:33, 8 December 2013 (UTC)