Onojutta-Haga

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The Onojutta-Haga or Juniata (Iottecas) people were natives of areas adjacent to the Juniata River and its tributaries in the southern part of what is now Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

The Onojutta-Haga, like many peoples of the interior of Pennsylvania, are very poorly known. By 1648 they were forced auxiliaries of the more powerful Susquehannock, and may have ultimately been at least partially assimilated. When the Susquehannock were subjugated and dispersed from the Susquehanna Valley, the Onojutta-Haga were likely included in their number.

Language[edit]

The Onojutta-Haga or Juniata peoples are named for a post colonial Group made up of 3 Tribes, distinct and separate, they spoke completely different languages and lived together on what is now called Duncan's Island.

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The Tribes were remnants of The Shawnee, Moncee (Monsey), and Lenape. All 3 tribes were Algonquin speaking tribes with separate languages. The name Onojutta-Haga comes from White settlers struggling to adapt spelling to sounds that they had never heard before.

The name Juniata is a name given to the area that was taught by the Spanish to the Shawnee before they were pushed out of Florida.

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