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Cornplanter – Native American

John Abeel, Jr. (ca. 1750s–February 18, 1836), known as Gaiänt’wakê (Gyantwachia – ″the planter″) or Kaiiontwa’kon (Kaintwakon – “By What One Plants”) in the Seneca language and thus…

Moluntha – Native American

Moluntha or Malunthy (c. 1692 – November 1786) was a chief of the Shawnee people following the death of Cornstalk.==Struggle for the Old Northwest==Moluntha fought at the Siege…

Cornstalk – Native American

Cornstalk (Shawnee: Hokoleskwa) (ca. 1720 – November 10, 1777) was a prominent leader of the Shawnee nation just prior to the American Revolution. His name, Hokoleskwa, translates loosely…

Nikonha – Native American

Nikonha, also known as Waskiteng and Mosquito, was the last full-blooded speaker of Tutelo, a Virginia Siouan language. He is reported to have been around 106 when he…

Thomas Davis – Native American

Thomas Davis (c. 1755 – c. 1837) was a Mohawk war chief. In Mohawk he was called Tehowagherengaraghkwen.==Early life==Davis’ place of birth is uncertain, but he was probably…

John Deseronto – Native American

Captain John Deseronto (alt. Deserontyon, (Odeserundiye) UE (c1740s – 1811) was a prominent Mohawk war chief during the American Revolutionary War. He was born in the 1740s, most…

Nonhelema – Native American

Nonhelema (ca. 1720 – 1786) was a Shawnee chieftess during the 18th century and the sister of Cornstalk, with whom she migrated to Ohio and founded neighboring villages.Nonhelema,…

Dragging Canoe – Native American

Tsiyu Gansini (ᏥᏳ ᎦᏅᏏᏂ), “He is dragging his canoe”, known to whites as Dragging Canoe (often misspelled Dragon Canoe in records; lived from c. 1738 until 29 February…

Joseph Orono – Native American

Joseph Orono (1688–1801) was a Penobscot Indian chief or sachem who lived on the Penobscot River in present-day Maine. The town of Orono, Maine, which contains the University…