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Historic Tree with a “Shady” Past

By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Kushkushkie Towns In the mid to late 1700’s our area was inhabited by the Lenape Indians (the Delaware) in a group of villages known as “Kushkushkies town”. Kushkushkie was divided into four towns, each at a distance from the others; and the whole consisted …

Map drawing of indian towns circa 1764 to 1766. Drawing by Thomas Hutchins.

Ancient Indian Burial Mound

By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Pictured is a portion of an ancient map of Indian towns drawn by Thomas Hutchins in 1764/1766. Indian encampments are indicated by small triangles. You can see the location of Kushkushkee Town encampments in present day Lawrence County. What follows is a report written …