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I live on the oppsite side of state, where the French and Indian wars were started. Fort LeBoeuf was a French fort where young George Washington was sent to tell the French that they were trespassing on the British claim. Fort LeBoeuf is located in Waterford, Pa about 15 miles south of Erie. Lots of history here. Washington came here on Dec 11 1753, Almost died twice on his 500 mile return trip to Williamsburg, Va. Fell into the Alleghany river and spent a cold nite on an island, also was ambushed by a single Indian who's gun either misfired or he missed the young Washington and escaped. Bob
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my mother says ,she has some Indian blood in her. her great - grandmother was the daughter of the Susquehannock Indian chief , married her grandfather. interesting how somethings work out . when we watch a calvery is shooting her people , she gives me dirt looks , which I`m use to lol
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I have always found it interesting that when people claim to have have native American blood in their history it is always from a chief, not just a male member of a tribe. It would appear a few chiefs were very busy or there are lots of tall tales.

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mom says she saw her great grandmothers fathers full feathered headdress that she had after his death
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mom says she saw her great grandmothers fathers full feathered headdress that she had after his death
If you want to know for sure, get a DNA test through Ancestry or 23 and me.
My family always said we had Indian blood in us from the one branch. A couple of cousins along with myself took the test, nope, no native blood showed up in any of us.

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jimsdad.... Check out Tecumseh(I think that was the title) I checked it out of the local library a few years back. A lot about western Pa., Revoultionary era and F&IW.
Any of the books by Allen W Eckert are great reads.
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If you want to know for sure, get a DNA test through Ancestry or 23 and me.
My family always said we had Indian blood in us from the one branch. A couple of cousins along with myself took the test, nope, no native blood showed up in any of us.



You mean like Elizabeth Warren? LOL!


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I live on the oppsite side of state, where the French and Indian wars were started. Fort LeBoeuf was a French fort where young George Washington was sent to tell the French that they were trespassing on the British claim. Fort LeBoeuf is located in Waterford, Pa about 15 miles south of Erie. Lots of history here. Washington came here on Dec 11 1753, Almost died twice on his 500 mile return trip to Williamsburg, Va. Fell into the Alleghany river and spent a cold nite on an island, also was ambushed by a single Indian who's gun either misfired or he missed the young Washington and escaped. Bob
Suggested books to read:
The War That Made America by Fred Anderson
George Washington's First War by David A. Clary (reading this now)
The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson (have a dictionary close by)
Braddock's Defeat by David Preston
Crucible of War by Fred Anderson
1776 by David McCulough

FWIW - as a young man I worked for US Steel and one of mills I worked in was the Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. Right on the spot where The Battle of the Monongahela was fought. Actually could see this mill from my parents back porch.

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out at the end of our road , is a large field stone probably 6 foot tall with a bronze plaque , that was put there by a chief of the Conestoga Indians and two braves. somewhere between there and the house , not exactly where is an old Indian village. if the land could only talk , the stories it could tell us and history as well
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