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Native Man in Garrett County page 13


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Indian Queen of noble descent from the Lenape (Delaware) tribe. The life of Queen Aliquippa is being pieced together by Felix G. Robinson from the numerous scattered references found mostly in books of local history. The latter years of her life were associated with the Youghiogheny River, presiding over an Indian village at its mouth. The year that she died she lived for a brief period along the Youghiogheny in what is now Garrett County. She and her village had been starved out by the French and Indians—as she, with her small band, were the only group that remained loyal to the British. When she applied for food to the British she was turned down; the excuse was that their rations were low. The story of her life climaxes with her gratuitous loyalty to the British at the time when the French and Indian War commenced in the Ohio Valley. She believed that the British would protect her people and allow them to remain in their happy hunting ground.

REFERENCES

Handbook of American Indians, Bureau of American Ethnology, Part 1, 1906. The Wilderness Trail, 2 vols. Charles A. Hanna, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. "The Glades Star", March 1951.

History of The Youghiogheny River, Felix G. Robinson (unpublished manuscript).

Indian Camp Sites in Garrett County, C. E. Hoye.

Maryland Guide.

D. L. Swartzentruber.

Dr. Frank Hibbins.




ID:
gctg020

Creator:
Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Date:
Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Contributor:
Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Subject:
Maryland, History

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1750-1963

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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