\sˌʌskwɪhˈanəz], \sˌʌskwɪhˈanəz], \s_ˌʌ_s_k_w_ɪ_h_ˈa_n_ə_z]\
Definitions of SUSQUEHANNAS
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An extinct tribe of Indians, once inhabiting lands on the Susquehannah River. They waged fierce wars with neighboring tribes, and became so troublesome to Maryland that they were proclaimed public enemies in 1642. In 1652 they ceded lands to the colony. In 1675, after a bitter struggle with the Iroquois, they were overthrown. Some, ravaged the frontier until completely cut off. A remnant of the tribe, during a period of excitement against the Indians, was butchered at Lancaster, Pa., 1763.
By John Franklin Jameson