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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shikellamy's Profile

 
 
Shikellamy's Profile Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Shikellamy's Profile Marker
Inscription. If you stand on this spot and look across the Susquehanna River toward the bridge on the right, you can see the face of Chief Shikellamy profiled in the cliff above the opposite shore. Visible are his hairline, forehead and nose. In colonial times, the Iroquois Indians claimed control of this valley by right of conquest. They sent Shikellamy here to serve as their territorial administrator over other tribes living in the region during the mid-1700s. His efforts helped in extending the peace that Pennsylvania founder William Penn established in the 1680s between Native Americans and European settlers. Shikellamy died in 1748 and was buried about a quarter mile north of here. A monument along North Front Street honors his memory and is located near his grave, which is now unmarked.

June 2004
The original viewing Platform was
erected at this location by the Sunbury
Lions Club in 1964.

 
Erected 2004 by Sunbury Lions Club.
 
Location. 40° 52.462′ N, 76° 47.585′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Front Street (State Highway 147) and Julia Street, on the right when traveling south on North Front Street. Click for map.
Looking Past the Marker at Shikellamy's Profile Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
2. Looking Past the Marker at Shikellamy's Profile
Located on an overlook pavilion on the flood retaining wall. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shikellamy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sullivan Expedition (about 700 feet away); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: (about 700 feet away); Fort Augusta (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Shikellamy (approx. mile away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Also see . . .  Shikellamy. A biography of the Oneida chief. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
See Shikellamy's Profile Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
3. See Shikellamy's Profile
A view of the pavilion.
Shikellamy's Profile Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
4. Shikellamy's Profile
Downstream from the Pavilion at Sunset Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
5. Downstream from the Pavilion at Sunset
<i>Shikellimy Profile, Blue Hill, Sunbury, Pa. </i> Photo, Click for full size
Postcard by Valentine & Sons, Ltd., circa 1910
6. Shikellimy Profile, Blue Hill, Sunbury, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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