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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Teedyuscung

(ca. 1700-1763)

 
 
Teedyuscung Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Teedyuscung Marker
Inscription. Called “King of the Delawares,” he upheld the dignity of Native Americans and strove to protect their right to land in Pennsylvania. Baptized by the Moravians, he established the Wyoming Valley's last Delaware & Mahican settlement near this site in 1754. A buffer between the Iroquois and Connecticut settlers, he represented his people in conferences at Easton, 1756-1762. He died when his cabin burned down here, April 19, 1763.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.694′ N, 75° 53.693′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Riverside Drive 0 miles south of Sheldon Street, on the left. Touch for map. The marker is across the street from Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority #12 facility. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Catlin (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Durkee (approx. ¼ mile away); Lyman H. Howe (approx. ¼ mile away); Fred Morgan Kirby (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians
Wide view of the Teedyuscung Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Teedyuscung Marker
The marker is located on the east bank of the river. But flood walls and control devices block the view to the river.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Wyoming (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Morning Call - Teedyuscung: Chief Of 10 Tribes Was Respected Warrior, Diplomat. (Submitted on August 13, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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