Scahentoarrhonon Article

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The Scahentoarrhonon or Scahentowanenrhonon were a little-known indigenous people of North America originally from the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, [1] which they called Scahentowanen ('It is a very great plain').

History

Little is known of the Scahentoarrhonon. They were recorded in the Jesuit Relation for 1635. They appear to have been destroyed as a tribe by the Iroquois in 1652 during the Beaver Wars. Survivors may have been assimilated by one or more of the Five Nations.

Language

Scahentoarrhonon was an Iroquoian language, likely related to Susquehannock, Wendat, Erie and Wenrohronon.

References

  1. ^ "Wenrohronon Tribe". Access Genealogy. 2013-07-14. Retrieved 2013-10-25.