Friday, March 28, 2014

Delaware Coast Press
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Delaware Coast Press
Contributed by Harrison

Description: 1742 Nanticoke Tribe Made Plans For Uprising Against European Colonist In Sussex On Delaware
Date: 1747

Newspaper published in: Rehoboth

Source: Michael Morgan collection

Lewes On Delaware, 1747

Ryves Holt made it known to the people of Sussex that the Nanticoke Tribe had met with other Native American tribes in the Pocomoke Swamp and laid plans for an uprising against the European colonist on the eastern shore. This uprising was initiated by Shawnee leader Messowan who offered 500 Shawnee warriors and help from other northern tribes. This uprising was to begin with the French-Indian attack at "Apple Time". However, the uprising never came. Leaders were captured and imprisoned in Maryland. Eventually they were released by officials who declared " We are rather desirous to use you kindly like brethren in hopes that it will beget the same kindness in you to us".

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