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Cornplanter and the Fate of His Land
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Chief Cornplanter-Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Located in "Pennsylvania History" link of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, this three-page article is a wonderful source of information about Chief Cornplanter. It is more detailed than a brief encyclopedic entry and includes helpful background information on the forming of the Six Nations and their Revolutionary war involvement, in addition to Cornplanter's biographical information.

Pennsylvania People. Cornplanter. Level 2.

This website at the Central Bucks School District includes the biographies of many interesting Pennsylvanians. Written by Mrs. Melissa Yates, a librarian from Buckingham Elementary School, the biographies are aimed for two different reading levels (fourth and fifth to sixth). This biography on Cornplanter (6th grade level) is a good summary of different aspects of his life.

The Iroquois Nations of the Northeast-The Sovereign People

This excellent online exhibit by Carnegie Museum of Natural History is entitled, "North, South, East, and West: American Indians and the Natural World." This link takes you directly to the East section in which the Iroquois Confederacy is described. Link to Cornplanter for a brief introduction of who he is, his land, and what happened to it.

The Seneca Nation of Indians

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District–Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir

The Army Corps of Engineers constructed the Kinzua Dam. They cite the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938 as the permission for construction and estimate the monetary benefits they have provided over the years in avoiding area flood damage as exceeding $1 billion. Statistical information on the construction of the dam and area recreational information is also provided on the site.

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