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Susquehannock appears to have been an Algonquin name meaning the "people of the Muddy River."

Almost completely forgotten today, the Susquehannock were one of the most formidable tribes of mid-Atlantic region at the time of European contact and dominated the large region between the Potomac River in northern Virginia to southern New York. Little is known about them, since they lived some distance inland from the coast, and Europeans did not often visit their villages before they had been destroyed by epidemic and wars with the Iroquois in 1675.

Language: Iroquian - reportedly similar to Huron.

See also: Susquehannock Village, of Hampshire County, West Virginia

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Susquehannock History from compact tribal histories compiled by Lee Sultzman.