Mother cannibalizes her child to survive in the wilderness

The Quill of Tacitus Book Blog

SUNBURY, Pa.Sunbury Press has released John L. Moore’s Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires, the fifth of eight volumes in the Frontier Pennsylvania series.

About the Book:
ccac_fcAuthor John L. Moore serves up a miscellany of fascinating depictions of obscure but authentic people and situations in this non-fiction book about the Pennsylvania Frontier between 1743 and 1778.

We meet Sassoonan, an elderly Delaware Indian chief who lived at the Forks of the Susquehanna River. His position made him custodian of the tribal records, which consisted of belts of wampum. Wampum was also a form of currency, and Sassoonan regularly used this wampum to buy rum from the traders who brought it to town.

While visiting an Indian town on an island in the Susquehanna River, the Rev. David Brainerd held his Bible as he hid in the bushes, out of sight of the bonfire and the Native Americans who…

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