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    Revolutionary War American outpost on site of American Indian Village

    It doesn't get much better than this! A two-fer sale! General John Sullivan's tropps marched up the east branch of the Susquehanna River and destroyed 40 or so Indian Villages during the Revolution to keep things like the Cherry Valley Massacre and Wyoming massacre from happening again. The Indians fled to Canada, where many starved that winter as their British allies were overwhelmed.

    So on this one little knoll I found evidence of an American encampment over the last few weeks.

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ID:	1843792 In the road with the aluminum pops up this little George II halfpenny. NEVER listen to me and look in the roads or next to them, no I never said that. It's pretty well gone but has enough detail to identify it.

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ID:	1843795 I found several points, since they are dirt colored they are hard to spot.

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Views:	87 
Size:	2.48 MB 
ID:	1843796Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1843797Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1843798 This is huge hand chopper ax, the kind the natives would use to crack open large bones, or coconuts.

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ID:	1843799 Points all the from same day. Coin is for comparison for size.

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ID:	1843800

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ID:	1843801 This rock is wild. Has an inside and outside curve to it. I wonder if the natives used it as a grinder or base to grind on, that is. Opinions?

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ID:	1843802 Brass pieces from the other day.

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Size:	2.48 MB 
ID:	1843803 Points from the week before.

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Size:	2.83 MB 
ID:	1843804 More points.

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Size:	1.77 MB 
ID:	1843805 Indian trade materials from the week before that.

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Size:	2.12 MB 
ID:	1843806 The two silvers from that same time.

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Size:	1.19 MB 
ID:	1843807 Earlier points (early June this year.)

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Size:	3.71 MB 
ID:	1843808 More coolness, last of May.

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Size:	3.38 MB 
ID:	1843809 End of May contact period items.

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Size:	2.63 MB 
ID:	1843810 A few of the trade beads.

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ID:	1843811 It was a good year for points - best one since 1984.

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ID:	1843808 From Sullivan's camp.

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Size:	4.72 MB 
ID:	1843812 Happy Man rock face from the year before.

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ID:	1843813 Net sinkers.

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Size:	4.66 MB 
ID:	1843814 Musket balls.

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ID:	1843815 Rev war stirrup the day it was found.

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ID:	1843816 Broekn linstock piece for a cannon.

    But wait! There's more including grapeshot and cannonballs and buttons, but I don't know where those images are.

    I guess you got the joke about the coconut.
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Jun 24, 2020 at 07:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    It doesn't get much better than this! A two-fer sale! General John Sullivan's tropps marched up the east branch of the Susquehanna River and destroyed 40 or so Indian Villages during the Revolution to keep things like the Cherry Valley Massacre and Wyoming massacre from happening again. The Indians fled to Canada, where many starved that winter as their British allies were overwhelmed.

    So on this one little knoll I found evidence of an American encampment over the last few weeks.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1866.JPG 
Views:	100 
Size:	2.76 MB 
ID:	1843792 In the road with the aluminum pops up this little George II halfpenny. NEVER listen to me and look in the roads or next to them, no I never said that. It's pretty well gone but has enough detail to identify it.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1867.JPG 
Views:	99 
Size:	2.30 MB 
ID:	1843795 I found several points, since they are dirt colored they are hard to spot.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1870.JPG 
Views:	87 
Size:	2.48 MB 
ID:	1843796Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1871.JPG 
Views:	81 
Size:	2.53 MB 
ID:	1843797Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1872.JPG 
Views:	87 
Size:	2.81 MB 
ID:	1843798 This is huge hand chopper ax, the kind the natives would use to crack open large bones, or coconuts.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1869.JPG 
Views:	90 
Size:	3.13 MB 
ID:	1843799 Points all the from same day. Coin is for comparison for size.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1868.JPG 
Views:	76 
Size:	1.23 MB 
ID:	1843800

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1874.JPG 
Views:	82 
Size:	2.76 MB 
ID:	1843801 This rock is wild. Has an inside and outside curve to it. I wonder if the natives used it as a grinder or base to grind on, that is. Opinions?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1836.JPG 
Views:	84 
Size:	1.55 MB 
ID:	1843802 Brass pieces from the other day.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1844.JPG 
Views:	81 
Size:	2.48 MB 
ID:	1843803 Points from the week before.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1835.JPG 
Views:	77 
Size:	2.83 MB 
ID:	1843804 More points.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1818.JPG 
Views:	78 
Size:	1.77 MB 
ID:	1843805 Indian trade materials from the week before that.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1820.JPG 
Views:	79 
Size:	2.12 MB 
ID:	1843806 The two silvers from that same time.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1825.JPG 
Views:	70 
Size:	1.19 MB 
ID:	1843807 Earlier points (early June this year.)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1771.JPG 
Views:	86 
Size:	3.71 MB 
ID:	1843808 More coolness, last of May.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1777.JPG 
Views:	78 
Size:	3.38 MB 
ID:	1843809 End of May contact period items.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1778.JPG 
Views:	73 
Size:	2.63 MB 
ID:	1843810 A few of the trade beads.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1779.JPG 
Views:	71 
Size:	2.90 MB 
ID:	1843811 It was a good year for points - best one since 1984.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1771.JPG 
Views:	86 
Size:	3.71 MB 
ID:	1843808 From Sullivan's camp.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0391.JPG 
Views:	64 
Size:	4.72 MB 
ID:	1843812 Happy Man rock face from the year before.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0384.JPG 
Views:	63 
Size:	4.38 MB 
ID:	1843813 Net sinkers.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0393.JPG 
Views:	62 
Size:	4.66 MB 
ID:	1843814 Musket balls.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0405.JPG 
Views:	58 
Size:	2.54 MB 
ID:	1843815 Rev war stirrup the day it was found.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0398.JPG 
Views:	54 
Size:	4.65 MB 
ID:	1843816 Broekn linstock piece for a cannon.

    But wait! There's more including grapeshot and cannonballs and buttons, but I don't know where those images are.

    I guess you got the joke about the coconut.
    Great area with amazing history. I actually live in Cherry Valley and drive by the site of the fort from the massacre every day.
    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"

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    Lots of sweet relics. I would still be smiling from all those finds. Congrats.

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    That area has been very good to you and well worth the long drive.
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    Nice assortment of relics. I like those stone points.

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    Incredible finds and a fantastic read. I love the way you've been able to directly tie the history into your recoveries. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together for us.

  9. #9
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    Wow!
    What a site.

    Congrats.
    Great historical recoveries.

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    Very interesting post. Love those points. Congrats on all the great finds

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    Thanks all. It's a long way up there. I may get some fossil collecting in tomorrow early before it gets hot. There is a "borrow pit" I know about that has trilobites and such.
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    Smokey, I'm drooling all over the keyboard...outstanding series of hunts!
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    Awesome stuff!
    How can you tell things like this are part of Indian trade pieces? I find random whats-its that look similar all the time and throw them away!
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    Incredible finds
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    To Dig or not to Dig

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    very nice!

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