This presentation by John Orlandini, past president of the Luzerne County Historical Society, is directly related to his 1996 book, “The Ancient Native Americans of the
An unbelievable number of Native Americans lived there in prehistoric times during the Woodland Period according to archaeological evidence found throughout the Valley. When the Europeans arrived and started moving west from the East Coast, many of the early woodland dwellers were forced from their homelands. The Iroquois granted their brethran; the
Contact trade goods have been found at these sites during topsoil removal. Similarities and differences of the early and later cultures will be discussed.
John’s newly released book is entitled, “Indians, Settlers, and Forgotten Places in the
The book will be available at our meeting for $17.95 and signed by the author.