Pipeline foes say project will disturb, desecrate Native American archaeological sites

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:00 am

On an overcast morning last week, Darvin Martin crested a small rise on Indian Marker Road in western Manor Township and eased his SUV to a stop along the berm.

Farm trucks grunted up and down the hill, carrying harvested corn from the adjacent field. Martin stepped out into the cool humidity and pointed toward another rise, to the north. There, he said, was the site of Conestoga Indian Town, where in 1763 six Native Americans — among the last of the once-mighty Susquehannocks — were butchered by the Paxton Boys, who would then travel on to Lancaster to kill 14 more and complete the infamous “Conestoga Massacre.”

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