In the 1740s, remnants of the Saponi, Tutelo, and Occaneechi Indians sought the protection of the Iroquois Confederacy. Collectively known as the Tutelo, they settled among the Cayuga in 1753. Their village of "Coreorgonel" was located near present-day Ithaca, New York and Buttermilk Falls State Park. There they lived under the protected of the Cayuga until Coreorgonel, along with many other Iroquois towns, was destroyed during the Sullivan Expedition of 1779.
A Tutelo Heritage: An Ethnoliterary Assessment of Chief Samuel Johns' Correspondence with Dr. Frank G. Speck
Jan 01, 2006; Abstract / Résumé During the mid 1930s, Chief Samuel Johns entered into a brief correspondence with the noted anthropologist Dr....