Indians on the War Path Against Pipeline in Lancaster County, PA

A “native American” (i.e. Indian) tribe in Lancaster County, PA doesn’t want the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline to traverse “sacred” land, and they’re willing to “make noise, protest and rally, block bulldozers” to stop it, according to Chief Carlos Whitewolf. The good Chief Whitewolf is from the Northern Arawak Tribal Nation of Pennsylvania, which arrived in PA in 1898, long after PA was already part of the United States of America. But it gets stranger. There is no Arawak land in Lancaster County. However, there is Conestoga land, belonging to a different tribe. But the Conestoga tribe was “wiped out,” so there are no Conestoga Indians in Lancaster County either. But the good Chief Whitewolf feels an obligation to stick up for them, even though they are no more…

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