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In Search of the Juniatas

Our beautiful valley is named for a group of American Indians that lived here in the early colonial period of the 1600s. They had their village at present-day Huntingdon, where they had erected a tall stone monolith. Their name – Juniata – comes from the native language term “Onajutta-haga,” meaning “Standing Stone People.” However, like most all of the Native American groups in the interior of Pennsylvania at the time, they are poorly known, and never had any known contact with the early European explorers and traders. What can we understand about these people who left only their name on the valley? What happened to their standing stone marker? In this program, we will go in search of…the Juniatas.

This program will be presented by a former state park educator, Paul Fagley of Greenwood Furnace. This will be a presentation held in the park office classroom. If you require special accommodations for this program, please reach out to the park office ahead of time.

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 2:00pm to 3:45pm

Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road, Newport, PA 17074-9428


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