Kinzua: from Cornplanter to the Corps
Nestled into the dense forest surrounding Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny Reservoir in northwestern Pennsylvania are the remaining acres of what rightfully can be called, square-foot for square-foot, some of the most historically significant land in the early development of this nation. This is the cherished land granted in 1791 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Seneca warrior, Cornplanter. Chief Cornplanter was a powerful and respected leader of his people, and he is associated with much of the early history of the country.
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Flowing through narrow forest valleys and wilderness islands the Allegheny River serves as witness to the early history and culture of northwestern Pennsylvania. The Seneca, the French, and the English all laid claim to this enchanted land, now home to Kinzua Dam.