Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Shingask
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SHINGASK (swampy ground overgrown with grass), called by the whites “King Shingask,” Indian chief, lived in the 18th century. He was a brother of Tamaqua, or King Beaver, and ranked first among Indian warriors during the French and Indian war. The frontiers of Pennsylvania suffered severely from the forays of this Delaware, and Gov. William Denny in 1756 set a price of £200 upon his head or scalp. Although he was an implacable foe in battle, he was never known to treat a prisoner with cruelty.