ALONG THE MONONGAHELA: A HISTORY OF THE EARLY EVENTS ALONG THE MONONGAHELA AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. 2000 by William M. Garbarino, Jr. The Monongahela River, like the Allegheny and the Ohio, has played a significant role in the history of western Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. It began as a center for Indian culture with the Mound Builders through the demise of the Monongahela people. It was part of the great hunting grounds claimed by the Iroquois, and soon became the scene of several battles between the British, the French and the Indians. Repeated conflicts over the jurisdiction of this valuable land brought misery and suffering to the increasing numbers of settlers migrating into the valley. This book tells the story of the struggle for the settlement of the Monongahela River Valley. Maps, diagrams, indexed. 97 pages, 6 x 9 softbound. ISBN 0967101425.