Seneca Indians: Allies And Enemies

Seneca are among the most respected and feared. The Seneca are
culturally similar to their Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, an Mohawk confederates.
The five tribes were known as the Five Nations or the League of Five Nations.
Sometime between 1715 and 1722 the Tuscaroras from North Carolina joined the
confederacy and changed the name to the Six Nations.
In their relations with white settlers the Seneca played the role of an
independent power and were this way from the very start. During the colonial
period they held the balance of power between the French and English.
Particulary around the Canadian border. The Seneca opposed the extension of
French settlement southwards from Canada, and ...

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a system of matrilineal clans.
A calendar cycle of ceremonies reflected their agricultural, hunting,
and gathering. The men hunted, cleared fields, traded and made war. The woman
gathered various wild plant foods and tended gardens.
They had a great agricultural economy. Their man crop was corn, but
they also grew pumpkins, beans, tobacco, maize, squash and later on they grew
orchard fruits like apples and peaches.
Crafts were also made. Fine pottery, splint baskets, mats of corn husk
and used wampum as a medium of exchange.


There were many famous Indians from the Seneca tribe.
Ely S. Parker- His Indian name was Donehogawa. He was a Seneca Indian
of the Wolf clan. Parker served under President Ulysses S. Grand on the Board
of Indian Commissioners. For a while he lived in the Canadian woods under
traditional Iroquoian style. Parker served as military secretary to General
Grant. Parker came under attack in an investigation in the Bureau of ...

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