Abler, Thomas S.. Seneca

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Title: Seneca

Published in: Handbook of North American Indians. Northeast. Vol. 15, edited by Bruce G. Trigger

Published By: Handbook of North American Indians. Northeast. Vol. 15, edited by Bruce G. Trigger Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. 505-517 p. [dc]: maps

By line: Thomas S. Abler and Elisabeth Tooker

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425); Ingroup antagonisms (578); External relations (648); Warfare (726); Missions (797);

Abstract: This is an historical survey of the Seneca Iroquois from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The article deals with the traditional and modern (i.e., twentieth century) territory of the Seneca, their role in the American Revolution, the establishment of reservations, christian missions, and schools, Handsome Lake and his religious doctrines, loss of native lands, the Seneca Nation Revolution of 1848, land leases to non-Iroquois, the Longhouse Religion in the twentieth century, and Seneca relocations as the result of the building of the Kinzua Dam by the United State government.

Document Number: 49

Document ID: nm09-049

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: GPO Stock no.: 047-000-00351-2. Bibliography included as document no. 54

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1994

Coverage Date: variable

Coverage Place: Seneca, United States

LCSH: Seneca/Iroquois Indians


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