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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wallace, Anthony F. C.
Steen, Sheila K.
The death and rebirth of the Seneca
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House. 1972,
c1969. [xv], 384, xi p. maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Anthony F. C. Wallace ; with the assistance of Sheila K.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Sociocultural trends (178);
General character of religion (771);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph traces the history of the Seneca, especially
the Allegany Seneca, from the seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. The role of
the Iroquois in the American Revolution and other wars of the eighteenth century is
discussed. Special emphasis is placed on the aftermath of these wars, the land grants and
setting up of reservations leading to the decline of the League and the subsequent rise of
the prophet, Handsome Lake. Under the guidance of Handsome Lake's revelations and moral
code, the Iroquois achieved a cultural revitalization that has enabled them to maintain
their ethnic identity.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
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'The history and culture of the great Iroquois nation,
their destruction and demoralization, and their cultural revival at the hands of the Indian
visionary, Handsome Lake.'|Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1970 Includes
index.|Bibliography: p. 369-384
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Marlene Martin ; 1975
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Seneca ; Allegany Reservation, New York State,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings