Wallace, Anthony F. C.. The death and rebirth of the Seneca

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1 The Religion Of Handsome Lake Today

The Old Way Of Handsome Lake

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2 The Seneca Nation Of Indians

Villagers, Warriors, And Statesmen

The Iroquois “matriarchate”.

The Ideal Of Autonomous Responsibility

Iroquois Polity: The Philosophy Of Peace

Iroquois Warfare: The Strategy Of Threat And Retaliation

3 The Rituals Of Hope And Thanksgiving

The Calendar Of Thanksgiving

Dreams And The Wishes Of The Soul A

4 The Rituals Of Fear And Mourning

The Importance Of Love And Friendship

The Faces Of The Gods

The Cult Of Death?

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5 The Last Wars In The Forest

The Play-off System

Pontiac's Conspiracy

A Dark And Bloody Ground

The Iroquois And The Revolution: The Neutrality Policy

The Oswego Council

The First Battles

Sullivan's Raid

The Final Campaigns

6 The Collapse Of The Confederacy

Federal And State Indian Policies And The “conquest Theory” Treaties

The Rise Of The Western Confederacy

The Treaty Of Fort Harmar

The War For The Northwest Territory

The Splitting Of The Iroquois Confederacy

The Establishment Of The Cornplanter Seneca

American Concessions To The New York Iroquois

The Treaty Of Big Tree

7 Slums In The Wilderness

Cornplanter's Town


Loss Of Confidence

Social Pathology: Alcohol, Violence, Witch Fear, Disunity

Paths To Salvation

The Ragged Conquerors

The Friendly People

The Cruel Spring

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8 Preaching To Repentance: The First, Or Apocalyptic, Gospel

The First Vision Of Handsome Lake

The Sky Journey

The Third Vision

The Apocalyptic Gospel

The Great Witch Hunt

9 The Politics Of Evangelism: The Second, Or Social, Gospel

Concessions To The Progressive Faction

The Visit To Washington

The Quaker Model

1. Presentation Of The Model Of An Advanced White Rural Community

2. Keeping A Formal School Of The Three R's And The Manual Arts

3. Technical Assistance In Specific Seneca Projects

4. Preaching Of The Protestant Ethic

The Social Gospel

Political Defeat

Evangelical Triumph

10 Renaissance



Religious Observance

The Death Of Handsome Lake

The Years Of Trouble

The Formation Of The Handsome Lake Church

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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. Steen

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. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); 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 41

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. nm09-041

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: '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 1951-1956

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 Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Marlene Martin ; 1975

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1600-1850

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, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


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