Category Archives: Cayuga

Interactive Early Maps Show Native Movements

Early maps are a great source for Native researchers.  They often show the locations of Indian peoples or towns, in addition to place names that reflect Native people as well. At this link, you will find several interactive maps. As … Continue reading

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Indian History of Present Day Berkeley County, West Virginia

According to missionary reports, several thousand Hurons occupied present-day West Virginia, including the Eastern Panhandle region where Berkeley County is located, during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. During the 17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy (then consisting of the … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Delaware, Huron, Iroquois, Mingoes, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Ottawa, Seneca, Shawnee, Tuscarora, Wyandot | 2 Comments

Ely Samuel Parker, Seneca

Ely Samuel Parker (1828 – August 31, 1895), (born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa) was a Seneca attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War, when he served as adjutant to General … Continue reading

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1888-1893 New York Indian Census Surnames

Indian surnames with tribe and reservation enumerated in the 1888-1893 New York Indian census from original National Archives documents indexed at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1059. This is part of the ongoing Native Names Project, an effort to index documented references to Native Americans in … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, St. Regis, Tuscarora | 5 Comments

Logan’s Lament

Logan, also called Logan the Orator, born about 1723 and died in 1780, was a Native American orator and war leader born in the Iroquois Confederacy.  The statue above in Logan, West Virginia, honors his memory.  Although Logan was of … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Dunsmore's War, Iroquois, Lenape, Military, Mingoes, Oneida, Seneca, Shawnee | 2 Comments

Kinchen Tucker, of Indian Descent, Lives at Gholson’s Bridge

The lovely blog, Fourth Generation Inclusive ran this extremely interesting tidbit. Fifty Dollars Reward. RANAWAY from the subscriber, on the 10th inst. without a fault, a Negro Man named DAVE, about 32 years of age, is about 5 feet 7 or … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Iroquois, Nahyssan, Nottoway, Ocaneechi, Saponi, Tutelo | Tagged | 1 Comment

A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 12 – Traditional Lumbee History – The Saponi

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be made at … Continue reading

Posted in Catawba, Cayuga, Cheraw, Lumbee, Meherrin, Munsee, Ocaneechi, Saponi, Tuscarora, Tutelo | 11 Comments