Category Archives: Oneida

Samson Occom, the Presbyterian Mohegan

Born in 1723, Samson was a member of the Mohegan nation from near New London, CT and became a Presbyterian minister.  Occum was the first Native American to publish his writings in English, and also helped found several settlements, including … 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

When Redmen Aren’t Red Men

I’m always grateful when one of our readers send me original Native documents with names.  In this case, hat tip to Yvonne for sending me this information about the Onieda Tribe #88, Improved Order or Redmen, also called the Independent … Continue reading

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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 | 4 Comments

Iroquois World in 1812

One of the online groups I follow is currently focused on researching the Mingoes.  They have been compiling as many occurrences of the name along with locations as they can find.  This map is particularly interesting, not just because of … Continue reading

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