Category Archives: Onondaga

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

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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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1911 Map of NY Onondaga Indian Reservation

1911 Map of the Onondaga Reservation in New York. Source:  New York State Archives. Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional glass lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. Series A3045-78, No. 88. http://iarchives.nysed.gov/dmsBlue/viewImageData.jsp?id=1479

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Digitizing War of 1812 Records, a Quilt and NY Indian Service Records

The War of 1812, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, is probably the War we know the least about, and one for which an astounding number of pension and bounty land records still exist for veterans who served.  If your … Continue reading

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Seneca George

Seneca George was an Iroquoian Indian who had a special friendship with one Conrad Weiser, a German settler in Pennsylvania. Conrad Weiser’s father, Johann Conrad Weiser had emerged as one of the leaders in the German community of 1709/1710 immigrants who … Continue reading

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