Category Archives: Seneca

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

Indians Along the Susquehanna in the 1670s

Excerpts from the book, “A History Between the Rivers; The Susquehanna, the Juniata and the Potomac 1609-1958 by C. Arnold McClure. Page 47 – 1675/76 “…the destruction of the Susquehannocks, a once-powerful group of Indians who had stablished themselves on … Continue reading

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Virginia Governor Spotswood’s Letter Regarding the Tuscarora War

From the Preston Davis papers: Found in these historic papers is a letter from Virginia’s Governor Spotswood to the King of England giving his perspective on the Tuscarora War – and who was involved.  It has long been speculated that … 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

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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

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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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