Category Archives: Seneca

A Buck By Any Other Name

A Buck by any other name might be Hogan, Logan or Williams.  I think we have a case of surname schizophrenia.  We have four surnames involving 3 people. Do you sometimes wonder why you or one of your relatives matches … Continue reading

Posted in DNA, Seneca | 2 Comments

Treaty with the Indians at Albany, NY 1664

The following treaty was made with the Indians by the English when they took New York from the Dutch.  There were scanning issues with the original document.  Where the correction was obvious, I made the correction.  There was an issue … Continue reading

Posted in Manhatan, Maques, Mohawk, New York, Ondiahjes, Pacamtehooks, Pinnehoock, Seneca, Synichs | 2 Comments

Christopher Gale’s Account of the Tuscarora War 1711

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Warning – extremely graphic content. Letter from Christopher Gale to [his sibling], including a memorial concerning attacks by Native Americans Gale, Christopher, ca. 1679-1735 November 02, 1711 Volume 01, Pages 825-829 A LETTER FROM … Continue reading

Posted in Coree, History, Military, Seneca, Tuscarora | 3 Comments

Diary of Bishop Spangenberg, 1752

Colonial and State Records of NC Diary of August Gottlieb Spangenberg during his journey to North Carolina [Translation] [Extracts] Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 September 1752 Volume 04, Pages 1311-1314 [Translated from the original in the archives of the Moravian Church, … Continue reading

Posted in Catawba, Seneca, Six Nations, Tuscarora | 1 Comment

Leander Gansworth – Tuscarora or Seneca?

In the Carlisle Indian School records, I often find the same stuent name with a different tribe association.  Some are very close, like Mohawk and Saint Regis.  Those most likely are the same person because the St. Regis are a tribe of … Continue reading

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New York Indian Reservations

How things change in a little under 100 years.  In the WWI draft, literally hundreds of men were registered on New York’s Indian reservations, with more registered off of the reservation, but within the county.  Likely a result of a … Continue reading

Posted in Iroquois, Mohawk, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Poospatuck, Seneca, Shinnecock, Tuscarora | 36 Comments

Salt and Water

Some English translations of Native names are obvious.  And some, well, I’m left to believe that something just didn’t make it in the translation.  Here’s an example: Information on this page is from Index of Awards on Claims of the … Continue reading

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