• A Cherished Curiosity by Gerry Biron. Since the early 19th century, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) beaded bags have been admired and cherished by travelers to Niagara Falls and other tourist destinations for their aesthetic beauty, detailed artistry, and the creative spirit of their makers. These bags played a crucial role in the subsistence of many Indian families during the 19th century. This lavishly illustrated history examines these bags – the most extensively produced dress accessory made by the Haudenosaunee – along with the historical development of beadworking both as an art form and as a subsistence practice for Native women. The beaded bags are considered in the context of art, fashion, and the tourist economy. Illustrated with over one hundred and sixty of the most important and exquisite examples, along with a unique collection of historical photographs of the bags in their original context, this book provides essential reading for collectors and researchers of this long neglected and misunderstood area of American Indian art. Limited printing of only 1500 copies
  • Amidst the growing quest for more land among settlers and then fledgling Americans, the Indian nations attempted to maintain their autonomy. Yet state land continued to encroach the Six Nations. Local historian Cindy Amrhein takes a close and critical view of these transactions.
  • A Selection of Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca) Stories for Children- Digital PDF Download, is a collection of stories that Seneca Elders told for centuries. In the 19th century, American researchers heard these stories in the Seneca language and the bilingual storyteller interpreted these moralistic tales into English. These writers published the cultural tales elders told to their youth during the winter months. Adults will enjoy this book and it is perfect for children of all cultures. By Nëhdöwes Randy A. John
  • In Basic Call To Consciousness, representatives of the Six Nation Iroquois delivered three position papers titled “The Haudenosaunee Address to the Western World” at a conference on “Discrimination Against the Indigenous Populations of the Americas” held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977 hosted by Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1977. This document is presented in its entirety. Contributions by John Mohawk, Chief Oren Lyons and José Barreiro give added depth and continuity to this important work.
  • Carmen English Livezey wrote four books on the town of Kinzua, Pa. after the building of the Kinzua Dam in the 1960s. These four books have been put into this one book. Her works emphasized the strong sense of community among the residents. The lives of the people are described in a fashion of personal detail. This is not an academic study, rather it is a celebration of a personal and wonderful rural way of life in a beautiful setting. The reprint was commissioned for the 2018 Kinzua Reunion for the former residents and descendants of that wonderful place, Kinzua, Pennsylvania. Carmen English Livezey's Books about Kinzua, Pennsylvania is available in paperback.
  • A first-hand account of Stephen A. Gordon and his family's dislocation from their homestead on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation violated the 1794 Treaty between the United States and the Hodinöhsö:ni' (Iroquois) which the Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca)are original members.
  • The book tells the story of the Seneca Nation of Indians through the New Deal, effects of the Buffalo Creek Treaty and the Seneca's resilience.
  • The book Cornplanter Newsletters is a reprint of the Cornplanter Descendants Association Newsletters originally published 1994 to 2005. Jack T. Ericson is the genealogists and editor of the series. The book includes a new name index not previously available. This collection is a priceless resource for Cornplanter descendants of the Seneca Nation of Indians. The land given to Cornplanter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 1790s was flooded by the Kinzua Dam built in 1965. By: Jack T Ericson
  • The book Cultural Plants and Trees- A Study Of The Proposed U.S. Route 219 Corridor (1999), was produced by the Seneca Nation of Indians. This book presents a representative listing of culturally significant herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees that inhabit the Seneca Nation's land.
  • May 2020 Special Price! Cultural Plants and Trees- Digital PDF Download. This downloadable book serves as a cultural and medicinal resource. This book provides a representative listing of culturally significant herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees that inhabit the Seneca Nation’s land. Cultural Plants and Trees- Digital PDF Download is a valuable resource that you can take with you on your phone, tablet or laptop. Use this resource while hiking, camping, hunting, gathering, or simply to learn about different plants and uses.
  • This book, Factional Dispute and Party Conflict In the Political System Of the Seneca Nation (1845-1895): An Ethnohistorical Analysis- Digital PDF Download is written by Thomas Abler. Abler's dissertation on Seneca Nation politics provides an insight into one of the most tumultuous eras of Onöndowa'ga:' history, when an elective system was established, replacing its Council of Chiefs. Unsavory actions of land speculators in collusion with federal and state officials had led to the loss of over 6 million acres of Seneca territory by 1842. This upheaval was also prompted in part by how treaty annuities were distributed and by the meddling of Hicksite Quakers who urged reform. In 1848, the new government marked the abandonment of the traditional governmental practices that had been in existence for centuries. The aftermath of the revolution resulted in a decades-long struggle between the proponents of the old chieftain system and the new elective system. The new government had to contend with railroad, timber, and oil companies intent on promoting leasing and/or allotment, the latter aimed to facilitate the transfer of ownership away from the Senecas.
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    Jitöwëndöh (Hummingbird)- Children’s Seneca Language Book is a Seneca and English book for the learning and practicing of the Seneca language.
  • In Legends of the Iroquois, Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden, Mohwak) presents ancient stories both in pictographs and accompanied by English translations. Pictographs were the original writing system used by many Native American and First Nations peoples and could be symbols of physical objects or concepts. A brief summary of the Great Peace upon which Iroquois culture is founded, along with a key to Six Nations pictographs, the symbols of the Six Nations and that of their clans prelude the stories. Fourteen tales explore the Iroquois culture and teach lessons of loyalty, bravery, and kindness. Also included is a full biography of Tehanetorens and his contributions to the Haudenosaunee. About the Author: Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) was a master storyteller in the Mohawk tradition. During his lifelong career as a teacher, he established youth groups at Akwesasne to promote Native values and served as president of the Indian Defense League of America. In 1954 he founded the Six Nations Indian Museum near Onchiota, New York, to serve as a cultural center for tribal people in the Six Nations region. He passed away in November 2008 at age 98.
  • Sixteen-year-old Mississippi Choctaw Randy Cheska has lived most of his young life in the shadow of his older football-hero brother, Jack. After Jack is killed while serving in Iraq, Randy's father puts even more pressure on Randy to excel in football. But Randy has no interest in sports and has never been good at them. Imagine Randy's surprise when he discovers stickball, a game he's immediately drawn to. But stickball is a sport Randy's father considers a relic of the Choctaw past, when it was known as Little Brother of War and was used to settle disputes between communities. Randy's determination to play this legendary game, guided by a mysterious visitor, leads him on a challenging and unexpected journey of self-discovery. Little Brother of War is a fiction story for readers 12-16 years old. "Little Brother of War" is a term used to describe a semi-sacred game that Native people played prior to European arrival. The game was viscous and dangerous. The game eventually evolved into a modern sport which is more commonly referred to today as "Lacrosse".
  • Notes Of Border History- Taken On a Trip to the Western Part of Penn., & the Adjoining Parts of N. Y. & Ohio- Digital PDF Download is a transcription of the Draper manuscript, Series 4 S. This provides a unique native view based on interviews with Seneca Indians and a manuscript of the significant Seneca leader, Governor Blacksnake. Non-Indians are included in Draper's interviews in western Pennsylvania, New York & Ohio. This is a cultural find for historians and genealogists. By: Jaré R. Cardinal

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