• Onöndowa'ga:' Wënö:gweh (Seneca Women)- Digital PDF Download by Nëhdöwes Randy A. John. The Hodinöhsö:ni' are a matriarchal society, women are a powerful entity. Membership is matrilineal, traditionally, the clan mother position holds a tremendous amount of responsibility to society. This book is a collection of Seneca women’s names with a brief description for each entry. There are 253 names ranging from the 1600's to the 21st century. All the female Clerks of the Seneca Nation of Indians are listed. For the Senecas, the 1848 political revolution creating an elective system of political government; reduced the power of women for over a century. In the late 1960s, women regained political power and began to vote and run for office in the Seneca Nation of Indians. Since 1968, a woman has won the executive position of Clerk every elections since.
  • 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
  • Who Is Walter Kennedy? - Digital PDF Download is a genealogical research project on two Seneca Nation members in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Walter "Boots" Kennedy and Walter Scott Kennedy. Both were political leaders in their communities and are known via political events in the early 20th century. Family pedigrees and family group sheets are provided with a brief biography of both men and their accomplishments. Written by Nëhdöwes Randy A. John
  • Social Integration of an Elderly Native American Population- Digital PDF Download by Nëhdöwes Randy A. John. The building of the Kinzua Dam abrogated one of the oldest Indian Treaty with the United States, the 1794 Pickering Treaty. The dam flooded 10,000 acres of Seneca land and damaged the way of life of the Senecas and their elders. The stories of their loss are distressing. The Senecas survived this traumatic event but not without significant cultural change and loss. This is the story of the dislocated Seneca Elders of the Allegany Territory.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Onöndowa’ga:’ Wënö:gweh (Seneca Women) by Randy A. John. The Hodinöhsö ni' are a matriarchal society, women are a powerful entity. Membership is matrilineal, traditionally, the clan mother position holds a tremendous amount of responsibility to society. This book is a collection of Seneca women's names with a brief description for each entry. There are 253 names ranging from the 1600's to the 21st century. All the female Clerks of the Seneca Nation of Indians are listed. For the Senecas, the 1848 political revolution creating an elective system of political government; reduced the power of women for over a century. In the late 1960s, women regained political power and began to vote and run for office in the Seneca Nation of Indians. Since 1968, a woman has won the executive position of Clerk every elections since. Randy A. John is a member of the Seneca Nation. This book also focuses on the learning of Seneca Language.
  • One More Story- Contemporary Seneca Tales of the Supernatural is a collection of supernatural stories taken from Seneca folklore. Includes: The Skeleton in the Sky; The Lights; The Ghost on the Bridge; The Car Wreck; The Great Swamp; The Blind Man and the Deaf Man; The Giant Deer; The Devil; The Card Players; Talking to Animals; The Peeker; The Power Line; One More Story. The author, DuWayne Leslie Bowen, is a member of the Seneca Nation. Illustrations by Beth Clark, also of the Seneca Nation.
  • The Standing Pot [Digital Download - PDF] is an invaluable resource for traditional cooking. With recipes from everything to different corn soups, crayfish, roast pheasant and venison, fiddleheads, leeks, frybread, huckleberry bread, salt brine pickles and more; you will find something unique and tasteful for you and the family. Also included is the Seneca language and pronunciation for each recipe name.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Message from Leon Shenandoah, grand chief of the Iroquois Confederacy. Over 13 years of taped conversations with the famed chief will offer life lessons.
  • History of the Grand River Haudenosaunee from their Creation Story, through European contact, to contemporary land claims negotiations. Susan M. Hill incorporates Indigenous theory, Fourth world post-colonialism, and Amerindian autohistory, along with Haudenosaunee languages, oral records, and wampum strings to provide a comprehensive account of the Haudenosaunee relationship to their land.
  • Learn about over four dozen sacred Iroquois Wampum Belts and Strings, along with descriptions of the meaning of each piece and the greater instruction from the Peacemaker that accompanied the Belt.

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