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Social Integration of an Elderly Native American Population

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Social Integration of an Elderly Native American Population. 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.

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This study explores the social integration of Seneca elders on an Allegany, New York reservation, based on a sample of 101 Seneca Indians aged 55 years and older, representing 67% of the entire Seneca population in that age group. Includes a literature review and a history of the Seneca people, and discusses the status of the traditional Seneca elder, social change among the Allegany Senecas, and the effects of involuntary relocation. Includes numerous charts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Author: Randy A. John (Seneca)
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Hardcover: 109 pages
Publisher: Garland Publishing (January 1, 1995)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound

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