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Seneca Indian Collections

Illustration from Extra Census Bulletin: Indians: The Six Nations of New York, p. 48.

Washington, D.C: U.S. Census Printing Office, 1892.

The Buffalo History Museum has been collecting materials that document the first occupants of this land ever since we were founded in 1862. The items listed below are available during regular library hours.

Our librarians will retrieve these items for you. We are not a lending library, so please allow time to consult them on site.  Photocopying is done by staff only if size and condition permit.  Copies are $.25/each. Scanning is done only for publication: books, journal articles, dissertations, films, classroom use, etc.

If you wish to use manuscript (Mss.) material, which is anything with a hyphen in the call number, such as A00-123, please submit a Scholar Pass application.

The following works are sorted into categories, then listed in call number order in each category. We add links when we find these works online in full text.

Short link to this bibliography: http://tinyurl.com/BECHS018

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E78 .N7 S57 1962

Ann, Sister Saint

The relations between the Indians and the white citizens of Buffalo, 1790-1840

Thesis (B.A. History) -- D'Youville College, 1962

E78 .N7 S7

Snyder, Charles McCool

Red and white on the New York frontier: A struggle for survival : insights from the papers of Erastus Granger, Indian agent, 1807-1819

Harrison, N.Y. : Harbor Hill Books, 1978

E97.9 .C66 R47 2007

Cook, Joyce H., Maureen R. Davis, and the New York State Council of Genealogical Organizations

Researching Native Americans in New York State

Crossroads Custom Printing, 2007

E99 .C3 H3 1992

Harring, Sidney L.

Red lilac of the Cayugas: Traditional Indian law and culture conflict in a witchcraft trial in Buffalo, New York, 1930

Albany, NY: New York History, 1992

E99 .I7 B9

Brush, Edward Hale and Edward Dinwoodie Strickland

Iroquois Past and Present

Baker, Jones, & Co., 1901

Includes Red Jacket, Cornplanter, and Mary Jemison

E99 .I7 H38 1999

Hauptman, Laurence M.

Conspiracy of interests: Iroquois dispossession and the rise of New York State

Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1999

E 99 .I7 H38 2008

Hauptman, Laurence M.

Seven generations of Iroquois leadership: The Six Nations since 1800

Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008

E99 .I7 P25 1968

Parker, Arthur Caswell

Parker on the Iroquois

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968

Includes Handsome Lake, Seneca prophet.

E99 .S3 C7

Conover, George Stillwell

Seneca Indian villages : Principal settlements between Canandaigua and Seneca Lake

1889

E99 .S3 D466 2010

Dennis, Matthew

Seneca possessed: Indians, witchcraft, and power in the early American republic

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010

"Examines the ordeal of a Native people in the wake of the American Revolution. As part of the once-formidable Iroquois Six Nations in western New York, Senecas occupied a significant if ambivalent place within the newly established United States. They found themselves the object of missionaries' conversion efforts while also confronting land speculators, poachers, squatters, timber-cutters, and officials from state and federal governments...In response, Seneca communities sought to preserve their territories and culture amid a maelstrom of economic, social, religious, and political change.”

E99 .S3 H33 1994

Hass, Marilyn L.

The Seneca and Tuscarora Indians: An Annotated Bibliography

Scarecrow Press, 1994

E99 .S3 H3868 2019

Hauptman, Laurence M.

History of the Seneca Nation of Indians: An instructional manual for the secondary schools

[Place of publication not identified] : [Lulu Press], [2019]

E99 .S3 H6

Houghton, Frederick

The Migrations of the Seneca People

American Anthropological Association, 1927

Reprinted from the American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, no. 2, April-June 1927

E99 .S3 N54 1984

Niemczycki, Mary Ann Palmer

The Origin and Development of the Seneca and Cayuga Tribes of New York State

Rochester, NY: Research Division of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 1984

    

E99 .S3 P2 1967

Parker, Arthur Caswell

The History of the Seneca Indians

Port Washington, NY: I. J. Friedman, 1967

First published in 1926 under title: An Analytical History of the Seneca Indians

E99 .S3 P37 1926

Parker, Arthur Caswell

An Analytical History of the Seneca Indians

Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, 1926

   

E99 .S3 R3

Hubbard, John Niles

An account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, or Red Jacket, and his people, 1750-1830

J. Munsell's Sons, 1886

E99 .S3 R6 1952

Robertson, Imogene C.

Once an Indian Village: Seneca Indian Park in Buffalo

Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 1952

In: Hobbies, Vol. 33, no. 2, Dec. 1952

E99 .S3 S36 1849

Medill, William  

Seneca Nation of Indians, residing at Cattaraugus and Alleghany, in the State of New York

[Published by author?] 1849

E99. S3 V65 2012

Voices of the Senecas

[Irving, N.Y.? : Seneca Nation of Indians, 2012?]

E99 .S3 W3

Wallace, Anthony and Sheila Steen

The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca

New York: Knopf, 1970

E127 .B8 K4

Ketchum, William

An authentic and comprehensive history of Buffalo : with some account of its early inhabitants, both savage and civilized : Comprising historic notices of the Six Nations or Iroquois Indians

Rockwell, Baker, & Hill, 1864-1865

A 2-volume set

F127 .G2 V18

Vanderhoof, Elisha Woodward

Historical Sketches of Western New York

Matthews-Northrup Works, 1907

Includes mention of the Seneca Indians

 

Babcock F127 .L7 D7

Doty, Lockwood Lyon and A.J.H Duganne

A history of Livingston County, New York : from its earliest traditions, to its part in the war for our Union : with an account of the Seneca Nation of Indians

Edward L. Doty, 1876  

In the Babcock Collection

F127 .N6 M314

Marshall, Orsamus Holmes

The Niagara frontier : embracing sketches of its early history, and Indian, French and English local names : read before the Buffalo Historical Society, February 27th, 1865

[Buffalo, J. Warren & Co., printers, 1865]

F129 .B8 B4

Becker, Sophie Cornelia

Sketches of early Buffalo and the Niagara Region

1904

Includes the people of the Long House, Red Jacket, the Seneca orator, Deh-he-wa-mis.

F1030 .M36

Marshall, Orsamus Holmes

The historical writings of the late Orsamus Holmes relating to the early history of the West

Munsell's Sons, 1887

Includes a sketch of some of the Indian tribes which formerly dwelt on the borders of the Great Lakes, narrative of the expedition of the Marquis de Nonville, against the Senecas in 1687, the first visit of De La Salle to the Senecas, made in 1669.

 

F1030.5 M37 1887

Marshall, Orsamus Holmes

De La Salle Among the Senecas, in 1669

1887

    

Mss. A00-8

Aigin, James

Reminiscences of early Buffalo, 1871-1875

Includes accounts of Buffalo during the War of 1812 and the role played by Seneca chief Farmer's Brother. Also, sketches about Seneca chief Tommy Jimmy's journey to England in 1816, Capt. Jedediah Rogers, who commanded the Walk-in-the-Water, and other early Great Lakes steamboats.

 

Mss. A68-129

Painter, Levinus K.

Indians in Western New York, past and present

[Written between 1956 and 1968]

Very brief paper highlighting the history of the Seneca Indians.

Mss. B00-3

Hawes, Lucy Williams

Buffalo fifty years ago

Buffalo, N.Y.:  The Courier Co., 1886

Hawes writes of Buffalo in the 1830s and 40s, and mentions the Seneca Nation.


 

 

E78 .N7 C64

Coates, Irving W.

In the footprints of DeNonville : a historical paper descriptive of a visit to the sites of the ancient Seneca villages of Gannagaro, or St. James, in Victor, Ontario co., N.Y. and Gannagarae, or St. Michael, in East Bloomfield, Ontario co., N.Y., July 1892

Ontario County Times Printing House, 1893

Reprinted from the Ontario County Times

E78 .N7 L63 n. 55

Lord, Philip, Jr.

Documenting prehistoric habitation in your community

Albany, NY: New York State Museum, 1990

E99 .I7 P27

Parker, Arthur Caswell

A Contact Period Seneca Site situated at Factory Hollow, Ontario County, NY

Rochester, NY: Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, 1919

Printed in the New York Archeological Association Lewis H. Morgan Chapter's Researches and Transactions, vol. 1, no. 2.

E99 .S3 C6

Coates, Irving W.

Onnaghee. A visit to the site of the ancient Seneca village, or castle of "Onnaghee" and its burial place, situated on Fall Brook, on lot no. 20, in western part of town of Hopewell, Ontario County, N.Y., August 8, 1882

1892

Reprinted from the Ontario County Times

    

E99 .S3 W7 1987

Wray, Charles F., Mary Lou Sempowski, Lorraine P. Saunders, and Gian Carlo Cervone

The Adams and Culbertson Sites

Rochester NY: Research Division of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 1987

 

E99. S3 W8 1991

Wray, Charles F., Mary Lou Sempowski, Lorraine P. Saunders, and Charles F. Hayes

Tram and Cameron: Two Early Contact Era Seneca Sites

Rochester, NY: Research Division of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 1991

F127 .G2 H8

Houghton, Frederick

The Archaeology of Genesee County

Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, 1922

Mentions Seneca sites

Q11 .N82 no. 108

Beauchamp, William Martin

Aboriginal place names of New York

Albany, NY: New York State Education Department, 1907

QH1 .B94 H6 1909

Houghton, Frederick

Indian village, camp, and burial sites on the Niagara Frontier

Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, vol. IX, no. 3, 1909

Includes a town-by-town list of known archaeological sites

Mss. A00-34

Beauchamp, William Martin 

Papers on Onondaga Antiquities, 1878, 1879

Includes Antiquities of Onondaga County, N.Y., as known in A.D. 1878: with recent personal observations on the Seneca River; and Onondaga antiquities, 1879: additional forms & sites. Papers include maps and plans of historic sites, and illustrations of Native American artifacts.


Sev. E87 .G54 1784

Walton, William

A narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and his family; who were surprised by the Indians, and taken from their farms, on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, in the spring, 1780

Joseph Crukshank, 1784

Our link is to an edition from 1780

   

Sev. E87 .J4 S4 1840

Seaver, James Everett

A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison

Miller & Butterfield, 1840

Library also has the 3rd edition (1844), 4th edition (1856 and 1860), 5th edition (1877), 6th edition (1880 and 1898), 7th edition (1910),  22nd edition (1925), a new edition (1949), and a reprint of the Peter Smith edition (1990). This link is to a 1910 edition.

E87 .J45 M54 1924

Milliken, Charles F.

A biographical sketch of Mary Jemison, the white woman of the Genesee

Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, 1924

    

Sev. E87 .J475

Seaver, James Everett and Ebeneezer Mix

Deh-he-wa-mis; or, A narrative of the life of Mary Jemison : otherwise called the White woman, who was taken captive by the Indians in MDCCLV; and who continued with them seventy eight years. Containing an account of the murder of her father and his family; her marriages and sufferings; Indian barbarities, customs and traditions...

S. Thorne, 1847

We also have an 1877 edition in the Severance collection. This link is to an 1824 edition.

E90 .C8 S6 1867

Snowden, James Ross

The Cornplanter memorial : an historical sketch of Gy-ant-wa-chia -- the Cornplanter and of the six nations of Indians

Singerly & Myers, state printers, 1867

    

E90 .J4 C6

Coats, Irving W.

A true incident in the life of John Jemison: The noted son of De-he-wa-mis, the "White woman of the Genesee"

Repository-Messenger Print, 1892

E90 .R3 C7

Conover, George Stillwell

The birthplace of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, or the Indian Red Jacket : the great orator of the Senecas, with a few incidents of his life

Waterloo Library and Historical Society, 1884

  

E99. I7 R43 2006

Red Jacket and Granville Ganter

The Collected Speeches of Sagoyewatha or Red Jacket

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2006

E99 .I7 S86

Stone, William Leete

Life and times of Red-Jacket, or Sa-go-ye-wat-ha; being the sequel to the history of the Six Nations

Wiley and Putnam, 1841

We also have an 1866 edition

 

E99 .M8 B81

Eggleston, Edward and Elizabeth Seelye

Brant and Red Jacket. Including including [!] an account of the early wars of the Six Nations, and the border warfare of the revolution

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1879 

E99 .S3 B534 2002

Blacksnake, Governor and Jeanne Winston Adler

Chainbreaker's War: A Seneca Chief Remembers the American Revolution

Black Dome Press, 2002

   

E99 .S3 C3

Caswell, Harriet S.

Our Life among the Iroquois Indians

Congressional Sunday School and Publishing Society, 1892

Includes an account of the lives and labors of Rev. Asher Wright and Mrs. Laura M. Wright, missionaries at the Buffalo Creek Reservation.

E99 .S3 C7

Conover, George Stillwell

Sayenqueraghta, King of the Senecas

Observer Steam Press, 1885

E99 .S3 J6

Johnson, James G

Governor Blacksnake, a Seneca Chief

Paper read before the Rochester Historical Society, ca, 1895

E99.S3 J6 2019

John, Randy

Who is Walter Kennedy?

Salamanca, NY: RAJ Publications, 2019

E99 .S3 J64 2017

John, Randy

Seneca People: Places and Names

Salamanca, N.Y. : RAJ Publications, 2017

E99. S3 J64 2019

John, Randy

Seneca Women

Salamanca, N.Y. : RAJ Publications, 2019

E99 .S3 K373

Hosmer, H. P.

Kate Clayton, the indian captive of Cherry Valley. Thrilling incidents in the early indian border warfare in the state of New York. Containing an account of the massacre at Cherry Valley, and the captivity of Miss Clayton among the Seneca Indians

Dewey, 1855

    

E99 .S3 P3253

Armstrong, William Howard

Warrior in Two Camps: Ely S. Parker, Union General and Seneca Chief

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1978

E99 .S3 P3257 2001

Ritz, Karen and Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker

Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 2001

Biography of the Seneca Indian who helped save his people's land, was elected a sachem, served in the Union Army, became a general, and was named commissioner of Indian affairs.

E99 .S3 P37 1927

Parker, Arthur Caswell

Notes on the Ancestry of Cornplanter

Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, 1927

E99 .S3 R3

Hubbard, John Niles

An account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, or Red Jacket, and his people, 1750-1830

J. Munsell's Sons, 1886

E99 .S3 R37

Parker, Arthur Caswell

Red Jacket, Last of the Seneca

McGraw Hill, 1952

E99 .S3 R4 1859

Cary, Alice

The Last Hours of Red Jacket

Methodist Episcopal Church, 1859

In The Ladies' Repository, Vol. 19, no. 4 (April 1859).

E99 .S3 R4 1900

Gordon, H.R.

Red Jacket: The Last of the Senecas

E.P. Dutton & Company, 1900

E99 .S3 R4 1950

Manley, Henry Sackett

Red Jacket's last campaign : and an extended bibliographical and biographical note

New York Historical Association, 1950

Reprinted from New York History, April 1950

 

E99 .S3 R4 1999

Densmore, Christopher

Red Jacket: Iroquois Diplomat and Orator

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1999

E99. S3 R43 1981

Wood, Robert John,  and Michael Soles

Red Jacket, the great orator of the Senecas: Sa Go Ye Wat Ha, "He who causes them to be awake"

Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1981

 

E 241 .W9 B9

Bryant, William Clement

Captain Brant and the Old King : the tragedy of Wyoming ; a paper read before the Buffalo Historical Society, April 1, 1889

J.W. Clement, 1889

 

F127 .G2 M49 

Merrill, Arch

The White Woman and Her Valley

American Book-Stratford Press, 1955

 

F153 .T65

Tome, Phillip and Monroe A. Aurand

Pioneer life; or, Thirty years a hunter. Being scenes and adventures in the life of Philip Tome, fifteen years interpreter for Cornplanter and  Gov. Blacksnake, chiefs on the Allegany river

1928

 

Mss. A64-223

Vail, Charles Delamater

Bibliography of the life of Mary Jemison: typescript, 1918

 

PZ3 .W5537 G65 1926

Whalen, William Wilfrid

The golden squaw; being the story of Mary Jemison, the Irish girl stolen by the Indians from Buchanan Valley, Adams County,  Pennsylvania, in 1758

Dorrance and Company, 1926


 

 

E78. N7 K6 2018

Konig, Rhonda

Native Americans living on Western New York territories in the 1915 Census

Hamburg, NY: Journal of the Western New York Genealogical Society, 2018

An index of names of those living on reservations, published in installments

Ref. Oversize E99 .I7 S55 1995

Venables, Robert

The Six Nations of New York: the 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin [reprint]

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995

E99 .S3 I76 2000

Potter, Aubrey, comp.

Iroquois Census Project

Reed Library, 2000

Index to the 1852 Cattaraugus Reservation census, as found in the Maris Pierce Papers located at the Buffalo History Museum Library.

Ref. E99 .S3 J66 1947

Cattaraugus Indian Reservation genealogical records, 1822-1947

3 items. Includes birth, death, marriage and other information from ledger owned by Selina Mabee Kennedy, from a dictionary owned by Florence Silverheels Wakolee and from a family bible owned by Gertrude Pierce Maybee. Typewritten copy.


BS345 .S37 Gospels, 1874

Wright, Asher

Ho iwiy sdos hah neh cha gao hee dus, gee ih nigaya dosha gee, neh nando wahgaah heni adi wanoh daah: The four Gospels in the Seneca language

American Bible Society, 1874

BS345 .S37 Gospels, 1878

Wright, Asher

Ho iwiy sdos hah neh cha gao hee dus, gee ih nigaya dosha gee, neh nando wahgaah heni adi wanoh daah: The four Gospels in the Seneca language

American Bible Society, 1878

BS345 .S4 K69 1823

Harris, Thompson S. and James Young

Koyewe oos tkau wen ea gweh Oo yad oas had o geh teeh gayh : good sayings from the Bible

Day, 1823

BT380 .A32 S4 1829

Harris, Thompson S. and James Young

Christ hagonthahninoh nonodagahyot : Christ's sermon on the mountain

D. Fanshaw, 1829

Printed for the American Tract Society, Seneca and English on opposite pages.

E51 .U6 no. 183

Chafe, Wallace L.

Seneca Thanksgiving Rituals

United States Government Printing Office, 1961

In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin. 183:1–302. Includes music.

    

E51 .U6 no. 187

Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch

Iroquois Music and Dance: Ceremonial Arts of Two Seneca Longhouses

United State Government Printing Office, 1964

In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin. 187:1–268

 

E98 .F7 H37 1891

Harris, George H.

Root Foods of the Seneca Indians

Rochester, NY: Rochester Academy of Science, 1891

In: Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science, vol I:106-117.

Sev. E98 .R4 S64 1810

Farmer's Brother and Red Jacket

Speeches delivered by several Indian chiefs. Also, an extract of a letter from an Indian chief

Samuel Wood, 1810

The two principal speeches are by Farmer's Son and Red Jacket, Seneca chiefs, rejecting the attempts of the white man to convert the Indians to Christianity.

E99 .I7 I74 1979

Hayes, Charles and others

Proceedings of the 1979 Iroquois Pottery Conference

Rochester Museum and Science Center, Research Division, 1980

Includes a paper entitled "An Overview of the Status of Seneca Ceramics" by Robert N. DeOrio

Sev. E99 .S3 A35

Alden, Timothy

An account of sundry missions performed among the Senecas and Munsees; in a series of letters. With an appendix

J. Seymour, 1827

E99 .S3 C352

Carter, William Henry and Gerald B. Fenstermaker

Seneca Indians; Their Home, Life, and Culture

North American Indian Publications, 1974

   

E99 .S3 C66 1885

Conover, George Stillwell

Rites of adoption by the Seneca Indians on the Cattaraugus Reservation, June 15th, 1885

1885?

E99 .S3 C8328 1997

Crouse, Bill

Seneca clothing styles : Early woodland period/late colonial period

Salamanca, N.Y. : B. Crouse, c1997

E99 .S3 F4

Fenton, William Nelson

The Seneca Society of Faces

American Association for the Advancement of the Seneca, 1937

Reprinted from The Scientific Monthly, vol. 44, March 1937

E99 .S3 J64 2013

John, Randy

Social integration of an elderly Native American population

[New York] : RAJ Publications, 2013

E99 .S3 M4

Merrill, Arch

Land of the Senecas

American Book-Stratford Press, 1949

E99 .S3 N53 2006

Nicholas, Mark A.

Practicing local faith & local politics : Senecas, Presbyterianism, and a "new Indian mission history"

University Park, Pa., 2006

In: Pennsylvania History, vol. 73, no. 1, January 2006

E99 .S3 P74 1982

Prisch, Betty Coit and Gene Mackay

Aspects of change in Seneca Iroquois ladles, A.D. 1600-1900

Rochester, NY: Research Division of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 1982

 

E99 .S3 S16 1991

Sams, Jamie and Twylah Hurd Nitsch

Other council fires were here before ours: A classic Native American creation story as retold by a Seneca elder, Twylah Nitsch, and her granddaughter, Jamie Sams : the Medicine Stone speaks from the past to our future

San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991

E99. S3 S2

Sanborn, John Wentworth

Legends, Customs, and Social Life of the Seneca Indians, of Western New York

New York: Horton & Deming, 1878

F1030.7 .D68 1902

Dougherty, James T.

Early Jesuit missions: among the Indians of western New York

Canandaigua, NY:  Times Presses, [1902?]

GN2 .E77 .Y3 no. 9

Fenton, William N.

An Outline of Seneca Ceremonies at Coldspring Longhouse

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1936

M2009-02

State University of New York College at Fredonia. Daniel A. Reed Library

Missionaries among the Seneca [microform]

The Library, 2005

Consists of microfilmed records documenting missionary work among the Seneca Indians in western New York and Pennsylvania in the 19th and 20th centuries. Records gathered from multiple collections: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society; Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church; Special Collections, Daniel A. Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia; Jimerstown Presbyterian Church, Allegany Territory 

ML 3557 .F32 S6 1992

Fenton, William N.

Songs from the Iroquois longhouse: Program notes for an album of American Indian music from the eastern woodlands with nine plates

Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Recording Laboratory, 1992

We also have the LPs that accompany this guide

 

Mss. A64-237

Bryant, William Clement

Seneca Mission Church History and Engraving

1890

Mss. A97-21

Harris, Thompson S.

Journals of the Seneca Mission, 1821-1828

Describes daily activities as missionary to the Seneca Indians at Buffalo Creek and Cattaraugus reservations. Reprinted in the Publications of the Buffalo Historcal Society in 1903.

PM 2296. H96 H37 1823

Harris, Thompson S. and James Missionary Young

O en ad o geh teeh soah Koy a noh soah, na na Nonoandowoh gau Neuenooh dea: Hymns, in the Seneca language

David M. Day, 1823

Seneca and English on opposite pages, without music.

PM 2296. H96 H93 1827

Hyde, Jabez (Jabez Backus)

Kau a nau so na na none do wau gau, ne u wen noo da: Hymns, in the Seneca language

H.A. Salisbury, 1827

Seneca and English on opposite pages.

PM 2296. S35 1819

Hyde, Jabez Backus

Kianasa nana nonedowaga neuwenuda: Hymns in the Seneca language

H.A. Salisbury, 1819.

Contains various hymns and prayers, paraphrases of four Psalms, the third chapter of the Gospel of John, and other material, most in Seneca and English on facing pages

Rare PM 2296 .S35 1843

Wright, Asher

Gaa nah shoh ne de o waahsa onyoh gwah nawenniyuh: ho nontgah deh ho diya donyoh

PM 2296 .S35 1892

Sanborn, John Wentworth

Hymnal in the Seneca language: Also ten psalms of David, together with a choice collection of English hymns with tunes and an index

John Wentworth Sanborn, O-yo-ga-weh & Clear Sky, 1892

PM 2296 .35 1852

Wright, Asher

G|a||a n|ah sh|oh neh de |o w|a||ah's|ao'ny|oh gwah Na'w|enni'yuh. Honont'gah deh hodi'yado'ny|oh

American Tract Society, 1852

Seneca hymnal.  

   

Q 11 .N82 no. 163

Handsome Lake and Arthur Caswell Parker

The Code of Handsome Lake, Seneca Prophet

University of the State of New York, 1913

Field notes on the rites and ceremonies of the Ganio 'dal'lo' religion 

SK 325 .P53 F46 1943

Fenton, William Nelson and Merle H. Deardorff

The Last Passenger Pigeon Hunts of the Cornplanted Senecas

1943

Reprinted from Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 33, no. 10, October 15, 1943.


E 87 .J45 S97 1955

Sutherland, Margaret Bradt

The Life of Mary Jemison: A Narrative Poem

Castilian Press, 1955

E 99 .S3 S19

Sanborn, John Wentworth

Day-yu-da-gont; a poem

J.W. Sanborn, 1905

   

Sev. PS 1999 .H54 Y7

Hosmer, William Howe Cuyler

Yonnondio, or warriors of the Genesee : tale of the seventeenth century

Rochester, NY: Wiley & Putnam 1844

In verse, descriptive of events during the summer and autumn of 1687.

PS 3509 .D564 I5

Edmonds, Walter Dumaux

In the Hands of the Senecas

Little, Brown and Company, 1947

PS 3557 .A56 K4 1992

Gangi, Rayna M.

Keepers of the Western Door: a Novel

Maple Street Press, 1992

 

PZ 3 .C1626 At

Canfield, William Walker and G. A. Harker

At Seneca Castle

E.P. Dutton & Company, 1911

PZ 3 .C1626W

Canfield, William Walker

The White Seneca

E.P. Dutton & Company, 1911


BS345 .S37 Gospels, 1874

Wright, Asher and American Bible Society

Ho iwiy sdos hah neh cha gao hee dus, gee ih nigaya dosha gee, neh nando wahgaah heni adi wanoh daah: The four Gospels in the Seneca language

American Bible Society, 1874

BS345 .S4 K69 1823

Harris, Thompson S. and James Young

Koyewe oos tkau wen ea gweh Oo yad oas had o geh teeh gayh : good sayings from the Bible

D.M. Day, 1823 

    

BS345 .S56 Luke, 1829

Harris, T.S.

The Gospel According to Luke

D. Farnshaw, 1829

Translated into the Seneca language.

BT380 .A32 S4 1829

Harris, Thompson S. and James Young

Christ hagonthahninoh nonodagahyot : Christ's sermon on the mountain

D. Fanshaw, 1829

Printed for the American Tract Society, Seneca and English on opposite pages.

E99 .S3 S45 1979

Seneca coloring book = Onondowa' ga' yèohso:tha' gayadèoshèa'

Salamanca, N.Y. : Salamanca City School District, 1979

PM501 .N7 W45 1832

White, Seneca

Ki noh shuh, nr wen ne un, na da wi sem nyo qurh : nas hr ne a nent ho yot dub, gr non, no noh ka : do shoo wl, da ku, skr a, noh da wen nyer a, seh ne use has he na, tik ne skr a

Republican Press, 1832

A Seneca hymnal, no English translation

PM2296 .B37 2011

Bardeau, Phyllis E. Wms.

Definitive Seneca : it's in the word

Salamanca, N.Y : Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, 2011

Oversize PM2296. C43 S5 1967

Chafe, Wallace L.

Seneca Morphology and Dictionary

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press, 1967 

PM2296 .G38 A8 2013

Gautieri, Gina G.

Attitudes and opinions on the current Seneca language revitalization efforts

Fredonia, NY: State University of New York at Fredonia, M.S. Thesis, 2013

PM2296. H96 H37 1823

Harris, Thompson S. and James Missionary Young

O en ad o geh teeh soah Koy a noh soah, na na Nonoandowoh gau Neuenooh dea : Hymns, in the Seneca language

David M. Day, 1823

Seneca and English on opposite pages, without music. 

   

PM2296 .H96 H93 1827

Hyde, Jabez (Jabez Backus)

Kau a nau so na na none do wau gau, ne u wen noo da: Hymns, in the Seneca language.

H.A. Salisbury, 1827

Seneca and English on opposite pages

PM2296 .S35 1819

Hyde, Jabez Backus

Kianasa nana nonedowaga neuwenuda : Hymns in the Seneca language

H.A. Salisbury, 1819.

Contains various hymns and prayers, paraphrases of four Psalms, the third chapter of the Gospel of John, and other material, most in Seneca and English on  facing pages.

Rare PM2296 .S35 1843

Wright, Asher

Gaa nah shoh ne de o waahsa onyoh gwah nawenniyuh : ho nontgah deh ho diya donyoh

Seneca Mission Press, 1843

  

PM2296 .S35 1892

Sanborn, John Wentworth

Hymnal in the Seneca language : also ten psalms of David, together with a choice collection of English hymns with tunes and an index.

John Wentworth Sanborn, O-yo-ga-weh & Clear Sky, 1892

PM2296 .S46 1818

Kilham, Hannah

A short vocabulary in the language of the Seneca nation, and in English  

W. & S. Graves, 1818

Rare PM2296 .W74 D58

Wright, Asher, Abel Brown, and Sgaoyadih Dowanandenyo

Diuhsawahgwah gayadoshah

Nadige'hjihshohoh dodisdoagoh, 1836

Elementary reading book in the Seneca language

PM2296 .Z5 W8 1842

Wright, Asher

Go w||an|a gwah satha h yon de ||as dahgwah : a spelling-book in the Seneca language : with English definitions

Mission Press, 1842

In Rare Book Collection

PM2296 .35 1852

Wright, Asher

G|a||a n|ah sh|oh neh de |o w|a||ah's|ao'ny|oh gwah Na'w|enni'yuh. Honont'gah deh hodi'yado'ny|oh

American Tract Society, 1852

Seneca hymnal.

Q11 .N82 no. 388

Chafe, Wallace L.

Handbook of the Seneca Language

University of the State of New York, State Education Department, 1963

 


 

 

E98 .F6 P15

Parker, Arthur Caswell

Skunny Wundy and other Indian Tales

George H. Doran Company, 1926

E99 .I7 C23

Canfield, William Walker and Cornplanter

The Legends of the Iroquois, as told by "the Cornplanter"

A. Wessels Co. ,1902

E99. S3 C76

Cornplanter, Jesse and N. Henricks

Legends of the Longhouse

J.B. Lippincott Company, 1938

E99 .S3 P27

Parker, Arthur Caswell

Seneca Myths and Folk Tales

Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1989

Reprinted from the 1923 edition published by the Buffalo Historical Society, originally issued as volume 27 of the Society's publications. Our link is to the 1923 edition.

E99 .S3 S16 1991

Sams, Jamie and Twylah Hurd Nitsch

Other council fires were here before ours : a classic Native American creation story as retold by a Seneca elder, Twylah Nitsch, and her granddaughter, Jamie Sams : the Medicine Stone speaks from the past to our future

San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991

E99. S3 S2

Sanborn, John Wentworth

Legends, Customs, and Social Life of the Seneca Indians, of Western New York

New York: Horton & Deming, 1878

E99 .S3 S237 1923

Curtin, Jeremiah

Seneca Indian Myths

E. P. Dutton & Company, 1923

We also have a 2001 reprint


 

E78 .N7 D46 1848

Denonville, Jacques Rene de Brisay Marquis de and Orasmus Holmes Marshall

Narrative of the expedition of the Marquis De Nonville : against the Senecas, in 1687

Bartlett & Welford, 1848

   

Serials E97.6 .T4 A5

Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children

Thomas Asylum for the Orphan and Destitute Indian Children, 1887-1926

Native American school on the Cattaraugus Reservation. Title varies. Our link opens a page with 1899-1934 editions online.

Rare E99 .I7 T96

Tuttle, Sarah

Letters and conversations on the Indian missions at Seneca, Tuscarora, Cattaraugus, in the state of New York, and Maumee, in the state of Ohio : in four parts

T. R. Marvin, 1831

In Rare Book Collection

    

Sev. E99 .S3 A35

Alden, Timothy

An account of sundry missions performed among the Senecas and Munsees; in a series of letters. With an appendix

J. Seymour, 1827

Rare E99 .S3 F69

Friends, Society of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for Sufferings

Some transactions between the Indians and Friends in Pennsylvania, in 1791 & 1792

J. Phillips, 1792

Includes the request of the Seneca chief, Corn Plant, and the answer of the Friends [of Philadelphia].

E99 .S3 R4 1892

Waterloo Library and Historical Society

Unveiling of the Monument Erected by the Waterloo Library and Historical Society: As a Memorial of Red Jacket, at Canoga, NY, the place of his birth, October 14, 1891

Waterloo Library and Historical Society, 1892

E540 .I3 P37 1995

Parker, Isaac Newton and Laurence Hauptman

A Seneca Indian in the Union Army: The Civil War letters of Sergeant Isaac Newton Parker, 1861-1865

Burd Street Press, 1995 

    

F1030. B26

Baugy, Louis Henry Chevalier de and Ernest Hubert Auguste Serrigny

Journal d'une expedition contre les Iroquois en 1687  

E. Leroux, 1883

In French

   

F1030.5 .M36

Marshall, Orsamus Holmes and Rene Brehan de Galine

The first visit of De La Salle to the Senecas, made in 1669

Privately Printed, 1874

    

F116 .B83 P86 v.7

Dearborn, H.A.S.

Journals of Henry A.S. Dearborn: a record of councils with the Seneca and Tuscarora Indians at Buffalo and Cattaraugus in the years 1838 and 1839

Buffalo, N.Y: Buffalo Historical Society, 1904

    

Mss. A00-8

Aigin, James

Reminiscences of early Buffalo, 1871-1875

Includes accounts of Buffalo during the War of 1812 and the role played by Seneca chief Farmer's Brother. Also, sketches about Seneca chief Tommy Jimmy's journey to England in 1816, Capt. Jedediah Rogers, who commanded the Walk-in-the-Water and other early Great Lakes steamboats.

Mss. A00-30

Stryker, James

Cholera epidemic records, 1832 and 1880 (bulk 1832 July- Sept.)

Letters regarding the epidemic, including one concerning Seneca Indians from James Stryker.

Mss. A00-34

Beauchamp, William Martin 

Papers on Onondaga Antiquities, 1878, 1879

Includes Antiquities of Onondaga County, N.Y., as known in A.D. 1878: with recent personal observations on the Seneca River; and Onondaga antiquities, 1879: additional forms & sites. Papers include maps and plans of historic sites, and illustrations of Native American artifacts.

 

Mss. A00-55

Bouck, William C. and Ely Samuel Parker

Letter : Albany, to E.S. Parker, Pembroke, Genesee County, 1844 Apr. 20

States his understanding of the issues between the Odgen Land Company and the Tonawanda Indians, and how a settlement can be achieved. Following the letter is an unsigned note, also addressed to Parker, explaining that Bouck's letter was read to the Tonawanda chiefs, and that the Indian agent had also read them a message from the War Dept.

 

Mss. A00-79

Berry, Jack, John Caldwell Calhoun, Cornplanter, and Red Jacket

Talk Given to Seneca Chiefs, 1823 Mar. 14

Talk given by John C. Calhoun, 14 Mar. 1823, to Seneca chiefs Red Jacket, Jack Berry, and Cornplanter. Talk includes discussion of annuities, continuation of the services of Jasper Parrish and Horatio Jones, the possible relocation of the Seneca, and the theft of lumber by white settlers , Photostatic copy.

 

Mss. A00-82

Cazenove, Theophile and Israel Chapin

Statement regarding gift of wampum, and correspondence with Israel Chapin, 1797, 1799

Includes statement accompanying string of wampum given by the sachems of the Seneca Nation to Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth on the occasion of the Treaty of Big Tree, 15 Sept. 1797.

 

Mss. A00-84

Chapin, Cyrenius, Ira G. Watson, John Watson, Sylvester Clark, Simeon R. Jones, and R.W. Stoddard

Papers, 1806-1816

Includes a receipt for medical treatment of Red Jacket in 1806

 

Mss. A00-130

Hall, Nathan Kelsey and Seneca Nations

Judicial opinion and agreement concerning the Ebenezer Society, 1844-1845

Opinion of Judge Nathan K. Hall in the case presented by the Erie County district attorney for a warrant to remove Charles L. Mayer from the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 18 June 1844; and an agreement between Seneca Nation chiefs and warriors and the Ebenezer Society, in which the Seneca promise not to trespass on Ebenezer Society lands, 9 July 1845.

 

Mss. A00-137 

Ewing, William and Isaac Chapin

Letter : Geneceo [sic], to Israel Chapin, Esq., 1794 Sept. 17  

Report to Chapin regarding his attempts to persuade the Indians of Buffalo Creek and Canada to attend the treaty at Canandaigua.   

   

Mss. A00-194

Ferris, Martha H.

Letter: to the Buffalo Historical Society, 1888 Sept. 24

Letter presenting two paintings to the Buffalo Historical Society. Describes the beginnings of the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, of which Philip E. Thomas, first president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was a major benefactor.

 

Mss. A00-256

King, William and Farmer's Brother

Notes on a Visit to Western New York in 1810, [between 1810 and 1830]

Description of New Amsterdam (now Buffalo), Batavia, and Canandaigua in October and November, 1810. Includes his questions on the remains of old forts in Western New York, and answers given by Seneca chief Farmers Brother.

Mss. A00-260

Kirkland, Samuel, Timothy Pickering, and Henry Knox

Samuel Kirkland letters and journals, 1764-1795

Includes handwritten copies of Kirkland's journal, 16 Nov. 1764-2 May 1765, detailing his activities as a missionary to Native Americans, especially the Oneida, and his journal of a tour to the Seneca, 23 Sept.-25 November 1788.

 

Mss. A00-329

Parker, Ely Samuel, Caroline Parker, John E. Smith, John Fisk, and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Ely S. Parker correspondence and paper on the Iroquois, 1853-1895 

  

Mss. A00-338

Hall, William

Recollection of an Indian Council held at Buffalo in 1818 or 1819, 1862

Reminiscence of the council held near the village of Buffalo in the summer of 1819, at which the Seneca, via Red Jacket, refused to cede their lands and move to the Alleghany Reservation or to lands in the U.S. territories. Includes Hall's memories of Red Jacket at the treaty held in Moscow, Livingston County, 1826.

 

Mss. A00-345

Pierce, Daniel Webster, Asher Wright, Otis Curtis, N.H. Pierce, and Iroquois Agricultural Society

Daniel W. Pierce papers, ca. 1857-1877

Sermons written by Pierce, apparently while studying in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., and while at the Twinsburgh Institute, Twinsburgh, Ohio; license to preach, issued to Pierce by missionaries N. H. Pierce, Otis F. Curtis, and Asher Wright, Cattaraugus Reservation, Mar. 1866; Pierce's "first attempt of delivering a written discourse, delivered at Newtown, July 1st, 1866"; sermons delivered on the Cattaraugus Reservation, 1877; and notes for sermons and letters referencing an unidentified trial. Also, the constitution of the Iroquois Agricultural Society, amended to 19 Dec. 1862; and a printed copy of the New York State Senate act to incorporate the Agricultural Society, 31 Mar. 1863.

Mss. A00-422

Converse, Harriet Maxwell, George L. Porter, and Andrew Langdon

Harriet Maxwell Converse note : Buffalo, to Mr. Langdon, ca. 1897

Note to Andrew Langdon, president of the Buffalo Historical Society, enclosing the statement of George L. Porter certifying that he was present when the casket containing the remains of Gen. Ely S. Parker was opened at the office of W. F. Bishop, 65 State Street, Bridgeport, Conn. on the afternoon of 19 Jan. 1897, and that he recognized the body and features of his friend of many years. Includes envelope addressed to Harriet Converse.

Mss. A00-444

Strong, Nathaniel T., Guy H. Salibury, William Ketchum, Nathan Kelsey Hall, and Lars Gustaf Sellstedt

Nathaniel T. Strong account, letters, and lecture,1849, 1863, 1871

Includes Strong's account of his expenses while on the business of the Seneca Nation, 1849-1851; two letters written by Strong to G. H. Salisbury and William Ketchum in 1863, on the origin of Buffalo's name; Strong's lecture on Red Jacket, 29 Dec. 1863; and a letter written by Strong, 31 Oct. 1871, to N. K. Hall,president of the Buffalo Historical Society, about Blacksnake, a war chief of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe of Indians. The letter was written just before W. H. Greene and N. K. Hall donated a portrait of Blacksnake by Lars G. Sellstedt to the Buffalo Historical Society. Attached to the Strong letter is Sellstedt's receipt, 27 Apr. 1871, for sale of the painting.

 

Mss. A00-448

Wright, Laura M, Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children Board of Managers

Memorandum of the contents of the corner stone box, 1902 Jan. 14

Included are transcriptions of several of the items, including a list of children received in the institution, a list of donors, officers of the Seneca government, and an historical sketch written by Laura M. Wright. 

 

Mss. A00-497

Wright, Asher, William A. Thayer, Laura M. Wright, Caroline Park, and O.H. Marshall

Asher and Laura Wright Letters, 1850-1871

Letter to Asher Wright from William A. Thayer, Lancaster, 14 May 1850, responding to Wright's request for information on the construction of the Indian meeting house at Cattaraugus, and how funding was acquired; letter to Miss C. G. Parker from L. M. Wright, Cattaraugus Reservation, 30 Aug. 1852, thanking her for expressions of sympathy on the death of Mary Jimerson, and inviting her to accompany the Wrights to Troy for the annual meeting of the American Board of Missions;letter from Asher Wright to Spencer H. Cone, undated, asking for translations of the Baptist baptism formula for his printing of the New Testament in Seneca, the cost of which will be defrayed by the Bible Society providing that he uses the correct terms for the act of baptism.

 

Mss. A00-511

Williams, Benjamin and Governor Blacksnake

Memoir of Governor Blacksnake, 1874 May 8

Mss. A00-529

Potter, Herman, James Wadsworth, Thomas L. Ogden, David Ellicott Evans, Joseph Fellows, Joshua Waddington, William D. Waddington, John J. Vanderkemp, and James Stryker

Heman B. Potter letterbook, 1838 Oct. 26-1845 Nov. 5

Potter's letters to James Wadsworth, Thomas L. Ogden, David E. Evans, and others, regarding land sales, tax payments, and efforts to remove the Western New York Indians to the West.

 

Mss. A00-563

Day, David Fisher

Address delivered at the unveiling of the statue of Red Jacket at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y., 1892 June 22

Address credits those responsible for the statue, gives details of Red Jacket's life, and some history of the Seneca and Six Nations.

  

Mss. A00-573

Parker, Arthur Caswell, Ely Samuel Parker, Nicholson H. Parker, Samuel H. Beckwith

Appendix to last grand sachem of the Iroquois : typescript, 1919

Material apparently gathered (but not used) by Parker for his The Life of General Ely S. Parker, published as v. 23 of Buffalo Historical Society Publications, 1919.  Includes one of Ely Parker's school essays, "National faith," written 25 Nov. 1847 at Cayuga Academy; diary entries from a trip to Washington, 1-14 Jan. 1847; military dispatches, 4 Aug. 1864-2 Feb. 1865; letters to his brother Nicholson Parker, 5 Sept. 1863-25 Mar. 1868; a view of Indian affairs, from his 1869 annual report as Commissioner of Indian Affairs; and Capt. Samuel H. Beckwith's address at the marking of Parker's grave on 30 May 1905.

Mss. A00-578

Howland, Henry R.

Henry R. Howland research papers, 1901-ca. 1924

Letters, notes, and drafts concerning the Seneca mission at Buffalo Creek, the British privateer Vengeance, William Pryor Letchworth and the Indian council at Glen Iris, and recollections of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Buffalo, N.Y

Mss. A64-69

Kelly, James Edward

Notebook, 1892

Notes of conversation with General Ely S. Parker, a Seneca and Union general, regarding Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

Mss. A64-94

Parker, Caroline, Ely Samuel Parker, Nicholson Parker, Isaac Newton Parker, and M.B. Pierce

Papers, 1836-1903 (bulk 1841-1870)

Family correspondence and correspondence of Ely S. Parker concerning the Marine Hospital at Galena, Ill.; speeches and writings of Ely and Nicholson Parker and others; letters and petitions supporting claims of Seneca Indians to reservation lands; genealogies of the Parker family and other Senecas; Seneca census information; receipts, clippings, maps and a photograph of Parker family members.

Mss. A64-177

Parker, Arthur Caswell, Erasmus H. Simon, Charles Jempson, M.M Noah, and the Lewiston Investment Company of Niagara Falls, NY

Collection of historical papers, 1818-1952 (bulk 1818-1901)

Includes a copy of a letter from Seneca chiefs in London, Eng. to Seneca chiefs in Buffalo Creek, 24 Aug. 1818.

Mss. A64-201

New York State Indian Commission

Reports, 1920-1921

Reports of meetings with various Indian tribes concerning relations between whites and Indians.

 

Mss. A64-214

Stevenson Family Genealogy [ca. 1862]

James Stevenson was a Seneca chief and longtime resident of Buffalo Creek Reservation.

   

Mss. A64-223

Vail, Charles Delamater

Bibliography of the life of Mary Jemison: typescript, 1918

 

Mss. A64-237

Bryant, William Clement

Seneca Mission Church history and engraving [ca. 1890]

Mss. A64-245

Seneca Nation

Constitution, 1833 July 29

    

Mss. A64-262

Sherman, Daniel and the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indian Agent Ledger, 1875-1880

Includes financial accounts of Daniel Sherman, U.S. Indian agent in New York State; summaries of Indian school reports; pension information; surveys of reservations; and incident reports. 

        

Mss. A64-266

Red Jacket, Cornplanter, Young King, Farmer's Brother, Little Billey, Pollard, Jasper Parrish, John Edward, Oliver Forward, Cyrenius Chapin, Jack Berry, and the United States Department of War

Receipts for payments to Indians, 1805-1815

Six receipts for annuities paid to Indian chiefs and one receipt for payment for interpreter services. 

Mss. A64-301

Granger, Erastus, Farmer's Brother, Little Billey, Cornplanter, and Red Jacket

Receipt for payment to Indians, 1812 May 27

ADS, receipt for three-year annuity past due from estate of Oliver Phelps and others. Erastus Granger was the Indian agent involved.

Mss. A64-318

Cornplanter, Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Bonsall, Isaac Coates, John Shoemaker, and Thomas Stewardson

Letters : to Cornplanter, 1803 Feb. 11 and July 24

ALS, Th. Jefferson, Washington, to the Cornplanter, the Stinking Fish and Gachgewashe, re: sale of Indian lands, 11 Feb. 1803; ALS, Genesinguhta, Isaac Coats, Isaac Bonsall, Tho. Stewardson, John Shoemaker, to Cornplanter and the other chiefs of the Seneca nation residing on the Allegany River, regarding settlers along the Allegany River. Our link provides the text of Jeffferson’s Feb. letter.

Mss. A65-22

Pickering, Timothy

Letters: to Rebecca Pickering, 1793 May-1794 Nov. 12

Letters to his wife relating experiences during expeditions to the Seneca Indians of Western New York and the Detroit area.

Mss. A66-17

Granger, Erastus and Red Jacket

Receipt for annuity, 1812 June 5

Receipt for 100 dollars signed by Red Jacket

   

Mss. A68-129

Painter, Levinus K.

Indians in Western New York, past and present

Very brief paper highlighting the history of the Seneca Indians, written between 1956 and 1968

   

Mss. A68-227

Carpenter, William Allison, James N. Granger,and Nathaniel Woodhull Howell

Collection of papers for a history of Buffalo, 1847

Mentions Red Jacket, the Senecas, and Erastus Granger

Mss. A70-43

Sherman, James S.

Letter Concerning Ely S. Parker, 1904 Sept. 31 and Sept. 14

Two TLS to Sherman from government officials concerning Parker's military career and appointment as Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Mss. A71-29

Depositions concerning property on the Tonawanda Reservation, 1849 Mar. 8-17

Depositions, 8-17 Mar. 1849, in the matter of Thomas L. Ogden and Joseph Fellows and the Seneca Indians residing on the Tonawanda Reservation, concerning ownership of and improvements to property.

 

Mss. A93-19

Granger, Erastus

Provision Return for Seventeen Indians, 1812 Oct. 17

Instruction to contractor, signed by Indian agent Erastus Granger, to issue thirty-four rations of bread, meat and salt on 17 and 18 Oct. 1812

Mss. A96-37

Hazard, George Starr

Speech: At Dedication of Red Jacket Monument, 1892 June 22

Discusses the interest of the Buffalo Historical Society in preserving Iroquois records and honoring Iroquois sachems, and tells how this monument to Red Jacket came to be erected in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Mss. A96-39

Howland, Henry Raymond

Address at dedication of Seneca Indian Park: typescript, 1912 June 29

History of attempts to evangelize the Seneca at Buffalo Creek, with emphasis on Asher and Laura Wright, and the Seneca Mission House on Buffum Street.

Mss. A97-10

Brideswell, Benjamin, Caleb Benton, John Bartle, Little Beard, Big Tree, Spruce Carrier, Seneca Nation, and Cayuga Nation

Indenture, 1787 Mar. 5

Indenture between Little Beard, Big Tree, Spruce Carrier and other chiefs of the Seneca and Cayuga Nations, and Benjamin Brideswell, Caleb Benton, John Bartle and others, for lands beginning above Newtown Creek on the Tioga, east down the Owego to the Susquehanna River, then along the Pennsylvania line seventy-nine miles, then north to the place of beginning.

Mss. A97-21

Harris, Thompson S.

Journals of the Seneca Mission, 1821-1828

Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society Publications, 1903

Describes daily activities as a missionary to the Seneca Indians at Buffalo Creek and Cattaraugus reservations

Mss. A2018-06

Snyder, Charles McCool

Red and white on the Niagara Frontier: Insights from the papers of Erastus Granger, Indian Agent from 1807-1819

Mss. A2019-53

[Anonymous]

Reminiscences of Seneca Indians, 1855

Reminiscences written on Western Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. paper and dated June 7, 10, 1855. Includes accounts of growing up with Native Americans from the Seneca Nation including hunting, learning the language, and customs. Also mentions the British invasion during the War of 1812.

    

Mss. B00-2

Wright, Asher, Red Jacket, Ely Samuel Parker, and Nicholson H. Parker

Indian Collection, 1788-1955

Materials collected by the Buffalo Historical Society concerning Native Americans of Western New York, primarily the Seneca Nation. Includes speeches of Native American leaders (including Red Jacket) and U.S. representatives, treaties and letters concerning land sales, leases, and annuity grants; recollections and signatures of famous Native Americans; letters of Ely S. and Nicholson Parker; notes on Native American legends, customs and artifacts; and records of various mission schools and churches, including papers of Asher Wright of the Upper Mission Church of the Cattaraugus reservation, and a survey of Indian schools in New York State.

 

Mss. B00-3

Allen, Orlando

Reminiscences, 1871

Includes accounts of medical care provided on Seneca reservations

Mss. B00-3

Lovejoy, Henry

Reminiscence of Buffalo, 1864

Writes of the Indians who lived along Buffalo Creek, and of the Lake Erie shore from Buffalo to Black Rock

Mss. B00-9

Pierce, M.B.

Papers, 1787-1884 (bulk 1833-1874)

Fully digitized and online. Correspondence with government officials, census officials, Indians, Quakers, friends and relatives, 1834-1874; sermons, speeches and other writings; copies of New York State and federal laws and bills concerning Indians, 1850-1874; and papers concerning the Seneca Nation, including Council minutes, 1833-1865, treaties and agreements, 1787-1844, financial reports, letters, and mss. written by whites about the Senecas, 1807-1874. Subjects include Indian emigration, timber sales, schools, self-government and relations with the Ebenezers, Quakers, and the Ogden Land Company.

 

Mss. B00-13

Bryant, William Clement and others

Papers, 1778-1889 (bulk 1829-1889)

Includes Bryant's historical research, especially into Seneca Indian history and traditions, 1854-1889; correspondence and other papers of Asher Wright, 1820-1888, regarding the Seneca Nation; a treaty and a treaty amendment involving New York State and the Seneca, 1830 and 1837; Seneca, Cayuga and Onondaga Nations accounts, letters, power of attorney, petitions and statements to government officials, 1831-1839 and undated; addresses, reminiscences and papers presented to the Buffalo Historical Society on Native Americans

E97.6 .T4 R46 1948

Renz, Lucia M.

A history of the Thomas Indian School 1855-1948 : thesis, 1948

Mss. W-11

Lamberton, John

Tonnewanta and Buffalo Reservations survey field notes, 1827 Aug.-Sept

    

Mss. W-12

Cook, Elias R.

Survey of Lots in the Tonnewanta Reservation in the counties of Genesee and Erie, 1840 June-July

Mss. W-14

Sperry, James

Buffalo Creek and Tuscarora Reservations survey field notes, 1843, 1845

 Mss. W-15

Carskaddau, Harvey, and Ogden Land Company

Field Notes of Lots Surveyed on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 1840

Mss. W-16

Ogden Land Company

Schedule of payments for improvements to lots on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 1842-1843   

Includes name of lot owner, improved acreage, number of orchards, houses, and barns, value, and remarks. 

 

Mss. W-17

Love, Thomas C., Ira Cook, Odgen Land Company, and the United States War Department

Appraisal Reports of Seneca reservations and improvements, 1844 May 26

Mss. W-24

Hyde, Jabez Backus

Account of the Seneca Indians & Mission, 1820 Aug. 20

Memoir of his years on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, Hyde was sent to the Buffalo Creek Reservation by the New York Missionary Society in 1811, He established a school and taught the Seneca Indians for almost ten years.

 


 

Oversize G 1254 .C4 R44 1955

Boyer-Reinstein, Julia

Town of Cheektowaga Historical Atlas

1953

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, 5.13, 5.19, 5.22, 5.30, 5.33, 5.35, 5.42, 5.47, 5.52, 5.52, 5.55, 5.60, 5.64, 5.67, 5.68, 5.71, 5.72, 5.109.

Double Oversize G1250 .B87 1829

Burr, David H.

An Atlas of the State of New York, A Map of the State and of the Several Counties Projected and Drawn up by a Uniform Scale from documents deposited in the Public Offices of the States and other original and authentic information-under the superintendence and direction of Simeon DeWitt Surveyor General...

New York: David H. Burr, 1829

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 47, 49, 50, 51, 52.  Same in 1839 and 1841 reprints.

    

Double Oversize G1253 .E6 1859 E4 pt. 1

Emslie, Peter

A Deed Atlas of the County of Erie N.Y. Showing the Dimensions of Lots and Subdivisions of Lots as they were originally conveyed by the Holland Land Company, the Farmers Loan & Trust Company, and the State of New York together with the Village of New Amsterdam, now City of Buffalo Showing the Plan of each Lot and Subdivision of Lot. With the name of each Grantee, and the date of each, carefully compiled from the Holland Land Company's Deed Books

1859

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 11, 15, 18.

Double Oversize G1253 .E6 1859 E4 pt. 2

A Deed Atlas of the County of Erie N.Y. Showing the Dimensions of Lots and Subdivisions of Lots as they were originally conveyed by the Holland Land Company, the Farmers Loan & Trust Company, and the State of New York together with the Village of New Amsterdam, now City of Buffalo Showing the Plan of each Lot and Subdivision of Lot. With the name of each Grantee, and the date of each, carefully  compiled from the Holland Land Company's Deed Books

1859

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 23, 31, 44.

Double Oversize G1253 .E6 B43 1880

Illustrated Historical Atlas of Erie Co. New York From Actual Surveys and Records

New York: F.W. Beers & Co.,  1880

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 40, 76, 144, 145, 168. Our set has been rebound and separated into 2 volumes.

Double Oversize G1254 .B8 1866 E4 v.1 pt. 1

R. J. Emslie

Atlas of the City of Buffalo Showing Original Lots & Subdivisions, Also the Names of the Present Ownership, vol. 1, part 1

1866

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 17, 18, 19, 21.

Double Oversize G1254 .B8 1866 E4 v.1 pt. 2

R. J. Emslie

Atlas of the City of Buffalo Showing Original Lots & Subdivisions, Also the Names of the Present Ownership, vol. 1, part 2

1866

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 45, 47, 69, 71, 73, 75.

Double Oversize G1254 .B8 1866 E4 v. 2 pt. 2

R. J. Emslie

Atlas of the City of Buffalo Showing Original Lots & Subdivisions, Also the Names of the Present Ownership, vol. 2, part 2

1866

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 52,53,73.

Double Oversize G1254 .B8 1866 E4 v.3, pt. 1

R. J. Emslie

Atlas of the City of Buffalo Showing Original Lots & Subdivisions, Also the Names of the Present Ownership, vol. 3, part 1

1866

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 20, 36, 38.

Double Oversize G1254 .B8 1866 E4 v. 3, pt. 2

R. J. Emslie

Atlas of the City of Buffalo Showing Original Lots & Subdivisions, Also the Names of the Present Ownership, vol. 3, part 2

1866

Buffalo Creek reservation appears on pp. 45, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 68, 69, 73


 

E99.I7 B35 1998

Benn, Carl

The Iroquois in the War of 1812

Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1998

E99 .I7 H385 1993

Hauptman, Laurence M.

The Iroquois in the Civil War: From battlefield to reservation

Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1993

E99 .M8 B81

Eggleston, Edward and Elizabeth Seelye

Brant and Red Jacket. Including an account of the early wars of the Six Nations, and the border warfare of the revolution

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1879 

    

E99 .S3 B534 2002

Blacksnake, Governor and Jeanne Winston Adler

Chainbreaker's War: A Seneca Chief Remembers the American Revolution

Black Dome Press, 2002

E99 .S3 P3253

Armstrong, William Howard

Warrior in Two Camps: Ely S. Parker, Union General and Seneca Chief

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1978

E99 .S3 P3257 2001

Ritz, Karen and Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker

Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 2001

Biography of the Seneca Indian who helped save his people's land, was elected a sachem, served in the Union Army, became a general, and was named commissioner of Indian affairs.

 


M66-7

Wright, Asher

Ne jagutn'bugi'ages'gwathah: The mental elevator

Seneca Mission House, 1841-50

On microfilm. We also have an incomplete set in hard copy in our Rare Book collection.  


E78. N7 P7 1889

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Buffalo Presbytery

Report to the Presbytery of Buffalo : of a committee appointed to investigate charges made against the Indians of western New York

Salamanca, N.Y. : Cattaraugus Republican Print. House, 1889

E78. N7 P7

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Buffalo Presbytery

Second report to the Presbytery of Buffalo of a committee appointed to investigate charges made against the Indians of Western New York

Buffalo, NY: The Courier Co., 1890

E78 .O3 H35

Hall, Richard B., United States Department of Justice Lands Division, and United States Indian Claims Commission

Historical-miscellaneous basic data for appraisal, volume one: Lands of the Senecas of Sandusky, Royce area 163 : and the mixed bands of Senecas and Shawnees of Lewistown, Royce area 164 in northwestern Ohio  

R.B. Hall, between 1960-1973

E78 .O45 H35

Hall, Richard B., United States Department of Justice Lands Division and United States Indian Claims Commission

Appraisal, United Senecas and Shawnees : 138,140 acres in northeastern Oklahoma, Royce areas 498-499-500-501-502 

R.B. Hall, between 1960-1974

Rare E89 .R4

Red Jacket and Farmer's Brother

Native eloquence : being public speeches delivered by two distinguished chiefs of the Seneca tribe of Indians, known among the white people by the names of Red Jacket and Farmers's Brother

J.D. Bemis, 1811

In Rare Book Collection

Sev. E98 .R4 S64 1810

Farmer's Brother and Red Jacket

Speeches delivered by several Indian chiefs. Also, an extract of a letter from an Indian chief

Samuel Wood, 1810

The two principal speeches are by Farmer's Son and Red Jacket, Seneca chiefs, rejecting the attempts of the white man to convert the Indians to Christianity.

E99 .I7 G7 1812

Granger, Erastus and Red Jacket

Public speeches : delivered at the village of Buffalo, on the 6th and 8th days of July, 1812

S.H. & H.A. Salisbury, 1812

Our link opens a reprint from 1896

    

E99 .I7 K36 1973

Kent, Donald H. and the United States Indian Claims Commission

Historical Report on the Niagara River and the Niagara River Strip to 1759

Clearwater Publishing Company, 1973

Includes some Seneca history.

E99 .I7 R3

Red Jacket, Elkanah Holmes, and John Wentworth Sanborn

A long-lost speech of Red Jacket, found in a rare book, only two copies of which are known to exist, and herewith reproduced in full

J.W. Sanborn, 1912

   

E99 .S3 B32 1874

Babcock, George R.

To the Senate of the United States

1874

"... remarks upon House Bill no. 3258, which was passed May 5, 1874, to authorize the Seneca Nation of New York Indians to lease lands within the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservations and to confirm existing leases."

 

Sev. E99 .S3 C37 1840

Joint Committee on Indian Affairs of the Four Yearly Meetings of Baltimore, Genesee, New York, and Philadelphia

A further illustration of the case of the Seneca Indians in the state of New York : in a review of a pamphlet entitled "An appeal to the Christian community, &c., by Nathaniel T. Strong, a chief of the Seneca tribe"

Merrihew and Thompson, 1841

In Severance Collection. 

  

Sev. E99 .S3 C37 1840

Seneca Nation and Society of Friends Baltimore Yearly Meeting

Memorial of the Seneca Indians, to the President of the United States : also an address from the Committee of Friends, who have extended care to these Indians, and an extract from the report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs

William Wooddy & Son, 1850

In Severance Collection

    

E99 .S3 D42 1845  

Seneca Nation,  Society of Friends Baltimore Yearly Meeting and Standing Committee on the Indian Concerns

Declaration of the Seneca Nation of Indians in general council assembled : with the accompanying documents. Also an address to the  chiefs and people,  of that nation.

William Wooddy & Son, 1845   

E99 .S3 F81a

Strong, Nathaniel T.

Appeal to the Christian community on the condition and prospects of the New-York Indians : in answer to a book entitled, The case of the New-York Indians, and other publications of the Society of Friends

Thomas & Company, 1841

E99 .S3 F82

Seneca Nation

Proceedings of an Indian council, held at the Buffalo Creek Reservation, State of New York, Fourth Month, 1842

William Wooddy & Son, 1842

E99 .S3 F824

Friends Joint Committee on Indian Affairs and Seneca Nation

Report of the proceedings of an Indian council, held at Cattaraugus, in the state of New York, 7th month, 1845

William Wooddy & Son, 1845

E99 .S3 F825

Seneca Nation Council

Report of the proceedings at an Indian Council, held at Cattaraugus in the state of New York, 6th March, 1846

William Wooddy & Son, 1846

E99 .S3 G65

Conover, George Stillwell

Reasons why the state should acquire the famous burial mound of the Seneca Indians : adjacent to the State Agricultural Experiment Station

1888

E99 .S3 H38 2011

Hauptman, Laurence M.

The Tonawanda Senecas' heroic battle against removal

Albany, N.Y. : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, c2011

E99 .S3 J65 1842

Joint Committee on Indian Affairs of the Four Yearly Meetings of Baltimore, Genesee, New York, and Philadelphia

Proceedings of an Indian council, held at the Buffalo Creek Reservation, State of New York, Fourth Month, 1842 

William Wooddy & Son, 1842

E99 .S3 M2

Massachusetts Council 

Report on the memorials of the Seneca Indians and others : accepted November 21, 1840, in the Council of Massachusetts

Dutton and Wentworth, 1840

Regarding the purchase of Seneca reservations in New York.

E99 .S3 P54

Pierce, Maris .B.

Address on the present condition and prospects of the aboriginal inhabitants of North America : with particular reference to the Seneca nation, delivered at Buffalo, New York

J. Richards, 1839

We also have an 1838 edition

 

E99 .S3 S24

Seneca Nation

Documents relative to Indian Affairs

Clayton & Kingsland, 1817

    

E99 .S3 S252

Seneca Nation and Society of Friends Baltimore Yearly Meeting

Memorial of the Seneca Indians, to the President of the United States : also an address from the Committee of Friends, who have extended care to these Indians, and an extract from the report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs

William Wooddy & Son, 1845

E99 .S3 S46 1907

Appleby, Charles; Seneca Nation; New York (State) Appellate Division, 4th Department

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department : the Seneca Nation of Indians, plaintiff-appellant, vs. Charles E. Appleby, defendant-respondent : case on appeal  

Rochester, NY: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Press, 1907

E99 .S3 S62 1862

Society of Friends

A brief statement of the rights of the Seneca Indians in the State of New York : to their lands in that state, with decisions relative thereto by the State and United States Courts, and extracts from United States laws, &c

W. H. Pile, 1872

E99 .S3 S73 2000

Ericson, Jack T.

Seneca Voters, 1849

Reed Library, 2000

Names of those who voted at an annual election of officers on the Cattaraugus Reservation, May 1, 1849

   

 E99 .S3 U54 1848

United States Department of War

Report of the Secretary of War, submitting a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs : with a report from the commissioner appointed to investigate whether the Seneca Indians have sustained losses through a late sub-agent of the United States 

1848

Sev. E99 .S3  U6

United States Congress House Committee on Indian Affairs

Hearings ... in favor of the bill (H.R. 12270) for the allotment of lands in severalty among Seneca nation of New York Indians, and for other purposes

Government Printing Office, 1902

Sev. E99 .S3 U6a

Vreeland, Edward Butterfield & United States Congress House Committee on Indian Affairs

Remarks of the Hon. E. B. Vreeland before the Committee on Indian Affairs in favor of the bill (H.R. 12270) for the allotment of lands in severalty among Seneca nation of New York Indians, and for other purposes

Government Printing Office, 1902

E99 .S3 W36 1848

Wilson, Peter

Speech of Wa-o-wa-wa-na-onk [Peter Wilson], an educated Indian chief : addressed to the Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends on Indian Concerns, 10 mo. 29, 1848

1848

E99 .S33 D62 1857

Society of Friends

Documents and official reports : illustrating the causes which led to the revolution in the government of the Seneca Indians, in the year 1848, and to the recognition of their representative republican constitution by the authorities of the United States, and the State of New York

William Wooddy & Son, 1857

F127 .H7 L58 1897

Livingston County Historical Society

The History of the Treaty of Big Tree: and an Account of the Celebration of the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the Making of the Treaty, held at Geneseo, NY., September the fifteenth, eighteen hundred ninety-seven

Bunnell, 1897

Library has 2 copies.

HD1694 .A2 1914

Decker, George Palmer and the United States Congress House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Diversion of water from the Niagara River : hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-third Congress, second session, on H.R. 2498, H.R. 11756, H.R. 16542, H.R. 16547, and H.R. 16587 : July 15, 1914 : trace of title of Seneca Indians

Government Printing Office, 1914

Rare KFN 5940 .S46 1848

Seneca Nation of New York

Constitution of the Seneca Nation of Indians

William Wooddy & Son, 1848

In Rare Book Collection

    

PZ3 .K2983 B

Kelly, Thomas

The Big Tree Treaty; or, the Last Council on the Genesee

Published at Mount Pleasant Farm, 1916

Z6616 .D285

Homes, Harry Augustus

An account of the manuscripts of Gen. Dearborn : as Massachusetts Commissioner in 1838 and 1839 for the sale of the Seneca Indian  lands in the state of New York, read before the Albany Institute, October 12th, 1880

Weed, Parson & Co., 1881

Mss. A00-79

Berry, Jack, John Caldwell Calhoun, Cornplanter, and Red Jacket

Talk Given to Seneca Chiefs, 1823 Mar. 14

Talk given by John C. Calhoun, 14 Mar. 1823, to Seneca chiefs Red Jacket, Jack Berry, and Cornplanter. Talk includes discussion of annuities, continuation of the services of Jasper Parrish and Horatio Jones, the possible relocation of the Seneca, and the theft of lumber by white settlers. Photostatic copy.

 

Mss. A64-245

Seneca Nation

Constitution, 1833 July 29

Mss. W-16

Ogden Land Company

Schedule of payments for improvements to lots on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 1842-1843   

Includes name of lot owner, improved acreage, number of orchards, houses, and barns, value, and remarks.

M74-1

Abler, Thomas S.

Factional dispute and party conflict in the political system of the Seneca Nation (1845-1895)

Thesis--University of Toronto, 1969

 On microfilm


E99 .S3 A32 1854

Ferris, Benjamin and Society of Friends Executive Committee of the Yearly Meetings

Address to the Seneca Nation of Indians on the Alleghany and Cattaraugus Reservations in the state of New York 

1854

E99 .S3 A4 2013

Along the Ohi:Yo' Ha'deyoya:ya'kdoh: Quaker Bridge/Tunesassa, A look at Quaker Bridge

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, 2013

 

E99 .S3 B32 1874

Babcock, George R.

To the Senate of the United States

1874

"... remarks upon House Bill no. 3258, which was passed May 5, 1874, to authorize the Seneca Nation of New York Indians to lease lands within the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservations and to confirm existing leases."

 

E99 .S3 B45 1998

Bilharz, Joy Ann

The Allegany Senecas and Kinzua Dam

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1998

E99 .S3 C6 2013

Along the Ohi:Yo' Joneganoh : Coldspring, a look at Snow Street

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, c2009

E99 .S3 C65 2012

Along the Ohi:Yo' Jonegano:h / Ha'deyoya:ya'kdoh : Cold Spring / Quaker Bridge, a look at old Route 280

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, c2012

E99 .S3 F34

Fenton, William Nelson

Toward the gradual civilization of the Indian natives : the missionary and linguistic work of Asher Wright (1803-1875) among the Senecas of western New York

Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 100, No. 6, December, 1956.

  

E99 .S3 L28 1966

Lankes, Frank James

Reservation supplement; a collection of memorabilia related to Buffalo Creek Reservation

West Seneca Historical Society, 1966

E99 .S3 L3

Lankes, Frank James

The Senecas on the Buffalo Creek Reservation

West Seneca Historical Society, 1964

E99 .S3 M2

Massachusetts Council 

Report on the memorials of the Seneca Indians and others : accepted November 21, 1840, in the Council of Massachusetts

Dutton and Wentworth, 1840

Regarding the purchase of Seneca reservations in New York

E99 .S3 R4 2014

Along the Ohi:Yo' Joe'hesta' : Red House / Shongo, a look at Red House

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, c2010

   

E99 .S3 S17

Samson, William Holland

The Claim of the Ogden Land Company

1896?

Account of the company who dispossessed the Senecas of the Buffalo Creek Reservation

E99 .S3 S45 1980

Seivert, Lisa

The role of the Quakers in the Seneca Nation's struggle to retain their reservations in Western New York

State University College of Buffalo, M.A. Thesis, Spring 1980

E99 .S3 S73 2000

Ericson, Jack T.

Seneca Voters, 1849

Reed Library, 2000

Names of those who voted at an annual election of officers on the Cattaraugus Reservation, May 1st 1849.

F129 .B8 M36 1947

Manley, Henry S.

Buying Buffalo from the Indians

New York History, July 1947

About the machinations of the Ogden Land Company

Mss. A00-130

Hall, Nathan Kelsey and the Seneca Nation

Judicial Opinion and agreement concerning the Ebenezer Society, 1844-1845

Opinion of Judge Nathan K. Hall in the case presented by the Erie County district attorney for a warrant to remove Charles L. Mayer from the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 18 June 1844; and an agreement between Seneca Nation chiefs and warriors and the Ebenezer Society, in which the Seneca promise not to trespass on Ebenezer Society lands, 9 July 1845.

Mss. A2016-35

Ogden Land Company

Transactions between the Ogden Land Company and the Seneca Indians

Most of the correspondence pertains to land sales, payments, and business regarding land acquisition addressed to Heman Potter from members of the Ogden Land Company and the War Department. Frequent correspondents include Joseph Fellows and Thomas L. Ogden. The third folder contains correspondence from George R. Babcock to W.D. Waddington regarding continued legal efforts to relocate and dissolve remaining reservations in Cattaraugus and Allegheny counties. Letters of correspondence number around 100. Agreements/Treaties series consist of formal legal agreements between the Ogden Land Company and individual or multiple chiefs pertaining to removal, confiscation, and payment for land. Treaties are written in English by H.B. Potter and in lieu of signatures, x marks are made by chiefs next to their anglicized names. Each treaty contains multiple signatures including a witness. Since no documentation exists to mention any attempt of translating the terms of the treaty they seem of dubious legality. The majority of the treaties agree on land transfers regarding the entire reservation with fewer in number pertaining to specific plots of land. Payments series consists of bills of sale and receipts of land sold to prospective owners. Dates range from the 1830s-1850s. Each receipt typical consists of the name of the buyer, date of sale, and amount paid. Some of the records present themselves as ledger style records. A separate folder is set aside for bonds and checks issued by the Ogden Land Company. Also includes a ledger of various accounts of Ogden Land Company contractors and Seneca Indians.

Mss. A71-29

Depositions concerning property on the Tonawanda Reservation, 1849 Mar. 8-17

Depositions, 8-17 Mar. 1849, in the matter of Thomas L. Ogden and Joseph Fellows and the Seneca Indians residing on the Tonawanda Reservation, concerning ownership of and improvements to property. 

 

Mss . W-11

Lamberton, John

Tonnewanta and Buffalo Reservations survey field notes, 1827 Aug.-Sept

Mss. W-14

Sperry, James

Buffalo Creek and Tuscarora Reservations survey field notes, 1843, 1845

Mss. W-15

Carskaddau, Harvey, and Ogden Land Company

Field Notes of Lots Surveyed on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 1840

    

Mss. W-16

Ogden Land Company

Schedule of payments for improvements to lots on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, 1842-1843   

Includes name of lot owner, improved acreage, number of orchards, houses, and barns, value, and remarks

Mss. W-17

Love, Thomas C. and Ira Cook 

Appraisal report of Seneca reservations and improvements, 1844 May 26

Addressed to the U.S. Secretary of War, the report includes acreage, number and value of houses, barns, orchards, and wells for property owners on the Buffalo Creek, Cattaraugus, and Allegheny Reservations, and the amount to be awarded to each by the Ogden Land Company, under the treaty of 20 May 1842. Since the surveyors were not allowed to survey the Tonawanda Reservation, the figures for that tract are estimates only.  

 

Mss. W-24

Hyde, Jabez Backus

Account of the Seneca Indians & Mission, 1820 Aug. 20

Hyde was sent to the Buffalo Creek Reservation by the New York Missionary Society in 1811. He established a school and taught the Seneca Indians for almost ten years.