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Seneca Culture and History

As a complement to our Seneca language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Seneca tribe and their society. Please note that Senecas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Seneca history is interesting and important, but the Seneca Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Seneca Websites

Seneca Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Seneca Indian language.
Seneca Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Seneca culture.
Seneca Legends:
    Collection of Seneca Indian legends and folktales.

Seneca Tribal and Community Websites

Seneca Nation of Indians:
    Official homepage of the New York Seneca tribe offering political, cultural and historical information.
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma:
    Homepage of the Oklahoma Seneca tribe.
Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation:
    Homepage of the Haudenosaunee tribe of Canada, which Senecas share with other Iroquois peoples.
Six Nations Polytechnic:
    Homepage of the tribal college at Six Nations, Ontario.

Maps of Seneca Lands

New York Indian Maps:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Seneca Indians and their neighbors in New York.
Virtual Museum of New France: Iroquois Tribes:
    Historical maps and articles about the Huron and Seneca nations.

Seneca Lifestyle and Tradition

    History of the Seneca tribe in Canada.
Seneca :
    Anthropology text on the Seneca people.
Canadian Peoples: Iroquoians:
    Ethnography of the Senecas and other Iroquoian tribes of Canada.
Seneca Indian Tribe:
    History of the Seneca Indians.
Red Jacket, Seneca War Chief:
    Biographies of historical Seneca figures.
Seneca Legends:
    Collection of Seneca Indian legends and folktales.
Seneca Authors:
    Seneca writers, their lives and work.
Native American Authors: Laura Waterman Wittstock:
    Life and work of this Munsee-Seneca author.
Michelle Stock:
    Songs performed by a Seneca musician.
Seneca Indian Costume * Seneca Moccasins * Moccasins * Iroquois Regalia * Leggings:
    First Nations Moccasins * Indian Clothes * Indian Hair:
    Pictures of Seneca and other Iroquois clothing, hairstyles, and jewelry.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Onodowaga (Seneca):
    Online exhibit of Seneca artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Seneca Corn Soup:
    Traditional Seneca recipes.
Seneca Flag:
    Seneca flags.
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe License Plate:
    Seneca license plates.

Seneca Genealogy

Seneca Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Seneca Indian descendants.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Native American ancestors.

Iroquois Confederacy Links

Iroquois Confederacy:
    Essay on the Iroquois tribes and their alliance, by a Seneca scholar.
Constitution of the Iroquois Nations:
    The Haudenosaunee constitution, which influenced the American constitution.
    Iroquois Indian timeline and links.
The Iroquois Confederacy:
    Links and language information.

Books for sale on the Senecas
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Legends of the Iroquois:
    Book of mythology and oral history as told by a Seneca chief.
The Seneca and Tuscarora Indians:
    History and culture of these two Iroquois nations.
Turtle's Race With Beaver:
    Picture book illustrating a Seneca legend about Beaver learning humility.
Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale:
    Another good picture book based on a Seneca legend about Wolf and Raccoon playing tricks on each other.
Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls:
    Children's book based on the Seneca legend of Lelawala, the spirit of the waterfalls of Niagara.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Senecas and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Pueblo Seneca * Los seneca * Historia y lengua Seneca:
   Information about the Seneca tribe in Spanish.
   Seneca Nation:
   Seneca links.

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