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Seneca are among the most respected and feared The Seneca are culturallysimilar to their Cayuga Onondaga Oneida an Mohawk confederates The fivetribes were known as the Five Nations or the League of Five Nations Sometimebetween 1715 and 1722 the Tuscaroras from North Carolina joined the confederacyand changed the name to the Six NationsIn their relations with white settlers the Seneca played the role of anindependent power and were this way from the very start During the colonialperiod they held the balance of power between the French and English Particularyaround the Canadian border The Seneca opposed the extension of French settlementsouthwards from Canada and were responsible for prevention the English coloniesfrom being forced on the west by the FrenchDuring the American Revolution the Seneca sided with the BritishSOCIETYEach town in the tribe contained several long bark covered communal housesthat had both tribal and political significance Inside each house severalfamilies lived in semi-private rooms or areas and the center areas were usedas social and political meeting places They lived in scattered villagesthat were organized by a system of matrilineal clansA calendar cycle of ceremonies reflected their agricultural hunting andgathering The men hunted cleared fields traded and made war The womangathered various wild plant foods and tended gardensThey had a great agricultural economy Their man crop was corn but theyalso grew pumpkins beans tobacco maize squash and later on they greworchard fruits like apples and peachesCrafts were also made Fine pottery splint baskets mats of corn husk andused wampum as a medium of exchangeFAMOUS TRIBE MEMBERSThere were many famous Indians from the Seneca tribeEly S Parker- His Indian name was Donehogawa He was a Seneca Indian ofthe Wolf clan Parker served under President Ulysses S Grand on the Boardof Indian Commissioners For a while he lived in the Canadian woods undertraditional Iroquoian style Parker served as military secretary to GeneralGrant Parker came under attack in an investigation in the Bureau of IndianAffairs about corruption Government records say he
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