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ALLIES AND ENEMIESSeneca are among the most respected and feared The Seneca are culturally similar to their Cayuga Onondaga Oneida an Mohawk confederates The five tribes were known as the Five Nations or the League of Five Nations Sometime between 1715 and 1722 the Tuscaroras from North Carolina joined the confederacy and changed the name to the Six NationsIn their relations with white settlers the Seneca played the role of an independent power and were this way from the very start During the colonial period they held the balance of power between the French and English Particulary around the Canadian border The Seneca opposed the extension of French settlement southwards from Canada and were responsible for prevention the English colonies from 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 houses that had both tribal and political significance Inside each house several families lived in semi-private rooms or areas and the center areas were used as social and political meeting places They lived in scattered villages that were organized by a system of matrilineal clansA calendar cycle of ceremonies reflected their agricultural hunting and gathering The men hunted cleared fields traded and made war The woman gathered various wild plant foods and tended gardensThey had a great agricultural economy Their man crop was corn but they also grew pumpkins beans tobacco maize squash and later on they grew orchard fruits like apples and peachesCrafts were also made Fine pottery splint baskets mats of corn husk and used 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 of the Wolf clan Parker served under President Ulysses S Grand on the Board of Indian Commissioners For a while he lived in the Canadian woods under traditional Iroquoian style Parker served
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