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Seneca Indians

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Halliday Jackson papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-101
Overview

This collection is comprised of the handwritten correspondence and a handwritten copy of the manuscript "Some Account of my Journey Among the Seneca" by Halliday Jackson.

Dates: 1799-1808

Native American speeches

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-135
Overview The majority of this collection is comprised of the handwritten copies of speeches made by Native American leaders, as well as a single letter addressed to "Friends residing among the Indians." Though the materials are undated, they likely date to the 1790s-1810s, and the majority of the speeches make mention of the Seneca nation, and refer to Cornplanter, a Seneca leader. The speeches include both those given by Quakers to Native American audiences and those made by Native American...
Dates: Undated.

Joshua Sharpless diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-069
Overview

Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798.

Dates: 1798, 1965

Henry Simmons journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-072
Overview

Henry Simmons was a Quaker missionary to the Seneca Nation and a member Middletown Monthly Meeting. Henry Simmons's journals are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes.

Dates: 1796-1800

Joel Swayne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-078
Overview

Joel Swayne's diary entries describe his journey to the Seneca nation and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions between Quaker missionaries and Seneca members.

Dates: 1798-1800