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Schuyler County History

This is just an example of what a Seneca chief would look like.  They wore the traditional feathers for example, and the animal skin for cold weather.  Although the Seneca’s didn’t live in “teepees”, they did establish them in open fields during hunting trips.


Because of deforestation and white assimilation there are no recorded longhouses today.  This is a model of a Seneca longhouse, they were notably long and could house many natives.






This is Chief Cornplanter.  During the latter part of the Indian Period (late 1700s), Chief Cornplanter, a famous leader of the tribe, was granted three tracts of land by the State of New York.


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