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Seneca Settlement Pattern and Community Structure, 1677–1779

Kurt A. Jordan

in The Seneca Restoration, 1715–1754

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032511
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039428 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032511.003.0006
Seneca Settlement Pattern and Community Structure, 1677–1779

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This chapter examines Seneca settlements in the area often referred to as their “traditional homeland” between the Genesee River and the Cayuga Lake in present-day New York State. This boundary is artificial: Senecas resided outside the “homeland” area in each of the periods described in the chapter. Data for all sites were derived from historical documents and publications by and field notes of, and conversations with, local historians and avocational archaeologists. Topographic assessments of site locations are based on U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps and site walkovers conducted at several village locations.

Keywords: Seneca settlements; Genesee River; Cayuga Lake; homeland

Chapter.  11790 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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