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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Harvest Time Among the Senecas

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 129 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Harvest Time Among the Senecas.

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Photo: Harvest Time Among the Senecas.

This scene, posed on the banks of the Genesee River below Squakie Hill, at Mount Morris, N. Y., shows the activities of the Senecas at harvest time. The men cleared the land and attended the fields until the corn was safe from the crows, when the women hoed and harvested. The figures in these groups were cast from carefully selected types of living New York Indians and the backgrounds are historic scenes.

Iroquois Indian Exhibit — The Corn Harvest — Scene, High Banks of the Genesee River. State Museum, Educational Building, Albany, N. Y.

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