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Here you will find a brief history of the "Iroqouis/Seneca-Cayuga" Tribe of Oklahoma with a collection of historical documents. This growing collection covers topics of mythology, politics, and material culture.
1701, Grand Settlement Treaty of 1701. Peace treaties negotiated by Iroquois diplomats at Montreal and Albany. Treaty reflected the Iroquois neutrality in the conflicts between the French and the British.
1702-1713, Queen Anne's War
1722, Tuscarora joins confederation to become known as the Six Nations
1735, Treaty of Friendship, Peace, Trade and Amity is signed
1744-1748 King George's War
1756-1763 Seven Years' War
1760 Treaty of Paris
1768 Treaty was signed by the Six Nations and British at Ft. Stanwix, signed on behalf of the British by Sir William Johnson
1769 Boston Massacre
1772 Boston Tea Party
1775-1783, The American Revolutionary War
1775 Six Nations Pledge neutrality
1778, The Cherry Valley Massacre.
1779, The Sullivan Campaign.
1785, Population of Six Nations is 1600 Iroquois, 450 Mohawks, 380 Cayugas, 200 Onondagas, 165 Oneidas, 125 Tuscaroras, 75 Senecas
1788 George Washington inaugurated as first president.
1791, Big Bottom Massacre.
1794, The Battle of Fallen Timbers.
1797 John Adams elected president.
1850, The United States government purchased the panhandle lands from Texas.
1854, The Indian Territory was limited to the area of what is now
1872, Railroads crossed the territory.
1889, The Land run of 1889. The federal government purchased the Unassigned Lands from the Indians and opened them for white settlement. The first and rush attracted about 50,000 people.
1890-1906, The Organic Act of 1890 established the Oklahoma Territory.
1893, 100,000 immigrants were attracted to northwestern Oklahoma
when the Cherokee Outlet lands were opened.
1897, An oil boom began at Bartlesville, and thousands of new settlers
1898, Spanish-American War, which was fought mainly in Cuba and the Philippines.
1905, 355 Seneca-Cayuga were reported as students attending the Seneca School, in Oklahoma.
1907, The Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory, known as the Twin
Territories, were combined to become the state of Oklahoma.
1917-1918, World War I
1929, Stock market crashed.
1930, The Great Depression. Farms were abandoned, facories and mills closed, causing many families moved to cities.
1940-1945, World War II, World War I
1970, Seneca-Cayuga Bingo build administration programs.
1977, Seneca-Cayuga medical clinic is built.
1982, Seneca-Cayuga Bingo Hall opens.
1988, Seneca-Cayuga builds new Bingo Hall opens.
1992, Iroquois Indian Museum opens in NY, Schoarie County.
1999, Seneca-Cayuga Tobacco Company
2000, Seneca-Cayuga, Miami, Modoc, Ottawa, Peoria, Cherokee, and Quapaw unite medical clinic.
2007, Seneca tribe acquires 600 acres of longtime Boy Scout camp
2009, New Community Building opened (Grove)
2009, Seneca tribe acquires New York (state) Convenience store
2010, purchased motel/restaurant complex within reservation boundaries "Cowskin Prairie Motel"(Grove, OK)