Native American Collections

Archives and Special Collections, SUNY Fredonia, collects all formats of material relating to the history and culture of the Seneca, with additional holdings relating to the history and culture of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Tuscarora tribes. The Allegany and Cattaraugus Reservations of the Seneca Nation of Indians are included in the geographical collecting areas for the Local History Collection. The Seneca Collection consists of books, pamphlets, serials, manuscript and archival collections, census records, iconographic materials, audio visual materials, maps and microforms. To schedule a research appointment to work with the Native American collections at SUNY Fredonia, please use this form.

CollectionsCornplanter Monument ca. 1910

New York State Iroquois Annuity Census Rolls and Indian Census Records 1839-1925

The Iroquois Census Project contains yearly annuity census rolls for the Iroquois Nations residing in New York State, starting in 1851 through 1886, with rolls also for 1890 and 1902. An added feature is abstracts of various New York State Census records for both the Seneca Nation and the Tonawanda Band. 

Allegany Territory 1851-1902

Cattaraugus Territory 1852-1902

Tonawana Territoy 1852-1902

Cayuga Nation of New York 1852-1886

Onodaga Nation 1845-1870

St. Regis Territory 1859-1885

Oneida Nation 1852

Tuscarora Nation 1852

Buffalo Creek Reservation 1839, Index

Allegany Territory, New York State Census 1875, 1915, 1925

Cattaraugus Territory, New York State Census 1915, 1925

Tonawanda Territory, New York State Census 1875 (2 versions), 1915, 1925

Manuscript Collections

Genealogical Resources

Additional Materials

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