Iroquois Indians in Buffalo NY

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Iroquois Indians in Buffalo New York in 1914.

This was a panoramic photo, put together in two parts, so I split the photo back into two parts. While it is difficult to see the faces, the photo gives a wonderful sense of what life was like for these people. It looks to be the dead of winter.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, William A Drennan
Date & Place: in Buffalo, New York USA
People:
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Updated Dec 29, 2015

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Ancient Faces
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Iroquois Native Americans taken in Buffalo New York in 1914.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Beth Pritchard
< ----is here to count the number of white people who will now post to claim American Indian blood.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Barb A. Peters
No way, this is history
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Beth Pritchard
LOL, I know; I love these pictures and this page. It's just always funny to me how many white people have Indian Princess Syndrome.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
AncientFaces
Beth Pritchard lol. You know you're asking for comments saying "Indian" right? :) hehe
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Beth Pritchard
Bring it on because, you know, I'm 1/16th on my father's side, I think... :-) LOVE your page, BTW.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
AncientFaces
haha thank you!! :D It's been 15 years building AncientFaces into what it is today. We are very grateful for everyone sharing their photos with the world
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Sharon Kellett Formando
Beth, I would be PROUD to be a Native American Indian.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Beth Pritchard
Well, I wouldn't be proud of being anything that was an accident of birth and not something I worked for, but what I meant in the OP is that every time something is posted about any tribe white people fall all over themselves to claim membership even with the most scant ties.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Diana Moore
Beth Pritchard You 'think'?! You're not sure?! I'd be totally sure about where my heritage is from before posting it for the world to see! = )
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Diana Moore
Why are you being an antogonist for negativity? Why can't you say something positive and keep the peace on this FB group? That isn't the way to earn feathers, so-to-speak.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Beth Pritchard
Diana, "positive to keep peace" is far overrated by the weakminded. Oh, and I believe you missed the satire in my comment. Read again.
Dec 30, 2015 ·
Julie Vallance
i have no indian blood, but, i love the first nations people all the same from down here in australia
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Diana Moore
Thanks for positive comment! I'm not a Native American, either, but my love is. Show respect for all humankind, whomever they may be, and from where they are from.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Colette Gas
Belle photo souvenir !!!
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Jerry Woods
If you like to see more search youtube for " War of the American Indians" A documentary of the History of the Iroquois, very very good. abt. 45 min.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Jerry Woods
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Dec 29, 2015 ·
Terri Allen
Very cool photo.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Bruce Williams
Wonderful photo
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
James Morley
I think a slightly more accurate attribution would be "Original: [external link] "
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Adrianne Balcom
um
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Mary Goodall
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I feel it for the Native Americans. They have been forgotten for so long.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Beth Pritchard
Not to mention having been given a really raw deal by the government.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Mary Goodall
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They where robbed and Murdered for there Lands. By the great White Settlers.
Dec 29, 2015 ·
Mary Comstock
my father rode the trains that ran along Cayuga Lake, Ithaca,NY in the late 1940's. He remembers rock burial mounds near the tracks that he says are still there today.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Verónica Rivera
Hermosa foto
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Renata Zett
A wonderfull Photo!
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Odette Michel
faire agrandir j'aimerais bien
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Carolyn Thorson
Amazing
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Rita Hauler
Enjoyed. Thanks
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Erin O'Keefe
Dawn O'Keefe Williams
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Kimberley A Smith-Cooper
Amazing shot
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Rebecca Lawrence-Weden
The Haudenosaunee did not live in Tepees. They lived in long houses. They also did not wear head dresses with long eagle feathers. I am originally from the Buffalo, NY area and was raised surrounded by several reservations. I went to school with, and interacted with many Iroquoians. While I understand this image is from the Library of Congress, the photograph is most likely misidentified.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Diana Moore
Nice photo! Do you happen to know if it was in the city of Buffalo, or in a suburb? I live in a southern 'burb of Bflo, NY!
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Diana Moore
There's a noteable spot in Hamburg, NY (south of Buffalo) where the first Iroquois settlement was established. It is historically marked.
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Dawn O'Keefe Williams
Very cool!  Thanks!
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Our Native Brothers & Sisters!
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Pat Crawford
I have a Cherokee ancestor on my dad's side of the family tree. But it is several generations back!!
Dec 29, 2015 · Reply
Luana Dallman
all of them and yet to date non have ever built a house,so many trees
Dec 30, 2015 · Reply
Renee Bartlett
They are resilient people to live in tents in the winter!
Dec 30, 2015 · Reply
Darrell Osman
i live on the Iroquois river in Indiana.
Dec 30, 2015 · Reply
Teresa Regenold
Cool photo
Dec 30, 2015 · Reply
Deb Carpenter Terry
Amazing picture.
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Teresa Cuenca
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Dorothy Day
I can remember as a kid back in Mobile, Alabama that there was to be a distribution of funds from something to do with Indians. It was unbelievable to see all the people haunting libraries, churches, newspapers, etc trying to dig up an Indian ancestor in records.
Jan 07, 2016 · Reply
Barbara Ann Moon
No smiles...........??
Jan 10, 2016 · Reply
Jen McAllister
Awesome picture... BUT VERY SAD... HORRIFIC WHAT THE WHITE MAN HAS DONE TO ANYONE DIFFERENT THAN THEM....
Jan 14, 2016 · Reply
Beatrice Huth
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In working with a lady who is Native American I find what happened so egotistical of the White people to believe their way is the only way to do things or be in the World. Sad the Native Americans were willing to give and share in the beginning until the White people were takers and continued taking.
Jan 20, 2016 · Reply
Jo Vaughn-Hutson
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Not much has changed, we White person) still think we have it ALL going on.
Jan 22, 2016 · Reply
Melissa Gelder
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I want to know more of their stories real stories that aren't heard! They are all amazing people!
Jan 22, 2016 · Reply
Donna Pampalone
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I live near Buffalo and I feel honored to see the Native Americans from our area, the are the forefathers of this land before other arrived.
Feb 21, 2016 · Reply
Vern Ray
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Mar 30, 2016 · Reply
Mark Saglian
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Interesting side-note on the photographer. William A Drennan was an Irish-born commercial photographer living in Buffalo, NY. Rebecca is right - the Seneca/ Haudenosaunee did live in longhouses and not tepees. In fact, Haudenosaunee literally means "people of the longhouse". While the Library of Congress lists the subject of the photo as "Iroquois Indians", it doesn't state where the photograph was taken. If I had to guess, I'd say that the photo was staged - much like those shot at the Pan American exposition in Buffalo 1901. If you look carefully at the original, you can see what appears to be a white man standing in front of the group. It's an amazing photo - really hope I didn't annoy anyone with the detail.

Here is a link to the photographer's brief bio:

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Mar 31, 2016 · Reply
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