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2010-08-26 / Local News

Out of the Past

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would

This portrait of Chief Solomon O’Bail Cornplanter, grandson of the famous Seneca Chief Edward Cornplanter, shows the distinctive Iroquoian headgear as worn by the Seneca Indians. The Senecas lived in the Buffalo Creek Reservation, part of which would eventually become the Town of West Seneca. The chief’s headgear differs from the more commonly recognized full war bonnet of some of the western American Indian tribes. Photo and information courtesy of Jim Pace, town historian This portrait of Chief Solomon O’Bail Cornplanter, grandson of the famous Seneca Chief Edward Cornplanter, shows the distinctive Iroquoian headgear as worn by the Seneca Indians. The Senecas lived in the Buffalo Creek Reservation, part of which would eventually become the Town of West Seneca. The chief’s headgear differs from the more commonly recognized full war bonnet of some of the western American Indian tribes. Photo and information courtesy of Jim Pace, town historian like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main

St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).

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