This digital collection is a collaboration between archaeologists and librarians at Cornell University and Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) partners, including staff at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and the Seneca Art and Culture Center.

This digital collection presents materials recovered from two archaeological sites consecutively occupied by members of the Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) Confederacy. The White Springs site, occupied circa 1688–1715, and the Townley-Read site, occupied circa 1715–1754, are both located near the north end of Seneca Lake, in present-day Ontario County, New York. This online platform provides information on archaeological materials from a poorly-understood era to researchers in Anthropology, History, and American Indian and Indigenous Studies; serves as a resource for education on the indigenous history of New York; and, most importantly, provides a means for Onöndowa’ga:’ descendant communities to access and explore their heritage.

View the entire digital collection here.