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Seneca Nation of Indians

A view from an overlook in Salamanca, NY on 2007-08-05

The Seneca Nation of Indians are known as the "Keeper of the Western Door," for the Seneca are the westernmost of the six Native American nations which comprised the Iroquois Confederacy which occupied large areas of land in the Northeast USA and Southeast Canada. Most of the Seneca Nation territories are located in the Enchanted Mountains.

In the Seneca language they are known as O-non-dowa-gah, (pronounced: Oh-n'own-dough-wahgah) or "Great Hill People.

They invite you to explore their native lands and experience their culture. Learn more about the Seneca Nation of Indians at

Fun Fact:

The City of Salamanca is the only city in the United States of America which is entirely on a native American territory.


The Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center is an impressive facility that houses the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum.