Seneca at Buffalo Creek Section of the Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845

The 1845 census section for the Seneca of Buffalo Creek Reservation. This section forms part of the enumeration of the population of New York State Indian Reservations (except Long Island).

Page one of a printed version of an act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the New York State census of 1845. Entitled "AN ACT Relative to the Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the State." The Act gives instructions on how the census is to be carried out.

The second page relating to an Act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the 1845 New York census and providing instructions for how it is to be carried out. Printed.

Schedule data, page one of six-page schedule. A listing of names of Seneca Indian heads of households. There are mostly English names listed though, in a few cases, the Seneca name is given. Other columns provide information on the number of males and females in each family as well as the number of married females under 45 and the number of unmarried females in the family between the ages of 16 and 45. Manuscript [handwritten] data on printed form.

Schedule data, page two of six-page schedule. Columns of data include statistics on reservation families e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of family members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data, page three of six-page schedule. Data categories include statistics on reservation households e.g. number of children between 5-16, number of children attending various levels of school and economic activities for each household e.g. home textile manufacturing, land under cultivation for barley, peas and beans. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page four of six-page schedule. Data categories cover cultivation and agricultural production e.g. potatoes, wheat, oats planted and harvested; number of cattle horses and hogs and butter/cheese produced. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page five of six-page schedule. Additional handwritten data categories concerned with cultivation and land use e.g. number of plows, value of horticultural products, lands let, number of persons from other tribes (tenants? laborers?) and others. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Schedule data, page six of six-page schedule. Handwritten data categories include occupation and education statistics e.g. number of residents in various occupations [mechanics, farmers, physicians, teachers, translators] and level of education. Statistics on ?morality? include number of persons adhering to native religions and who are pledged to temperance. Data categories also include the number of state and federal annuities received. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Buffalo Creek Seneca Census, Page 11, Repeat schedule p. 1.

Schedule data, page two of six-page schedule. Columns of data include statistics on reservation families e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of family members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data, page three of six-page schedule. Data categories include statistics on reservation households e.g. number of children between 5-16, number of children attending various levels of school and economic activities for each household e.g. home textile manufacturing, land under cultivation for barley, peas and beans. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page four of six-page schedule. Data categories cover cultivation and agricultural production e.g. potatoes, wheat, oats planted and harvested; number of cattle horses and hogs and butter/cheese produced. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page five of six-page schedule. Additional handwritten data categories concerned with cultivation and land use e.g. number of plows, value of horticultural products, lands let, number of persons from other tribes (tenants? laborers?) and others. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Schedule data, page six of six-page schedule. Handwritten data categories include occupation and education statistics e.g. number of residents in various occupations [mechanics, farmers, physicians, teachers, translators] and level of education. Statistics on ?morality? include number of persons adhering to native religions and who are pledged to temperance. Data categories also include the number of state and federal annuities received. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Buffalo Creek Seneca Census, Page 17, Repeat schedule p. 1.

Schedule data, page two of six-page schedule. Columns of data include statistics on reservation families e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of family members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data, page three of six-page schedule. Data categories include statistics on reservation households e.g. number of children between 5-16, number of children attending various levels of school and economic activities for each household e.g. home textile manufacturing, land under cultivation for barley, peas and beans. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page four of six-page schedule. Data categories cover cultivation and agricultural production e.g. potatoes, wheat, oats planted and harvested; number of cattle horses and hogs and butter/cheese produced. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page five of six-page schedule. Additional handwritten data categories concerned with cultivation and land use e.g. number of plows, value of horticultural products, lands let, number of persons from other tribes (tenants? laborers?) and others. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Schedule data, page six of six-page schedule. Handwritten data categories include occupation and education statistics e.g. number of residents in various occupations [mechanics, farmers, physicians, teachers, translators] and level of education. Statistics on ?morality? include number of persons adhering to native religions and who are pledged to temperance. Data categories also include the number of state and federal annuities received. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Recapitulation of preceding schedule data in column format. Aggregate data includes: number of males and females, vital statistics and other demographic data, information pertaining to cultivation and agricultural yields, information on education and religious worship and data on occupations and residents from other tribes. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Concludes recapitulation of schedule data. A comparative table is provided showing the relative population strength of the Seneca tribe living at Canton with other Seneca reservations. The table also provides information on Seneca living in other states and west of the Mississippi. Manuscript is (handwritten) on printed form.

Contains Henry Schoolcraft's signature and affirmation of the accuracy of the preceding enumeration. Dated October 31st, 1845. Manuscript (handwritten) added to printed form.

No entries recorded - blank page. Copy of page 2 from preceding schedule.

No entries recorded - blank page. Copy of page 3 from preceding schedule.

No entries recorded - blank page. Copy of page 4 from preceding schedule.

No entries recorded - blank page. Schedule covers manufacturing activities.

No entries recorded - blank page. Schedule covers manufacturing activities.

No entries recorded - blank page. Schedule covers manufacturing activities.

No entries recorded - blank page. Schedule covers manufacturing activities.

No entries recorded - blank page. Schedule covers disabled populations.

No entries recorded - blank page. Schedule covers disabled populations.

Printed form of two-page schedule. Data categories include number of churches and denominations as well as associated construction and improvement costs.

No entries recorded - blank page. Data categories include number of churches and denominations as well as associated construction and improvement costs.

No entries recorded - blank page. Data categories include number of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs.

Page two of printed schedule. Data categories include number of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs.

Printed page of schedule re: trades and professions. Data categories include number of hotels and retail trade and various trades and professions, e.g. farmers, merchants, mechanics, attorneys and clergyman. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form. Concludes Seneca at Buffalo Creek section.
Identifier
NYSA_A1832-78_BuffaloCreek
Date
1845
Contributor
Schoolcraft, Henry, 1793-1864
Language
English
Source
Accession No. A1832-78, Secretary of State, Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845.
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