William W. Canfield The White Seneca

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In the year 1774, fifteen-year-old Henry Cochrane is captured by a party of Seneca Indians near his home in central New York State. Adopted by the young Seneca, Hiokoto the Hawk, Henry grows to love the Indian ways and becomes Dundiswa - the White Seneca. When Henry is captured by an enemy tribe, he must rely on all the skills he has learned from the Indians, as well as his own courage and determination, as he attempts to escape from them and rescue fellow captive, Constance Leonard. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War has begun and conflict escalates between the Indians, who have sided with the British, and the settlers. Eventually Henry must choose between his love for the Senecas and his loyalty to his own people.

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In the ninety-five years since The White Seneca was first published many things have changed, but the need for well-researched and well-written histories has not. In fact, it may be even more important today.
In The White Seneca and its sequel, At Seneca Castle, William Canfield's goal was to faithfully portray the Indians during a pivotal time in our nation's history, not only for the young people of his own day, but also for future readers. It is my privilege to be republishing these books so that a new generation of young people can benefit from his historically-accurate and gripping stories.
The years 1774-1778, when The White Seneca takes place, were a time of escalating conflict between the Indians of the Iroquois Nation and the settlers of central New York State and northern Pennsylvania. Much that is written on this topic is biased toward one side or the other, but William Canfield clearly portrays both sides, helping the reader to understand the underlying motivations of those involved. He also provides many fine examples of positive character qualities in both the Indians and the settlers, including honesty, determination, resourcefulness, patriotism and the selfless protection of women.
One important point that needs to be addressed is the use of the word "savage" throughout The White Seneca and At Seneca Castle. In our society it seems harsh and offensive to refer to the Native American cultures as savage; however, because the etymology of the word "savage" presents a somewhat different picture, I have chosen not to replace it.
In his 1828 Dictionary, Noah Webster gives the following definitions:
Savage, adjective [from Latin silva, a wood, or silvicola, an inhabitant of a wood]
1. Pertaining to the forest; wild; remote from human residence and improvements; uncultivated; as a savage wilderness.
Savage, noun 1. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized or without cultivation of mind or manners. The savages of America, when uncorrupted by the vices of civilized men, are remarkable for their hospitality to strangers, and for their truth, fidelity and gratitude to their friends, but implacably cruel and revengeful towards their enemies.
From this last trait of the savage character, the word came to signify,
2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
Thus, rather than being a derogatory label applied to Native Americans by others, our word "savage" came to be defined by certain aspects of the Native American cultures.
In republishing these books, I have prepared a map for each book identifying the significant locations, to aid the reader in understanding the actual geographical context. Also, while updating the grammar in a few places for clarity, I have chosen to retain the older spellings of words for the historical flavor they impart. A few very minor changes were made to the text as well.
I trust that through these stories the reader will gain a better understanding of some of the events that helped to make our nation what it is today.
Daniel Mills February, 2006.

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Many books have been written about the aboriginal people of this country, either as individuals or as tribes and nations. It is to be regretted that in instances the Indian has been shown in colors so unnatural that there has grown up wide misapprehension as to his real character and the life he led. Often he has been surrounded with too much that was romantic and too little that was real; and again he has been given traits which he never possessed, and has been made to perform acts that were entirely beyond his powers or, indeed, beyond the powers of any human being.
The writings of men who came early among the Indians and set down those things which they observed, bear truthful descriptions. But the great mass of readers do not have opportunity to search these accounts, or to bring together the scattered scraps of information that lie hidden in the archives of historical societies, or are buried in official reports and other publications of that nature.
With a view to setting before the young, and such adults as have not lost taste for a tale of adventure and stirring times, a better understanding of the Indian, this story has been written. But coupled with the story itself is presented a careful study of Indian character and a truthful description of their manner of living, thus bringing to the mind of the reader a faithful picture of conditions and peoples at the time of the Revolutionary War....
This writing, therefore, is dedicated to the young people of our country, and through them to their elders.
It is the hope of the author that they may find both pleasure and information in perusing what he here has written. Assuredly, these have come to him in the preparation of The White Seneca, for he has gained knowledge of a people who neither wrote history nor built monuments, although they hold in the world's drama a place that may not be overlooked.
W. W. C. February, 1911.

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