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Jesse Cornplanter

Born: Sep 16, 1889

Death: Jan 1, 1957

Birthplace: Cattaraugus Reservation

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jesse Cornplanter

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1889
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1957
Birth Place : Cattaraugus Reservation

Jesse J. Cornplanter was an artist and author. The last descendant of Cornplanter, an important 18th-century leader, his Seneca name was Hayonhwonhish. He illustrated several books about Seneca and Iroquois life. Jesse Cornplanter wrote and illustrated Legends of the Longhouse, which records many Iroquois traditional stories.


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