Cayuga men wore breechcloths with leggings. Cayuga women wore wraparound skirts with shorter leggings. Men did not originally wear shirts in the Cayuga culture, but women often wore a poncho-like tunic called an overdress or kilt. Cayuga Indian people usually wore deerskin moccasins on their feet.
Their staple food was corn, which was planted and harvested by the women of the tribe. Cayuga women also raised crops of squash and beans and collected berries, seeds, nuts, and other wild plant foods. Men of the tribe fished and hunted deer, elk, and other game.
Cayuga (In Cayuga Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ) is a Northern Iroquoian language of the Iroquois Proper (also known as ” Five Nations Iroquois”) subfamily, and is spoken on Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Ontario, by around 240 Cayuga people, and on the Cattaraugus Reservation, New York, by fewer than 10.
Cayuga, self- name Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (“People of the Great Swamp”), Iroquoian-speaking North American Indians, members of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Confederacy, who originally inhabited the region bordering Lake Cayuga in what is now central New York state.
The Cayuga Nation is known as “The People of the Great Swamp”. Cayugas are one the original five members of the Haudenosaunee “The People of the Longhouse”. Many goverance principles of the Haudenosaunee were installed into the American form of governance.
The Senecas were also highly skilled at warfare, and were considered fierce adversaries. But the Seneca were also renowned for their sophisticated skills at diplomacy and oratory and their willingness to unite with the other original five nations to form the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations.
Seneca is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Seneca people, one of the members of the Iroquois Five (later, Six) Nations confederacy. It is most closely related to the other Five Nations Iroquoian languages, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk (and among those, it is most closely related to Cayuga).
The Mohawk people ( Mohawk: Kanienʼkehá꞉ka) are the most easterly tribe of the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois Confederacy. They are an Iroquoian-speaking indigenous people of North America, with communities in southeastern Canada and northern New York State, primarily around Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River.
The Wisconsin Oneida are an Iroquoian-speaking Indian tribe currently residing on a reservation in northeastern Wisconsin near Green Bay. They originally came from upstate New York. The Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora make up the Six Nations League of the Iroquois.
Seneca, self-name Onödowa’ga:’ (“People of the Great Hill”), North American Indians of the Iroquoian linguistic group who lived in what is now western New York state and eastern Ohio.
(Entry 1 of 2) 1: a member of an American Indian people of the Mohawk River valley, New York. 2: the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk people. 3: a hairstyle with a narrow center strip of usually upright hair and the sides of the head shaved.
The resulting confederacy, whose governing Great Council of 50 peace chiefs, or sachems (hodiyahnehsonh), still meets in a longhouse, is made up of six nations: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.
1: a member of an American Indian people of what is now western New York. 2: the Iroquoian language of the Seneca people.
noun, plural Ca·yu·gas, (especially collectively) Ca·yu·ga. a member of a tribe of North American Indians, the smallest tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy. the dialect of the Seneca language spoken by the Cayuga. Also called Cayuga duck.
The name Seneca is a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “people of the standing rock”.