Senecas in the Civil War

Deborah Holler

After the summer break many organizations are starting up again. One of the first of the fall season is from the Greece Historical Society on Tuesday evening. The program is My Dear Brother: A Seneca Family in the Civil War Years a multimedia lecture by Deborah Holler of Program of the New York Council for the Humanities.  

This is the story of Civil War General Ely Parker and his remarkable family of Tonawanda Senecas. It is an insight to the dilemma of the American Indian soldiers, fighting to preserve the Union that would disinherit them. Through family correspondence during the Civil War years listen to their stories of fractured loyalties, intimate yearnings and the family loyalties that gave them strength.

Deborah Holler is a mentor at Empire State College in East Syracuse, NY. Her articles have been published in regional and national magazines as well as academic journals. She lectures at national and international conferences and cultural events throughout NY State.

This presentation will be held at Tuesday, Sept 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. Reservations are not necessary.

For more information call 585-225-7221, visit Greece Historical Society website or on see the Greece Historical Society on Facebook.