Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

George, Samuellocked

(1795–24 September 1873)
  • Laurence M. Hauptman


George, Samuel (1795–24 September 1873), Onondaga chief and Iroquois Confederacy spokesman, was born into the Wolf clan on the Buffalo Creek Reservation in western New York State. This community, which encompassed much of the present-day city of Buffalo, was the cultural, political, and religious center of Indian life in the state in the years after the American Revolution. Although we know nothing about George’s parents, we do know that he grew to manhood during approximately the same period as the spread of a major Iroquois religious revival led by ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription