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Deohako

Things That Sustain Us

 

—Ganondagon State Historic Site —

 
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By Don Morfe, October 15, 2009
1. Deohako Marker
Inscription. Although the Seneca were successful hunters and gatherers, they were famed for their horticulture. Up until colonial times Seneca cultivators were primarily women, and the plant world was associated with their aspect of life. Central to Seneca material and spiritual well-being were three crops: corn, beans, and squash.

The Seneca believe these crops, termed the Three Sisters, sustain human live. The ceremonial year is heavily associated with their growth and harvest. Planting time and two harvests of corn are celebrated with great enthusiasm among traditional Seneca.

Huge stores of corn and beans were discovered in the picketed granary on Fort Hill during the Denonville Campaign of 1687. Denonville estimated his soldiers destroyed over 440,000 bushels of old and new corn that summer in the four major Seneca towns.
 
Location. 42° 57.69′ N, 77° 24.756′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of Broughton Hill Road and New York State Route 444 on Broughton Hill Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Ganondagon State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ganondagan (a few steps
Deohako Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 15, 2009
2. Deohako Marker
from this marker); Jikonhsaseh (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezra Wilmarth (within shouting distance of this marker); Onenodaji:h (within shouting distance of this marker); Seneca Women as Horticulturalists (within shouting distance of this marker); Haudenosaunee (within shouting distance of this marker); Gannagaro (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gayanessha'gowa (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
 
Also see . . .  Ganondagan State Historic Site. (Submitted on December 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. AgricultureNative Americans
 
Deohako Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 15, 2009
3. Deohako Marker
Deohako Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 15, 2009
4. Deohako Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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