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Full Name: Ely S Parker
Biography:
(1828-1895) Engineer, journal-keeper, secretary to U. S. Grant. Ely Parker was born on the Tonawanda reservation in New York. He was one of the first Native Americans noted for succeeding within the white mans higher institutions of learning. He was an engineer in Rochester and later a military secretary for Ulysses S. Grant. Henry Lewis Morgan worked closely with Parker to publish "League of the Iroquois" (1851). As a Military Secretary for Ulysses S. Grant, he later became the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Ely S. Parker was a letter writer and journal keeper who contributed greatly to the bulk of written work attributed to Native Americans during his time. Red Jacket was his grandfather.
Native American Information:
Name: Hasanoanda / Donehogawa
Tribe: Seneca
Author's Timeline:
1897 Erie County
Ely S. Parker is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York. 
1828 Genesee County
Parker was born in Indian Falls, New York. 
1895 (Unknown) County
Ely S. Parker died in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1895. 
1851 (Unknown) County
League of the Iroquois
Henry Lewis Morgan worked closely with Parker to publish "League of the Iroquois" (1851).  
? Cattaraugus County
Ely S. Parker studied law in Ellicottville, New York. 
? Rensselaer County
Ely S. Parker studied engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  

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