Person Detail: Leo Cooper
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|Full Name: Leo Cooper|
(1909-1976) Leader of Seneca Nation, traditional storyteller, journal-keeper. "Seneca Indian Stories." Member of Heron Clan. As a dedicated journal keeper, he recorded traditional Seneca legends and tales and personal observations. This journal was found after his death and went on to be the published work "Seneca Indian Stories." While he served as Seneca Chief for two years in the 1950s, it was the nearly 30 years spent as a steel worker that influenced his life long dedication to the stories of the Seneca. He was a steel worker in New York City.
|Native American Information:|
In about 1912, when three years of age, Leo Cooper lived at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Reservation.
Leo Clifton Cooper (Ha-yen-doh-nees) was born in the town of Carrolton, New York, in 1909.
Leo Cooper died in 1976.
Seneca Indian Stories
(Pub: Greenfield Review Press. ISBN: )
Legends and tales.
New York County
He was a steel worker in New York City.
Cooper attended school in Kill Buck, New York, and later at the Salamanca High School in Salamanca, New York.