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General Information:
Full Name: Leo Cooper
Biography:
(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:
Name: Ha-Yen-Doh-Nees
Tribe: Senaca
Author's Timeline:
1912 Erie County
In about 1912, when three years of age, Leo Cooper lived at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Reservation. 
1909 Cattaraugus County
Leo Clifton Cooper (Ha-yen-doh-nees) was born in the town of Carrolton, New York, in 1909. 
1976 (Unknown) County
Leo Cooper died in 1976. 
1995 (Unknown) County
Seneca Indian Stories
(Pub: Greenfield Review Press. ISBN: )
Legends and tales. 
? New York County
He was a steel worker in New York City.  
? Cattaraugus County
Cooper attended school in Kill Buck, New York, and later at the Salamanca High School in Salamanca, New York. 

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