National Geographic : 1937 Nov
WHEN RED MEN RULED OUR FORESTS © National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn STERN AND DIGNIFIED, THIS SENECA SUGGESTS A FENIMORE COOPER CHARACTER The Indians of the Eastern Woodlands, together with many tribes of the northern plains, were fine physical specimens. The metal blade on this warrior's club and the silver band around his head were received from white men, probably in exchange for furs such as adorn his garments. The Seneca formed the most populous nation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Today some 3,000 tribesmen dwell on reservations in New York State.