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Re: Harriet Maxwell Converse - 1836
Posted by: Tina Converse Davis (ID *****2878) Date: July 30, 2003 at 15:26:57
In Reply to: Re: Harriet Maxwell Converse - 1836 by carol vore of 609

Hi Carol, I am glad you responded to my request for information. I have traced the Converse side of my family back to the eleventh generation. I ran across Harriet's name in a book called, "Chase's Annual Events 1993". Headline reads, "White Woman made American Indian Chief: And on Sept. 18, 1891 Harriet Maxwell Converse was made a chief of the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, NY. She was given the name Ga-is-wa-noh, which means, "The Watcher". She had been adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe in 1884 in appreciation of her efforts on behalf of the tribe. So, as I was researching my family, I pulled her name up to see where she ties in to the Converse name and got the info you read in my first correspondance. I know she was a writter and she has some books out, and that her father was the one that helped the indians first and she followed in his footsteps. I know that Franklin Buchanan Converse was her second marriage. I am looking for info on them both to see if they are related to me thru the Converse name. Any info you have will be helpful. Thanks, Tina

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