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The Seneca led by Cornplanter is a custom civilization by More Civilisations and Neirai the Forgiven, with contributions from Leugi, RawSasquatch, EmeraldRange and Alga.

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The Seneca[]

The Seneca were one of the first Native American peoples that European colonists encounter. They were likely responsible for teaching Dutch, French, and English colonists how to grow crops in America and how to survive the winters. They were founding members of the Iroquios Confederacy and a powerful ally in both war and peace. Today, the Seneca are a thriving, if small, nation of people within the United States who look towards a bright future. While pre-columbian Seneca holdings may have been much larger, at the time of the American Revolution, the Seneca lived in a sizeable area south of Lake Ontario within what is now the State of New York. The land is a combination of northern lowlands bordering Lake Ontario, with a fertile plateau region to the south punctuated by long, thin lakes. This area is valued for its natural beauty and expansive farming potential. The Seneca were positioned by the Iroquois Confederacy as the "Keepers of the Western Door". It was their responsibility to provide a diplomatic and martial defense for the rest of the Confederacy. Their warriors were feared for their quick strikes, and kept an ongoing animosity with some of the neighboring peoples, such as the Huron and the Neutrals. During the time of the Colonists, the Seneca continued to flex their military might, defeating enemy Native American peoples and forcing them to resettle in areas to increase the Seneca influence.


Cornplanter was a Seneca War Chief who led the Seneca through several wars with European and American colonists. But he is most remembered for his work after the American, soothing tensions between the Americans and the Seneca. He is remembered by the Americans as a hero, and was the first Native American to have a monument erected in his favor in the United States. It is possible that this work saved the Seneca Nation's cultural identity during a time of weakness and during the era of aggressive American campaigns to resettle and weaken Native peoples. At the onset of the American Revolution, Cornplanter counseled the Seneca to remain neutral. "War is war. Death is death. A fight is a hard business." While his influence kept the Seneca out of the war for some time, eventually the British prevailed, partly by branding Cornplanter as a coward, and by offering rich rewards to the Seneca if they fought on their side. The Seneca joined Loyalist forces in attacking American townsites in what the Americans labeled massacres. This enraged the Americans, who began a scorched-earth campaign against the Seneca, forcing them to tend to their very survival instead of bolstering the Loyalist forces. The war was ill-fated, as the British Loyalists lost, and the Seneca lands were left sacked and burned. The aftermath of the Revolution left the Seneca in a very weakened state, and with fresh animosity from the victorious Americans. Cornplanter turned all of his efforts towards diplomacy with the Americans and between the Americans and other Native American tribes. He met with George Washington to protest the treatment of his people, and extracted promises to protect the Haudenosaunee lands. Cornplanter also met with and was impressed with the teachings of the Quakers. He asked the Quakers to educate his own son and open schools on Haudenosaunee lands. During the War of 1812, Cornplanter supported the American army and encouraged the other Haudenosaunee to do the same.

Dawn of Man[]

Welcome, chief Cornplanter! In the days before American history was first put to the pen, your people, the Seneca were a mighty people who campaigned upon the Eastern lands of what would later be called the United States. The Seneca's influence flowed wide across your great continent, and was felt in the agricultural practices of peoples from the Mississippi to the Great Lakes, and from the frigid north to the swamplands of the south. It is across this great land that your people were renowned and feared as well, for yours was a powerful nation mastered in the ways of new weapons.


Art by RawSasquatch

Shrewd Cornplanter! Your people were known for their military might, feared their ability to strike faster than a rattlesnake. Yet, to your kin and your allies, you were known for your protection and commitment to peace. Now is a new age, where strangers both peaceful and wicked will seek your hand in battle. Will you keep a watchful eye for threats to peace as you build a nation that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome to the lands of the Seneca, stranger. Come, hear the wisdom of our Mothers, so we may be of one mind."

Defeat: "Our hearts are forever grieved by the fears of our women and children, for you have destroyed them."

Unique Attributes[]

The Seneca (Cornplanter)
Keepers of the Western Door
  • While at war, units receive +5% Strength Combat Strength while attacking for every non-enemy civilization at war with your enemy, doubled when adjacent to a friendly unit.

Art by Agla and Sas

Swift Strike Warband (Musketman)
  • After attacking an enemy unit, that unit and all adjacent to it from the same civilization have -10% Strength Combat Strength for their next turn.
  • When starting a turn adjacent to an enemy unit, gains +1 Moves Movement and may move after attacking.

Art by DJSHenniger

Three Sisters Outpost
  • Boosts the Food Food output and Strength Defensive bonus of the tile.
  • If built outside Seneca territory, 1 Food Food is stored every turn until the tile becomes Seneca land.
City List
  1. Ganondagan
  2. Nudawao
  3. Genundowa
  4. Kanawagas
  5. Chenussio
  6. Kayahsutoke
  7. Ohio
  8. Kaoto
  9. Thanonokeo
  10. Onotake
  11. Kataeaekeskeo
  12. Tosyowe
  13. Thanowote
  14. Tketsoa
  15. Tyoetsesyo
  16. Skanehtati
  17. Wastoke
  18. Kasteeko
  19. Kanyeke
  20. Kanowoko
  21. Tsyokowoti
  22. Sweke
  23. Kayahake
  24. Tsyoneshiyo
  25. Tyosskwaeaetase
  26. Kanoktiyoke
  27. Heyooke
  28. Twasko
  29. Hateyoyayakto
  30. Tyonohsateke
Spy List
  • Handsome Lake
  • Ah-wen-Eyu
  • Governor Blacksnake
  • Red Jacket
  • Half-King
  • George
  • Chief Halftown
  • Destroy Town
  • Deerfoot
  • Chief John Big Tree



Focuses: Food, War, Movement, Defense

Victory Types: Science, Domination

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are planting Corn, Squash, and Beans with each other and enlisting in the military -- I, uh, suppose that's not a bad thing, but I fear the rest of the world may succumb to your influence."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 22 Sep 2021
  • Neirai: Design, code, Lua
  • Pouakai: Code
  • Leugi: Art
  • RawSasquatch: Art
  • DuskJockey: Art
  • EmeraldRange: Art, unit models
  • Alga: Art
  • DJSHenniger: UTI Model
  • bernie14: UU Model
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