1818: Born November 21, near Aurora, New York 1840: Graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York 1844: Moved to Rochester, New York to practice law 1851: Published League of the Ho-de’-no-sau-nee, or Iroquois. 1851: August 13, married Mary Elizabeth Steele 1861: Served in the New York State Assembly 1868: Published The American Beaver 1868-69: Served in the New York State Senate 1870-71: Toured Europe with his wife and son 1871: Published Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity … 1877: Published Ancient Society 1879: Elected President of American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1881: Published Houses and House-life of the American Aborigines 1881:Died December 17, Rochester, New York
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