Mabel Powers, also known as Yeh-Sen-Noh-Wehs, was the American author of: Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children (1917) and Around an Iroquois Story Fire (1923). "Once our fathers own these lands of New York State. Once the Iroquois were great people. Their council fires burn from Hudson on east to Lake Erie on west, from rising to setting sun. Then White man come. He ask for small seat size buffalo skin. He take larger and larger one, till Indian have but small place to sit. "