To begin, I'll speak on what life was like for colonial women at the time. When it came to the decision making process, women were not included. Everything from having the right to vote, to choosing who they would marry. Societally it was not the place of a woman to often share their opinion on matters of state even at home. Women as a matter of speaking, property. They were not even what we would call today a citizen.
This is greatly contrasted in the Seneca way of life. It is evident with Mary Jamison's first contact with her purchasers. They were on their way to this slave market to pursue their right to receive wither a prisoner or scalp for the loss of their brother in Washington's war. They had the right through their own customs, that when one of their own is taken captive or slain in battle that the nearest relative to have the scalp of the enemy. The retribution was being done by women.
Another point to make is that Seneca women were no strangers to violence, in the defense of family or of themselves. It is a part of their culture. Even in the hunting they play a role, accompanying the men/hunters to tend to the kill. Chores around their communities were shared. Not just the responsibility of women as in the colonies.
As far as the politics of the tribe if you would call it that. The women too played...