Oral interviews with Chief Jacob Thomas

Haudenosaunee includes: Iroquois, Onkwehonwe
Cayuga includes: Gayogohó:no
Cayuga | English
November 18, 1997
Parmenter, Jon W. | Thomas, Jacob E.
New York (State)--History | Ontario--History | Politics and government | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
Sound recording
Autobiographies | Interviews | Stories
4 sound tape reels (3 hr., 2 min.) : DIGITIZED
Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas, condoled Cayuga elder of the Sandpiper Clan, conducted by Jon W. Parmenter at his home in Ohsweken, Ontario. Includes extensive discussion of the formation of the Iroquois League, oral tradition on the Iroquois condolence ceremony, processes of consensual decision-making, and the structure and workings of the Iroquois Confederacy, as well as discussion of his personal life experiences, and his involvement in contemporary political issues. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Oral interviews with Chief Jacob Thomas Mss.Rec.251