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Haudenosaunee | Onondaga | Mohawk | Tuscarora | Oneida | Cayuga | Seneca | Delaware
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1940
Extent: 16 panels (oversized)
Description: Designer and author Ray Fadden (Aren Akweks, Tehanetorens) was a member of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and founder of the Six Nations Indian Museum of Onchiota, New York. As an educator, Fadden created “educational charts” to convey elements of Haudenosaunee history and culture to audiences. Early on, he enlisted the help of his son, John Fadden. Later, others were brought in to create other charts. This particular chart or poster is signed by Sagotaoala (Bob Gabor). It is comprised of four parts (photocopies of the original). Seen as a whole, the central feature of the poster is a map of Haudenosaunee territory in present-day New York State, showing the relative locations of the six nations of the Iroquois League (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora) and overlaid with drawings relating to Haudenosaunee history and culture. This central image is ringed with many more sketches, and around the edges the chart is bordered wtih different wampum belt designs. The sketches range from small and simple to fairly large and elaborate, and feature important people, events, places, material culture items, etc. from Haudenosaunee history and culture. This includes drawings of people like Hiawatha, Joseph Brant, Mary Jemison, etc.; material culture items like a water drum, body armor, pottery, etc.; scenes from daily life such as hunting, playing lacrosse, and a medicine man harvesting tobacco, etc.; more specific events like councils, warfare, a Dutch massacre of Delaware neighbors, and the arrival of the Tuscarora; and more recent happenings like Akwesasne Club Members on an outing and the role of Indian steel-workers in the construction of the "Rainbow Bridge" acress the Niagara River. Along with the 4-panel complete educational poster, there are 2 panels with miscellanous drawings along the edges, less polished and less specific than in the completed version, and 2 panels that together comprise a map of New York State and environs, and have the same kinds of drawings as the other two posters (albeit less polished than the 4-panel poster but more polished than in the other 2-panel item). Included in this folder are negatives of each of the 8 panels described.
Collection: Iroquois past and present in the state of New York, presented by the Akwesasne Mohawk counselor organization (Mss.970.3.F12i)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: Undated
Description: The Mohawk materials in Snyderman include charts of illustrations by Ray Fadden from the Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor organization. Images include utensils, musical instruments, clothes, and masks in Series I and an image of a collar in Series V.
Collection: George S. Snyderman Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.51)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1943-1963
Extent: 5 items
Description: Materials relating to Paul A. W. Wallace's interest in Mohawk history and culture. Items include documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs regarding Wallace's adoption by the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, including a copy of Ray Fadden's (Tehanetorens, Aren Akweks) speech; Wallace's correspondence with Glynn Michael regarding the death of Chief William Loft; Wallace's correspondence with Chief Julius Cook requesting Wallace's aid in defeating some unspecified Senate bills; Wallace's correspondence with John Fadden (Ka-Hon-Hes) regarding the exhibition and sale of John Fadden's paintings; and images (paintings, photographs) relating to Fadden's exhibition at State Museum, including works such as "Hunting Party Surprised by Bear," "Iroquois Delegation to the Aztecs," and "Youth Dreams of his Guardian Manito (an eagle)."
Collection: Paul A. W. Wallace Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.64b)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1635, 1936, 1939, 1957, 1972-1978, 1988, 1998
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: The Mohawk material in the Fenton papers can be found in multiple sections. In Series I, see correspondence with Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization, Akwesasne Notes, Ray Fadden, Gerald Reid. Other correspondences may potentially contain additional info. In Series IIa, see the subject file for the Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization and "Dutch Journal to Mohawk Country." Series III includes multiple drafts of Fenton's "Mohawk" chapter for the Handbook of North American Indians. Series IV contains a few papers by other on Mohawk language and history. Series VI contains a photo of "Wah-nee-nah. Mohawk Indian Maid, Vocalist." In Series VIII, see subseries A and B, which include genealogical information, field notes from Akwesasne (labelled as "St. Regis"), and miscellaneous historical notes.
Collection: William N. Fenton papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.20)