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Haudenosaunee | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Seneca
Date: 1973
Extent: 11 sound tape reels (29 hr., 41 min.)
Description: Interviews and discussions with the Seneca artist Ernest Smith on his paintings of Seneca customs, stories, ceremonies, crafts, food preparation, and other traditional ways. Smith was a Seneca from the Tonawanda Reservation in New York state. The paintings were done in the 1930s and are presently in the Rochester Museum and Science Center in Rochester, New York. The recordings were made by William N. Fenton and his student, Jeanette Collamer, in 1973 at the museum in Rochester. The paintings are referred to on the recordings by the museum's catalog numbers for the paintings. Some of the paintings do not have assigned titles. Sound quality is fair overall, with severe distortion and prominent background noise on the final tape. Most of the recordings are restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
Collection: Interviews concerning the paintings of the Seneca artist Ernest Smith (Mss.Rec.126)

Klamath | Modoc | Paiute
Language(s): English | Klamath-Modoc
Date: 1950
Genre: Interviews | Songs
Extent: 3 sound tape reels (1 hr., 35 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: The Klamath-Modoc materials in William Fenton's "Indian Language Field Recordings" collection are located in "Series 8: Klamath Indian Political Texts" and as the first tape in "Series 9: Blackfoot Songs and Dances." These recordings cover Klamath history, especially tribal council history and the Treaty of 1864, with conversations on Klamath singing, medicine, some information on Paiute and Fenton's reading of notes on interviewees David Chocktoot and Watson Duffy. (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.)
Collection: Indian Language Field Recordings (Mss.Rec.138)

Haudenosaunee | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Seneca
Date: 1941, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1962
Extent: 13 hr., 27 min.
Description: The Seneca materials in William Fenton's "Indian Language Field Recordings" collection are located in Series 1, 3, 5-7, and 11 of the finding aid. Most pertain to songs and ceremonies at Allegany, Tonawanda, and Grand River. Other noteworthy material includes an interview with Chauncey Johnny John on Seneca place names on the Allegheny River in Series 6. Recordings relating to ceremonial matters may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity considerations.
Collection: Indian Language Field Recordings (Mss.Rec.138)