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Alternate forms: Iroquois
Contributor: Antone, Betsy | Antone, Billy | Antone, Harry | Antone, Rosa | Benedict, Charles | Benedict, Charles, Mrs. | Benedict, Ernest | Christian, Albert | Cornplanter, Jesse J. | Curlyhead, Sadie | Cusick, Herbert | Dowdy, Lynn | Gansworth, Nellie | Henhawk, Floyd | Hickerson, Harold, 1923- | Homer, Pat | Jacobs, Elver | Jimerson, Laurence | Jimerson, Laurence, Mrs. | Johnny John, Amos | Johnny John, Colline | Johnny John, Richard | Jones, Albert | Lewis, Thomas | Lyons, Annie | Lyons, Louis | Mt. Pleasant, William | Owl, David | Owl, Jane | Redeye, Henry | Schanandoah, Chapman | Schanandoah, Chapman, Mrs. | Skye, Solon | Smith, Mr. | Smith, Mrs. | Smoke, Percy | Snow, Kenneth | Snow, Lena | Thomas, George, Jr.
Extent: 7 sound tape reels (4 hr., 25 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: This collections consists of texts in several Iroquoian languages (Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora) recorded and played back to other speakers to test the mutual intelligibility of the languages for various speakers. The recordings comprise numerous texts in these languages, administered mutual intelligibility tests, stories, and conversations, all predominantly untranslated. Originally recorded on wire in the fall of 1950 at various locations in the United States and Canada. Later copied to sound tape reels. The Native speakers involved in these recordings are as follows. The Cayuga language speaker was Jane Owl, recorded at Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.) The Cherokee speaker was David Owl, recorded at Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.) The Mohawk speakers were Ernest Benedict and Sadie Curlyhead, recorded at Akwesasne (Saint Regis), and Ernest Benedict and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Benedict, recorded at Akwesasne (Cornwall, Ontario). The Oneida speakers were Harry Antone, Betsy Antone, Rosa Antone, Billy Antone, and Mr. & Mrs. Chapman Schanandoah, recorded at the Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.), and Albert Christian, recorded at Nedrow (N.Y.) The Onondaga speakers were Louis Lyons, recorded at the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.), and George Thomas, Jr., Percy Smoke, Thomas Lewis, Pat Homer, and Floyd Henhawk, recorded at the Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.) The Seneca speakers were as follows: Annie Lyons, recorded at the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.); a Mr. & Mrs. Smith, recorded at the Oneida Nation of the Thames in southwestern Ontario; Richard Johnny John, Colline Johnny John, Amos Johnny John, Lena Snow, Kenneth Snow, Albert Jones, Hubert Cusick, Lynn Dowdy, Henry Redeye, Elver Jacobs, and Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Jimerson, recorded at the Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.); Jesse Cornplanter and Solon Skye, recorded at the Tonawanda Indian Reservation (N.Y.) The Tuscarora speakers were Nellie Gansworth and William Mt. Pleasant, recorded at the Tuscarora Indian Reservation (N.Y.) (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: Material on Iroquois Dialects and Languages (Mss.Rec.13)
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Date: 1909, 1950
Contributor: Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Hickerson, Harold, 1923- | Hickerson, Nancy Parrott | Ninham, John Alexander | Turner, Glen D.
Extent: approx. 100 pages
Description: The Oneida materials in the ACLS collection consist of three items. The first two, located in the "Oneida" section of the finding aid, include Marius Barbeau's Vocabularies with a set of verbal paradigms, parts of the body, natural obiects, etc. This includes check of vocabularies found appended to Jacques Cartier's account of his first and second voyages, and biography of consultant John Alexander Ninham, an Oneida of Munsie Reserve residing at Grand River Reserve. A brief recorded by Boas in 1909 was also verified by John Alexander Ninham. In the "Iroquois (Haudenosaunee)" section of the finding aid also, see "Material on Iroquois dialects," which includes biographical and some linguistic information on Oneida, conducted as part of a broader comparative study of Iroquoian languages, for which accompanying audio materials can be found in Mss.Rec.13.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)