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Mohawk
Language(s): English | Cayuga | Mohawk
Date: 1949; 1950; 1958
Type:Text
Extent: 390 pages
Description: The Mohawk material in the ACLS collection consist of 3 items in 3 different sections of the finding aid. In the "Mohawk" section, Barbeau's "Mohawk and Cayuga grammatical material recorded... at Six Nations Reserve" (item I1a.1) includes analysis, from Mohawk materials, of the Indian vocabularies appended to the account of Jacques Cartier's first and second voyages. In the "Algonkian" section, Sapir's "Notes on Seneca, Mohawk, Delaware, Tutelo, Abenaki, Malecite, Micmac, Montagnais, and Cree [and Algonquian]" (item I1.2) includes vocabulary and texts from Kahnawake and Grand River. In the "Iroquois" section, "Material on Iroquois dialects" (item I1.3) includes biographical and some linguistic information on Mohawk, conducted as part of a broader comparative study of Iroquoian languages, for which accompanying audio materials can be found in the collection "Material on Iroquois Dialects and Languages" (Mss.Rec.13).
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Oneida | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Oneida
Date: 1909, 1950
Type:Text
Extent: approx. 100 pages
Description: The Oneida materials in the ACLS collection consist of three items. The first two are located in the "Oneida" section of the finding aid. One is Marius Barbeau's vocabularies (item I1b.2, "Oneida dialect") with a set of verbal paradigms, parts of the body, natural objects, etc., vocabularies found appended to Jacques Cartier's account of his first and second voyages, and a biography of consultant John Alexander Ninham, an Oneida of Munsie Reserve residing at Grand River Reserve. The other is a brief text (item I1b.1) was recorded by Boas in 1909 and verified by John Alexander Ninham. In the "Iroquois (Haudenosaunee)" section of the finding aid also, see "Material on Iroquois dialects" (item I1.3), 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 the "Material on Iroquois Dialects and Languages" collection (Mss.Rec.13).
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Seneca
Language(s): English | Seneca
Date: 1911, 1946, 1947, 1950
Extent: 290 pages; 5 phonograph discs; 1 notebook
Description: The Seneca materials in the ACLS collection consist primarily of materials found in the "Seneca" section of the finding aid. This section includes Seneca vocabulary and grammatical notes recorded by Marius Barbeau at Grand River (item I1e.1), as well as texts, audio recordings, and grammatical notes recorded by Zellig Harris (items I1e.2 and I1e.3). In the "Algonkian" section, Sapir's "Notes on Seneca, Mohawk, Delaware, Tutelo, Abenaki, Malecite, Micmac, Montagnais, and Cree [and Algonquian]" (item I1.2) includes brief vocabulary and texts in Seneca from Grand River in 1911. In the "Iroquois" section, some information on Seneca speakers and language are found in Hickerson's "Material on Iroquois dialects" (item I1.3), a study of Iroquoian languages.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Haudenosaunee, Skarù:ręˀ, Six Nations
Language(s): English | Tuscarora
Date: 1948-1949
Type:Text
Extent: 176 pages
Description: The Tuscarora materials in the ACLS collection consist mainly of two items in the "Tuscarora" section of the finding aid. Anthony Wallace's "Notes to accompany Tuscarora recordings" accompany Mss.Rec.2, listed separately in this guide. These notes include some transcriptions and summaries of texts of recorde. Topics includes anecdotes, politics, genealogy and kinship terms, disease and magic, autobiographical stories, color perception, history and legend, and a reading of the Jefferson vocabulary. William Reyburn's "Tuscarora texts and Vocabularies" corresponds to Mss.Rec.9, listed separately in this guide. It includes interviews transcribed from recordings, and texts (including several versions of Crossing the Ice) with translations and Vocabularies. In the "Iroquois" section, some information on Tuscarora speakers and language are found in Hickerson's "Material on Iroquois dialects," a study of Iroquoian languages.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)