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Extent: 22 sound reel tapes (13 hr., 24 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded in 1950 with consultants Lucenda George and Pat Johnson. Contains numerous autobiographical stories, descriptions of contemporary life on the Onondaga Reservation, and descriptions of tribal customs, foods, history, and governmental. There are 54 texts altogether given in Onondaga only--13 told by Pat Johnson, 41 by Lucenda George. Of these texts, 35 are translated into English by Lucenda George as the earlier recordings are played back to her in short segments. There are no transcripts or other documentation accompanying these recordings. (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: Onondaga material (Mss.Rec.3)
Date: 1834-1888; 1938-1978
Contributor: Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808 | Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Skye, Howard | Shea, John Gilmary, 1824-1892 | Richards, Cara Elizabeth, 1927- | Woodbury, Hanni | Einhorn, Arthur (Skaroniate) | Kenohenyo, Nora Carrier | Lukoff, Fred | Thomas, George | Blau, Harold, 1935- | Foster, Michael K.
Description: The Onondaga materials in the Lounsbury collection include a French-Onondaga from 1860 in Series II. There are numerous audio recordings including that of a Condolence Ceremony and the Feast of the White Dog (Guy-wee-oo) in Series VII. (These recordings are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.) The correspondence, in Series I, includes a recording in Onondaga of Handsome Lake's code by Harold Blau, William Fenton's work with Howard Sky on the Goldenweiser version of the Great Law of Peace in Onondaga, Michael Foster's description of collecting versions of the Thanksgiving Address in Onondaga, Cara Richards Onondaga recordings.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)