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Onondaga
Language(s): English | Onondaga
Date: 1950
Genre: Stories
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)

Cayuga | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Cayuga | English
Date: November 18, 1997
Extent: 4 sound tape reels (3 hr., 2 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas, condoled Cayuga elder of the Sandpiper Clan, conducted by Jon W. Parmenter at his home in Ohsweken, Ontario. Includes extensive discussion of the formation of the Iroquois League, oral tradition on the Iroquois condolence ceremony, processes of consensual decision-making, and the structure and workings of the Iroquois Confederacy, as well as discussion of his personal life experiences, and his involvement in contemporary political issues. (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: Oral interviews with Chief Jacob Thomas (Mss.Rec.251)

Dakota | Haudenosaunee | Tuscarora
Language(s): English | Tuscarora
Date: 1950-1951
Extent: 6 sound tape reels (3 hr., 14 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded at the Tuscarora Reservation in Niagara County, New York from December 1950 to January 1951. Consists of Tuscarora vocabulary, paradigms, and stories regarding tribal history told in Tuscarora only. (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: Tuscarora Indian Material (Mss.Rec.9)

Haudenosaunee | Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Tuscarora
Date: 1971-1972
Extent: 6 sound tape reels (2 hr., 25 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Tuscarora linguistic material, given by consultant in English and Tuscarora. Includes verbs, grammar, numerals, days, months, seasons, greetings, weather, body parts, and colors. Also includes a short speech given in Tuscarora, then English, on how Tuscarora chiefs are chosen and the preservation of Tuscarora language and customs. (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: Tuscarora language materials narrated by Chief Elton Greene (Mss.Rec.88)

Haudenosaunee | Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Tuscarora
Date: 1948-1949
Extent: 30 open reel tapes (14 hr., 38 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded by Anthony Wallace in 1948 and 1949 at the Tuscarora Reservation in Niagara County, New York. Contains folkloric stories, tribal histories (especially relating to the 18th and 19th centuries), autobiographical stories, reminiscences, Vocabularies, and descriptions of tribal government, organizations, and customs. Almost all stories are given in both Tuscarora and English. Originally recorded on 16 wire spools, transfered to open reel tape in 1950. (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: Tuscarora material (Mss.Rec.2)