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Haudenosaunee | Onondaga
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Dutch | English | Onondaga
Date: 1928-1930
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: The Onondaga materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of numerous items, primarily concentrated in "Series II: Onondaga." Noteworthy materials in this section include several voluminous notebooks (listed as items 2-4 in the series) containing Onondaga word and phrases lists and stories. For the notebooks that make up item 3, "Langauge and Grammar," pages 694-798 contain traditional names, with translations, organized according to clan and gender. Other items in this series include notes on midwinter ceremonies, as well as 3 boxes containing a lexical file of several thousand vocabulary slips derived from the content of the notebooks. In Series I, see Item "4: Handsome Lake materials," which includes several photograpsh of Onondaga people. Item 5, "Schoon Meer," includes one newspaper clipping on Chief Albert Schanandoah of the Onondaga, dated December 8, 1929. Item"6: Comparative relative pronouns," includes Onondaga vocabulary, as does item "10: Iroquoian languages lexical files." Finally, in Series III, see items 11 and 13.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Haudenosaunee | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Dutch | English | Seneca
Date: 1929-1930
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 319 pages, 8 cards
Description: The Seneca materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of 6 items, found in different sections of the finding aid. In Series I, see items 6 and 7, which include Seneca vocabulary, some in charts comparing them to other Iroquoian languages. Item 9 in this series, "Seneca texts," contains 2 Seneca stories, with partial English interlinear translation. In Series II, item "2: Onondaga and Seneca notebook" includes 36 pages of notes in English on Seneca grammar, and item "9: Field notes, Tuscarora trip" includes Seneca words and phrases given by Peter Doctor. Finally, in Series III, item 14 partially includes texts in Seneca given by Avis Doxtater. See also item "10: Iroquoian languages lexical files," which includes comparative vocabulary of multiple Iroquoian languages.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)