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Wyandot includes: Huron, Wendat, Wyandotte, Huron-Wyandot
Yuchi includes: Euchee
Tuscarora includes: Ska:rù:rę'
Seminole includes: Yat'siminoli
Omaha includes: Umoⁿhoⁿ
Oneida includes: Onyota'a:ka
Pawnee includes: Chaticks si Chaticks, Chatiks si Chatiks
Otomi includes: Hñahñu, Ñuhu, Ñhato, Ñuhmu
Quapaw includes: Arkansas, Ugahxpa
Osage includes: 𐓁𐒻 𐓂𐒼𐒰𐓇𐒼𐒰͘
Ojibwe includes: Ojibwa, Chippewa, Ojibway
Onondaga includes: Onöñda'gega'
Miami includes: Myaamiaki
Mi'kmaq includes: Micmac
Mohican includes: Mahican, Muhhekunneuw
Mohawk includes: Kanienʼkehá꞉ka
Lenape includes: Lenni-Lenape, Delaware
Kaw includes: Kansa, Kanza
Dakota includes: Dakȟóta
Choctaw includes: Chahta
Aaniiih includes: A'aninin, Atsina, Gros Ventre
Atakapa includes: Atacapa
Language:English | German | Otomi, Mezquital | Chitimacha | Atakapa | Cherokee | Osage | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Nottoway | Kansa | Omaha-Ponca | Dakota | Pawnee | Nanticoke | Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille | Miami-Illinois | Mi'kmaq | Mikasuki | Quapaw | Yuchi | Delaware | Ojibwe | Shawnee | Seneca | Mohawk | Onondaga | Cayuga | Oneida | Tuscarora | Natchez | Wyandot | Muscogee | Mohegan-Pequot
Subject:Linguistics | Algonquian languages | Iroquoian languages | Siouan languages | Muskogean languages
Description: This volume contains extracts of Benjamin Smith Barton's "New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America" (Philadelphia, 1797), with additions by Peter S. Du Ponceau. The bulk of the volume is comprised of word list of 54 words with equivalents listed in a range of 50-70 languages. While Barton listed no authority, Du Ponceau cited sources. Languages with words listed include Chitimacha, Atakapa, Cherokee, Osage, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Nottoway, Kansa, Omaha, Dakota, Pawnee, Nanticoke, Gros Ventres, Miami, Mi'kmaq, Seminole, Quapaw, Yuchi, Delaware, Ojibwe, Shawnee, Seneca, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Tuscarora, Natches, Wyandot, Creek, Mahican, Mohegan, and many others. The word list includes the terms for God, heaven, and sky, as well as various terms relating to kinship, parts of the body, weather, and more. The volume also includes notes on sounds of the Otomi (Othomi) observations on declension; observations about the Omaha, Kansa, Oto, Arkansas, and Missouri languages; and notes on symbol and sound. Also includes a newspaper clipping of a review (in German) of Barton's "New Views" that appeared in "Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen," June 17, 1799.
Collection:A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages (Mss.497.B28)
Extent:1 vol., 8 p. (vocabulary); 58 p. (memorandum book)
Description: Notebook with memorandum book, Fort Augusta, 1757-1771. Reference is made to Edward Shippen, Jr.; includes 6 pages of vocabulary identified as "Mingo", which may be Susquehannock or Seneca, then 1 page each of Tuscarora and Mohawk numerals; all copied in Indian vocabularies (Mss.497.In2). Memorandum book carries list of obligations, November 1764 - May 4, 1771. The vocabulary was taken from William Sack, a Conestoga Indian, in January 1757 at Fort Augusta in the midst of the Seven Years' War. Sack would later become a controversial figure in Pennsylvania history. The Paxton Boys claimed he was a murderer and used his presence in the Conestoga's camp as pretext for their assault on the Conestoga Indians. The manuscript then changes to the financial transactions of an unknown individual running from 1764 to 1771, although some evidence suggests that Edward Burd kept this memorandum book and vocabulary. This section runs 58 pages. It does not appear to containing any information on Indigenous languages, but may potentially contain information relevant to research Indigenous and settler interactions during this period.
Collection:A vocabulary in the Mingo tongue taken from the mouth of William Sack, a Canistogo Indian. . . and memorandum book (Mss.497.3.V852m)
Contributor:Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Foster, Michael K. | Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | Skye, Howard | Green, Mrs.
Extent:1 linear foot
Description: The Cayuga materials in the Lounsbury Papers are located primarily in the "Cayuga" section of Series II, which contains extensive field notes and transcriptions made by both Lounsbury and Michael Foster of Cayuga stories and speeches given by Alexander General, Howard Skye, and Mrs. George Green, along with related discussions. See also Series VII, Audio Recordings, which includes some recordings featuring the Thanksgiving Address and the Condolence ceremony. See also correspondence in Series I, which includes Michael K. Foster's work on Cayuga Midwinter ceremonies, William Sturtevant's work with Oklahoma Seneca-Cayuga, and Marius Barbeau's materials on Cayuga and Tuscarora.
Collection:Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)
Contributor:Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch
Description: Musicological analysis, attempt to relate musical patterns to "present ritual functions," and some consideration of speculative questions of chronology and individual creativity. This material is restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
Collection:Ceremonial Songs of the Tonawanda Seneca Longhouse (Mss.497.3.K965st)
Extent:4 sound tape reels (4 hr., 10 min.)
Description: Ceremonial Songs of Tonawanda Seneca Longhouse, recorded by Martha Champion Randle on phonograph discs in 1936. These recordings are restricted due to cultural sensitivity concerns.
Collection:Ceremonial Songs of Tonawanda Seneca Longhouse (Mss.Rec.17)
Contributor:Olbrechts, Frans M., 1899-1958
Extent:56 pages, 100 card slips, 1 box
Description: The Olbrechts papers contains three items focused on comparisons of Iroquoian languages, all located in Series I. The "Comparative relative pronouns" notebook contains word comparison tables with terms from Cherokee, Tuscarora, Mohawk, Oneida, Huron, Wyandot, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and "Pr." Two folders titled "Comparison of Iroquois languages" contains with comparative vocabulary, as does a large lexical file box with 1000+ slips.
Collection:Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)
Extent:3 sound tape reels (47 min.)
Description: This collection contains 89 songs in a cycle sung by Jesse Cornplanter. These recordings were made July - August 1952 on sound tape reels by Anthony F. C. Wallace. This collection is restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
Collection:Deswadeyon: Seneca song (Mss.Rec.18)
Contributor:Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | Goldenweiser, Alexander A., 1880-1940 | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Abler, Thomas S., (Thomas Struthers), 1941-2019 | Day, Gordon M. | Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937 | Latham, Robert Gordon, 1812-1888 | Lyford, Carrie A., (Carrie Alberta) | Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Thomas, George | Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Pendergast, James F., 1921-2000 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Tooker, Elisabeth, 1927-2004
Subject:Linguistics | Religion | Rites and ceremonies | Medicine | Masks | Place names | Cosmology | Crafts | Ethnography
Description: The Haudenosaunee materials in the Lounsbury Papers are vast in scope ranging from ceremonial recordings in Series VII to secondary sources in Series II to Lounsbury's own linguistic work among the Haudenosaunee (see notes on Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, and Onondaga materials). The correspondence, in Series I, includes notes by Marius Barbeau on six Iroquoian language varieties, a recording of the Condolence Ceremony recited by George Thomas, Gordon Day's work on Iroquois place names in Vermont, William Fenton's work on Iroquois-Cherokee linguistic relations, a manuscript of Mary Haas' comments on FGL's "Iroquois-Cherokee Linguistic Relations," George Harnell's work on Iroquois culture, Gunther Michelson's work on Iroquois place names, James Pendergast's study of longhouse construction and LaSalle's 1669-1670, Morris Swadesh's notes on the Caughnawaga Iroquois in Brooklyn, NY, Elisabeth Tooker on Iroquois cosmology, a manuscript of Iroquois grammar by Carl Voeglin, William Wykoff's study of Iroquois prehistory.
Collection:Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)
Contributor:Cornplanter, Edward, 1856-1918 | Cornplanter, Jesse J. | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Pierce, George
Description: Songs transcribed by Jesse Cornplanter from manuscripts of his father, Edward Cornplanter, and George Pierce; also from mernory. Occasional notes in English give tempo behavior of dancers, sources, etc. Four letters: Cornplanter to William N. Fenton, October 11 and 26, 1951; Fenton to Cornplanter, October 18 and 30, 1951, 1 page each. This item is restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
Collection:Indian songs in Seneca dialect, in syllables, and other rituals (Mss.497.3.C813)
Subject:Dance | Folklore | Food | Material culture | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs | New York (State)--History | Plants | Sullivan's Campaign of 1779 | Religion
Extent:11 sound tape reels (29 hr., 41 min.)
Description: Interviews and discussions with the Seneca artist Ernest Smith on his paintings of Seneca customs, stories, ceremonies, crafts, food preparation, and other traditional ways. Smith was a Seneca from the Tonawanda Reservation in New York state. The paintings were done in the 1930s and are presently in the Rochester Museum and Science Center in Rochester, New York. The recordings were made by William N. Fenton and his student, Jeanette Collamer, in 1973 at the museum in Rochester. The paintings are referred to on the recordings by the museum's catalog numbers for the paintings. Some of the paintings do not have assigned titles. Sound quality is fair overall, with severe distortion and prominent background noise on the final tape. Some of the recordings are restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
Collection:Interviews concerning the paintings of the Seneca artist Ernest Smith (Mss.Rec.126)