Indian songs in Seneca dialect, 1916-1951, in syllables, and other rituals


Date: 1916-1951 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 76 p., typed


These songs were transcribed by Jesse Cornplanter from manuscripts of his father, Edward Cornplanter, and of George Pierce, and also from memory. There are occasional notes in English that give tempi, behavior of dances, sources, etc. Included are 4 letters between Jesse Cornplanter and William N. Fenton.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 76 p.


Restrictions on Access:

This material has been designated as potentially culturally sensitive. Reproduction, including Reading Room photography, is restricted. Please consult the Manuscripts Department for more information.


Gift from William N. Fenton and accessioned, 12/1951.

Alternate formats available

Film 576

Indexing Terms


  • Indian dance -- North America
  • Indians of North America -- Music
  • Seneca Indians -- Music
  • Seneca dance