"The Good Message": A reading by Louise Deer of translation of the Handsome Lake Code


Date: 1981 | Size: 1 reel(s)


A reading by Louise Deer of a Mohawk version of part of the first day of the recitation of the Handsome lake Code, written down at the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario in 1880 by Seth Newhouse. Recorded by Alice Hopkins in Brooklyn, New York, in 1981.

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Collection Information

Physical description

1 sound cassette (21 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, stereo.

1 sound cassette (21 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, stereo.


Donated by Alice W. Hopkins in 1981 (Acc. 1981 1390ms). This material was recorded with the assistance of a Phillips Fund grant.

Processing information

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Related material

The compiler's notes, transcriptions of the original text in original transcription, modernized Mohawk orthography, phonemic represenation, English translation, and morphological analysis are available in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4 no. 190).

Indexing Terms


  • Sound recordings


  • Iroquois Indians -- Religion
  • Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
  • Mohawk language

Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
 1 audiocassette
01-01. Hopkins, Alice W.. Deer, Louise.
Karihwi:yo, "The Good Message"
19811 .mp3; 00:21:03

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:21:03

Geographic Name(s): Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Iroquois Indians -- Religion; Handsome Lake, 1735-1815; Mohawk language

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