Interviews concerning the paintings of the Seneca artist Ernest Smith

Mss.Rec.126

Date: 1973 | Size: 11 reel(s)

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

Contents of tapes 1 and 2 (original tape numbers 1 and 1A) are identical. Tape 2 not transferred to DAT.

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Collection Information

Physical description

11 sound tape reels (29 hr., 41 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, 1/2 track, mono ; 5 in.

11 sound tape reels (29 hr., 41 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, 1/2 track, mono ; 5 in.

Provenance

Donated by William N. Fenton in 1985.

Processing information

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

Related material

William N. Fenton Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.20)

Note on sensitivities

Materials in this collection may be considered culturally sensitive by the Native communities from which they originate. Researchers who access this material should be mindful of these sensitivities and should contact reference staff with any questions about potentially sensitive material.

Note on "False Face"

"False Face" is a term for Haudenosaunee Medicine Masks that was applied by the original collector to this recording. The term is considered both inaccurate and offensive by many Haudenosaunee communities.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Indian artists
  • Seneca Indians -- Folklore
  • Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
  • Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs
  • Seneca art


Detailed Inventory

General interviews
  
Tape 1
  
01-01. Collamer, Jeanette. Smith, Ernest. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-12-1973 [1 of 2]
1973-03-121 .mp3; 01:47:10

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [727] Eagle Dance -- [725] Carving Great False Face on Tree -- [724] The Thunder God (Hi Ng) -- [723] Thadodaho, Maker of the Five Nations Belt -- [722] False Face Healing Ceremony -- [720] Death Dance -- [719] Medicine Picking -- [718] False Face -- [730] Legs -- [703] Death Watch -- [706] Greeting Dawn -- [682] Little Water Medicine

Restrictions on Access: This item has been identified as potentially culturally sensitive. Reproduction and remote access is restricted. Please contact the Curator of Native American Materials for more information.

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General physical description: 01:47:10


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

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Seneca art

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5710

01-02. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-12-1973 [2 of 2]
1973-03-121 .mp3; 01:43:33

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [716] Maple Syrup Ceremony -- [712] The Big Heads' New Years Announcement -- [707] Handsome Lake Preaching -- [?] My Master Exhales Fires -- [713] False Face Dances -- [715] At the Little Water Society -- [955] Do Evil -- [1064] Buzzard and His Ill-Fitting Coat -- [1063] The Stone Giantess -- [1059] The Quiver Dance -- [1053] Putting Down the Tobacco -- [952] The Faceless Death Taking the Soul -- [1060] The Vision -- [954] The Gift of the Panther Skin -- [951] The Purification Ceremony -- [738] The Sacred Dice Game -- [732] Ceremonial Bear Dance -- [953] The Boy Who Was Aided by the Skull

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

General physical description: 01:43:33


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Handsome Lake, 1735-1815; Seneca art; Seneca dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5743

Tape 3
  
03-01. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-13-1973 [1 of 3]
1973-03-131 .mp3; 01:46:27

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [652] Great Ball Game -- [617] War Dance -- [611] False Face Rites -- [610] Dance of the Women -- [1016] Dance of the Dead -- [714] The Birds -- [1000] Indian and Birds -- [956] Lone Indian and Fire -- [736] Madonna-Mother With Boy -- [735] The Flute Player -- [733] Spirit of the Gambler -- [1052] Fighting a Bear -- [1050] Storyteller -- [1051] Six Nations on Tree -- [651] Elk and Indian Woman -- [656] Story of Striking Lighting -- [680] Woman Clan Mother Standing on Ground -- [690] Indian With Corn -- [696] Lacrosse Game -- [1011] Sky Woman

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General physical description: 01:46:27


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Lacrosse; Seneca art; Seneca dance

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03-02. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-13-1973 [2 of 3]
1973-03-131 .mp3; 01:56:03

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1011] Sky Woman -- [1014] Three Sisters: Corn, Bean, and Squash -- [1015] People Dancing in Sky World -- [1018] This is the Way the Water Goes -- [?] The Nephew and His Cruel Uncle -- [612] The Spirit of Spring -- [613] Depicting Sorrow at Loss of Seven Daughters -- [615] Story of the Young Lad Beyond the Rapids -- [616] Unidentified -- [619] The Eagle Charmer -- [630] The Sick Man -- [631] Unidentified -- [632] The Man's Race With Monster -- [633] The Spirit of the North -- [634] Jealousy -- [635] The Stone Giants -- [636] Annual New Year [White Dog] Festival -- [638] Gift to the Little People -- [643] He Who Rises on A Column of Smoke -- [646] The Great Serpent -- [647] Story of the Vampire Ghost -- [?] Spirit of the Hurricane -- [1056] The Storyteller of the Cliff -- [?] The Legend of the Flying Canoe -- [1023] The Story of the Boy Who Disobeyed His Brother's Order

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General physical description: 01:56:03


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca art

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Tape 4
  
04-01. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-13-1973 [3 of 3]
1973-03-131 .mp3; 01:55:00

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1017] The Thunder Spirits -- [694] Story of the Snow Snake -- [1013] The Pathway -- [681] How the Wampum Belt Was Made -- [689] False Face Spirit Shaking Rattle -- [1055] Gift of Plenty From Heaven -- [1067] Going to Meet the Sun Father -- [?] Portrait of a Woodcutter -- [685] Pottery Makers -- [683] Long House Under Construction -- [684] Portrait of Sara Hill -- [731] Human Eyes and Song by E. Smith -- [739] False Face Society Symbolism -- [737] Chipmunk on a Bowl -- [734] Haze -- [717] Women Making Pottery -- [711] Weaving a Basket

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General physical description: 01:55:00


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

Subject(s): Seneca pottery; Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Wampum; Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6552

04-02. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-14-1973
1973-03-141 .mp3; 01:27:18

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [957] The White Beaver -- [949] The Story of the Great Serpent -- [691] Curing the Wood -- [697] How the Indian Cut the Tree by Fire -- [701] The Burning of the Village (Solomon's Raid) -- [742] First Earth Woman -- [741] Two Women Carrying Water -- [1086] The Running Moccasins -- [1085] Day Comes and Goblins Go -- [1084] Scavenger Bird (Turkey Buzzard) -- [1082] Trails of the Great Beyond -- [1081] Burning Springs -- [1080] The Serpent -- [1079] The Pipe Carver -- [1077] The Brothers Searching for the End of the Rainbow Who Ran Under the Sky -- [1076] The Chief Protects his Hides -- [1075] Man Wasting Away With Consumption -- [1074] The Toad Woman -- [1021] Making Hickory Nut Oil -- [1019] Gathering Berries for Storage -- [?] Tug of War -- [1022] Making Sunflower Oil -- [1062] The Captive With His First Seneca Moccasins -- [1061] Method of Making Bows -- [1087] The Ghost Wife -- [1072] Young Maidens -- [1066] Evolution of Hunting

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

General physical description: 01:27:18


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Domestic life; Seneca Indians -- Material culture; Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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Tape 5
  
05-01. Smith, Ernest. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Collamer, Jeanette.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-15-1973 [1 of 2]
1973-03-151 .mp3; 01:27:33

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1077] The Chipmunks -- [1108] Lunchtime -- [1107] The Pigeon -- [1106] The Mammoth -- [1105] Curing Tobacco -- [1104] Roasting Corn -- [1103] Dreaming of the Mask Society -- [1102] Child Studying Nature -- [1100] Woman Working Corn -- [1099] Unidentified -- [1098] Captive -- [958] Moral of Share and Share Alike -- [1096] Unidentified -- [1095] Unidentified -- [1094] Unidentified -- [1093] Old Crooked Mouth -- [1092] Unidentified -- [1091] Thunder -- [1113] Unidentified -- [1112] Unidentified -- [1111] Witchcraft -- [1110] Trading Arrows -- [1130] Making Hemlock Tea

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General physical description: 01:27:33


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

Subject(s): Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca Indians -- Material culture

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05-02. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-15-1973 [2 of 2]
1973-03-151 .mp3; 01:45:11

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1121] Unidentified -- [1123] Maple Sugar -- [1119] Adoption of an Orphan -- [1118] Unidentified -- [1117] Unidentified -- [1131] Fisherman -- [1129] Child Training -- [1125] Silverwork -- [1124] Wampum Belt -- [?] Woman in Seclusion -- [1001] Preserving Deer Meat -- [1002] Gathering Artichokes -- [1003] Gathering Mushrooms -- [1010] Gathering Strawberries - [1698] Reflection in Water -- [1685] When Corn is Burned -- [1684] Two Different Types of Bark House -- [1682] Magic Flight -- [1680] Purification Ceremony -- [1135] The Wolf -- [695] The Flying Spark

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General physical description: 01:45:11


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Seneca Indians -- Material culture; Wampum; Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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Tape 8
  
08-01. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 4-17-1973 [1 of 2]
1973-04-171 .mp3; 01:35:51

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1114] The Trader At the Gate -- [701] Unidentified -- [700] Unidentified -- [698] Unidentified -- [702] War Party -- [1102] Child Studying Nature -- [1105] Unidentified -- [696] Lacrosse Game -- [1058] Tug of War -- [694] Unidentified -- [652] Unidentified -- [1050] The Story Teller

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General physical description: 01:35:51


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

Subject(s): Lacrosse; Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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08-02. Collamer, Jeanette. Smith, Ernest. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 4-17-1973 [2 of 2]
1973-04-171 .mp3; 01:41:49

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [963] The Talking Skull -- [1074] The Toad Woman -- [1013] Unidentified -- [1073] Unidentified -- [1082] Trails of the Great Beyond -- [1096] Unidentified -- [1097] Unidentified -- [1087] Unidentified -- [1075] Unidentified -- [1088] The Wounded Bear -- [1064] The Buzzard and his Ill-Fitting Coat -- [1067] Unidentified -- [1068] Unidentified -- [1070] Unidentified -- [1072] Unidentified -- [1059] Unidentified -- [1056] Man in the Cliffs -- [655] Unidentified

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General physical description: 01:41:49


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

Subject(s): Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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Tape 11
  
11-01. Collamer, Jeanette. Smith, Ernest. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith [1 of 2]
1973-041 .mp3; 01:35:33

Discussions with Ernest Smith regarding Flute Player, Courting Flute, Fish Dance Song, Burnin [sic] Springs, Stories to Scare Children (Long Nose, Legs, Flapping Ears). A very distorted program, with prominent uncorrected background noise.

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

General physical description: 01:35:33


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca art

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11-02. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith [2 of 2]
1973-041 .mp3; 01:38:56

Discussions with Ernest Smith regarding Flute Player, Courting Flute, Fish Dance Song, Burnin [sic] Springs, Stories to Scare Children (Long Nose, Legs, Flapping Ears). A very distorted program, with prominent uncorrected background noise.

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

General physical description: 01:38:56


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca art

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1935-1936, Oils and Large Water Colors. 1935-1936, Oils and Large Water Colors
  
Tape 6
  
06-01. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, 3-16-1973
1973-03-161 .mp3; 01:43:36

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [695] Flying Spark -- [1696] Sac and Fox Lodge -- [1693] Unidentified -- [1692] Unidentified -- [1691] Unidentified -- [1690] Unidentified -- [1689] Unidentified [704] Otter Society -- [657] Little Water -- [493] Flying Head -- [494] Eagle Dance -- [581] Portrait of Lyman Johnson -- [580] Skin Man -- [524] Vision -- [545] Sky Woman -- [516] Red Ear -- [582] Unidentified -- [583] Progress -- [517] False Face - [546] Peace Queen -- [709] Maple Sugar -- [571] Mask -- [511] Blessing Corn Field

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General physical description: 01:43:36


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

Subject(s): Sauk Indians; Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Fox Indians; Seneca art; Seneca dance

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Economic Activities. Economic Activities
  
Tape 7
  
07-01. Collamer, Jeanette. Smith, Ernest. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, Paintings of Economic Activities, 4-16-1973 [1 of 2]
1973-04-161 .mp3; 02:00:05

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [?] Beginnings of the False Face Society -- [1086] Unidentified -- [955] Unidentified -- [742] Unidentified -- [732] Unidentified -- [710] Unidentified -- [1020] Unidentified -- [1019] Picking Blackberries -- [1002] Gathering Artichokes -- [1003] Gathering Mushrooms -- [1001] Processing Deer Meat -- [1021] Making Hickory Nut Oil -- [1061] Method of Making Bowls -- [687] Portrait of Chief Harrison Brown

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General physical description: 02:00:05


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Domestic life; Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Material culture

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07-02. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette.
Interview with Ernest Smith, Paintings of Economic Activities, 4-16-1973 [2 of 2]
1973-04-161 .mp3; 01:59:33

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1079] The Pipe Carver -- [950] The Story of the Hunter -- [1000] Capturing the Eagle -- [1062] Unidentified -- [717] Making Pottery -- [685] Unidentified -- [621] Heating Water -- [1022] Unidentified -- [?] Portrait of Jesse Hill -- [688] Portrait of William Gordon -- [741] Unidentified -- [744] Unidentified -- [736] The Woman With the Cradleboard -- [735] The Flute Player -- [740] Processing Corn For Soup -- [697] Unidentified -- [1131] The Fisherman -- [1104] Roasting Corn -- [966] Giving Thanks to the Maker

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General physical description: 01:59:33


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca Indians -- Domestic life; Seneca pottery; Seneca art

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Mythology Mythology
  
Tape 9
  
09-01. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Interview with Ernest Smith, Paintings of Mythology, 4-18-1973
1973-04-181 .mp3; 01:32:58

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [615] Unidentified -- [1063] Stone Giantess -- [635] Unidentified -- [645] Unidentified -- [651] Unidentified -- [634] Unidentified -- [731] Unidentified -- [580] Unidentified -- [1011] Unidentified -- [545] Unidentified -- [497] Unidentified -- [712] Unidentified

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General physical description: 01:32:58


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

Subject(s): Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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Ceremonies and Dances Ceremonies and Dances
  
09-02. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette.
Interview with Ernest Smith, Paintings of Ceremonies and Dances, 4-18-1973
1973-04-181 .mp3; 01:51:51

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [680]Unidentified -- [681] The Wampum Maker -- [616] Unidentified -- [723] Unidentified -- [690] Unidentified -- [630] Unidentified -- [707] Unidentified -- [610] Unidentified -- [732] The Bear Dance

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General physical description: 01:51:51


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Wampum; Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Seneca art

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Tape 10
  
10-01. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest. Collamer, Jeanette.
Interview with Ernest Smith, Paintings of Ceremonies and Dances, 4-19-1973 [1 of 2]
1973-04-191 .mp3; 02:01:40

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [1083] Buffalo Dance -- [951] Unidentified -- [720] Songs for the Dead -- [617] Unidentified -- [1059] Unidentified -- [727] Unidentified -- [709] Unidentified -- [716] Unidentified -- [693] Unidentified -- [526] Unidentified

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General physical description: 02:01:40


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

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Seneca art; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

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10-02. Collamer, Jeanette. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Smith, Ernest.
Interview with Ernest Smith, Paintings of Ceremonies and Dances, 4-19-1973 [2 of 2]
1973-04-191 .mp3; 01:46:31

Interview with Seneca artist Ernest Smith regarding his paintings held at the Rochester Museum. The paintings are referred to by their Museum catalog numbers., [571] Unidentified -- [517] Unidentified -- [718] Unidentified -- [611] Unidentified -- [722] Unidentified -- [713] The Dance of the False Faces -- [637] Unidentified -- [1014] Unidentified -- [721] Unidentified -- [724] Spirit of Thunder -- [710] Unidentified

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General physical description: 01:46:31


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca art; Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies

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