Seneca Chants and Ceremonies

Mss.Rec.130

Date: 1949 | Size: 3 reel(s)

Abstract

Field recordings of Seneca ceremonies recorded by William Fenton. Chant of the Big Heads, Morning Song of Handsome Lake, and Women's Dance recorded at Newtown Longhouse, Cattaraugus Reservation, New York, 27 August 1949. Green Corn Dance Tobacco Invocation and Mid-Winter Festival Tobacco Invocation recorded at Coldspring Longhouse, 4 September 1949.

Collection Information

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

The audio in this section is currently restricted due to the high likelihood of its cultural sensitivity, pending further review. Please consult the Manuscripts Department for more details.

Provenance

Presented by William Fenton in 1985 (Acc. 1985 749r). 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

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

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Seneca Indians -- Music
  • Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
  • Seneca dance


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
  
01-01. Cornplanter, Jesse J.. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Chants of the Bigheads at the Midwinter Festival at Newtown Longhouse, Cattaraugus Reservation
1949-08-271 .mp3; 00:04:58

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.


Geographic Name(s): Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:3599

01-02. Cornplanter, Jesse J.. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Morning Song of Handsome Lake as sung at Newtown Longhouse, Cattaraugus Reservation
1949-08-271 .mp3; 00:05:54

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.


Geographic Name(s): Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:3600

01-03. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Cornplanter, Jesse J..
Women's Dance as sung at Newtown Longhouse, Cattaraugus Reservation
1949-08-271 .mp3; 00:10:20

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.


Geographic Name(s): Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

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

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:3597

Tape 2
  
02-01. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Redeye, Sherman.
Tobacco Invocation, Green Corn Dance, Coldspring Longhouse
1949-09-041 .mp3; 00:30:06

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.


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:3598

Tape 3
  
03-01. Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Redeye, Sherman.
Tobacco Invocation, Midwinter Festival
1949-09-041 .mp3; 00:31:17

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.


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

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Rites and ceremonies

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:3601