Indian language recordings

Mss.Rec.139

Date: 1959, circa 1960-1961, 1963 | Size: 4 tape(s)

Abstract

Seneca dance songs recorded at Coldspring, New York. Also includes a story, personal narratives, and interview discussions about sickness, medicine, witchcraft, and related Seneca ceremonies and customs.

Collection Information

Provenance

Accessioned with and removed from the George S. Snyderman Papers (Ms.Coll.51).

Processing information

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

Related material

George S. Snyderman Papers (Ms.Coll.51).

Note on cultural 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.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Seneca Indians -- Folklore
  • Seneca Indians -- Music
  • Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
  
01-01. Snyderman, Michael. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery.
Round Dances, 6 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:11:40

Duplicate of original recording on reel 2 from same collection.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6382

01-02. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery. Snyderman, Michael.
Shake the Bush, 8 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:06:47

Duplicate of original recording on reel 2 from same collection.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6393

01-03. Jimerson, Avery. Snyderman, Michael. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000.
Rabbit Songs, 5 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:06:35

Duplicate of original recording on reel 2 from same collection.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6405

01-04. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Cusick, Chief.
Crocodile
1959-09-181 .mp3; 00:04:24

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6395

01-05. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Cusick, Chief.
Raccoon
1959-09-181 .mp3; 00:06:34

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6397

01-06. Sprague, Raymond. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter.
Ladies' Dance, 10 songs
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:12:29

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6401

01-07. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Sprague, Raymond.
Old Moccasins, 10 songs
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:06:52

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6400

01-08. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Sprague, Raymond.
Round Dances, 6 songs
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:06:32

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6387

01-09. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Sprague, Raymond.
Grab Your Partner, 6 songs
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:04:38

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6406

01-10. Sprague, Raymond. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter.
Feather Dance
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:05:04

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6384

01-11. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Sprague, Raymond.
Fish Dance
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:10:27

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6402

01-12. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Sprague, Raymond.
Women's Dance
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:05:38

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6403

01-13. Sprague, Lorne. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Sprague, Raymond.
Feather Dance
circa 19601 .mp3; 00:02:39

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): Grand River (Ont.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6408

01-14. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Dowdy, Herb.
Kee Way
circa 19611 .mp3; 00:25:41

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6398

Tape 2
  
02-01. Snyderman, Michael. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery.
Round Dances, 6 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:13:02

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6391

02-02. Snyderman, Michael. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery.
Shake the Bush, 8 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:07:02

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6394

02-03. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery. Snyderman, Michael.
Rabbit Songs, 5 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:06:49

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6404

02-04. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery.
Discussion of Avery Jimerson's Seneca name
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:00:25

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Names, Seneca

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6409

02-05. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Dowdy, Herb.
Kee Way [1 of 2]
circa 19611 .mp3; 00:30:30

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6390

02-06. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Walter. Dowdy, Herb.
Kee Way [2 of 2]
circa 19611 .mp3; 00:25:47

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6399

Tape 3
  
03-01. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Story of how a young man became a medicine man
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:01:32

In English only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

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

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6407

03-02. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Story of how a young man became a medicine man
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:02:38

In Seneca only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore; Seneca Indians -- Medicine; Seneca language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6396

03-03. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Story and discussion of two times Sherman Redeye got sick
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:07:23

In English only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs; Seneca Indians -- Medicine

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6381

03-04. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Story about a dream Clara had when Sherman first got sick
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:01:22

In English only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6389

03-05. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Discussion of early morning curing ceremony, little people, and Dark Dance
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:05:59

In English only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs; Seneca Indians -- Medicine; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6380

03-06. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Discussion of witches and little water medicine
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:06:28

In English only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Witchcraft; Seneca Indians -- Medicine; Seneca Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6385

03-07. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Redeye, Clara.
Discussion of killing a chicken to ward off bad medicine
1963-06-201 .mp3; 00:02:49

In English only.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs; Seneca Indians -- Medicine

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6388

Tape 4
  
04-01. Snyderman, Michael. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery.
Round Dances, 6 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:13:43

Duplicate of original recording on reel 2 from same collection. Runs slightly slow with uncorrected background hum.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6386

04-02. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000. Jimerson, Avery. Snyderman, Michael.
Shake the Bush, 8 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:07:11

Duplicate of original recording on reel 2 from same collection. Runs slightly slow with uncorrected background hum.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca dance; Seneca Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6392

04-03. Jimerson, Avery. Snyderman, Michael. Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000.
Rabbit Songs, 5 songs
1963-06-271 .mp3; 00:07:00

Duplicate of original recording on reel 2 from same collection. Runs slightly slow with uncorrected background hum.

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): Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Seneca Indians -- Music; Seneca dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6383