The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition: Close Linguistic Translation

Mss.Rec.165

Date: February 1976 | Size: 20 reel(s)

Collection Information

Provenance

Location of originals:

Originals at Canadian Museum of Civilization. Tapes 76-4395 to 76-4404.

Processing information

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

Related material

A project report accompanying these recordings is available in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4).

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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)

  • Cayuga language
  • Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government
  • Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga


Detailed Inventory

Audio Recordings
  
01-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 1
1976-02-1100:32:01

"The Invitation Process. Location: Washington, D.C. U.S. government officials welcome two 'runners' from Onondaga (Syracuse, N.Y.) who bear a wampum string to invite them to a conference at Onondaga. Begins with the Woods' Edge Welcome." Begins with English description. Cayuga speech begins at 19:15.


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga

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02-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 2
1976-02-1100:30:24

"The Wood's Edge Welcome continues." Cayuga speech through 25:50, followed by English commentary and discussion.


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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03-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 3
1976-0200:31:56

"The runners reply to the welcome, present greetings from the chiefs at home and extend the invitation to a conference to 'renew the old agreements (treaties).'"


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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04-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 4
1976-0200:31:57

"Reply and invitation continue. The U.S. government officials request the runners to withdraw so that they may consider their proposal, then invite them back into the council to tell them that they accept. The runners return home and inform the chiefs of their arrival."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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05-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 5
1976-0200:31:33

"The Confederacy chiefs at Onondaga welcome the runners home."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga

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06-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 6
1976-0200:31:07

"The welcome continues. The runners report to the chiefs about their trip and the success of the invitation. They bring greetings from the U.S. government officials."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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07-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 7
1976-0200:32:03

"The runners' report continues."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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08-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 8
1976-0200:32:00

"The chiefs respond to the runners' report."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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09-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 9
1976-0200:32:04

"The Council Proper. Location: Onondaga (Syracuse, N.Y.). The Confederacy chiefs perform the Woods' Edge Welcome for the entourage from Washington, which includes the President or his stand-in, the Interior Secretary and other officials."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga

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10-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 10
1976-0200:31:51

"The Woods' Edge Welcome continues."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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11-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 11
1976-0200:32:09

"The U.S. government officials respond to the welcome and return the invitation wampum string 'which has been leading them by the arm' to Syracuse. The chiefs add their own affirmation."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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12-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 12
1976-0200:32:04

"The chiefs announce the smoking of a pipe to 'clear the minds' of all the participants for the business to come."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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13-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 13
1976-0200:32:19

"The chiefs announce the 'reading' of two wampum belts, which constitutes the council's business on this occasion, and the speaker appointed to this task. The reading of the Friendship and Two Rows/Paths wampum belts commences."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga

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14-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 14
1976-0200:32:12

"The reading of the two wampum belts continues."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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15-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 15
1976-0200:32:06

"The reading of the two wampum belts continues."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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16-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 16
1976-0200:32:08

"The reading of the two wampum belts continues, followed by some discussion of Iroquois whoops and calls."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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17-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 17
1976-0200:32:13

"After a period of withdrawal, the U.S. government officials respond to the reading of the belts by indicating that they still 'respect' the old treaties. The chiefs respond to this with satisfaction."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga

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18-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 18
1976-0200:32:10

"[Because Chief Thomas was not entirely satisfied with the two speeches in (17) he re-recorded these at the beginning of this tape.] This is followed by the shatihwáohek ('summing up') of the council and its results by the chiefs."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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19-01. Foster, Michael K.. Thomas, Jacob E..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 19
1976-0200:32:11

"The shatihwáohek continues. This is the end of the sequence. English commentary follows."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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20-01. Thomas, Jacob E.. Foster, Michael K..
The Iroquois Council-Speaking Tradition, Part 20
1976-0200:30:24

"Additional English commentary."


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Speeches, addresses, etc., Cayuga; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs

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