Oral interviews with Chief Jacob Thomas

Mss.Rec.251

Date: November 18, 1997 | Size: 4 reel(s)

Abstract

Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas, condoled Cayuga elder of the Sandpiper Clan, conducted by Jon W. Parmenter at his home in Ohsweken, Ontario. Includes extensive discussion of the formation of the Haudenosaunee League, oral tradition on the Haudenosaunee condolence ceremony, processes of consensual decision-making, and the structure and workings of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, as well as discussion of his personal life experiences, and his involvement in contemporary political issues.

Collection Information

Provenance

Donated by Jon W. Parmenter in 1998. 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

Project report and other related manuscript material can be found in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Iroquois Indians -- History
  • Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government
  • Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
  • Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs
  • Six Nations


Detailed Inventory

Audio Recordings
  
01-01. Parmenter, Jon. Thomas, Jacob.
Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas [1 of 4]
1997-11-1800:49:06

Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas on various topics. Recorded on microcassette, then transferred to sound tape reel.


Geographic Name(s): Ohsweken (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Six Nations; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Iroquois Indians -- History

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21254

02-01. Thomas, Jacob. Parmenter, Jon.
Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas [2 of 4]
1997-11-1800:47:13

Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas on various topics. Recorded on microcassette, then transferred to sound tape reel.


Geographic Name(s): Ohsweken (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Six Nations; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Iroquois Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21255

03-01. Parmenter, Jon. Thomas, Jacob.
Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas [3 of 4]
1997-11-1800:48:49

Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas on various topics. Recorded on microcassette, then transferred to sound tape reel.


Geographic Name(s): Ohsweken (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Six Nations; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Iroquois Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21256

04-01. Thomas, Jacob. Parmenter, Jon.
Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas [4 of 4]
1997-11-1800:36:36

Interview with Chief Jacob Thomas on various topics. Recorded on microcassette, then transferred to sound tape reel.


Geographic Name(s): Ohsweken (Ont.)

Subject(s): Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs; Six Nations; Iroquois Indians -- Politics and government; Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies; Iroquois Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21257