MS 3709 A statement of several interesting matters connected with the history of the Six Nations Indians

Collection ID:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Johnson, Smoke, 1792-1886
Physical Description:
11 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
As related from memory by the aged Chief John Smoke Johnson (age 93) at a meeting of his Mohawk friends, convened on Monday March 16th, 1885. Refers to a silver plate communion set presented to the Indians by Queen Anne in recognition of their acceptance of Christianity.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
See also First Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, page 327, which gives a brief sketch of John Smoke Johnson. States also that he recalled the use of the sign language among the Six Nations. (Iroquois).

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3709

Local Note
Local Note
This communion set was exhibited for the first time by the Buffalo Historical Society in May, 1938, together with Bible which was presented with the set. (The presentation was made by Queen Anne in 1712) See newsclipping in file Number 3709.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 3709, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iroquois Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mohawk Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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