MS 3860 Copies and originals of Seneca myths
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3860
Creators:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
713 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contents: Box 1 Unpublished material (pink slips show parts xeroxed for U. Chodowiec). Box 2 Published and unpublished material. Box 3 Published material (32 AR Bureau of American Ethnology). Box 4 Non Iroquois and miscellaneous material. Box 5 Material identified by Chodowiec: "mostly Curtin's myths rewritten and corrected by Hewitt."
Scope and Contents
Seneka historical legends and mythic tales in English only, collected on the Cattaraugus Reservation, N. Y., during the summer of 1883 and 1886. 1. The Boy Cared for by a Bear. 18 pages. 2. The Man with the Panther-skin Coat. 10 pages. 3. Hi'-non' Ho-ha-waqk, i. e., The Son of Thunder. 7 pages. 4. The Vampire. 3 pages. 5. The Uncle and his Nephew. 27 pages. 6. A Hunter Persued by a Stone-Coat. 6 pages. 7. The Orphan. 5 pages. 8. The Potent Boy. 8 pages. 9. The Seven Maidens Making Wampum. 7 pages. 10. The Man who was aided by Ga-cyen-de-tha' (Fire-dragon). 15 pages. 11. An Uncle and his Nephew (Second Story). 9 pages. 12. Hi'-non' (Thunder) and the Rattlesnakes. 4 pages. 13. Hagowanen and O-the-gwen'-da' (Flint). 33 pages. 14. Two Boys Carried Off by the Cheroki. 1 1/2 pages. 15. Uncle and Nephew. 7 pages. 16. Netyogwesuk. (? Delaware Story). 5 pages. 17. A Woman's Bear Lover. 7 pages. 18. The Two Brothers. 9 pages. 19. Ga-na, The Seneca War Chief. 7 pages. 20. Twelve Brothers and their Uncle (Great-Head). 6 pages. 21. The Woman who married the Great Snake. 5 pages. 22. Hat-hon-das (The Listener). 13 pages. 23. On-gweq i-as (Man he eats) and his Brother. 7 pages. 24. The Man-eating Wife, the Old Woman and the Morning-Star. 8 pages. 25. Dhadyoendzadases and the Old Woman's Grandson. 7 pages. 26. Ga-no-gwi-o-eon, a War-chief. 6 pages.
Scope and Contents
27. Bloody-Hand Offered Food to the Animals. 3 pages. 28. The Horned-Snake and the Young Woman. 6 pages. 29. The Great Worm and Grandfather, Thunder. 3 pages. 30. The Senecas at War with the Cheroki. 3 pages. 31. An Owl Story. 5 pages. 32. A Young Man pursued by his Sister-in-law. 5 pages. 33. The Dry Village in the Flood. 7 pages. 34. Ha-tci-non-don, a Chief. 35. The Daughters of Owee Ye-gen-djiq (Swan Mother) and the Son of Doen-djo-wens. 5 pages. 36. The Woman turned into a Snake from eating too much Fish. 2 pages. 37. The Two Sisters Captured by the Cheroki. 3 pages. 38. The Man killed by three Hunters. 4 pages. 39. Grandmother and Grandson. 11 pages. 40. The Race between the Turtle and the Fox. 3 pages. 41. A Dead Man speaks out of the Fire, whereat his mother becomes a bear and pursues his murderer. 8 pages. 42. Da-gwa-no-en-yent and her husband. 7 pages. 43. Ho-da-den-on (Hodadeion). 55 pages. 44. Bald Eagle Sends Mud-turtle around the World. 4 pages. 45. The Grandmother and her Granddaughter. 1 page. 46. Dzogeon and his Uncle. 4 pages. 47. Porcupine's Grandson and the Bear. 11 pages. 48. The Hatiwen-non-da-dye's (Thunders) rescue a woman from Antropophagi. 6 pages. 49. Sha-go-dyo-weq-go-wa. No 1. 3 pages. 50. The Murderous Crow. 4 pages.
Scope and Contents
74. Seneka Superstitions. 1 page. 75. The Man who became a fish and a Nya-gwai-e-he'. 76. Charm broken by eating an Otter's heart. 4 pages. 77. The Squeezed heart and the Naked Dance. 3 pages. 78. The Poor Hunter and the Little Man. 3 pages. 79. The Owl and the Two Sisters. 3 pages. 80. The Battle With the Great Snake. 2 pages. 81. The Fox and the Rabbit. 2 pages. 82. Da-gwa-no-en-yent. 2 pages. 83. Ongwe i-as and his Brother Dagwano-en-yent. 5 pages. 84. Gen-non' sgwa' (Stone Coat). 1 page. 85. The Gen-non' s-gwa' (Stone Coat) 2 pages. 86. The Gen-non' s-gwa' (Stone Coat). 3 pages. 87. Medicine Men. 2 pages. 88. The Snake with two heads. 2 pages. 89. The Turtle and his forces on the warpath. 5 pages. 90. The Red people and the Senekas. 1 page. 91. Seneka Ghost Story. 1 page. 92. Seneka Witch Story. 1 page. 93. Seneka Witchcraft. 1 page. 94. The Two Brothers. 3 pages. 95. Hotho' (Cold). 1 page. 96. The Story of the Boy and the Chestnuts. 5 pages. 97. Gaq-ga and Sga-ge-diq. 4 pages. 98. The Man who married a Buffalo Woman. 8 pages. 99. Wishakon and his Grandfather Visit Plethoak. 8 pages. 100. Ha-den-the-ni and Ha'-ni-gon-gen-da-tha'. 21 pages. 101. Ho-di-on-skon. 102. The Creation of Man. 2 pages. 103. The Great Bear and the Six Hunters, or the Great Dipper (Constellation).

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3860

Local Note
Local Note
Examined 1971 by Urszula Chodowiec (student of W. N. Fenton and Claude Levi-Strauss) and left with her notes attached in the 5 boxes.

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The Boy Cared for by a Bear
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The Man with the Panther-skin Coat
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Hi'-non' Ho-ha-waqk, i.e., The Son of Thunder
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The Vampire
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The Uncle and his Nephew
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A Hunter Persued by a Stone-Coat
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The Orphan
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The Potent Boy
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The Seven Maidens Making Wampum
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The Man who was aided by Ga-cyen-de-tha' (Fire-dragon)
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An Uncle and his Nephew
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Hi'-non' (Thunder) and the Rattlesnakes
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Hagowanen and O-the-gwen'-da' (Flint)
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Two Boys Carried Off by the Cheroki
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Uncle and Nephew
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Netyogwesuk
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A Woman's Bear Lover
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The Two Brothers
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Ga-na, The Seneca War CHief
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Twelve Brothers and their Uncle (Great-Head)
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The Woman who married the Great Snake
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Hat-hon-das (The Listener)
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On-gweq i-as (Man he eats) and his Brother
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The Man-eating Wife, the Old Woman and the Morning-Star
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Dhadyoendzadases and the Old Woman's Grandson
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Ga-no-gwi-o-eon, a war-chief
Other Title
Bloody-Hand Offered Food to the Animals
Other Title
The Horned-Snake and the Young Woman
Other Title
The Great Worm and Grandfather, Thunder
Other Title
The Senecas at War with the Cheroki
Other Title
An Owl Story
Other Title
A Young Man pursued by his Sister-in-law
Other Title
The Dry Village in the Flood
Other Title
Ha-tci-non-don, a Chief
Other Title
The Daughters of Owee Ye-gen-djiq (Swan Mother) and the Son of Doen-djo-wens
Other Title
The Woman turned into a Snake from eating too much Fish
Other Title
The Two Sisters Captured by the Cheroki
Other Title
The Man killed by three Hunters
Other Title
Grandmother and Grandson
Other Title
The Race between the Turtle and the Fox
Other Title
A Dead Man speaks out of the Fire, whereat his mother becomes a bear and pursues his murderer
Other Title
Da-gwa-no-en-yent and her husband
Other Title
Ho-da-den-on (Hodadeion)
Other Title
Bald eagle Sends Mud-turtle around the World
Other Title
The Grandmother and her Granddaughter
Other Title
Dzogeon and his Uncle
Other Title
Porcupine's Grandson and the Bear
Other Title
The Hatiwen-non-da-dye's (Thunders) rescue a woman from Antropophagi
Other Title
Sha-go-dyo-weq-go-wa
Other Title
The Murderous Crow
Other Title
Seneka Superstitions
Other Title
The Man who became a fish and a Nya-gwai-e-he'
Other Title
Charm broken by eating an Otter's heart
Other Title
The Squeezed heart and the Naked Dance
Other Title
The Poor Hunter and the Little Man
Other Title
The Owl and the Two Sisters
Other Title
The Battle With the Great Snake
Other Title
The Fox and the Rabbit
Other Title
Da-gwa-no-en-yent
Other Title
Ongwe i-as and his Brother Dagwano-en-yent
Other Title
Gen-non' sgwa' (Stone Coat)
Other Title
The Gen-non' s-gwa (Stone Coat)
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Medicine Men
Other Title
The Snake with two heads
Other Title
The Turtle and his forces on the warpath
Other Title
The Red people and the Senekas
Other Title
Seneka Ghost Story
Other Title
Seneka Witch Story
Other Title
Seneka Witchcraft
Other Title
The Two Brothers
Other Title
Hotho' (Cold)
Other Title
The Story of the Boy and the Chestnuts
Other Title
Gaq-ga and Sga-ge-diq
Other Title
The Man who married a Buffalo Woman
Other Title
Wishakon and his Grandfather Visit Plethoak
Other Title
Ha-den-the-ni and Ha'-ni-gon-gen-da-tha'
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Ho-di-on-skon'
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The Creation of Man
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The Great Bear and the Six Hunters, or the Great Dipper (Constellation).

Digital Content

Bibliography
Bibliography
Probably mostly published in 32nd Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3860, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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