2 photographs of wampum strings.
Prepared by Jacob Hess.
The collection consists of a copy of a studio portrait of Onondaga, Mohawk, and Seneca Indians with wampum belts, made on September 14, 1871, for Horatio Hale. Includes Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief; George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chie...
Paper containing statements on wampum by Chief Abram Hill, an Oneida, Onondaga Reservation, near Syracuse, N. Y. in Autumn, 1889. Also a text of 8 pages.
Copies of 2 letters addressed to Mr. Clark, dated August 16 and November 13 resp., relative to "wampum belts of great age." Mr. Clark submitted 5 small photographs of these wampum belts, which are also filed with the letters.
Includes: Oneida terms; terminology in Requickening and Condolence; Cayuga forms; Wampum of Comfort, D. Thomas; A fragment of Eulogy Chant-1st to 14th chief names; Roll call (Funeral Chant); Roll Call or Eulogy.
Copy in hand of J.N.B. Hewitt. Also typed copy of first 23 pages.
Photographs documenting Iroquois people made circa 1897-circa 1937 on and near the Six Nations Reserve by J.N.B. Hewitt, linguist with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology.