Original field notes and first draft with illustrations.-W. N. Fenton.
Preface- introduction only.
Also Federal Chief Titles. 22 pages.
Vocabulary relating to the Condolence Council; Onondaga text relating to the League; Onondaga vocabulary in notebook, 11 pages.
This material largely replaced by revisions. Original Copies: (1) Mohawk terms in Condolence Council, 19 pages (January 1885); (2) Original copy of LaFort's manuscript, 4 pages; (3) Jones manuscript, 8 pages; (4) Unknown manuscript (Jones), 4 pages; (5) Literal, word for word translation of the "Book of Rites" of the Mohawk Iroquois, 8 pages; (6) M...
Being the Third Ritual of the Convocation for Condolence for dead Ya'ne'r- Federal Chieftains- and for the installation of candidates for chiefship in the Council of the League of the Iroquois. Also extra pages of portions of the manuscript.
Contents: 1. Roll Call or Roster of Founders in various versions- notes for 1950 Roll Call paper. 2. Field notes on Roll Call of the Iroquois Pub. Smith. Miscellaneous Collection, volume III, Number 15, 1950. 3. Mnemonics for Condolence Council and Rehersal, 1939-45. Pub. in Roll Call of Iroquois Chiefs, Smith. Miscellaneous Collections, volume III...
Recorder unknown. Also copy of original in Mohawk, of Main Condolence, 12 pages. Council texts III-C, -D, -F-E-B. (Possibly copy of Book of Rites).
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.