George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
oil on canvas
21 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (55.3 x 42.5 cm)
George Catlin described Seneca Steele as having a “hatchet in his hand.” The artist probably took this portrait in Washington, in February 1831. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 1880. Includes terms added in ink by J.N.B. Hewitt, which are also in Manuscript Number 1618, Hewitt's copy of this vocabulary. Also includes terms for the parts of the body in an unidentified language and unidentified handwriting, written along side of the Seneca terms on pages 78-79. Filed with Manuscript 1618.
Manuscript 1765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Copy by J.N.B. Hewitt from Manuscript Number 1765, with some additional words added by Hewitt (e.g., cf. page 199 in the original and Hewitt's copy).
Manuscript 1618, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Contents: 1. The Vampire (Published as "The Vampire Skeleton", 32nd A. R. page 458). 2 pages. 2. Seneca Witchcraft- 1 page. 3. Seneca Ghost Story 1/2 page. 4. Shagodyoweqgowa (False Faces), 1/2 page. 5. Medicine Men. 1 page. 6. Snake with two heads, 1 page. Published 32nd A. R. page 106. Shagodyoweqgowa. 1 page. See 32nd A. R., page 357. 8. A Seneca Witch Story. 1 page. 9. The Owl and the Two Sisters. 2 pages.
Manuscript 3955, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Oscar Howe (Mazuha Hokshina), Yanktonnai Nakota, 1915-1983
Paper, watercolor, ink
30.1 x 45.2 cm
South Dakota; USA
Part of a series of paintings commissioned by Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson (1882-1966, artist, scholar, Native art patron, and director of the University of Oklahoma's School of Art from 1915 to 1954) for "North American Indian Costumes, 1564-1950," a book by Oscar B. Jacobson and Oscar Howe and published by Editions d'Art C. Szwedzicki. Nice, France, 1952. The original paintings were purchased by MAI from Dr. Jacobson before 1966.
Seneca vocabulary, grammatical notes, and the Lord's Prayer in Seneca 1880
Smith, Erminnie A Mrs
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Iroquois Seneca grammar
Iroquois Seneca vocabulary
Iroquois Seneca Lord's Prayer
Recorded in Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 1877 in J. N. B. Hewitt's handwriting. Last 12 pages are titled, "Grammatical Construction of the Seneca Dialect." The final page is the Lord's Prayer in Seneca with no English.
Manuscript 373, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution