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.
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.
Diary of a Seneca Chief, Maris B. Pierce 1845-1857
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Pierce, Maris B
Iroquois Seneca diary
First entries made in 1845. Entries made by other persons after 1857. Dates used up to 1874. Also list of Seneca names extant in 1865 from this notebook in phonetic transcript by J. N. B. Hewitt, November 27, 1932. 6 pages.
Manuscript 3562, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Also a type of Polygala grandiflora var. leptophylla Chodat, 1893 and Polygala wrightii Chodat, 1893.
Wright 112 is apparently a mixed collection, with different elements ("p.p.") being cited as the respective types of Polygala cubensis Chodat, P. grandiflora var. leptophylla Chodat, and P. wrightii Chodat.