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Seneca

Place:
Kansas, United States
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
2 Dec 2015
Accession Number:
138742
USNM Number:
946
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Mineral Sciences
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NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.

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Seneca Steele, a Great Libertine

Artist:
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
Sitter:
Seneca Steele
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (55.3 x 42.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1831
Description:
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)
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Seneca
Portrait male
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Object number:
1985.66.269
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Seneca word list

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
59 sheets
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cite as:
Manuscript 3481, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA MS 3481
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

Seneca vocabulary 1896

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah
Annotator:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
126 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1896
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Manuscript 1765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 1765
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Seneca vocabulary 1896

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah
Annotator:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
112 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1896
Summary:
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).
Cite as:
Manuscript 1618, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 1618
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

Seneca Witch Tales

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Curtin, Jeremiah
Physical description:
10 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Manuscript 3955, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Folklore--Iroquois--Seneca
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 3955
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National Anthropological Archives

[Seneca Falls, New York (upstream)]

Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
daguerreotype
Dimensions:
plate: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (10.8 x 14.0 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1850
Topic:
Cityscape\town
Landscape\river\Seneca River
Landscape\New York\Seneca Falls
Landscape\waterfall\Seneca Falls
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.232
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Seneca, 1700

Artists/Makers:
Oscar Howe (Mazuha Hokshina), Yanktonnai Nakota, 1915-1983
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor, ink
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
30.1 x 45.2 cm
Culture/People:
Yanktonnai Nakota
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
South Dakota; USA
Date Created:
1948-1952
Collection History:
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.
Catalog Number:
24/9006
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

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Seneca texts August-September, 1916

Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah
Physical description:
53 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca Cave Myth
Iroquois Seneca Green Corn Feast
Iroquois Seneca folklore
Iroquois Seneca Great Buffalo
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
August-September, 1916
Summary:
1 interlinear text with analysis; several stories in English; brief notes on the Green Corn Feast, Great Buffalo, and Cave Myth.
Cite as:
Manuscript 497-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Folklore--Iroquois--Seneca
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 497-b
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

Seneca texts September, 1896

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
6 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
September, 1896
Summary:
Stone Coats (Kennon' skwa') Not published ?
Cite as:
Manuscript 2144, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Folklore--Iroquois--Seneca
Local number:
NAA MS 2144
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

[Seneca Falls, New York (downstream)]

Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
daguerreotype
Dimensions:
plate: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (10.8 x 14.0 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1850
Topic:
Architecture\industry\factory
Cityscape\town
Cityscape\New York\Seneca Falls
Landscape\river\Seneca River
Architecture\industry\Cowing and Co.
Architecture\industry\Sash and Blind Factory
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.231
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Seneca Thanksgiving rituals,

Author:
Chafe, Wallace L.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1961
Citation:
Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin, 183: 1-302.
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Seneca vocabulary, grammatical notes, and the Lord's Prayer in Seneca 1880

Collector:
Smith, Erminnie A Mrs
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
90 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca grammar
Iroquois Seneca vocabulary
Iroquois Seneca Lord's Prayer
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1880
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Manuscript 373, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 373
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National Anthropological Archives

Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen, for the Lehigh Valley Railroad

Artist:
William H. Rau, born Phildelphia, PA 1855-died Phildelphia, PA 1920
Medium:
albumen silver print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 17 1/4 x 20 3/8 in. (43.8 x 51.7 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1899
Topic:
Landscape\New York\Watkins Glen
Landscape\lake\Seneca Lake
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.152
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Seneca texts with interlinear English translation

Creator:
Fenton, William Nelson
Informant:
Redeye, Henry ?
Redeye, Sherman ?
Physical description:
16 leaves
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Iroquois Seneca oratory
Iroquois Seneca Thansgiving Speech
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Summary:
Contents: Thanksgiving speech (kano:nyok), pages 1-13, including 3 pages written on back. Opening statement, Green Corn Festival, first day; page 14 and reverse. Announcement of dance, pages 15-16.
Cite as:
Manuscript 4573, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Oratory--Iroquois--Seneca
Dance--Iroquois--Seneca
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 4573
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National Anthropological Archives

RED JACKET. SENECA WAR CHIEF.

Publisher:
McKenney and Hall, 1836-1844
Lithographer:
Courbould, 19th century
Copy after:
Charles Bird King, born Newport, RI 1785-died Washington, DC 1862
Printer:
Charles Joseph Hullmandel, English, born London, England 1789-died London, England 1850
Sitter:
RED JACKET
SA-GO-YOU-WAT-HA
Keeper Awake
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (49.9 x 34.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1837-1844
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Seneca
Miscellaneous\medal\Peace Medal
Portrait male
Portrait male
Portrait male
Occupation\other\chief
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.153,293
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Originals of Seneca stories 1916

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Curtin, Jeremiah
Physical description:
97 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1916
Summary:
Stories: The Great Joker"- Published as "The Trickster," "The Creation," Published as "A Seneca Tradition," "Hagowanen and Othegwe'hda'," and "History of Tall Chiefs."
Cite as:
Manuscript 1651, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Folklore--Iroquois--Seneca
Local number:
NAA MS 1651
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

Copies and originals of Seneca myths

Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
713 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca
Indians of North America Northeast
Seneca Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Summary:
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."
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.
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.
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).
Cite as:
Manuscript 3860, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Folklore--Iroquois--Seneca
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 3860
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Diary of a Seneca Chief, Maris B. Pierce 1845-1857

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Creator:
Pierce, Maris B
Physical description:
107 pages
Culture:
Iroquois Seneca diary
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1845-1857
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Manuscript 3562, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Diaries--Iroquois--Seneca
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 3562
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

Polygala cubensis Chodat

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean
Collector:
Charles Wright
Type Status:
Type collection; Type collection; Type collection
Place:
Cuba, West Indies - Neotropics
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
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.
Record Last Modified:
25 Sep 2015
Common name:
Seneca snakeroot
Seneca-snakeroot
Seneca snakeroot
Seneca-snakeroot
Seneca snakeroot
Seneca-snakeroot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Polygalales Polygalales Polygalales Polygalales Polygalales Polygalales Polygalales Polygalaceae Polygalaceae Polygalaceae Polygalaceae Polygalaceae Polygalaceae Polygalaceae
Published Name:
Polygala cubensis Chodat
Polygala wrightii Chodat
Polygala grandiflora var. leptophylla Chodat
Polygala violacea Aubl.
Polygala angustifolia Kunth
Polygala grandiflora var. angustifolia
Polygala grandiflora subsp. krugii (Chodat) Nauman
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0467/A12
Barcode:
00108927
USNM Number:
8214
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Flowering plants and ferns
Type Register
West Indies Project
Type of multiple names
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

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