Buffalo head dance 1 ; Buffalo head dance 2 ; Bear claw or Grizzly bear dance ; Pipe of peace or Calumet dance ; Soldier or Victory round dance ; Love song for flute (6:15) -- Fish dance ; Pipe dance ; Powwow or Horse dance ; Forty-nine dance ; Oh Mary (5:11) --Deer song ; Catholic Ojibwa hymn (2:08) --War rally song ; Bear dance ; Eagle dance ; Maple sugar song ; Hoot owl song 1 (3:35) --Hoot owl song 2 ; Coon song ; Rabbit song ; Medicine song (4:48) --Grass dance song ; Drinking song (1:38) --Bear dance (2:18) -- Eagle dance (2:49) --Wasase rain dance or War dance (2:40) --Scalp dance (:56) --Corn dance (2:10) --Women's dance (3:34) --Fishing dance (3:45) --Stomp dance (3:12) -- Two future projects (1:12).
101 Buffalo Head Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.
102 Fish Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.
103 Deer Song / Thomas Shalifoe. Ojibwa language.
103 Jesus Wegwissian / Thomas Shalifoe. Ojibwa language.
104 War Rally Song / Susan Shagonaby. Ottawa language.
209 Owa bagish kichi ingodwok nijinishinabek (O for a thousand tongues) / Betty Pamptopee.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1956
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.), Canada, Ontario, Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.), New York, Beartown (Mich.), United States, Michigan.
Track 102 Personnel: Fred Lacasse, George W. Brown, Sam Link, John Martin. Performed by members of native Indian tribes, principally with percussion acc. Production notes: Recorded in the United States and Canada by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath circa 1956.
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Plate 1 (P27694): War Dance.
Colored lithograph of a Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) war dance. First plate in Book 1. In later publications this same image is labeled as "War Dance of the Sauk and Foxes.
Plate 2 (P27695): Red-Jacket, a Seneca War Chief.
Colored lithograph of Red Jacket (Sa-go-ye-wat-ha [He Keeps Them Awake]/Sagoyewatha/Otetiani), Seneca, ca. 1750-1830. Second plate in Book 1.
Plate 3 (P27696): Kish-Kal-Wa, A Shawanoe Chief.
Colored lithograph of Chief Kish-Kal-Wa (Kishkalwa/Kish-Kallo-Wa/Kishkallowa), Shawnee. Third plate in Book 1.
Plate 4 (P27697): Mo-Hon-Go, an Osage Woman.
Colored lithograph of Mo-Hon-Go (Mohongo), Osage. Fourth plate in Book 1.
Plate 5 (P27698): Shin-Ga-Ba-W'ossin, a Chippeway Chief.
Colored lithograph of Chief Shin-ga-ba-w'ossin (Shingaba W'Ossin [Image Stone/The Figured Stone]), Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa). Fifth plate in Book 1.
Plate 6 (P27699): Push-Ma-Ta-Ha, a Choctaw Warrior.
Colored lithograph of Push-Ma-Ta-Ha (Pushmataha), Choctaw, ca. 1764-1824. Sixth plate in Book 1.
Biographical / Historical:
Published by Frederick W. Greenough, 23 Minor Street, Philadelphia.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); McKenney and Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America folios and lithographs image #, NMAI.AC.115; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
The Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection includes ephemera, documents and photographs from two prominent Native American [entertainers] Frank Kenjockety (Cayuga), also known as "Chief Strong Fox" and Louis Belmont Newell, also known as "Rolling Thunder". Kenjockety's collection contains photographs, ephemera and a small amount of personal records from his career as a circus troupe leader and lecturer from 1909-1940. Newell's collection contains ephemera from his career as a traveling Medicine Man and entertainer including remedy and ointment packaging as well as broadsides and flyers.
Scope and Contents:
The Native American Entertainers collection includes ephemera, documents and photographs from two prominent Native American entertainers, Frank Kenjockety, also known as "Chief Strong Fox" and Louis Belmont Newell, also known as "Rolling Thunder". Kenjockety's collection contains photographs, ephemera and a small amount of personal records from his career as a circus troupe leader and lecturer from 1909-1940. Newell's collection contains ephemera from his career as a traveling Medicine Man and entertainer from the 1880's until the 1930's. This includes remedy and ointment packaging as well as broadsides and flyers.
This collection is arranged in two series; Series 1: Frank Kenjockety "Chief Strong Fox", and Series 2: Louis Belmont Newell "Chief Rolling Thunder". Series 1 contains three subseries by material type and is arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection of Native American Entertainers materials was put together by Crown Collectibles, a privately held historical research company based out of Richmond Virginia.
Frank Kenjockety was born in 1871 to Jesse and Sarah Kenjockety on Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca Nation and made his home in Salamanca, New York. He was head of the Cayuga Tribe of the Iroquois Federation. In the early 1900's he formed a vaudeville troupe called "Kenjockety' s Hippodrome and Wild West Show". They traveled by train and played at state fairs, carnivals and with other traveling circuses. In the late 1920's Frank Kenjockety took the name "Chief Strong Fox". He became nationally known as an "Indian Chief Lecturer" and his troupe was billed as "Real American Indians in Costume- Direct from the U.S. Government Indian Reservation". Their performances included "Ceremonial Rites, Singing, War Dance, Medicine Dance, Feather Dance, Prayer Song, Famous Adoption Form and lectures on the part the American Indian had played in the history of the United States". Kenjockety's wife, Leona, and daughter, Mabel, also traveled as performers with the troupe. Mabel first appeared on horseback as a child and went on to become a trick rider. While on tour in December 1915, the train on which they were traveling ran head-on into another train that was mistakenly switched on the same track. Mr. Kenjockety survived, but many in his company perished. Undaunted by the tragedy, he rebuilt his company and continued to perform. He and his troupe continued to play fairs, school assemblies and circuses and went on at least two world tours. In 1937, they traveled on the steamer ship "Bremen". Correspondence in 1941 reveals that their popularity had waned and apparently the troupe disbanded around that time. Chief Strong Fox was also well known for the "lectures" he gave on Native American History. He became popular with school and other groups (Rotary Club, etc.) throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and often "adopted" some of his Caucasian audience as members of his tribe. He received many letters from school officials praising his talks on Indian history and customs to be of"educational value". Kenjockety passed away in 1944.
Known to his family as Belmont and to the public as Chief Rolling Thunder, Louis Belmont Newell was born around 1858 to Thomas Newell and Marie Parsons of Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. Newell appears to have married several times and his first daughter Blanche was born to Victoria Tahamont around 1886. It is around this time that Newell is first referred to as Chief Rolling Thunder and that his company, the Kiowa Medicine Company, begins touring. The show was comprised of "moral" entertainment and lectures given on the customs, habits, manners and religion of tribes. Newell would also sell "traditional Kiowa" medicines and give out health guides. It is uncertain when the company was actually formed and though Newell claimed that he was a descendent of the First Chief Medicine Man of the Kiowa Nation, Teet-Toot-Sah, this was most likely just for his public image. It is much more likely that his parents were Penobscots from Maine. Newell married Louisa Stump of Iroquois descent in 1891. Louisa was an expert shot and travelled with the Kiowa Medicine Company for some time. In 1894, Newell married his fourth wife Jeanne "Jennie" Congleton who served as business manager for the Kiowa Medicine and Vaudeville Company for many years. Newell died December 1, 1933 and was buried in Randolph, NY. More information on L.B. Newell has been compiled by descendants of Newell and can be found on Ne-Do-Ba, a geneological website for the Wabanaki people.
Along with the archival materials, five additional objects were purchased and are a part of the NMAI Ethnology collection. They have catalog numbers 26/5414 through 26/5418 and include outfits supposedly worn by Frank Kenjockety "Chief Strong Fox" and his wife Leona Kenjockety.
All of the photographs in this collection are located in cool storage and arranged in folders by their catalog numbers.
This collection was purchased in 2005.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Meskwaki (Fox) texts and kinship notes collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. Four of the texts are by Alfred Kiyana in Meskwaki syllabary. The translated titles are "When Indians captured horses a long time ago," "The two youths who fasted who were brothers," "The one who runs fast," and "War dance." A fifth text is by Kiwatewa (Mrs.Paquane) and is on adoption feasts. These texts are accompanied by English translations dictated by Harry Lincoln and in Truman Michelson's hand. There are also 3 pages of notes on kinship from Annie Kiosatuck.
NAA MS 2433
Title changed from " Kinship terms, family Ethnology" 3/26/2014.
Same subject in 1838 edition. McKenney & Hall, Volume 1 (BAE Library Catalog Number 574) bears notation,"On stone by Corbould from a Painting by P. Rindisbacher. Printed by C. Hallmandel," and the figures are numbered.
McKenney and Hall, in a footnote to their text (Hodge edition volume 1, page 2) make a "correction" altering the tribe to Winnebago. However, in the detailed caption by Caleb Atwater, the names of the persons are given, including "Keokuk, the principal warrior of the Sauks" and "Morgan, the principal warrior of the Fox," and "Tiahma, the principal civil chief of the Foxes."