Parker, Arthur C.. The code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca prophet

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The Code Of Handsome Lake, The Seneca Prophet

Introduction Handsome Lake's Religion

Handsome Lake

Present Effects Of Handsome Lake's Teaching

How The White Race Came To America And Why The Gaiwiio Became A Necessity

Now This Is Gaiwiio

A Time Of Trouble

The Sick Man

The Two Ways He Thinks

The Strange Death Of The Sick Man

The People Gather About The Dead Man

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The Dead Man Revives

The Message Of The Four Beings

Ganiodaiio Commanded To Proclaim The Gaiwiio

The Great Message

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Recitation Of The Second Day

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Recitation Of The Third Day

Now At Tonawanda

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The Journey Over The Great Sky-road Section 82

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Part 2 Field Notes On The Rites And Ceremonies Of The Ganio`dai[unknown] Io` Religion 1


The White Dog Sacrifice 1

Ne Ganeowo 1

[preliminary] Translation Of The Ganeowo Ritual Of The Seneca

Outlines Of The Cornplanting And The Maple Thanksgivings

An Outline Program Of Waano`[unknown] Naogw[unknown] `[unknown] Ciot, The Cornplanting Ceremony

The Maple Festival

Outline Program

The Address To The Maple, The Chief Of Trees And The Prayer To The Creator A Seneca Ceremony

Special Annual Ceremonies

Legend Of The Coming Of Death 1

The Funeral Address 1

The Death Feast 1

Secret Medicine Societies Of The Seneca 1

Niganega'[unknown] A` Oä` No`, Or Ne`[unknown] Hono'[unknown] Tcino'[unknown] Gä. The Little Water Company

Dewanondiisso N Daik[unknown] Ta`, Pygmy Society, The Dark Dance Ceremony

Dawando`, The Society Of Otters

I'[unknown] Dos Oä[unknown] No`, Society Of Mystic Animals

Sha'[unknown] Dotge[unknown] A, The Eagle Society

Nia`gwai`[unknown] Oä`[unknown] No', The Bear Society

Degi[unknown] Ya'go N Oä`[unknown] No', The Buffalo Society

O`gi[unknown] We Oä[unknown] No', Chanters For The Dead

Deswadenyationdott[unknown] ', The Woman's Society

Towii[unknown] Sas. Sisters Of The Dio`h[unknown][unknown] Ko

Hadigo N [unknown] Sa Sho N O`, The False Face Company

The Opening Or Tobacco Throwing Ceremony Of The False Face Company

Gaji`[unknown] Sasho N O`, The Husk-faces

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Iroquois Sun Myths 1

Three Brothers Who Followed The Sun Under The Sky's Rim

Anecdotes Of Cornplanter

Cornplanter Makes Peace

Cornplanter And Washington

Origin Of The Name Cornplanter

Key To Phonic System

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca prophet

Published By: Original publisher Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York. 1913. 148 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Arthur C. Parker

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Theological systems (779); Magicians and diviners (791);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document consists mainly of a translation of the record of the teachings of Handsome Lake, the early nineteenth century founder of the contemporary Iroquois longhouse religion. Handsome Lake's code was received in visions and formed the basis of a revitalization movement integrating traditional Iroquois religious beliefs and practices with those of Christians. The record was first set down in the Seneca language in the mid-19th century. It was memorized by Edward Cornplanter who subsequently lost the original text. Cornplanter rewrote the text from memory in 1903. The Code is here translated from the Seneca by William Bluesky, a Seneca lay preacher of the Baptist church. Accounts of Seneca longhouse ceremonies that are part of the new religion and a description of several Seneca medicine societies are also included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nm09-026

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. William W. Stein ; 1955

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified -- this is a religious tract

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Seneca ; New York State, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


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