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Title A translation of the speech made by Jimmy Johnson at the Grand Council of the Confederacy of Iroquois held at the Indian village of Tonawanda... [manuscript]
Author Johnson, Jimmy (1774-1854)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: October, 1845, speech by Jimmy Johnson, translated and abridged by Ely S. Parker (later U.S. commissioner of Indian affairs) which reiterates the religious and moral teachings of the Seneca prophet, Handsome Lake. Around 1800, Handsome Lake began to see visions and to preach the message of the Great Spirit who was displeased with the Indians’ abandonment of old customs, dependence on alcohol, and lax moral conduct.
Names Handsome Lake (1735-1815)
Places New York, United States
Keywords religion, alcohol, custom, tradition, Great Spirit, speech
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information FULL TITLE: A translation of the speech made by Jimmy Johnson at the Grand Council of the Confederacy of Iroquois held at the Indian village of Tonawanda ... [manuscript]: this speech is an abridgement of his annual speech or a repetition in brief of their religious precepts pretended to have been communicated from heaven, 1845 Oct. / translated by Ely S. Parker.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 451
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue