Cornplanter, Jesse J., 1889-1957

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Jesse J. Cornplanter (September 16, 1889 – March 18, 1957) was an actor, artist, author, craftsman, Seneca Faithkeeper and World War I decorated veteran. The last male descendant of Cornplanter, an important 18th-century Haudenosaunee leader and war chief, his Seneca name was Hayonhwonhish (He Strokes the Rushes). He illustrated several books about Seneca and Iroquois life. Jesse Cornplanter wrote and illustrated Legends of the Longhouse (1938), which records many Iroquois traditional stories. Cornplanter was also the first Native American to play a lead in a feature film titled Hiawatha, which was released in 1913 and a year before the notable Western The Squaw Man.

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referencedIn Beauchamp, William Martin, 1830-1925. Papers, 1869-1904. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Keppler, Joseph Jr. Joseph Keppler Jr. Iroquois papers. 1882-1944. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Cornplanter, Jesse J. Indian songs in Seneca dialect, 1916-1951, in syllables, and other rituals. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Material on Iroquois Dialects and Languages, 1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cornplanter, Jesse J. National Archives at New York
referencedIn Keppler, Joseph. Joseph Keppler Papers. 1882-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Recordings on tape from originals given to the Library of Congress by the American Philosophical Society Library, 1936, 1948-1952, 1962 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Seneca Chants and Ceremonies, 1949 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson. Paul A. W. Wallace Papers. [ca. 1920]-1967. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Fenton, William Nelson. William N. Fenton Papers. 1933-2000. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Paul A. W. Wallace Papers, 1920-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wallace, Anthony Francis Clarke. Anthony F. C. Wallace Papers. 1920-2000. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Indian Language Field Recordings, Bulk, 1950-1954, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1950-1951, 1954, 1956-1957, 1962, 1964 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Recordings on tape from originals given to the Library of Congress by the American Philosophical Society Library, 1936, 1948-1952, 1962 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Cornplanter, Jesse J. Deswadeyon, ca. 1952, Seneca songs. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Keppler, Udo Joseph. Joseph Keppler Jr. Iroquois papers. 1882-1944. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Huntington Free Library. Native American biography vertical file [ca.1850-2000.]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Fenton, William Nelson. William N. Fenton Papers. 1933-2001. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Cornplanter, Jesse J. Indian songs in Seneca dialect, 1916-1951, in syllables, and other rituals. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Deswadeyon: Seneca song, 1952 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Indian songs in Seneca dialect, 1916-1951, in syllables, and other rituals, 1916-1951 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Cornplanter, Edward. The code of Handsome Lake, 1933 Nov. 10. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Gallagher, Lyman H. Lyman H. Gallagher collection, 1826-1945. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Cornplanter, Jesse. [Jesse Cornplanter: artist file] Philbrook Museum of Art, Chapman Library
referencedIn Speck, Frank Gouldsmith. Frank Gouldsmith Speck Papers. 1903-1950. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-. Papers, 1758-1995. American Philosophical Society Library
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referencedIn Index by Reservation: Camp Sheridan, Ala. National Archives at Washington, D.C
referencedIn Jesse Cornplanter, descendant of Cornplanter, the famous Seneca chief, making a ceremonial mask, Tonawanda Community House, Tonawanda, New York National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Index by Reservation: Seneca National Archives at Washington, D.C
referencedIn New York: ERIE County, Enumeration District 18, Sheet No. 8A National Archives at Washington, D.C
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Subject
Jemez Indians--Music
Seneca Indians--Social life and customs
Mohawk language
Siksika Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Seneca language
Cherokee language
Seneca Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Iroquois Indians--History--17th century
Klamath Indians--Music
Zuni Indians--Music
Klamath Indians--Land tenure
Navajo dance
Typology (Linguistics)
Seneca Indians--Music
Seneca dance
Hopi Indians--Music
Iroquoian languages
Klamath Indians--Government relations
Taos Indians--Social life and customs
Taos dance
Cayuga Indians--Music
Sun--Rising and setting--Songs and music
Oneida language
Indians of North America--New Mexico--Government relations
Western Apache dance
Klamath Indians--Politics and government
Klamath Indians--History
Buffalo dance
Siksika language
Modoc Indians--Politics and government
Taos Indians--Music
Klamath Indians--Social life and customs
Tuscarora language
Paiute Indians--History
Klamath Indians--Medicine
Indian dance
Modoc Indians--Social conditions
Hopi Indians--Social life and customs
Onondaga dance
Indians of North America--New Mexico--Music
Cayuga language
Siksika Indians--Music
Onondaga Indians--Music
Names, Geographical--Pennsylvania
United States. Treaties, etc. 1864 Oct. 14
Powwows--New Mexico
Paiute Indians--Politics and government
Hopi Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Western Apache Indians--Music
Crow language
Cayuga Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Onondaga language
New York (State)--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
Names, Geographical--New York (State)
Indian dance--North America
Indian artists
Navajo Indians--Music
Jemez dance
Pueblo Indians--Government relations
Indians of North America--Languages--Mutual intelligibility
Modoc Indians--History
Indians of North America--Music
Modoc Indians--Wars, 1873
Seneca Indians--Folklore
Taos Indians--Politics and government
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Birth 1889-09-16

Death 1957-03-18

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Iroquoian languages

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