Oneida Texts

This is sample collection of Oneida texts collected in the late 1930s and recorded in the 1980s.

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Old Ways

Dragging the Pole - an old marriage custom told by Mrs. Thomas Baird to Andrew Beechtree and read by Maria Hinton and Amos Christjohn
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Carpenter - measuring without tools told by Thomas Elm to Andrew Beechtree and read by Amos Christjohn
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Oneidas and Work - jobs Oneidas held in the past told by Rachel Swamp to Dennison Hill and read by Maria Hinton
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Messenger - old time way of spreading news by runners told by Louis Hill to Dennison Hill and read by Maria Hinton
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Night Ghost - a warning about running around at night told by Elizabeth Huff to Dennison Hill and read by Amos Christjohn
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Fish Used to be Plentiful - description of old time fishing told by Jessie Peters to Dennison Hill and read by Amos Christjohn
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Planting by the Moon - a joke story about planting told by Jefferson Baird to Dennison Hill and read by Amos Christjohn
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Event Descriptions

Mighty Hunter - an amazing hunt told by Albert King to Andrew Beechtree and read by Maria Hinton
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She Fights a Bear - an encounter with a bear told by Elizabeth Huff to Dennison Hill and read by Hudson Doxtator
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My Cousin - a visit and talk about a radio told by Dennison Hill and read by Maria Hinton
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He Wears a Feather - an Oneida mistaken for white told by Jefferson Baird to Dennison Hill and read by Amos Christjohn
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Indians in DC - a visit to a meal with the president told by George Peters to Dennison Hill and read by Amos Christjohn
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Lesson Stories

White People Coming - prophecy in a dream told by William House to Andrew Beechtree and read by Amos Christjohn
Oneida Sound (MP3)==========Interlinear Translation (PDF)==========English Translation (PDF)

Canada - a lesson story on disagreeing factions told by William Skenandore to Andrew Beechtree and read by Maria Hinton
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Whippoorwill - a lesson story on feeding children told by Eddie Metoxen to Andrew Beechtree and read by Amos Christjohn
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White Crow - a lesson story on food, honor, and telling the truth told by Eddie Metoxen to Andrew Beechtree and read by Amos Christjohn
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