The Constitution of the Five Nations

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First published on April 1, 1916 in the New York State Museum Bulletin No. 184. Arthur Caswell Parker (April 5, 1881 – January 1, 1955) was an American archaeologist, historian, folklorist, museologist and noted authority on American Indian culture. Of Seneca and Scots-English descent, he was director of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences from 1924 to 1945, when he developed its holdings and research into numerous disciplines for the Genesee Region. He was an honorary trustee of the New York State Historical Association. In 1935 he was elected first president of the Society for American Archaeology.
CONTENTS
The Iroquois Constitution
The Dekanawideh Legend
The Code of Dekanahwideh
Origin of the Confederation of the Five Nations.
The Condolence ceremony
The Hiawatha tradition
Appendix A: The Passamaquoddy wampum records
Appendix B: Sketches of an Indian Council. 1846
Appendix C: Minutes of the Six Nations Council of 1839
Appendix D: Minutes of the Council
Appendix E: Certain Iroquois free myths and symbols
Appendix F: Book Review of Constitution of the Five Nations by A A Goldenweiser
Book Review of Constitution of the Five Nations by J N B Hewitt
The Constitution of the Five Nations: A reply by A C Parker
Appendix G: A Mohawk Condolence at Oka, P.Q. April 1964
Appendix H: Minute Book of the Six Nations Hereditary Council of Chiefs

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