Sayenqueraghta: King of the Senecas George Stillwell Conover

ISBN: 9781331967033

Published: September 27th 2015

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Sayenqueraghta: King of the Senecas  by  George Stillwell Conover

Sayenqueraghta: King of the Senecas by George Stillwell Conover
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Excerpt from Sayenqueraghta: King of the SenecasThis paper is the result of a patient investigation and research made during the past 6 or 8 years, and the materials have been gathered together and the matter written up for the Cayuga HistoricalMoreExcerpt from Sayenqueraghta: King of the SenecasThis paper is the result of a patient investigation and research made during the past 6 or 8 years, and the materials have been gathered together and the matter written up for the Cayuga Historical Society, at the special request of its President, Rev. Charles Hawley, D.

D., Auburn, N. Y.The name Sayenqueraghta appears to be of the Mohawk dialect. Inasmuch, however, as it has been commonly used in the New York Colonial Documents as the name of a distinguished and noted Seneca Indian, the subject of this paper, it has been adopted, in the present instance, as the proper appellation.

Although several variations in spelling of the name are to be found, the orthography adopted is the signature to the preliminary articles of peace made with Sir William Johnson in 1764 Sayenqueraghta has, however, been more commonly known to the white people as Old King, or Old Smoke, and in order to maintain his identity, he will of necessity be frequently thus designated in this paper. Sometimes, also, he has been designated as the King of Kanadesaga,The name Sayenqueraghta in the Seneca, language appears to be Ga yah-gwaah-doh, and it is thus spelled by the Hon.

O. H. Marshall and other late investigators. It has, however, been written a little differently by other good authority- Rev. Asher Wright, who spent many years of his life as a missionary to the Senecas on the Cattaraugus Reservation, writing it Gui-yah gwaah-doh, and the Seneca chief N. T. Strong, an educated Indian of much knowledge and ability writing it Gui ya gua-doh.The same name is now held by a venerable and prominent Mohawk Chief, yet living on the Reservation in Canada, whose name is John S.

Johnson, but who is commonly known as Smoke Johnson, His Indian name in the Mohawk dialect as written by himself, (a prominent investigator says) is Sakayenkwaraton, the final syllable having the nasal sound of the French word ton and is frequently written toh, or to.

This same gentleman says that a few years ago the old Chief pronounced his Indian name for him and that he wrote it down Soi-en ga-rah ta, and could make nothing else of it.Horatio Hale in his Iroquois Book of Rites, page 39, gives the name as Sakayengwaraton. In a private letter written since the publication of his book says: The old Chief hims if spells his Indian name, I find, Sakayengwaraghton. In my book the guttural aspirate gh is omitted, as the person from whom I first heard the name did not happen to sound it distinctly.

The Secretary of the Council, who is an educated Indian, spells the name, Sakayengwaratonh.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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