Fewkes Calais Field Notebook
Excerpt form Jesse Walter Fewkes' Calais Field Notebook
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M’Touilin [has telephonic power]
 Ancient War Song –
Mohawk say very ancient –
Song to get Exchange or Trade go into room and sing
Song sung Knock at door sing song. Then
go into the home and dance around 2x or 3x singing and ask to exchange
something. The owners are obliged to give what he asks for in the
wigwam [or of as much value].
(Possibly this is the same
ss the Pipe song of ?
dance accompanying pipes.)
? do this some times.
Dress old, picket hats like that of Mrs Brown. Loose
dress, wearing leggings. ? like[paint]
Mask ? face. Hair tied up
Hair tied up so that it stood up.
This dance is not yet extinct but
[powder-face mask sometimes]