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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Koasati Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Date:
1936-1940 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Shelf list: Box 1. Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati field notes. Box 2. Ethnographic material on Alabama and Koasati, plus incomplete manuscript on ethnography of southeastern U.S. Box 3. Miscellaneous notes on Alabama and Koasati. Detailed list of contents accompanies main catalog card.
Arrangement:
Divided into 15 series:
(1) Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects July 2 - August 27, 1940;
(2) Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects June 7 - July 28,
(3) Choctaw field notes on native medicinal practices. July 12 - July 17,
(4) Choctaw (at least in part) field notes on medicinal plants July - July 27,
(5) Alabama, Choctaw, Koasati?? field notes, miscellaneous notes from published sources, and questions,
(6) Alibamu? field notes on folktales July 31 - August 11,
(7) Questions,
(8) Alabama ethnographic material ,
(9) Koasati culture summary,
(10) Comparative Southeast ethnographic material ,
(11) Linguistic notes,
(12) Tribal names and kinship charts,
(13) Lyda Averill Taylor Photographs,
(14) Miscellaneous notes,
(15) Indian artifacts from Harrington, Texas,
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4658
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4658
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Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects (Series 1)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Battise, Betty  Search this
Battise, Billy  Search this
Battise, Fanny  Search this
Sylestine, Cooper  Search this
Sylestine, Sissie  Search this
Thomspon, Josie  Search this
Williams, Betty  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
3 Notebooks (342 items)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
July 2 - August 27, 1940
Arrangement:
(1) Notebook 1940-Alabama #1 89 items
(2) Notebook 1940-Alabama #2 94 items
(3) Notebook 1940-Alabama #3 56 items
(4) Field Notes 103 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (1)
Topic:
Alibamu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref1

Koasati culture summary (Series 9)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
36 Items
Culture:
Koasati -- Ethnography  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (9)
Local Note:
Typescript
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref10

Linguistic notes (Series 11)

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Muskogean -- Kinship  Search this
Koasati -- Kinship  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
14 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (11)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref11

Tribal names and kinship charts (Series 12)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu -- Kinship -- tribal names  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Arrangement:
9 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (12)
Place:
Texas Polk County
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref12

Lyda Averill Taylor Photographs (Series 13)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Names:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu -- Green corn celebration  Search this
Koasati -- Green corn celebration  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Scope and Contents:
Some relate to the green corn celebration, Livingston, Texas, July 1938. Others are photographs of Alibamu from the collection of the Museum of the American Indian, taken in 1909. Photographs not viewable online.
Arrangement:
50 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (13)
Place:
Texas Livingston
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref13

Miscellaneous notes (Series 14)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
American Indian -- Mexico -- Dances  Search this
Koasati Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Also includes notes relating to Mexican Indian dances
Arrangement:
14 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (14)
Topic:
Alibamu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref14

Indian artifacts from Harrington, Texas (Series 15)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
77 Drawings
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Texas
Arrangement:
77 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (15)
Topic:
Harrington (Texas) -- artifacts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref15

Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects (Series 2)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Boatman, Charlie  Search this
Battise, Betty  Search this
Battise, Fanny  Search this
Macconico  Search this
Thomspon, Josie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (134 items, 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
June 7 - July 28, not year given
Arrangement:
(1) Notebook
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (2)
Topic:
Alibamu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref2

Choctaw field notes on native medicinal practices (Series 3). July 12 - July 17, no year given

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Langley, Jackson  Search this
Williams, Susie, Alibamu?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages
1 Notebook (40 items, 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Culture:
Choctaw -- Medicine  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Notes
Arrangement:
(1) Loose Papers 6 items
(1) Notebook 34 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (3)
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref3

Choctaw (at least in part) field notes on medicinal plants (Series 4)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Langley, Mrs (nformant)  Search this
Informant:
Williams, Betsy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (37 items, 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Culture:
Choctaw -- Medicine -- Ethnobotany  Search this
Koasati -- Medicine -- Ethnobotany  Search this
Choctaw -- Medicine  Search this
Koasati -- Medicine  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
July - July 27, no year given
Scope and Contents:
Also, includes 10 loose sheets containing notes on Choctaw and Koasati medicinal plants, no informants cited.
Arrangement:
(1) Loose Papers 17 items
(2) Notebook 20 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (4)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref4

Alabama, Choctaw, Koasati?? field notes, miscellaneous notes from published sources, and questions (Series 5)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Robinson, Jake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages
1 Notebook (39 items, 6 x 9 inches)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Koasati Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Arrangement:
(1)Loose Papers 2 items
(2) Notebook 37 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (5)
Topic:
Alibamu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref5

Comparative Southeast ethnographic material (Series 10)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Koasati Indians  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Chitimacha Indians  Search this
Natchez (tribe)  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Articles
Notes
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Ms. on comparative Southeast ethnography, with information from the Alabama, Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, Natchez, Seminole, Tunica, and Yuchi. (Koasati material from field work; data on the rest of the tribes from published sources). 73 pages; typed, with pages 3-40 missing (this seems to be the Koasati data, probably among notes loaned to Dan Jacobson by LAT). Also includes 4 pages trait list. List of clans present in tribes listed above. 2 pages with 2 carbon copies. List of dances present in tribes listed above. 2 pages comparative Seminole-Chickasaw ethnography. 27 pages.
Arrangement:
Comparative southeast ethnography 75 items
Dr. Swanton 53 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (10)
Topic:
Dance -- Southeast Indians  Search this
Social organization -- Southeast Indians  Search this
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref6

Alibamu? field notes on folktales (Series 6 )

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Battise, Alison  Search this
Williams, Susie, Alibamu?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu -- Folklore  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notes
Date:
July 31 - August 11, no year
Arrangement:
Loose Papers
Biographical / Historical:
The informants are identified as Alison (perhaps Ellison) Battise and Susie (perhaps Susie Williams).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (6)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref7

Questions (Series 7)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
2 Notebooks (191 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Scope and Contents:
No data is included.
Arrangement:
Notebook 1 119 items
Notebook 2 72 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (7)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref8

Alabama ethnographic material (Series 8)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
452 Items
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This material seems to be a series of preliminary drafts for a proposed monograph on the Ethnography of the Alabama Indians (never published) and is compiled in part from information found in the field notebooks.
Arrangement:
Divided into 16 folders:
(1) Alabama Ethnography 5 items
(2) Alabama Ethnography - Hunting, Fishing, Agriculture, Food and its Preparation 44 items
(3) Alabama Ethnography - Structures 7 items
(4) Alabama Ethnography - Clothing and Body Decoration 12 items
(5) Alabama Ethnography - Transportation 1 item
(6) Alabama Ethnography - Property and Inheritance 3 items
(7) Alabama Ethnography - Crime, Punishment, Warfare 23 items
(8) Alabama Ethnography - Material Culture 37 items
(9) Alabama Ethnography - Life Cycle 77 items
(10)Alabama Ethnogrpahy - Social Organization 20 items
(11) Alabama Ethnography - Folklore and Religion- Ballgame; Buried; Clothing; Fishing;Hunting; Loose Notes; Material Cultures; Religion Supernaturals, Structures 64 items
(12) Alabama Ethnography - Cosmography 2 items
(13)Alabama Ethnography - Games and Ceremonies 3 items
(14) Alabama Ethnography - Medicine 12 items
(15) Alabama Ethnography - Miscellaneous 1 of 2 82 items
(16) Alabama Ethnography -Miscellaneous 2 of 2 60 items
Arranged into topical folders following subject outline by Lyda A. Taylor at front of box.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (8)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref9

Walter W. Taylor papers, 1925-1983

Archaeologist:
Taylor, Walter W. Jr  Search this
Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Adams, William Yewdale  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Northern Mexico Archeological Fund  Search this
Subject:
Pueblo Ecology Survey  Search this
Physical description:
128 boxes
Culture:
American Indian Pueblo  Search this
American Indian Southeast  Search this
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1925
1925-1983
Restrictions & Rights:
Portions of the collection have been restricted at Natch Taylor's request until 2034. See finding aid for more information
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2242

Plants used as curatives by certain southeastern tribes, by Lyda Averill Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Lyda Averill Paz  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 88 p. diagrs. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Botany, Medical  Search this
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Call number:
E98.M4T39 1940X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318518

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