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Two Delaware men Nov 1932

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Creator:
ANONYMOUS
Subject:
Anderson, George T
Webber, J. C
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1932
Nov 1932
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
See Negative 56929. Anderson was a full-blood Delaware; Webber's mother was part Munsee and part Delaware, but his father was an enrolled Cherokee of part Negro ancestry. Ollie Anderson claims that all of Webber's Delaware clothing in this picture was lent by her husband, G. T. Anderson.
Summary:
Left to right, George T. Anderson (kwackipahki kamen) and J. C. Webber (wi t a p ano xwe).
Cite as:
Negative 56930, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56930
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Delaware woman and her daughter ca 1910

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Creator:
ANONYMOUS
Subject:
Bobb, Jennie
Longhat, Nellie
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Absentee
Indians of North America Northeast
Delaware Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
ca 1910
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Jennie Bobb (tuk wi ma nsi "Black-Walnut-Tree") died August 12, 1918 at a reported age of 51, but she is also said to have been 55 in 1915 (Anadarko Agency, Probate records, W 338 and W 615).
Summary:
Left to right: Jennie Bobb and her daughter Nellie Longhat.
The women are dressed to the teeth in traditional Delaware style. Everything they are wearing, including all their jewelry, is said to have been made by themselves. (Martha Ellis, Anadarko, 1968; she had seen the picture before).
Cite as:
Negative 56928, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56928
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Five Delaware Men, Richard C. Adams Identified n.d

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Creator:
Bell, C. M (Charles Milton) approximately 1849-1893
Subject:
Young, John
Physical description:
1 008 in x 010 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Summary:
The man seated at the left is John Young (Identified by Annie Parks, Ollie Anderson, Reuben Wilson, 1968). The man standing at the right is Richard C. Adams. (Ives Goddard, 7/70)
Cite as:
BAE GN 00247/Bell Collection 06652500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06652500
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Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians circa 1874-1890
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John Peabody Harrington papers: Delaware (Oklahoma and Ontario), 1940

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Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961
Voegelin, C. F (Charles Frederick) 1906-1986
Siebert, Frank T (Frank Thomas) 1912-1998
Physical description:
2 boxes
Culture:
Delaware Indians
Munsee Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Correspondence
Field notes
Vocabulary
Songs
Date:
1940
Notes:
In April 1940, John P. Harrington and C. F. Voegelin were in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on a joint field trip where they interviewed a number of Delaware-speaking Indians. The exact itinerary is difficult to reconstruct. Field notes and correspondence indicate that they were together in Bartlesville at least between April 8 and 20, and early in May, they were in Greencastle, Indiana, where Voegelin gave Harrington a list of Delaware terms to investigate in Smoothtown, Ontario on Six Nations Reserve. Of the two notes that locate Harrington in that vicinity, only one is dated (May 4, 1940-see "Mohawk Linguistic Notes"). It must have been a brief stop as he was in Seattle en route to Alaska on May 7.
In June 1940 Harrington and Voegelin made another trip to Oklahoma. They visited May Haas at Eufaula and Frank T. Siebert,Jr., at Oklahoma City and Norman. On that occasion they worked with a number of Delawares, Shawnees, Otoes, and others. During the first week of August, after his return to Washington, D.C., Harrington reorganized the notes for which Voegelin had requested clarification.
In Oklahoma, Harrington visited the city of Bartlesville; the towns of Dewey and Copan; and Claremore, the location of the Indian Health Services Hospital. Among the people he interviewed were Mabel Bobb Beaver (Mabel) and Henry Duncan Beaver (Duncan); Sally and John Fallleaf (spelled "Fall-Leaf" by Harrington); Annie (Mrs. Lb.) and Jesse Longbone (Jesse, Jes) and his brothers Roy and William (William Lb.); Jake Parks; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Washington and their son Fred (Mrs. Wash., Fred Wash.). In Ontario, those he interviewed included Josiah Montour, his seventy-five-year-old sister Jane Pattice, and Jesse Moses.
Summary:
This subseries of the Northeast/Southeast series contains Harrington's research on two Delaware languages, now distinguished by linguists as Unami (in Oklahoma) and Munsee (in Ontario). Harrington, following local usage, referred to both as Delaware.
His Unami linguistic notes consist of a randomly accumulated vocabulary with some phonetic and grammatical structures interspersed. Included also are historical and cultural comments. The largest single group was apparently collected by C. F. Voegelin and is labeled "Voeg." Other smaller groups represent collections by Voegelin from individually named informants, followed by Harrington's notes from the same informants. Harrington's material consists of both new and reheard terms, with a general emphasis on developing the etymology of state names and placenames. Voegelin inserted some Munsee, Shawnee, Kaw, and Ojibwa equivalences. The Munsee terms may have been those of Frank T. Siebert, Jr., as notes indicate that Voegelin was in possession of some of Siebert's vocabulary lists, which had been collected in June 1938 from Nicodemus Peters at Smoothtown. The most substantial placename information concerns the name Wyoming.
A selection of extracts from Brinton and Anthony (1888) and a few from Truman Michelson's "Preliminary Report on the Linguistic Classification of Algonquian Tribes" (1912) contain comments by Voegelin. Scattered Abenaki comparisons were probably inserted at least a decade later. Filed with this 1940 collection are three pages of notes heard from "the old woman west of Anadarko" in June 1939.
There are also four untitled texts (former B.A.E. ms. 6023pt.) collected by Voegelin in April 1940 with partial interlinear translations by Jesse Longbone. Harrington made handwritten copies of fifteen short songs also collected by Voegelin. Although there are wide variations between Voegelin's orthography and Harrington's, these songs were apparently incorporated into Voegelin's "Word Distortions in Delaware Big House and Walam Olum Songs" (1942). There are scattered notes in English but no translations.
The Unami files also contain miscellaneous notes consisting of a few grammatical notes, correspondence, and names of persons. There are also several pages relating to the Swedish author Amandus Johnson.
Harrington also collected a variety of linguistic notes from Delaware speakers of Ontario. Raw field notes obtained from Josiah Montour and Jesse Moses in the area of Smoothtown, Ontario, include general vocabulary, tribenames, names of persons, and a few grammatical constructions. Montour also contributed Munsee origins associated with the name Wyoming. There are also materials from when Voegelin gave Harrington a list of Walam Olum terms to rehear with Josiah Montour, which Harrington presumably did in the first days of that month. Another small section of field notes contains material from Jane Pattice, Josiah Montour's sister. In addition, there are a few undated pages dealing mainly with the location of the Munsee Reserve in Canada and how to get there.
Cite as:
Northeast/Southeast: Delaware (Oklahoma and Ontario), John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Delaware language
Shawnee language
Ojibwa language
Abenaki language
Names, Geographical
Toponymy
Ethnology
Phonetics
Language and languages--Documentation
Linguistics
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
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John Peabody Harrington papers: Northeast/Southeast, 1907-1957
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Portrait (Front) of Moses Delaware 1898

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Creator:
Rinehart, Frank Albert
Subject:
Omaha Exposition, 1898
Physical description:
1 photograph 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Interior Flathead
Salish Indians
Indians of North America Plateau
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1898
Cite as:
BAE GN 02993A 06481600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06481600
OPPS NEG 02993 A
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Portrait (Profile) of Moses Delaware 1898

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Creator:
Rinehart, Frank Albert
Subject:
Omaha Exposition, 1898
Physical description:
1 photograph 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Interior Flathead
Salish Indians
Indians of North America Plateau
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1898
Cite as:
BAE GN 02993B 06481700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06481700
OPPS NEG 02993 B
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Manuscript on Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Osage, Delaware and Shawnee Government

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Creator:
Jones, J. B
Subject:
American Baptist Church missions
Physical description:
3 pages
Culture:
Chickasaw Indians
Choctaw Indians
Osage Indians
Shawnee Indians
Creek Indians
Seminole Indians
Delaware Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Southern States
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notes:
Reference: C. C. Royce, "The Cherokee Nation of Indians," 5th BAE-AR (1883-84). J. B. Jones, a Baptist missionary was engaged in promulgating anti-slavery sentiments among the Cherokees in 1860 (pages 324-35), and subsequently, represented the Cherokee Nation as one of the delegates to Washington for the Treaty of July 19, 1866 (page 334).
Summary:
Included in the report are the Cherokee system of government, the status of Cherokee loyalty, and the American Baptist mission work, including also brief references regarding the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, Osage, Delaware and Shawnee.
Cite as:
Manuscript 3645, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Government and politics
Council of tribes
Slaves and slavery--American Indian
Local number:
NAA MS 3645
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National Anthropological Archives
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Red Blanket (Delaware) with John Wilson (Caddo/Delaware) in Partial Native Dress with Ornaments, One Holding Fan And Stick n.d

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Creator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005in X 008in
Culture:
Delaware Indians
Caddo Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Indians of North America Southern States
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Cite as:
BAE GN 01372 06259600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06259600
OPPS NEG 1372
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Portrait (Profile) of Delaware Indian, possibly Montgomery Montour, circa 1907

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Creator:
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de 1770-1852
Physical description:
1 007 in x 009 in photograph
Culture:
Mandan Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1907
Notes:
Previously identified as Mandan Chief Shahaka or Sheheke. Identified as a Delaware Indian, possibly Montgomery Montour, chief of the tribe by Ellen G. Miles in Saint-Memin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America (1994).
Cite as:
BAE GN 03439 06578400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06578400
OPPS NEG 03439
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Center post of collapsed Big House, looking east ca 1934

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Creator:
Witcher, Mary Smith
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1934
ca 1934
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Cite as:
Negative 56932, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56932
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Interior of Big House, looking east; center post in foreground Nov 1932

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Creator:
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1932
Nov 1932
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Cite as:
Negative 56924, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56924
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George T. Anderson Nov 1932

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Creator:
ANONYMOUS
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1932
Nov 1932
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Taken in Philadelphia where G. T. A. had gone to participate in the William Penn pageant (see Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday October 25, 1932, page 1.).
Cite as:
Negative 56929, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56929
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West face of center post of collapsed Big House ca 1934

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Creator:
Witcher, Mary Smith
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1934
ca 1934
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Cite as:
Negative 56933, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56933
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West face of center post of collapsed Big House ca 1934

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Creator:
Witcher, Mary Smith
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1934
ca 1934
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Cite as:
Negative 56934, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56934
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Base of center post and corn-pounding mortar, miscellaneous debris, collapsed Big House ca 1934

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Creator:
Witcher, Mary Smith
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Registered
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1934
ca 1934
Notes:
In 1867 the Delaware moved from Kansas to the Cherokee Reservation, Indian Territory. Those involved in the move became known as the Delaware (registered) or the Delaware (Cherokee). The others became known as the Delaware (absentee). "Registered" and "absentee" are not aboriginal terms.
Cite as:
Negative 56935, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56935
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Truman Michelson field notes from the Munsee in Kansas and the Delaware in Oklahoma, 1912-1913

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Creator:
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Informant:
Longbone, Silas
Elk Hair
Veix Mr
Veix Mrs
Caleb Mr
Plake Mrs
Eliot Mr
Caleb, Rufus
Samuel, Joab
Spooner Mrs
Physical description:
170 pages
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1912
1912-1913
Summary:
Ethnological and linguistic notes collected by Truman Michelson during his fieldwork among the Munsee in Kansas and the Delaware in Oklahoma in 1912. Also letters received in 1913 from Silas Longbone, one of the Delaware with whom Michelson worked closely. The majority of the notes are on the Delaware, and include Delaware stories in English. According to Ives Goddard, most of the information was provided by Elk Hair, the last great Delaware ceremonialist. Longbone served as an interpreter.
Contents of Delaware files: F.1) Letters from Silas Longbone, Dewey. Oklahoma, January 10, 1913. 5 pages; F.2) Ethnological notes. Longbone, informant. 3 pages; F.3) Legend. 8 pages; F.4) Doll Dance. 11 pages. Notes on small sheets, 2 pages; F.5 ) Delaware linguistic notes. 4 unnumbered pages. Text with interl. translation. 8 pages. Notes on small sheets, 5 pages. (17 pages total); F.6) Notes from Elk Hair. December 12 [1912] 11 pages; F.7) [Story of Delawares and White People] 10 pages; F.8) "Doctoring. Otter Skin Dance, ritualistic origin." 9 pages. Plus small sheet numbered "2". (10 pages.); F.9) Story of Wehixamokas, "the Delaware Sampson." Possibly from Longbone, with comments at end by Silas and Elkhair. 21 pages; F.10) Delaware Meeting House. Elk Hair, age 62. English text. 18 and 1 page (Also 3 pages notes on small sheets, possibly unrelated.); F.11) Miscellaneous ethnological and linguistic notes, apparently Delaware of Oklahoma. 8 pages.
Contents of Munsee files: F.12) "Munsee notes," ethnological and linguistic. Informants: Mr and Mrs Veix, Mr Caleb, Mrs Plake, Mr Eliot, Rufus Caleb, Joab Samuel, Mrs Spooner. 6 and 6 and 1 plus 3 pages. (16 pages total); F.13) [Munsee. Mrs Plake mentioned as 1 inft.] Text with interlinear English translation. 10 pages. Vocabulary and other linguistic notes, 9 unnumbered pages and pages numbered 2-8. (26 pages, total)
Publications:
This field work is referred to in 34th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology. (Washington, 1922), page 16
Cite as:
Manuscript 2776, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Delaware language
Munsee language
Language and languages--Documentation
Linguistics
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA MS 2776
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[Profile of Nass-a-wata, called David Pool] 1898

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Creator:
Sawyer, Wells 1863-1960
Physical description:
glass negative
Culture:
Delaware Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1898
Notes:
Full-blood. Interpreter for Delaware. Born 1874. Home: Kay County, Oklahoma.
Cite as:
BAE GN 813 B, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
BAE GN 813 B
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Portrait of Two Men with Face Paint and in Native Dress; One with Pipe-Tomahawk n.d

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Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 007 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in
Culture:
Delaware Indians (identification uncertain)
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Cite as:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Ne Delaware BAE 1-10 00733300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 00733300
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Object 1898

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Physical description:
1 008 in x 010 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1898
Summary:
War Club, Wood
Cite as:
BAE GN 00489A 06136900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06136900
OPPS NEG 00489 A
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Object 1898

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Physical description:
1 008 in x010 in photograph
Culture:
Delaware Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1898
Summary:
War Club, Wood
Cite as:
BAE GN 00489B 06137000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06137000
OPPS NEG 00489 B
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