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Bristol, Henry B.  Search this
Carleton, James Henry, 1814-1873  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
13 Pages
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
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April 1865 - May 1865
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Includes transmittal correspondence. 1865. 16 pages: f.2 Henry B. Bristol to Brig. Gen. James H. Carleton, Commanding Department of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, enclosing Navaho vocabulary and letters to be forwarded to Joseph Henry. Fort Sumner, New Mexico. May 8, 1865. Autograph letter signed. 2 pages. Endorsement on reverse by Carleton to Henry. July 4, 1865. 1 page. Enclosures: f.3. Henry B. Bristol to Joseph Henry, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., transmitting Navajo vocabulary and remarks on Navaho customs. Fort Sumner, New Mexico May 7, 1865. Autograph letter signed. 10 pages. [Old Number 184] f.4 Joseph Henry to Brig Gen James H. Carleton, Commanding Dept of New Mexico. [Santa Fe, New Mexico], requesting vocabularies, "particularly of the Pueblo Indians," and others. Washington, D. C. March 10, 1865. Manuscript letter signed. 2 pages. Endorsement on reverse by Carleton to Bristol. April 23, 1865. 1 page. Enclosure: List in handwriting of George Gibbs of vocabularies already obtained and those needed. Manuscript Document. 1 page. f.5 Letter to Maj Gen James H. Carleton, Commanding [Department of] New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, requesting Pueblo vocabularies. Washington [D. C.] August 23, 1866. A. draft of letter. 2 pages.
Included in Navaho Number 97 (f.5), where it has evidently been for many years: it bears the rubber-stamp "ATHAPASCAN" with the ink Number 111-a, and the other letters in this file are similarly stamped, with the added Numbers 111,111b and 111c. Similar in intent to the letter in Number 97 of Henry to Carleton (at Gibbs' request), March 10, 1865, but of later date. This draft appears to be a second try by Gibbs to obtain Pueblo vocabularies from Carleton. (Whether any Pueblo vocabularies now in the National Anthropological Archives were received in response to this letter has not been determined as of 12/1969.)
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Informant: A "Mexican captive named Jesus who has been among the Navajoes scince a child."
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
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Manuscript 97, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives