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Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Archival materials
1889 - 1889
1881 - 1882
Scope and Contents:
According to the Third annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Dorsey "collected vocabularies of the Pani, Arikara, Kaddo, Kichai, and Wichita languages, to be used by the Director for comparison purposes." This series contain those notes as well as vocabulary from other Caddoan languages, notes on social structure, the names of Caddoan language tribes, and a letter from Henry Henshaw. The vocabulary that Dorsey collected was likely used in his work on Indian synonomy.
Collection Restrictions:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
NAA.MS4800, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives