Includes speech by Tecumseh, November 1810 at Amherstburg; account by a Kickapoo Indian, January 1812, of the Battle of Tippecanoe; speech by Tecumseh, June 1812, at Machethie, on the Wabash; as recorded by Col. Matthew Elliott, Deputy Supt. of Indian Affairs at Amherstburg.
Synopsis of the history of the Five Nations Confederacy, with description of the rites and ceremonies used on the creation of their lords (or chiefs); also a tradition on the nativity of Dekanawideh, the framer of the League, and traditions on Hiawatha, Thadodaho, et al.
Includes: Oneida terms; terminology in Requickening and Condolence; Cayuga forms; Wampum of Comfort, D. Thomas; A fragment of Eulogy Chant-1st to 14th chief names; Roll call (Funeral Chant); Roll Call or Eulogy.
Notepad containing Truman Michelson's Ottawa and Munsee linguistic and ethnological notes. In pencil in writing tablet as follows: pages [1-21]. Ottawa. Michigan. August 29- September, 1922. (23 pages, total; 2 pages written on backs.) pages [22-23]. Munsee. Moraviantown Reserve, Canada. September, 1922. pages [33-45]. Munsee. Six Nations Reserve, Canada. September, 1922.
NAA MS 1635
Pages 33-45 are written in very hard pencil and the writing is very faint. See typed transcript of ethnographic notes, but not vocabulary lists, on these pages, filed with the Manuscript in October 1971.
Copied from Reports of Secretary of Warar, Senate ex. document No. 64, 31st Cong., 1st sess., 1850. Simpsonʹs contribution to this report included "35 words of the Ticorilla [sic], a branch of the Apaches (no. 8), obtained by Lieutenant Simpson from an Apache Indian, a prisoner in the guard-house at Santa Fe."-- Information from Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 14, page 94.
NAA MS 115
Gibbs copied 9 Simpson vocabularies; the title page for the whole group is filed with Manuscript No. 104-a. (Note added by SJB 12/1969.)
Gabb, Diegueno is from Manuscript 1115-a and -b (51616) (Gabb's original). Bartlett, (Coco)-Maricopa is from Manuscript 1131 (51617) Gibbs' copy; no Bartlett original located. Helmsing- Cuchan is from Manuscript 1125.