Prepared by Gillespie from a microfilm of Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 2241-a. The "page numbers" referred to in the list probably refer to the sequence of frames on the film. Some inaccuracies in transcription have been noted.
Manuscript 1795a (original) Volumes 1-11 (Numbers 6, 7. missing). Number 1 "Journal of Canon trip of 1869." 37 pages (Note). Number 2. "Geological Notes and sections, and Astronomical Record of 1869." 84 pages. Number 3. "Stewart's [John F. Steward ?] Notes and Sections." 81 pages. Number 4. "Notes on Language, Songs, & Mythology of the Pai-Utes for 1871." Numbers 4 and 11 together have ca. 238 pages. Number 5. "Journal from Green River to Browns Park; Journal commencing Sept. 2d at Henry's Butte with Compass bearings; also Journal from Mille Crag Bend to the crossing of the Fathers." 1871. 80 pages. Number 6. "Shinomo Language" (notebook covers only- no text)
1871 notes. Number 8. "Geological notes of 1870. (Land Trip)." 8 pages. Number 9. "Journal of the trip of 1872 through the Grand Canon." 13 pages. Number 10. "Geological notes of 1872 of Marble Canon, & Kanab Canon & Paria Canon. Also Section on the Kanab in 1871." 90 pages. Number 11. "Notes on Songs, Mythology & Language of the Pai-Utes, 1872." Numbers 4 and 11 together have 238 pages. No Number. [Notes in Powell's hand, apparently part of Journals, found in 2247 (although not listed on 2247 card), and transferred to 1795a.] Approximaetly 81 pages. Includes Paiute myth, Paiute (?) linguistic notes. The pages of Volumes 4 and 11 were transferred from Number 2247, where they were found intermingled. The volume to which these materials pertain is in doubt. Note that there is an entry in the manuscript list of the First Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, page 574, as follows: "Notes on the Songs, Mythology, and Language of the Pai-Utes, 1871-'72. 194 page folio." Except for the size, this would seem to refer to Volumes 4 and 11 of the journals, whose contents were combined.
Manuscript 1795b: Typescript of Volumes 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, or portions thereof. 93 pages. Volume 1 and portions of Volume 2 have been published with descriptive notes by William Culp Darrah, Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 15, 1947, pages 125-139. Volume 1 begins July 2, 1869 at what is now Ouray, Utah. Nearly 100 miles of the trip had already been accomplished at this date. The beginning of the journal is not here. [Journal of John Colton "Jack" Sumner, formerly in this file, is now Number 4419.]
Volume 6 "Shinome Language," a Hopi vocabulary.
Ute contents: Volume 4 "Notes on the Language, Sound and the Mythology of the Pai-Utes for 1871." Vocabulary of Uinta Ute, a "Pa Ute" [vocabulary] from Jacob Hamblin," song texts in a Southern Paiute dialect of Ute with English translations, and Southern Paiute myths in English. Material copied from other manuscripts. Volume 11. "Notes on Songs, Mythology, and Language of the Pai-utes 1872." Additional vocabulary, grammatical notes and song texts in a Southern Paiute dialect of Ute, with myths in English.
NAA MS 1795ab
John F. Steward's report on geology of Green and Colorado River, 1871, located 1/68, separately filed under Number 1925.
Notebook with covers like others in this series marked "No. 12. Navajo Indians" is cataloged as Number 1445.
Copies of portions or all of these volumes have been sent to: Wm. Culp Darrah, Medford, Massachusetts. Wallace Stegner, Stanford. University. Otis Masrton, Berkeley, California.
Consists of the research notes of Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg Miller, relating to her field work among the Igbo in Afikpo, Nigeria, circa 1952-1960.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. She received an Area Research Fellowship from the Social Science Council in support of her work among the Afikpo Igbo in Nigeria. Ottenberg was also co-editor of the book Cultures and Societies of Africa (1960).
Statistical notice relative to Russian America compiled from Russian sources by Henry Kalussowski. Chinese vocabulary by unknown author. Ethnographical sketches of Russian America by Heinrich Holmberg. R̲e̲a̲d̲ June 2, 1854 (From Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae, Tomus IV.) 450 pages. Also "Notes to Holmberg, Pt. I," by George Gibbs.
Indians of North America -- Southern States Search this
Scope and Contents:
Text includes speeches by the following Indians: Chief Logan, a Mingo, 1774; Red Jacket, a Seneca, 1805; Tecumseh, a Shawnee, 1810; Pushmataha, a Choctaw, 1824; Black Hawk, a Sauk, 1832; Peter Wilson, a Cayuga, 1847.
Biographical / Historical:
Address delivered at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, October 12, 1921.
The prayer board is signed by P. Cabot, believed to be Father Pedro Cabot of the San Antonio Mission.
Biographical / Historical:
The recent rediscovery of a rare Indian-Spanish prayer board in the National Anthropological Archives has engendered much interest and research on the part of various scholars in early Spanish-American history. The board is about eight inches wide by twelve inches high and has a handle at the bottom. There are prayers and songs (with musical notation) written in the Salinan Indian language of southern California and in Spanish and Latin. On the front of the board is a "Brief act of Charity and Prayer" and a "Brief Prayer." On the reverse is pasted Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity in Salinan and Spanish. Prayer boards such as this were used by Franciscan priests to teach Native Americans the fundamentals of Roman Catholic practice and belief through standardized prayers and songs. The prayer board was prepared by two Franciscan missionaries, Father Pedro Cabot and Father Juan Batista Sancho of the San Antonio Mission in the year 1817. This particular prayer board is a rare find not only because there is only one other of its kind known to us, but also because the Salinan language is long dead. There were only about 1200 Salinan Indians in the 1760s, and by the beginning of this century only about forty natives carried on that culture. The Salinan-Spanish prayer board was used in hearings before the Senate and House appropriation sub-committees March 1973 to demonstrate the great benefits realized from the modest increases in funds provided by the Congress in recent years to the National Museum of Natural History for additional personnel and resources to support the work of our scientific staff. JMW 4/24/73
NAA INV 09067000
NAA MS 1082
The prayer board was on exhibit in the Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) in the "Hall of Every Day Life in the American Past," in a special section entitled," Character of the Old West."
This collection contains two manuscripts concerning the language, culture and history of the Dasenec (Daasanach) people of Southern Ethiopia: 1.) "The Dassenich (Geles) People of Southern Gemu Gofa, Ethiopia" ; 2.) "AF Dosanich (Dosanich Language)," a short lexicon and grammar.
Biographical / Historical:
The Dasenec (Daasanach) are an ethnic group whose main homeland is in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region of Ethiopia. They have traditionally been pastoralists, but in recent years have become primarily agropastoral. Russell Deihl served as a Peace Corps volunteer among the Dasenec from 1974-1976.
The paintings are of grotesquely comical men. One painting folds at the edges so that it stands. It is a bust of a cadaverous man, with eagle feathers, discolored eye, diaper pen on a braid, tattoos, and other objects. There is another copy of this and two preliminary drawings. owing the front, side, and view of a pot-bellied man with garish body paintings.
Three paintings are a set. They show three views of the same pot-bellied, garishly painted man. The remaining pieces are pencil sketches of similar figures in various poses.
Extracts concerning the Jivaro Indians of Zamora and brief vocabulary of their language from a manuscript volume by a priest, José Maria Blanco, 1841. Copy by Dr. Tom Zuidema, Curator, Ryksmuseum Volderkunde, Leiden, Holland, 1955, from original in possession of Sr. Jorge Garcés, paleographer of the Archivo del Municipio de Quito.