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MS 439 Cherokee Verbs of Washing

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscript documents and typescript copies.
"Tceroki Verbs of Washing," a short list of the same verbs with different orthography and A. notes by John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt. n.d. Typescript and Autograph Document Signed: Hewitt.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 439
Citation:
Manuscript 439, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS439
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 454 Kiowa vocabulary by John R. Bartlett

Creator:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Tiwa -- Isleta del Sur  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copied into Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages outline of 180 terms in handwriting of George Gibbs; with "Sinecu" and "Isleta" [del Sur] terms added in pencil in handwriting of James Mooney [1897].
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 454
Local Note:
Sinecu and Isleta notes are marked, "D7-97" and "D-15," as are corresponding notes in Mooney's notebook, Catalog Number 1953, where these figures apparently refer to the dates December 7 and 15, 1897. See 19th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology for year 1897-98, page xvi, referring to Mooney's trip to this area in December, 1897. --MCB, 1/67.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Tiwa language  Search this
Senecú del Sur Pueblo  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 454, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS454
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 419 Notes on the manuscripts of Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816) and of George Galphin

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Author:
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816  Search this
Galphin, George, -1780  Search this
Stiggins, George, 1788-1845  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
March 10, 1900
Scope and Contents:
Manuscript notes relate to Creek and Cherokee Indians, and are in the Georgia State Historical Society, and on a manuscript by George Stiggins written 1831-34, relating to the Creek Indians, in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 419
Local Note:
Typescript and manuscript document
Topic:
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 419, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS419
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 425 Mescalero and Lipan Apache vocabulary, peyote notes and song

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Apache -- Mescalero  Search this
Apache -- Lipan  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Mescalero Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 425
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary, peyote notes and song."
Topic:
Peyote  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 425, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS425
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 423 "Words and sentences of Middle Cheroki, North Carolina," Cherokee-English vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
293 Items (slips )
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
December, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Nearly all slips have Annotations by James Mooney.
Biographical / Historical:
"Obtained from Sampson Owl, a Cheroki born 1850, residing at Kataba Nation, York County, South Carolina and married to a Kataba woman. In 1872 he had left his native place, 3 miles from Qualla Agency, North Carolina and since has resided among the Kataba. . . ."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 423
Local Note:
Autograph Document Signed
Place:
Kataba Nation, York County, South Carolina
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 423, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS423
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 381 Two words from the Haname language

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Cotonam  Search this
Haname  Search this
Coahuiltec  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Coahuiltecan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 27, 1884
Scope and Contents:
With data and comments by James Mooney.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 381
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 381, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS381
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 347 Kiowa words, phrases, and sentences in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Folklore
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages; includes grammatical material, notes on mescal, pictographs (?), songs, Kiowa myth, love songs, and Comanche names. The schedule is well filled.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 347
General:
Previously titled "Words, phrases, and sentences."
Topic:
Drugs -- Kiowa  Search this
Names -- Comanche  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Comanche language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 347, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS347
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 258 List of Caddo clans and tribal divisions, with notes on languages

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Caddo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1891
Scope and Contents:
Also 1 page rough notes by Mooney from which the proceeding was prepared, with additional brief notes apparently on Caddo informants , but headed, "Biloxi and Pascagoula".
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 258
Citation:
Manuscript 258, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS258
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 227 Vocabularies of Indians of Washington Territory

Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Annotator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Informant:
Capt Stewart Bellabella  Search this
Kwee-tah-lich-kan Saamena  Search this
Pandosy, Charles Marie, 1824-1891  Search this
Sam Okinagan  Search this
Spokane Gerry  Search this
Te-o-sa-luk Saamena  Search this
Yahotowit (Klikitat)  Search this
Extent:
230 Pages
1 Volume
Culture:
Lillooet -- vocabulary  Search this
Saamena  Search this
Ntlakyapamuk Indians  Search this
Saamena -- names for salmon  Search this
Yuki -- vocabulary  Search this
Taieet  Search this
Yupu -- vocabulary  Search this
Chilliwack Indians  Search this
Bellabella -- vocabulary  Search this
Bellacoola -- vocabulary  Search this
Okinagan -- vocabulary  Search this
Yakama -- vocabulary  Search this
Winatsha -- vocabulary  Search this
Klikitat -- vocabulary  Search this
Shuswap -- vocabulary  Search this
Chipewyan -- vocabulary  Search this
Kalispel Indians  Search this
Kutenai -- vocabulary  Search this
Flathead -- vocabulary  Search this
Okinagan -- Saimilkameen -- vocabulary  Search this
Nooksaak -- vocabulary  Search this
Sumass  Search this
Chinook -- words for salmon  Search this
Cowlitz -- terms for salmon  Search this
Twana -- word list  Search this
Chehalis -- words for salmon  Search this
Skagit -- vocabulary  Search this
Simiahmoo -- vocabulary  Search this
Nisqually -- vocab  Search this
Chehalis -- vocabulary  Search this
Chinook -- Vocabularies  Search this
Cowlitz -- vocabul  Search this
Cree -- vocabulary  Search this
Chipewyan -- vocabula  Search this
Chinook -- vocabulary  Search this
Okanagan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Cowichan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Volumes
Date:
1853-1860
Scope and Contents:
1. Lillooet ("Lilowat") vocabulary. March 16, 1859. 8 pages in notebook. Note on page 3: "The Lilowat is spoken on the river which feeds Harrison's Lake, a branch of Fraser River. The vocabulary was obtained from the chief of a village at the mouth through Skehukl, the Soomass [Sumass: dialect of Cowichan group of Coast Salish], and may be relied on as tolerably accurate." The Lillooet River feeds into Harrison Lake. The Interior Salish dialect for west British Columbia is referred to as "Lillooet" in Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

2. "Saamena"vocabularies. 1858 and no date. 10 pages in notebook. Two vocabularies: Vocabulary of the "Saamena or as it is called by the Canadians, "Couteau," was obtained at Fort Hope, Mch. 4, 1858 from Kwee-tah-lich-kan, son of Pa-haa-luk, the Chief of the Kletch-ah-meh'h village at Forks of Fraser & Thompson's Rivers." 7 pages. Includes names for varieties of salmon in "Soomass" (Sumass) and Saamena. pages 12-19. Vocabulary obtained from Te-o-sa-luk, a Saamena of the Chileweyech [--?--]," no date. 3 pages. On page 1 note in Mooney's hand: "alias Nientemewh." Page 11 marked "copied".

3. "Yukeh" vocabulary. No place or date recorded. 3 pages in notebook. The word "Ross" follows the name "Yukeh." This refers to note on page iv: Mr Edward Ross says that the Yukehs have no numerals above five; thus they would say o'-pe mahote, twice five, for ten."

4. "Tai-eet vocabulary. Fort Hope, 1850. 10 pages in notebook. "The following vocabulary of the Tai-eet was obtained at Fort Hope, Sept. 25, 1850 from two men and a woman. It is the dialect intervening between the Kwantlen and the Saamena on Fraser River." page 25.

5. "Nevada or Yuba (Ross)" vocabulary. No date. 2 pages in notebook, pages 35-36. Possibly copied from Ross (?).

6. "Chilowhe'huk (Chilliwack) vocabulary. 4 pages in notebook, pages 36-39. No date. "Not completed as it does not differ sufficiently from the Kwantlen & neighboring dialects in Fraser River to make it an object." Chilliwack belongs to the Cowichan group of Coast dialects, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

7. "Hailt-zuk or Belbella" vocabulary" obtained at Victoria, April 26, 1859, from Capt. Stewart." 10 pages in notebook, pages 40-42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54. Note on page 40: "...obtained at Victoria, April 26, 1859, from "Capt. Stewart" and Indian of the tribe through the medium of Frederic Minni, a Canadian, who partially spoke the language. It is generally reliable...." Page 41 marked "copied;" Another copy by Gibbs of this vocabulary in Ms. Number.

8. "Bel-le-whil-la or Bel'hoo-la" vocabulary. Victoria. 1859. 10 pages in notebook, pages 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 56. Note on page 56: "The vocabulary of the Belhoola was obtained from a woman of that tribe with the assistance of the Indian Stewart through the means of the Belbella vocabulary (cf. 277, part 7). With the exception of a very few words, my rendering of the latter [Belbella] was perfectly intelligible to her. The principal difficulty experienced in this was the excessively gutteral pronounciation of the language. I have classed this without hesitation among the Flathead languages from its obvious analogies. Some words, identical with those of the Belbella are marked with an asterisk. These are probably borrowed the one from the other, or perhaps were given by the woman from having mixed with the Belbellas." Page 41 marked "copied." 8-a Words obtained by Mackenzie at "Friendly Village," page 57.

9-10. Vocabularies of the "Okina'kane (O-Kin-ah-kehn[=Okinagan]) & Similkameen." 1853 & 1859. 17 pages in notebook, pages 58-74. "The incomplete vocabulary of the Okinakane was obtained in 1853. That of the Similkameen in 1859 and the latter is to be retained in place of the first as much more reliable. Given by "Sam" the guide employed by the N.W.B.S." The contents at the beginning of this volume has penciled note indicating that "Okinakane" and "Similkameen" are two dialects of one language.--page 1, note in hand of Mooney.

11. "Additional forms in Yakima," from Rev Marie Charles Pandosy, No date. 1 page in notebook, page 75.

12. "Piskwowse or Winatsha" vocabulary obtained 1853 and revised in 1860. 14 pages in notebook, pages 76-90, & 201. Note on page 76: "Revised at Ft. Colville, March 1860, by the assistance of Lahome's daughter. I have not however confidence in its being entirely correct. There may have been a difference in dialect between her and the first interpreter." Marked "copied" on page 76. Originally a Salish tribe, "Gibbs states that by 1853 they were so largely intermarried with the Yakima as to have almost lost their identity." page 264 of Handbook of American Indians. Page 201 has list of Winatsha Indians in 1853.

13. Vocabulary obtained from Spokane Gerry in 1854. 13 pages in notebook, pages 91-104. Marked "copied" on page 91.

14. Klikatat vocabulary obtained from Yahotowit in 1854. Copy by Gibbs of his original vocabulary, 15 pages in notebook, pages 105-119 and 222. Note in Gibbs' hand: "I am not certain that this is unmixed with the Yakama, as it resembles more closely two vocabularies of that dialect which I obtained then I have been led to expect. It was received from Ya-ho-tow-it." Apparently a copy by Gibbs from his original in Manuscript Number 671. Another copy by Gibbs is cataloged as Manuscript Number 693.

14. "Klikatat" vocabulary, copied from (?) "Tolmie." No date. 1 page in notebook, page 222. 15 Kalispel or Pend Oreille vocabulary, 1860. 15 pages in notebook, pages 119-133. "...vocabulary of the Kalispelm or Pend Oreille obtained from a man at Colville Depot, Jany., 1860. It is spoken by the Indians of Clarke's Fork of the Columbia River." Page 119 marked "copied."

16. "Shoos-whap or She-whap-much" vocabulary, 1860. 15 pages in notebook, pages 134-138. "Obtained at Colville Depot, Jany., 1860 from a woman by the assistance of the man from which the foregoing of the Kalispeln was derived [Manuscript Number 227, part 15], and using that in interpreting. Page 134 marked "copied."

17. "Chepewyan vocabulary" extracted from MacKenzie." No date. 7 pages in notebook, pages 149, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162.

18-19. "Knistinaux" (Cree) (18) and "Algonquin" (19) vocabulary "extracted from MacKenzie." 8 pages in notebook, pages 149, 151, 153, 155, 157, 161, 163.

20. "Kootenay" vocabulary. Place and date not recorded, 33 pages in notebook, pages 164-198, not including page 186 and 192. Page 164 is marked "copied." A copy by Gibbs of this vocabulary, pages 164-176 is filed Manuscript 512 with the note that this vocabulary "was taken from the son of the chief at the Chelenta Depot (Che-tam-towse)" with help of half breed interpreter; "I think the vocabulary can be relied on." Also note in Manuscript Number 512: "additional words of the Algonquin Kootenay in the book." This probably refers to pages 177-198 in Manuscript Number 227. Manuscript Number 512 contains 1 page of "Additional words in Kootenay" not found in Number 227.

21. Vocabulary of the Kalispel & Flathead including geographical names, No date. 2 pages in notebook, pages 199-200.

22. "Similkameen", dialect of the Okinagan, vocabulary, No date,. 9 pages in notebook, pages 202-210. Note in Mooney's hand on page 1 says Okinakane and Similkameen are 2 dialects of 1 language. Note on page 202: "Sam says that the Similkameen, Okin-a-kane, Sin-ke-mah-pe-luks, Skla-kum Methone; Che-lehn, Sin-pai-li-hooch; Se-leh-nich, Sins-peh-lich; Swoi-yehlp, Sche-wuch-hooch all understand one another but not the Soushwap & Couteaux." Sam was informant in 1853, cf. 227, part 10.

23. "Nooksaak" ("Nooksahk") vocabulary. June, 1859. 2 pages in notebook, pages 211 & 228. The Nooksak is a dialect of Squawmish coast group, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

24. "Soomass" vocabulary. Place and date not recorded. 3 pages in notebook, pages 212-214. Sumass is a dialect of the Cowichan group of coast dialects, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

25. "Simiahmoo" vocabulary: animals and proper names. 1 page in notebook, page 215. No date. The Semiahmoo is a dialect of the Songish coast group, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

26. "Saamena" vocabulary. 1 page in notebook, page 216. No date.

27. Skagit vocabulary "(vide Dr Craig's corrections)." No date. 1 page in notebook, page 217. Skagit is a dialect of the Nisqualli group of coast dialects, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

28. "Simiahmoo" vocabulary of 10 terms. Date and place not recorded. 1 page in notebook, page 218. The Semiahmoo is a dialect of the Songish coast group, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

29. "Chiloweyuck" vocabulary. Date and place not recorded. 2 pages in notebook, pages 218 & 223. Chilliwack is a dialect of the Cowichan coast group, Handbook of American Indians, page 417.

30. "Nisqually" vocabulary. October, 1858. 6 pages in notebook, pages 219-221, 223 & 226. Note on page 219, "copied."

31. Chehalis vocabulary of 8 words. (Terms for salmon.) No date. page 222. Chinook vocabulary of 9 terms. (Terms for salmon.) No date. Page 224 in notebook. "Cowlitz" vocabulary of 5 terms. (Terms for salmon.) Page 224 in notebook. No date.

32. "Toanhooch" vocabulary. No date. 1 page in notebook, page 227; only 4 terms are recorded.

33. Chimakum- Not filled in; English only.

34. Kwillehyuts- Not filled in; English only.

35. Kwinaiutl- Not filled in; English only.

36. Noo-so-lupsh- Not filled in; English only.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 227
Local Note:
Notes by Gibbs on the source of many of the Salishan vocabularies in this volume are catalogued under Numbers 735 and 742.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Salish  Search this
Upriver Halkomelem  Search this
Saamen  Search this
Tait  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 227, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS227
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 351 "Upper and Middle Cherokee (Tsălaki)," vocabulary and kinship charts

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Informant:
Smith, N. J. (Nimrod Jarrett), approximately 1838-1893  Search this
Smith, Ross (Cherokee)  Search this
Blythe, James (Cherokee)  Search this
Blythe, David (Cherokee)  Search this
Extent:
159 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1885, 1886 and August - November, 1887
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in the schedule of John Wesley Powellʹs Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages.
Biographical / Historical:
Mooneyʹs informant in 1885 and 1886 in Washington for the Upper Cherokee was N. J. Smith (Tsálatihĭ), "chief of the East Cherokees," and in North Carolina in 1887 Mooney revised the Upper Cherokee with N. J. Smithʹs brother, Ross Smith. The Middle Cherokee was recorded in 1887 on the reservation from James Blythe, "the official interpreter, and his brother David . . . ." The Middle Cherokee is "written or underlined with red ink." (See title page)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 351
Local Note:
Autograph Document Signed
Place:
D.C. Washington
North Carolina Swain County Qualla Reservation
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 351, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS351
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1922 Criticism on Mr J. P. Harrington's paper on the Kiowa, Shoshone, and Tanoan tribes

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Names:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Tanoan Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Tanoan  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also reprint from American Anthropologist, Volume 12, Number 1-January-March 1910 containing Mr Harrington's article comparing the Kiowan and the Tanoan phonetics.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1922
Topic:
Shoshone  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1922, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1922
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1884 Notes on the Cheyenne

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809  Search this
Clark, William, 1770-1838  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
post-1902
Scope and Contents:
Largely excerpts from pre-1902 published sources relating to the Cheyenne, including references to photographs and French works; excerpts from Lewis and Clark.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1884
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Photographs -- Cheyenne -- references  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1884, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1884
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2002-01 Letter from Vilhjalmur Stefansson to James Mooney

Creator:
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Correspondent:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages (and 1 envelope)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Point Barrow, Alaska
Date:
bulk 1915 November 10
Scope and Contents:
Typewritten letter sent by Vilhjalmur Stefansson to James Mooney on November 10, 1915 from the winter quarters of the Canadian Arctic Expedition at Armstrong Point, Victoria Island. The letter is a response to Mooney's letter sent July 10, 1914. In Stefansson's letter, Stefansson clarifies Eskimo terms and suggests people in Point Barrow, Alaska that Mooney can contact for information on the Barrow Eskimos. He also describes errors in his recently published diary, Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic expedition of the American museum: preliminary ethnological report, published by the American Museum of Natural History (1914).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2002-01
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Eskimo ?  Search this
Eskimo ?  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2002-01, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2002-01
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1912 Assorted historical texts

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Addressee:
Preston, William Col  Search this
Creator:
Springstone, William  Search this
Names:
Raven Chief  Search this
Culture:
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Illinois Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains copy of letter dated August 9, 1780, addressed to Col William Preston, relative to a threatened attack by the Indians (Cherokee), signed by Jas. Martin. Also copy of an affidavit by William Springstone, formerly a trader in the Cherokee town of Sciligo (Tciligo) referring to a "treaty" between Raven Chief of the Cherokee and the British Agent in Georgia, and an agreement to attack the inhabitants of Virginia and Carolina. (undated) Includes note on "Black Padoucas" (Bowles, (1792) quoted by Bowen, 1876. Note on the Illinois, Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi, and the Miami,-purchase of land by the U. S. Notes on Civil War, etc.
Bibliographic notes from "Arthur, John Preston- Western N. C., 1730 to 1913. Published by the D.A.R. of (?), Raleigh, Edwards and Broughton, 1914."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1912
Topic:
Treaties -- Cherokee  Search this
Land tenure and claims -- Miami  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1912, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1912
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1908-c Cheyenne, Arapaho and Wichita visit to East, 1871. From Report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Annotator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscript annotations by Mooney.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1908-c
Local Note:
Carbon typescript
Topic:
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Delegations -- Cheyenne -- Wichita  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1908-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1908C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1909 Letters received by James Mooney

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
South Carolina Historical Society  Search this
United States Geological Survey  Search this
Correspondent:
Barry, J. Neilson (John Neilson), 1870-1961  Search this
Bowers, George M.  Search this
Clark, Benjamin H., 1842-1914  Search this
Cleveland, R. E.  Search this
Devitt, E. I.  Search this
Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938  Search this
Jackson, R. C.  Search this
Jones, Alexander Dr.  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Scott, W. L. General  Search this
Webber, Mabel L.  Search this
Tatum, Lawrie  Search this
Day, David  Search this
Whatley, L. A.  Search this
Names:
Satanta, Kiowa Chief, approximately 1815-1878  Search this
Walker, Jack  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Wesort  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Piscataway Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Gypsies  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios
Newsclippings
Date:
1890-1919
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Barry, J. Nelson. St Stephen's Parish, Baker City, Oregon. February 22, 1910. 2 pages. Refers to "Wesorts" of southern Maryland. Bowers, George M. United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Washington, D.C. September 20, 1899. 2 pages. Concerning the identity of a "stone-piling fish" in the headwaters of the Tennessee River. Clark, Ben. Fort Reno. Oklahoma. February 5, 1906. 2 pages. Concerning the Mormon massacre of 1857, with a newsclipping of the story. Clark, Ben. Fort Reno, Oklahoma. January 16, 1907. 2 pages. Concerning the movements of certain bands of Nez Perce and Cheyenne Indians. Cleveland, R. E. Anadarko, Oklahoma. January 15, 1904. Autograph letter signed with Manuscript notes for reply signed by Mooney. 1 page. Asking value of a Martin Van Buren peace medal. Devitt, E. I. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. January 7, 1909. 1 page. Concerning the Wesorts of Charles County, Maryland. Grinnell, George Bird. New York, New York. September 7, 1894. 2 pages. Concerning the appearance of the Gros Ventre of the prairie in the northern country. Mention is also made of the Cree names for the Cheyenne. Jackson, R. C. Smithwood, Knox County, Tennessee. August 15, 1890. 3 pages. Concerning life and murder of Cherokee half-blood, Jack Walker. Date of murder given as between 1830 amd 1835.
Jones, Dr Alexander. American Journal of Science and Arts, Volume xxvi, pages 189-190, New Haven, 1834. Concerning "American Gypsies" residing on Biloxi Bay, Louisiana. Typed extract by Mooney from above source, 2 pages. Powell, Major John. Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. June 28, 1893. 3 pages. Concerning request made to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Kiowa Indians be permitted to hold their Medicine Dance to enable the Bureau to study it. Scott, W. L. Fort Sill, Oklahoma. May 11, 1893. 4 pages. Concerning Kiowa tribes' concern over the delegation sent to Washington to represent the tribe. South Carolina Historical Society (Mabel L. Webber). Charleston, South Carolina. March 5, 1919. 3 pages. Concerning enclosed list of Cherokee villages and an account of the "Routes and Distances from Fort Prince to Fort Louden." ("The common route" and the "Route over the four and twenty mountains.") Tatum, Lawrie. Springfield. Iowa. April 7, 1896. 19 pages. Concerning Satanta and the story of the part he took in the raids into Texas in 1870. United States Geological Survey (David Day). Washington, D.C. October 7, 1903. 2 pages. Concerning results of analysis of clay particles submitted by James Mooney. Whatley, L. A., Superindendent of State Penitentiaries. Huntsville, Texas. March 3, 1896. 1 page. Concerning the imprisonment, parole, and suicide of Satanta, the Kiowa Chief.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1909
Topic:
War -- Mormon Massacre  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Migration  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Migration  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Names, tribal  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- list of  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Conoy  Search this
Roma (People)  Search this
Romanies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1909, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1909
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2193 List of "Saponi Names"

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Addressee:
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Siouan -- Eastern -- Names  Search this
Saponi Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
List compiled by Mooney. Includes letter from Dorsey to H.W. Henshaw, giving comparative information from other Siouan languages. October 14, 1890. Typescript and autograph letter signed. 2 pages. Also note from Gatschet to Mooney giving some Biloxi, Catawba and Tutelo comparisons. No date. Autograph letter. 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2193
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Names -- Souan -- Eastern  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2193, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2193
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Smithsonian Institution Press illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Press  Search this
Names:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
200 copy prints (circa)
50 Items (circa 50 drawings, diagrams, and maps)
5 Prints (halftone)
2 copy negatives
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Atakapa Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Natchez Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Timucua Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Houma Indians  Search this
Koasati Indians  Search this
Chitimacha Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is made up of illustrations prepared for new printings of James Mooneyʹs "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians," John Reed Swantonʹs "Indians of the Southeastern United States," and John C. Ewers's "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" in the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series. It includes images of maps, Kiowa, Blackfeet, and Indians of the American Southeast, and American Indian artwork and other artifacts. Images of Indians include photographs, portraits, and drawings. There are also textual publication materials, including layout and notated reprint, available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
The aim of the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series, which is comprised of reprinted BAE publications, was to appeal to a more popular audience. The series began in 1979 with the publication of "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians" and "Indians of the Southeastern United States." "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" was published the following year.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-39, NAA Photo Lot 80-6
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1979.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 80-6 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-39. These photographs were also made and collected for the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology publications and form part of this collection.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John Swanton, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and 87-2Q.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by James Mooney, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74 and 14 as well as NAA MS 2531.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John C. Ewers, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
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Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-39, Illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-39
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Bushotter, George, 1864-1892  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883  Search this
Extent:
30 Linear feet (70 boxes, 1 oversized box, 20 manuscript envelopes, 4 rolled maps, and 23 map folders)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Chiwere  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Siouan Indians  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Dhegiha Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Tututni Indians  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Siletz Indians  Search this
Kusan  Search this
Coos Indians  Search this
Yakonan Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Takelma Indians  Search this
Klikitat Indians  Search this
Chastacosta Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Place:
Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
Date:
circa 1870-1956
bulk 1870-1895
Summary:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains James O. Dorsey's research and writings as a BAE ethnologist, as well as his earlier work as a missionary among the Ponca. The vast majority of the collection pertains to his research on Siouan-Catawban languages, including the Dakota and Dhegiha languages, Chiwere, Winnebago, Mandan, Hidatsa, Tutelo, Biloxi, and Catawba. His research on Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan languages from his field work at Siletz Reservation are also present, as well as some notes on the Caddoan languages. Dorsey's research files include linguistic and ethnological field notes, reading notes, stories and myths, vocabularies, drawings, and unpublished and published manuscripts. The collection also contains Omaha, Ponca, Quapaw, and Biloxi dictionaries that he compiled and materials relating to his work editing Steven Riggs' Dakota-English Dictionary. Additional noteworthy materials in the collection are Teton texts and drawings from George Bushotter and drawings by Stephen Stubbs (Kansa), Pahaule-gagli (Kansa), and George Miller (Omaha). The collection also contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and his collection of reprints.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 6 series: 1) Siouan; 2) Siletz Reservation; 3) Caddoan; 4) General Correspondence; 5) Personal Papers; 6) Miscellaneous & Reprints.
Biographical Note:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.

Dorsey was born on October 31, 1848 in Baltimore, Maryland. He exhibited a talent for languages at an early age. At age 6 he learned the Hebrew alphabet and was able to read the language at age 10. In 1867 Dorsey attended the Theological Seminary of Virginia and was ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1871. In May of that year, Dorsey traveled to the Dakota Territory to serve as a missionary among the Ponca. Plagued by ill health, Dorsey was forced to end his missionary work in August 1873. By that time, however, he had learned the Ponca language well enough to converse with members of the tribe without an interpreter.

Dorsey returned to Maryland and engaged in parish work while continuing his studies of Siouan languages. His linguistic talents and knowledge of these languages attracted the attention of Major John Wesley Powell. Powell arranged for Dorsey to work among the Omaha in Nebraska from 1878 to 1880 to collect linguistic and ethnological notes. When the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was established in 1879, Powell recruited Dorsey to join the staff.

As an ethnologist for the BAE, Dorsey continued his research on Siouan tribes. His studies focused on languages but also included Siouan personal names, folklore, social organization, religion, beliefs, and customs. He conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada (1882); the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory (1883-1884); the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana (1892); and again with the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission (1894). He also worked with Native Americans that visited DC, including George Bushotter (Teton), Philip Longtail (Winnebago), Samuel Fremont (Omaha), and Little Standing Buffalo (Ponca). He also spent time at Siletz Reservation in 1884 to collect linguistic notes on the Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan stocks.

In addition to his research, Dorsey helped found the American Folklore Society and served as the first vice-president of the association. He also served as vice-president of Section H of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

At the age of 47, Dorsey died of typhoid fever on February 4, 1895.

Sources Consulted

1st-16th Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology. 1881-1897.

Hewitt, J.N.B. 1895. "James Owen Dorsey" American Anthropologist A8, 180-183.

McGee, W.J. 1895. "In Memoriam." Journal of American Folklore 8(28): 79-80.

1848 -- Born on October 31 in Baltimore, Maryland.

1871 -- Ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

1871-1873 -- Served as a missionary among the Ponca in Dakota Territory.

1878-1880 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Omaha in Nebraska.

1879 -- Joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

1882 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada.

1883-1884 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory.

1887 -- Worked with George Bushotter to record information regarding the language and culture of the Dakota.

1884 -- Conducted fieldwork at Siletz Reservation.

1892 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

1894 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission in Indian Territory.

1895 -- Died of typhoid fever on February 4th at the age of 47.
Restrictions:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Shahaptian languages  Search this
Yakonan languages  Search this
Athapascan languages  Search this
Kusan languages  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Siouan languages  Search this
Dhegiha language  Search this
Siuslaw Indians  Search this
Hidatsa language  Search this
Omaha language  Search this
Dakota language  Search this
Catawba language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Caddoan languages  Search this
Osage language  Search this
Alsea language  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Mandan language  Search this
Chastacosta language  Search this
Coquille language  Search this
Tutelo language  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Siuslaw language  Search this
Takelma language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4800
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3541 Kanadasaga and Geneva

Collector:
Conover, George S. (George Stillwell), 1824-  Search this
Annotator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
108 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes plan of the town of Geneva and map of Sullivan's march. Annotated and lined by James Mooney.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3541
Local Note:
Apparently not published yet the text itself keeps referring to "Conover Volume I or Volume II, pages so and so ? as if quoting therefrom. Recorded in the Handbook as a manuscript in the Bureau of American Ethnology Archives. Not recorded in Pilling's Iroquoian Bibliography.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 3541, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3541
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3541

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