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MS 4118-a Materials relating to the Tlingit

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Swanton's handwriting (mostly in pencil, and rather faint): (1) Notes on songs. 80 pages. Refers to "Roll Nos." I-XLI; possibly related to cylinder recordings ? (2) Myths: How the Raven Beat the Devil, How the Badger Came to Have Four Toes, How There came to Be Mosquitoes. 4 pages, typed. (3) Vocabulary notes and other miscellaneous notes. Disordered; intended order uncertain. 51 pages. (4) Plant names. 11 pages. (5) "Names in Emmons' Work." 10 pages. (6) Miscellaneous vocabulary and linguistic notes. 10 pages. (7) Notes on technology and food gathering. Approximately 50 slips, various sizes. Materials not in Swanton's hand, but evidently received by him from others: (8) History of the [Seattle] Totem Pole. 23 pages, numbered 558-580. (9) Notes on gambling sticks. 14 pages. Some carry notations in Swanton's hand, though written by others.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4118-a
Other Title:
How the Raven Beat the Devil
How the Badger Came to Have Four Toes
How There came to Be Mosquitoes
Topic:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Botany  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Gathering  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Music  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Toys and games -- gambling sticks  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4118-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4118A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 970 Letters from James G. Swan to George Gibbs

Collector:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Informant:
Old Toke  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast -- medicine men  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast -- Ethnology  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast -- Ducks  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast -- winds  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast -- tribe names  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast -- Thunder Bird  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
July 20, August 20, and September 4, 1855
Scope and Contents:
Contents relate to medicine men; story of the Thunder Bird; notes on religion, customs, tribal names, etc.
Letter of July 20 gives names of tribes from Columbia River to Cape Flattery, obtained from Old Toke; refers to vocabularies requested by Gibbs but not yet recorded by Swan, and visit to Capt. Vail at Gibbs' request, about collection of debt. Letter of August 20 discusses medicine "Tomanawas," relates stories of Thunderbird, the "Smisspee" (duck), the winds, and customs and religious beliefs of Indians from Columbia River to Nisqually.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 970
Topic:
Names, tribal -- American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Folklore -- American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Medicine -- American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 970, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS970
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 945 The Stone Boy and the Spider

Creator:
Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages
Culture:
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
June 1, 1899
Scope and Contents:
A myth, in Lakota, with interlinear and free English translations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 945
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Folklore -- Dakota  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 945, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS945
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7224 Indian Legends of the Northwest Coast Collected by Franz Boas

Creator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Translator:
Bertz, Dietrich  Search this
Extent:
599 Pages
Culture:
American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1895
Scope and Contents:
This is an English translation done for the British Columbia Indian Language Project that was made from Boas's German publication issued in Verhandlungen der Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte, 1895.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7224
Local Note:
Xerox copy of typescript
Other Title:
Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Küste Amerikas
Rights:
Material cannot be reproduced without permission of the British Columbia Indian Language Project or the repository for their records.
Topic:
Folklore -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7224, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7224
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4442 Folk-lore in Some Languages of Northern India

Creator:
Bonnerjea, Biren  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
An address delivered before the 644th meeting of the Anthropological Society of Washington, February 21, 1933.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4442
Topic:
Folklore -- India  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
India  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4442, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4442
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2933 Yuma Indian words, phrases and sentences, and legend

Collector:
Corbusier, William Henry, 1844-1930  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages
Culture:
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1925-26
Scope and Contents:
Typewritten, pamphlet form. Legend entitled: "How Whets-a-Whets went up to the Fourth Heaven."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2933
Other Title:
How Whets-a-Whets went up to the Fourth Heaven
Topic:
Yuma Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2933, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2933
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7050 Annotated copy of "A Migration Legend of the Creek Indians"

Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
1 Item (vii+25 pages vii+251 pages)
2 Maps
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Maps
Newsclippings
Date:
1884
Scope and Contents:
With notes and corrections in Gatschet's hand and 103 additional pages of notes of newsclippings.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7050
Local Note:
Annotated copy
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Migration -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 7050, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7050
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4930 Creek texts, with English titles and occasional English translations by John R. Swanton

Creator:
Gouge, Earnest, approximately 1865-1955  Search this
Translator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
173 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
1906-1930
Scope and Contents:
Also includes Autograph document by Swanton. 17 pages. Typed copies of texts. 129 pages. (numbered 26-30, 32-33, 35-119, 130, 137-173.)
Contents (original texts): "The Three Brothers," pages 1-11 (English translation by Swanton, 10 pages.); "Another Hunter," pages 12-18; "Tug of War of the Tie-Snakes and visit in North Country," pages 19-25 (English translation by Swanton, 6 pages); untitled text, pages 26-30; "The Stork Father," page 31 (English translation by Swanton, 1 page); untitled texts, pages 32-49; "Turtle and Wolf," pages 50-52; untitled texts, pages 53-119; "The Deer Hunter," pages 120-130; "The Big Lizard," pages 131-136; untitled text, pages 137-142; "Wolf and Deer," pages 143-160; "The Cannibal Carries Off the Woman (The Pleiades)," pages 161-173.
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton worked with the Creek in Oklahoma between 1906 and 1930, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 28, page 13; AR 32, page 18; AR 33, page 18; AR 35, page 18; AR 37, pages 10-11; AR 41, page 105, and AR 47, page 2.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4930
Local Note:
Autograph document
Other Title:
The Three Brothers
Another Hunter
Tug of War of the Tie-Snakes and visit in North Country
The Stork Father
Turtle and Wolf
The Deer Hunter
The Big Lizard
Wolf and Deer
The Cannibal Carries Off the Woman (The Pleiades)
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4930, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4930
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 566-a-c Myths of the Creeks

Creator:
Tuggle, William Orrie, 1841-1884  Search this
Names:
Chufee  Search this
Istepahpah  Search this
Extent:
173 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
March 1, 1887
Scope and Contents:
Filed with the manuscript are papers describing it and relating to its history (566-c) as follows: Folder 1-Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence, 1883-87, relating to history of Tuggle manuscript. 3 pages original and 15 photostats, with typed abstract covering all correspondence, 1 page typed. Folder 2-Description and comparison of the 2 copies of the Tuggle manuscript in Bureau of American Ethnology, by William C. Sturtevant, 1956, 9 pages typed. Folder 3-Miscellaneous notes and correspondence relating to search for information on Tuggle manuscript, 1932, 1956-57.
Contents: Myths of the Creeks: 1-The Tar Person, 9 pages. 2-The King of the Tie-snakes, 5 pages. 3-How day and night were divided, 2 pages. 4-The rabbit and wolf go courting, 3 pages. 5-How the rabbit deceived the other animals, 7 pages. 6-How the rabbit won the widow's beautiful daughter, 6 pages. 7-Rabbit pulling against the tie-snake, 13 pages ?. 8-Sharp breast and good snake, 1 page. 9-How Chufee deceived the tie-snake and the lion, 2 pages. 10-Origin of the tiger clan, 2 pages. 11-How the rabbit lost his long tail, 3 pages. 12-Why the possum has no hair on his tail, 1 page. 13-Disease, 1 page. 14-Medicine songs, 15 pages. 15-Snake sickness, 1 page. 16-Race between the crane and the humming bird, 1 page. 17-Creation of the earth, 6 pages. 18-Chufee discontented, 3 pages.
19-The Big Rock man, 1 page. 20-The Big Terrapin, 2 pages. 21-The Widow's son, 6 pages. 22-There are three worlds, 1 page. 23-How Chufee stole fire, 2 pages. 24-About the wind, 1 page. 25-How the terrapin got his back broken, 1 page. 26-The rainbow, Eclipse of the moon, 1 page. 27-Lightning, 1 page. 28-The terrapin runs a race with the deer, 1 page. 29-Baby songs, 5 pages. 30-Took-a-batche tradition, 1 page. 31-The sacred vessels, 3 pages. 32-Origin of Indian corn, 7 pages. 33-The lion and the little girl, 8 pages. 34-The origin of the turkey breast-lock; The wolf races with the terrapin; Istepahpah (man-eater) and Chufee; How the alligator's nose was broken, 8 pages.
35-Origin of the Bear clan, 2 pages. 36-Why the 'possum has no hair on his tail, 1 page. 37-Why the 'possum looks so ashamed, 1 page. 38-The Sar-ee-yah or Great Charm, 1 page. 39-The Turkey, turtle and rattlesnake, 2 pages. 40-How the mark was caused on the Phe-tuk-kee's tail, 1 page. 41-The bat, 3 pages. 42-The panther and coon fool the deer, 3 pages. 43-How Chufee the rabbit won his wife's sister for his second wife, 4 pages. 44-The rabbit and alligator. 45-Why the rabbit steals. 46-How the terrapin outran the deer. 47-The daughter of Tullopee-Tustenuggee-How the terrapin's eyes became red. 48-How the terrapin's back came to lie in checks. 49-The Buffalo girls. 50-The monkey girl.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 566-a-c
Other Title:
The Tar Person
The King of the Tie-snakes
How day and night were divided
The rabbit and wolf go courting
How the rabbit deceived the other animals
How the rabbit won the widow's beautiful daughter
Rabbit pulling against the tie-snake
Sharp breast and good snake
How Chufee deceived the tie-snake and the lion
Origin of the tiger clan
How the rabbit lost his long tail
Why the possum has no hair on his tail
Disease
Medicine songs
Snake sickness
Race between the crane and the humming bird
Creation of the earth
Chufee discontented
The Big Rock man
The Big Terrapin
The Widow's son
There are three worlds
How Chufee stole fire
About the wind
How the terrapin got his back broken
The rainbow, Eclipse of the moon
Lightning
The terrapin runs a race with the deer
Baby songs
Took-a-batche tradition
The sacred vessels
Origin of Indian corn
The lion and the little girl
The origin of the turkey breast-lock; The wolf races with the terrapin; Istepahpah (man-eater) and Chufee; How the alligator's nose was broken
Origin of the Bear clan
Why the 'possum has no hair on his tail
Why the 'possum looks ashamed
The Sar-ee-yah or Great Charm
The Turkey, turtle and rattlesnake
How the mark was caused on the Phe-tuk-kee's tail
The bat
The panther and coon fool the deer
How Chufee the rabbit won his wife's sister for his second wife
The rabbit and alligator
Why the rabbit steals
How the terrapin outran the deer
The daughter of Tullopee-Tustenuggee-How the terrapin's eyes became red
How the terrapin's back came to lie in checks
The Buffalo girls
The monkey girl
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 566-a-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS566AC
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 566-b Second copy, Myths of the Creeks

Collector:
Tuggle, William Orrie, 1841-1884  Search this
Names:
Chufee  Search this
Istepahpah  Search this
Extent:
117 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Stories Numbers 32 and 40 are not included in these copies.
Contents: Myths of the Creeks: 1-The Tar Person, 9 pages. 2-The King of the Tie-snakes, 5 pages. 3-How day and night were divided, 2 pages. 4-The rabbit and wolf go courting, 3 pages. 5-How the rabbit deceived the other animals, 7 pages. 6-How the rabbit won the widow's beautiful daughter, 6 pages. 7-Rabbit pulling against the tie-snake, 13 pages ?. 8-Sharp breast and good snake, 1 page. 9-How Chufee deceived the tie-snake and the lion, 2 pages. 10-Origin of the tiger clan, 2 pages. 11-How the rabbit lost his long tail, 3 pages. 12-Why the possum has no hair on his tail, 1 page. 13-Disease, 1 page. 14-Medicine songs, 15 pages. 15-Snake sickness, 1 page. 16-Race between the crane and the humming bird, 1 page. 17-Creation of the earth, 6 pages. 18-Chufee discontented, 3 pages.
19-The Big Rock man, 1 page. 20-The Big Terrapin, 2 pages. 21-The Widow's son, 6 pages. 22-There are three worlds, 1 page. 23-How Chufee stole fire, 2 pages. 24-About the wind, 1 page. 25-How the terrapin got his back broken, 1 page. 26-The rainbow, Eclipse of the moon, 1 page. 27-Lightning, 1 page. 28-The terrapin runs a race with the deer, 1 page. 29-Baby songs, 5 pages. 30-Took-a-batche tradition, 1 page. 31-The sacred vessels, 3 pages. 33-The lion and the little girl, 8 pages. 34-The origin of the turkey breast-lock; The wolf races with the terrapin; Istepahpah (man-eater) and Chufee; How the alligator's nose was broken, 8 pages.
35-Origin of the Bear clan, 2 pages. 36-Why the 'possum has no hair on his tail, 1 page. 37-Why the 'possum looks so ashamed, 1 page. 38-The Sar-ee-yah or Great Charm, 1 page. 39-The Turkey, turtle and rattlesnake, 2 pages. 41-The bat, 3 pages. 42-The panther and coon fool the deer, 3 pages. 43-How Chufee the rabbit won his wife's sister for his second wife, 4 pages. 44-The rabbit and alligator. 45-Why the rabbit steals. 46-How the terrapin outran the deer. 47-The daughter of Tullopee-Tustenuggee-How the terrapin's eyes became red. 48-How the terrapin's back came to lie in checks. 49-The Buffalo girls. 50-The monkey girl.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 566-b
Other Title:
The Tar Person
The King of the Tie-snakes
How day and night were divided
The rabbit and wolf go courting
How the rabbit deceived the other animals
How the rabbit won the widow's beautiful daughter
Rabbit pulling against the tie-snake
Sharp breast and good snake
How Chufee deceived the tie-snake and the lion
Origin of the tiger clan
How the rabbit lost his long tail
Why the possum has no hair on his tail
Disease
Medicine songs
Snake sickness
Race between the crane and the humming bird
Creation of the earth
Chufee discontented
The Big Rock man
The Big Terrapin
The Widow's son
There are three worlds
How Chufee stole fire
About the wind
How the terrapin got his back broken
The rainbow, Eclipse of the moon
Lightning
The terrapin runs a race with the deer
Baby songs
Took-a-batche tradition
The sacred vessels
The lion and the little girl
The origin of the turkey breast-lock; The wolf races with the terrapin; Istepahpah (man-eater) and Chufee; How the alligator's nose was broken
Origin of the Bear clan
Why the 'possum has no hair on his tail
Why the 'possum looks ashamed
The Sar-ee-yah or Great Charm
The Turkey, turtle and rattlesnake
The bat
The panther and coon fool the deer
How Chufee the rabbit won his wife's sister for his second wife
The rabbit and alligator
Why the rabbit steals
How the terrapin outran the deer
The daughter of Tullopee-Tustenuggee-How the terrapin's eyes became red
How the terrapin's back came to lie in checks
The Buffalo girls
The monkey girl
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 566-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS566B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4918 Creek stories

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1906-1930
Scope and Contents:
Also includes incomplete Typescript copy. 3 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton worked with the Creeks in Oklahoma between 1906 and 1930, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 28, page 13; AR 32, page 18; AR 33, page 18; AR 35, page 18; AR 37, pages 10-11; AR 41, page 105; and AR 47, page 2.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4918
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4918, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4918
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4901 The Kasi'hta and Kawita immigration legend as recounted by Chief Ispahidshi

Creator:
Ispahidshi  Search this
Transcriber:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 28, 30, 1888
Scope and Contents:
Creek text (final section).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4901
Local Note:
Transcribed by Albert S. Gatschet in Latin letters with interlinear English in Creek Manuscript Number 2503, where Gatschet identifies it with the above title (page 201). The part of the legend corresponding to this Creek text is on pages 244-265 in Manuscript Number 2503. The date, "May 28, 1888," is written on the Manuscript in Gatschet's handwriting; both the May 28 and May 30 dates appear in Manuscript Number 2503. (page 250).
Autograph document
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4901, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4901
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4200 Creek notes

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Berryhill, William  Search this
Childers, Ellis  Search this
Cook, Zach  Search this
Gibson, Charles  Search this
Jefferson, Silas  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
17 Items (slips )
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1906-1930
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Locations of old square grounds (from Zach Cook, 6 pages); "Geographical names in the Creek Nation" (from Zach Cook, 4 pages); "Song Sung by the Creek Indians Just Before the Emigration to the West;" Creek origin story; "Origin of the name, Chattahoochee;" Creek medical notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton worked with the Creeks in Oklahoma between 1906 and 1930, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 28, page 13; AR 32, page 18; AR 33, page 18; AR 35, page 18; AR 37, pages 10-11; AR 41, page 105; and AR 47, page 2.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4200
Local Note:
Typescript document with A. notations
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Medicine -- Creek  Search this
Music -- Creek  Search this
Names, place -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4200
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4146 Copies of material regarding American Indians from various publications

Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Creator:
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895  Search this
Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872  Search this
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
Béranger, Jean  Search this
González Barcia, Andrés  Search this
Serrano y Sanz, Manuel, 1868-1932  Search this
Ruidíaz y Caravia, Eugenio, 1849-1896  Search this
Capers, William, 1790-1855  Search this
Hall, Basil, 1788-1844  Search this
Lincecum, Gideon, 1793-1874  Search this
Régis du Roullet, Louis Joseph Guillaume de  Search this
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816  Search this
Ribaut, Jean, approximately 1520-1565  Search this
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588  Search this
Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557  Search this
Laudonnière, René Goulaine de  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Margry, Pierre, 1818-1894  Search this
Kerlérec, Louis Billouart, chevalier de, 1704-1770  Search this
Pope, John, 1749-1802  Search this
Du Ru, Paul, 1666-1741  Search this
Smith, John, 1580-1631  Search this
Escalante Fontaneda, Hernando d'  Search this
Extent:
371 Pages
23 Items (slips )
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Cherokee -- Folklore  Search this
Catawba -- Folklore  Search this
Choctaw -- Folklore  Search this
Siouan -- Eastern  Search this
Natchez -- town  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Natchez Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Siouan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents:

1. Myths and customs of the Cherokee, Catawba, and Choctaw, from "Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British Provinces," by Charles Lanman, 2 volumes, Philadelphia, 1856- 60 pages.

2. Legends of Caddo Paintings by J. M. Stanley, from "Portraits of North American Indians, with sketches of scenery, etc., Washington, 1852. 1 page".

3. Corrections of McNutt's translations of the section on Chicora in Peter Martyr's "De Orbe Novo," by Dr John M. Cooper. 1 page and letter.

4. Memoirs of Berenger, La Harpe's captain on his exploration of the Texas coast. Copied from manuscript in Newberry Library, Chicago. (Linguistic sections omitted but published by Du Terrage and Rivet in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris. 34 pages.

5. Excerpts from Barcia's "Ensayo Cronologico a la Historia de la Florida." 23 pages.

6. Excerpts from Serrano y Sanz, "Documentos Historicos de la Florida y la Luisiana." 14 pages with additional slips.

7. Excerpts from Eugenio y Caravia, "La Florida." 2 volumes, 12 pages.

8. Extract from the Journal of the Reverend William Capers, printed in the Methodist Magazine for June, 1822, pages 232-236. 4 pages.

9. Extract from Captain Basil Hall's "Travels in North America in the years 1827 and 1828, Philadelphia, 1929. 18 pages (in duplicate.)

10. Notes from Dr Gideon Lincecum's manuscript entitled "Traditional History of the Chahta Nation", owned by the University of Texas, and never published in its entirety though the Choctaw migration legend was primted by the Mississippi Historical Commission. 21 pages.

11. Three pages of Manuscript material from the library of Col. William Preston, in Virginia State Library. 3 pages. Re Cherokee ca. 1780. Cf.Manuscript # 1912, transcript by Mooney, Same ?

12. Notes from Library of Congress copy of French documents by Regis de Roullet; printed also in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris. 6 pages.

13. Notes on sewan (Wampum) from "Original Narratives of New Netherlands". 2 pages.

14. Notes on Creek Indians from Manuscripts afterward printed by Grant Foreman in "A Traveler in Indian Territory." 23 pages.

15. Excerpts from a Memoir printed at Luxemberg, a copy of which is in the Library of Congress. 5 pages.

16. Excerpts from the "Letters" of Benjamin Hawkins, printed by the Georgia Historical Society. 23 pages.

17. Excerpts from the Narrative of Jean de Ribault from French's Historical Collections of Louisiana, 1875, 159-190. 4 pages.

18. Excerpts from Narrative of Jacques le Moyne translated and printed in Boston, 1875. 3 pages.

19. Excerpt from Oviedo, "Historia General y Natural," volume 3, 630-631. 3 pages.

20. Excerpt from Relation of Penicaut in Margry, V, page 457. 5 pages.

21. Miscellaneous extracts from Barcia's Ensayo (see Number 5). 44 pages and additional slips.

22. Extracts from Rene Gourlaine de Laudonniere, Paris, 1853, "L'Histoire Notable de la Florida." 44 pages.

23. A page on the Natchez language from Le Page du Pratz, "La Louisiane," Paris, 1758; and lists of Natchez and Taensa villages from Margry. 1 page.

24. Relation of Captain Penalosa's voyage to Florida, from Ruidiaz, "La Florida," volume II, pages 473-476. 4 pages.

25. Excerpt from Iberville's Journal in Margry, volume IV, pages 512-514. 2 pages.

26. Excerpt from de Kerelec's Report in Compte Rendu du Congres Internacional des Americanistes, Quebec, 1907. 1 page.

27. Excerpts from Pope's "Tour". 1 page.

28. Excerpt from Journal of Pere du Ru in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris (N.S.), Volume XVII, pages 119-135. 6 pages.

29. John Smith's version of the "Huskanaw" ceremony, Tyler ed., pages 112-113. 2 pages.

30. Corrections of translations of Fontaneda by an unknown writer and of doubtful value. 23 slips.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4146
Topic:
Folklore -- Cherokee  Search this
Folklore -- Catawba  Search this
Folklore -- Choctaw  Search this
Expeditions -- La Harpe  Search this
Wampum  Search this
"Huskanaw"  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4146, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4146
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4146

MS 4201 Southeast ethnographic and vocabulary notes

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Billy, Baptiste  Search this
Informant:
Billiot, Billy  Search this
Verdine, Yeet  Search this
Bohanan, Anthony  Search this
Lewis, Jackson  Search this
Extent:
163 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Ofo  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa Indians  Search this
Mikasuki Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Natchez Indians  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Houma Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diaries
Date:
May, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Includes: census of Indian families in several Louisiana towns, pages 2 and 200; Houma vocabulary, pages 3, 198, and 4; Alibamu belt design, page 8; Hitchiti and Creek stories, pages 29-33, 172-169; and diagram of "Stomp ground in Greenleaf Mtns. for Natchez and Cherokee," page 58. Diary of May 2-22 [1907] in Louisiana; then proceeds to Indian Territory. In stenographic notebook. Is numbered 1-100 on on side of pages and 101-200 running back the other way on reverse; but notes have been taken in normal order. Partial outline of contents prepared summer, 1970 by M. C. Blaker gives page numbers in order inscribed, Incomplete outline of contents left with manuscript.-- MCB, 6/1972.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4201
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Censuses  Search this
Ofo language  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Alabama language  Search this
Atakapa language  Search this
Hitchiti language  Search this
Creek language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Natchez language  Search this
Tunica language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4201, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4201
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4140 Creek stories

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Buckner, Wiley  Search this
Cook, Zach  Search this
Hobanoje  Search this
Adindja  Search this
Fulotkee  Search this
Extent:
86 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
before 1929
Scope and Contents:
Most of the same stories are in the Creek Manuscript by W.O. Tuggle, Manuscript Number 566.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4140
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Folklore -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4140, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4140
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4140

MS 3941 Materials assembled by Hewitt for preparation of articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 and for replies to inquires from the public

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Correspondent:
Bogaskie, F.  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Creator:
MacKinley, W. E. W., Captain  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology -- Bulletin 30  Search this
Society of American Indians  Search this
Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807  Search this
Old Smoke  Search this
Sayenqueraghta  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Williams, Eleazer  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Adirondack  Search this
Blackfoot -- Blood  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Black Mincqua  Search this
Leni Lenape  Search this
Pekwanoket  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Huron  Search this
Iroquois -- Mohawk  Search this
Maya  Search this
Algonquian Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Iroquois -- Tuscarora  Search this
Erie Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Susquehanna Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kainah Indians  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Calendars
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Adirondack tribe (St Lawrence River) Old Manuscript Number 3553. Adoption Old Manuscript Number 4007. Refers to Algonquian method of counting -only; see Haas note 2/18/72; Old Manuscript Number 3864. "Alligewi"; Animism Old Manuscript Number 3867 and 2842-c, box 6. Blood Indians, origin of name; Brant, Joseph Old Manuscript Number 3874. Chippewa, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Chiefs, function and significance of Old Manuscript Number 2842-c, box 6. Delaware tribe, New Jersey area claimed by Old Manuscript Number 3866. Detroit River, tribes near; Ekaentoton Island-- see Ste. Marie Island Environment (Bulletin 30 draft by O. T. Mason) Old Manuscript Number 4007. Erie, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Erie and Black Mincqua tribes Old Manuscript Number 3586. [Eskimo] Arctic tribes, leaving elderly and sick people to die Old Manuscript Number 3668. Family, Bulletin 30 draft and notes Old Manuscript Number 4011 and 2842-c, box 6. Grand River (Tinaatoua), name of; Hebrew calendar; Hewitt, list of Bulletin 30 articles by Old Manuscript Number 4066. Hoboken, origin of name; Iroquois, "On the Northern and Eastern Territorial Limits of the Iroquoian people, in the 16th Century," and Algonquian tribes, at Chaleur Bay. Iroquois at Gulf of St Lawrence and Bay of Gaspe Old Manuscript Number 3625.
Iroquois, location of Six Nations tribes reservations Old Manuscript Number 3763. Iroquois false face; Iroquois preparation of corn ("as food") Old Manuscript Number 4009. Iroquoian early dress Old Manuscript Number 3660. Iroquoian "Gachoi" tribe, identity of (Correspondence with F. Bogaskie.) Old Manuscript Number 3816. Iroquoian moon names and concept of time; Iroquoian social organization, and place name-name origins; "Man," Iroquoian term for Old Manuscript Number 3781. Iroquoian towns Old Manuscript Number 4006. Kentucky, meaning of the word; Kentucky, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3840. Lenni Lenape, meaning of the word; Logstown-- see Shenango Old Manuscript Number 3773. Lost Ten Tribes as American Indians Old Manuscript Number 3670. Mayan linguistic family and other Mayan linguistic notes including Quiche and Tepehuanan notes Old Manuscript Number 3473. Mexico: idols, sacrifices, etc. Old Manuscript Number 3807. Mexico: Indian languages. Letter from Captain W.E.W. MacKinley Old Manuscript Number 3778. Missouri, Indian village, location of Old Manuscript Number 3944. Mohawk land near Lake Champlain; Mohawk grammar; Montour family, notes for Bulletin 30 Old Manuscript Number 3812. Muskhogean social organization. Letter from J. J. Harrison. Old Manuscript Number 3891. New England tribes Old Manuscript Number 3513.
Niagara, origin of name; "Old Smoke"-- see Sayenqueraghta Old Manuscript Number 3949. Onondaga tribe, text of memorial inscription to, and correspondence Old Manuscript 4391 and 4271- box 1 (part.) Ontwaganha or Toaganha, origin and meaning of name Old Manuscript Number 3864. Owego, meaning of town's name; Pekwanoket tribe (Cape Cod); Pemaquid, Abnaki word and its origin Old Manuscript Number 89. Piasa bird- pictograph formerly near present Alton, Illinois. Article is similar to that by Cyrus Thomas, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30. Old Manuscript Number 3981. Potawatomi, notes on the name Old Manuscript Number 4034. Potawatomi Green Corn Dance; Roanoke, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3998. Sacagawea, spelling of; St Ignace, 3 settlements (Michigan); St Marie Island or Ekaentoton Island; Sauk, Bulletin 30 article and galley proof, notes Old Manuscript Number 3764. Sayenqueraghta or "Old Smoke" (correspondence with Alanson Skinner) Old Manuscript Number 3949. Scalping Old Manuscript Number 4025. Shenango and Logstown Old Manuscript Number 3773. Sioux, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3624. Society of American Indians, resolutions by thanking General Hugh L. Scott, Fr. Anselm Webber and others Old Manuscript Number 3868. Susquehanna, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3707. Tacoma, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3470.
Thunderbird, notes on Old Manuscript Number 3552. Tinaatoa-- see Grand River; Toronto, origin of name; Tuscarora villages Old Manuscript Number 3998. Wampum Old Manuscript Number 3998. War club with inscription; West Virginia panhandle tribes Old Manuscript Number 3945. Williams, Eleazer Old Manuscript Number 3998. Women, status of Old Manuscript Number 3566. Wyandots (Huron) List of tribes of which Wyandots of today are constituted. Old Manuscript Number 3774.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3941
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Inheritance -- Adoption  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Religion -- animism  Search this
Names, tribal -- Blood  Search this
Names, tribal -- Chippewa  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Government and politics -- chiefs  Search this
Land tenure and claims -- Delaware  Search this
Names, tribal -- Erie  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- abandoning elderly and sick  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Names, place -- Grand River  Search this
Jews  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Land tenure and claims  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Masks -- False Face  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Food preparation -- Corn  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Time -- concepts  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
Names, place -- Kentucky  Search this
Names, tribal -- Leni Lenape  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Names, place -- Niagara  Search this
Names, place -- Owego  Search this
Abenaki Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Pemaquid  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Pictographs -- Piasa bird  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Dance -- Green Corn  Search this
Names, tribal -- Potawatomi  Search this
Names, place -- Roanoke  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- St Ignace  Search this
Religion -- Mexico  Search this
Sacrifices -- Mexico  Search this
American Indian  Search this
War -- Scalping  Search this
Indian interest groups -- Society of American Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Susquehanna  Search this
Names, tribal -- Tacoma  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Folklore -- Thunderbird  Search this
Names, place -- Toronto  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Weapons -- war club  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Marriage and family -- women, status of  Search this
Names, place -- Hoboken  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Honniasant  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Susquehannock  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 3941, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3941
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3941

MS 422 Ten tales or legends, with translations

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
72 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Tuscarora  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1888 ?
Scope and Contents:
Contents: 1. U-stru-ri or the Prophetic Bird-like Being (text and translation.) 2. Ru-ren f-a- A Monster (Miss Lucinda Thompson, 1888, text and translation). 3. Duel between a lame dog and a Fox (translation only). 4. Tradition of the elopment of a woman with an owl (text and translation.) 5. An uncle and his nephew, or The child adopted by the bear (Miss L. Thompson, text and translation.) 6. A man entertained by the thunderer (text and translation). 7. Superstition about dogs (translation only). 8. Making a stone giant (text and translation). 9. The Vampire Doll (translation only). 10. Ka-nen-hen'twa t or Mysterious Insect (text and translation, 2 copies of translation). Includes pencil and crayon drawing of the Mythic Bird.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 422
Other Title:
U-stru-ri or The Prophetic Bird-like Being
Ru-ren f-a- A Monster
Duel between a lame dog and a fox
Tradition of the elopement of a woman with an owl
An uncle and his nephew, or The child adopted by the bear
A man entertained by the thunderer
Superstition about dogs
Making a stone giant
The Vampire Doll
Ka-nen-hen'twa t or Mysterious Insect
Topic:
Folklore -- Iroquois  Search this
Folklore -- Iroquois -- Tuscarora  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 422, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS422
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms422
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MS 455 Seven songs, etc.

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Buck, John Sr  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois -- Onondaga -- Folklore  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga -- longhouse ceremonies  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga -- Songs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1889-1890
Scope and Contents:
(1) A sketch of the longhouse ceremonies (Religion of aborigines) and six folk tales.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 455
Topic:
Religion -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Folklore -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 455, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS455
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms455
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MS 3987 Copies by James G. Swan of drawings by Haida Indians of mythological animals, some dated 1873

Creator:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
1 Item (proofsheet )
Culture:
Haida Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3987
Topic:
Folklore -- Haida  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 3987, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3987
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3987
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