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Culture/People:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Previous owner:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Seller:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Hazel
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited, twined, braided
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Coos Bay (Marshfield); Coos County; Oregon; USA
Date created:
circa 1910
Catalog Number:
14/7494
Barcode:
147494.000
See related items:
Coos (Kusan)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws692552764-7d7b-4dd6-965b-b9b0baad7b37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_158455
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Previous owner:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Seller:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads, sinew, porcelain button/buttons
Techniques:
Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Coos Bay (Marshfield); Coos County; Oregon; USA
Date created:
circa 1910
Catalog Number:
15/4690
Barcode:
154690.000
See related items:
Coos (Kusan)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d32c592d-5956-4bdd-94c2-121b06b52be2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_165987
Online Media:

Woman's dress and accessories

Culture/People:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Previous owner:
Mr. Robinson, Non-Indian  Search this
Charles J. Meyers (Charles Joseph Meyers), Non-Indian, 1926-2005  Search this
Donor:
Charles J. Meyers (Charles Joseph Meyers), Non-Indian, 1926-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's dress and accessories
Media/Materials:
Rush/rushes, hide thong/babiche, shell/shells, glass bead/beads, deer hoof/hooves
Techniques:
Twined, braided, stitched, strung
Dimensions:
121 x 74 x 17 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
California; USA
Date created:
1930-1970
Catalog Number:
25/5194
Barcode:
255194.000
See related items:
Coos (Kusan)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68447e4db-9ad6-49a3-8a6d-087895827c3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271059
Online Media:

Headdress (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Previous owner:
Daniels Trading Post  Search this
Seller:
Daniels Trading Post  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, cotton cloth, abalone/haliotis shell, glass bead/beads, bird quills, metal wire, unknown stuffing
Techniques:
Sewn, stuffed, stitched, strung
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Oregon; USA
Date created:
1910-1940
Catalog Number:
22/1306
Barcode:
221306.000
See related items:
Coos (Kusan)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bb6b4ddf-e649-46bf-bb92-6b703609c32a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_235981

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
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Iowa  Search this
Chiwere  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Oto  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Osage  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Dhegiha Indians  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Tututni Indians  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Siletz  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  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  Search this
Chasta Costa (Chastacosta)  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
See more items in:
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4800
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Herman J. Viola photograph collection relating to Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA

Creator:
Viola, Herman J. (Herman Joseph), 1938-  Search this
Names:
American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology, National Anthropological Archives, Native American Cultural Resources Training Program  Search this
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Photographer:
Genete, Rev. Salvatore  Search this
Krantz, Victor  Search this
Neufeld, Harry B.  Search this
Warren, Dave.  Search this
Extent:
120 Negatives (circa, 35 mm)
31 Color slides
300 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
310 Negatives (circa, acetate)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Cree  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Makah  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hupa  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Northwest Coast  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Klallam (Clallam)  Search this
Plains Apache (Kiowa Apache)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Missouria (Missouri)  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Osage  Search this
Nisqually  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute)  Search this
Puyallup  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Tulalip Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color slides
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1970-1991
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Herman J. Viola, depicting the 1973 Institute of American Indian Art meeting, Wolf Robe Hunt and his Acoma pottery, the transfer of Blue Eagle collection from Mae Abbott home to National Anthropological archives, and the 1974 Star Hawk Pow Wow in Watonga, Oklahoma. Additionally, there are photographs of NAA staff and the 1974 Acee Blue Eagle reception at NAA, possibly made by Viola. The collection also contains some photographs of Wounded Knee taken by Rev. Salvatore Genete, and copies of official portraits of Governor Aquillar of San Ildefonso Pueblo made by Harry B. Neufeld. There are also National Archives photographs of Chinese Boxer Rebellion prints, and Young watercolors and Alden sketches of American landscapes.

Much of the collection consists of portraits of participants in the NAA's American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program made by Smithsonian photographers, including Victor Krantz. These individuals include: Harry Walters, Navajo; Anna Walters, Otoe-Pawnee; George Sutton, Southern Arapaho; Sarah Yazzie, Navajo; Rubie Sootkis, Norther Cheyenne; David Fanman, Cheyenne; Augustine Smith, Navajo; Lorraine Bigman, Navajo; Jim Jefferson, Southern Ute; Rose Marie Pierite Gallardo, Tunica-Biloxi; George Horse Capture, Gros Ventre; Violet Zospah, White Mountain Apache; Gloria Anderson, Mille Lacs; Wenonah Silva, Wampanoag; Claire Lamont, Oglala; George Wasson, Coos-Coquille; Virginia Martin, Yakama; Gary Roybal, San Ildefonso; Richard Ground, Sihasapa; Almeda Baker, Hidatsa; June Finley, Hidatsa; Lida Young Wolf, Hidatsa; Christine Webster, Menominee; Rose Marie Roybal, Puyallup; Vivienne Jake, Kaibab-Paiute; Kim Yerton, Hupa; Dean Jacobs, Ojibwa; Lois Nowlin, Shawnee; Bonita McCloud, Nisqually; Gloria Maude Blackbird Cheswalla, Osage; Emily Peake, Ojibwa; Gordon McLester, Oneida; Mary Seth, Nez Perce; Bill Tohee, Oto-Missouria; Frank LaPena, Wintu; Juanita McQuistion, Wyandot; Carson Waterman, Seneca; Elton Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Apache; Patrick Chief Stick, Chippewa-Cree; Lynne Walks-on-Top, Spokane; Ethelyn Garfield, Paiute; Nora Dauenhauer, Tlingit; Caroline B. Jones, Tulalip; Grace F. Thorpe, Sauk and Fox; Dixie Lee Davis, Yavapai; Lynn D. Pauahty, Kiowa; David Lee Harding, Ojibwa; Robert V. Bojorcas, Klamath; Patty Leah Harjo, Seneca-Cayuga; Steven DeCoteau, Clallam; Robert Van Gunten, Ojibwa; Danny K. Marshall, Steilacoom; Meredith P. Flinn, Makah; Rhonda Hulsey, Chickasaw; Betty J. Brown, Choctaw; Vernon Calavaza, Zuni; Jack Bowen Jr., Upper Skagit; and Harry William Jr., Pima.
Biographical/Historical note:
Herman Joseph Viola is a historian of Native Americans who was director of the National Anthropological Archives from 1972-1989 and founding editor of Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives. In 1973, he launched the American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, designed to encourage Native Americans to become professional archivists, librarians, curators, and historians through research and internships at the NAA.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 74-17
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Viola's papers from 1980-1981.
Records relating to the American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Records of the National Anthropological Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archives -- Acquisitions  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-17, Herman J. Viola photograph collection relate to Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-17

MS 557 Coos vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Bissell, George P.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
47 Items (ca. pages ca. 47 pages)
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
after 1877
Scope and Contents:
In 100 page printed schedule of 1877 (bound).
Author's note, page 8: "The Coos and Umpqua are cognate dialects of the same language." Note in hand of A.S. Gatschet, page 2: "The Umpqua Indians mentioned in this voc. as speaking a dialect cognate to Kusa are not Umpqua-Tinn'e, but Indians living on Lower Umpqua River, probably on its outlet."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 557
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 557, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS557
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms557

MS 2518 Coos Myths; traditions; grammatical notes and miscellany

Informant:
Buchanan, J.  Search this
Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Consists of Coos Myths (5 notebooks); traditions (3 books); grammatical notes (1 book); miscellaneous books (2). Books average 79 pages each.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2518
Topic:
Folklore -- Coos  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2518, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2518
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2518

MS 1914 English-Coos Vocabulary

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
1,740 Items (cards )
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1914
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1914, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1914
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1914
Online Media:

MS 1821 Coos notes

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Consists of 23 pages 8 in x 10 1/2 in; 9 half sheets 5 in x 8 in; 1 notebook 9 in x 6 in, (48 pages and two inserts).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1821
Topic:
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1821, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1821
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1821
Online Media:

MS 1822 Coos linguistic material

Collector:
St. Clair, Harry Hull  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes
390 Pages
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Pages
Date:
1903
Scope and Contents:
Consists of words, phrases, and text with interlinear and free translations, with grammatical notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1822
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1822, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1822
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1822

MS 2021 Material for linguistic relationships between the Coos, Siuslaw, and Alsea languages

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
110 Items (slips )
Culture:
Alsea  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Siuslaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2021
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2021, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2021
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2021

MS 191-b George Gibb's copies of John J. Milhau's vocabularies of "An-a-sitch (Coos Bay No. 1)" and "Coos Bay (No. 2)"

Creator:
Milhau, John J.  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copy by George Gibbs of John J. Milhau's vocabularies of "An-a-sitch (Coos Bay Number 1)," 6 pages, and "Coos Bay (Number 2)," 6 pages. (Original vocabularies in Manuscript Number 191-a.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 191-b
Topic:
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 191-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS191B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms191b

MS 1726 Ethnology of the Coos Indians

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1909
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1726
Topic:
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1726, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1726
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1726

MS 1277 Coos and Takelma vocabularies

Collector:
St. Clair, Harry Hull  Search this
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Takelma Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
July 1903-04
Scope and Contents:
Includes a notebook containing Coos vocabulary and also a Takelma vocabulary; 3 small notebooks marked II, III and IV, with Coos words and phrases; approximately 50 small sheets with Coos words, all marked "copied". Number 1822 is the final copy from this. See note with catalog card 1822.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1277
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1277, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1277
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1277

MS 125 Coquille vocabulary, map, and census

Creator:
Abbott, G.H.  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Culture:
Coquille  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Date:
August 31, 1858
Scope and Contents:
With map and census of Coquille and adjoining tribes (census dated August, 1861 in Gibbs' hand). 9 pages. Also Coquille vocabulary, 6 pages in Smithsonian printed outline and 6 page copy of same in hand of George Gibbs.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 125
Local Note:
"Altho apparently dated 1858, the census and map must refer to a period before the removal of these tribes to Siletz Resn. about 1857, and presumably before the Rogue River war of 1855. The treaties were made in 1854 and it may belong to that period. J.M." (James Mooney)
Place:
Siletz Agency Oregon Territory
General:
Previously titled "Letter to George Gibbs"
Topic:
Censuses -- Coquille  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 125, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS125
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms125
Online Media:

MS 330 Ethnological notes, etc. on the Coos

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
2 Notebooks
132 Pages
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 330
Topic:
Coosan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 330, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS330
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms330

MS 191-a Letters to George Gibbs with sketch, general remarks, and Coos Bay language vocabulary

Creator:
Milhau, John J.  Search this
Correspondent:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1856
Scope and Contents:
Letter to George Gibbs, October 13, 1856, 2 pages. Letter to George Gibbs, November 14, 1856, transmitting "Coos Bay" vocabulary of two "different dialects of the same language," identified as "An-a-sitch" and Coos Bay" in Gibbs' copy (Manuscript Number 191-b), 6 pages; "a sketch of the coast showing the relative positions of the Siusclau, Alseya and Yakoner rivers," 1 page; "a few general remarks about the Coast Indians," 4 pages; and a copy of Milhau's "dictionary of sounds," 1 page.
Letter of November 14, 1856 states: "I enclose you herewith vocabularies of the Indian languages spoken between Cape Arago and Cape Foulweather viz the Coose Bay [Manuscript Number 191-a], lower Umpqua or Kallawatsett [Manuscript Number 958], and the Alseya [Manuscript Number 955-a], also the Umpquah proper [Manuscript Number 193-a]."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 191-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 191-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS191A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms191a

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