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MS 520-a Vocabulary and notes on the Kayowe language

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
101 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October, November, December 1884
Scope and Contents:
Includes local and tribal names, dances, songs, story of buffalo hunt, etc., etc.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 520-a
Topic:
Kiowa language  Search this
Names, tribal -- Kiowa  Search this
Dance -- Kiowa  Search this
Folklore -- Kiowa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 520-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS520A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms520a
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MS 2531 James Mooney notebooks principally regarding Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho shield and tipi designs

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Artist:
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sweezy, Carl, 1881-1953  Search this
Names:
Wolf Face (Cheyenne)  Search this
Extent:
15 Volumes (autograph documents, photographs, and graphite, ink, colored pencil, crayon, and watercolor drawings.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Ledger drawings
Date:
bulk ca. 1903-1904
Scope and Contents:
Notes and drawings by Native artists relating to heraldry, as Mooney termed tipi and shield designs. Also some myths and linguistic data from these and other Plains tribes. The manuscript is a compilation of materials created over a period of years, assembled under the current number by the BAE archivist. Bound volumes (since disbound for lamination) were placed under this manuscript number; loose notes and drawings on the same topics were primarily assembled under manuscript number 2538.
Biographical / Historical:
James Mooney (1861-1921) was a self-taught ethnologist. He was employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1885 until his death. In this capacity, he worked extensively among the Cherokee and Kiowa. Among the Kiowa his studies focused on pictorial calendars, the peyote religion, and heraldry, the term he used to refer to the designs on shields and painted tipis. In the course of his study of Kiowa and Cheyenne heraldry, he commissioned illustrations of shield and tipi designs, as well as miniature shields and tipis. For additional biographic information on James Mooney see: Christopher Winters, General Editor, International Dictionary of Anthropologists, Garland Publishing, 1991. Neil M. Judd, The Bureau of American Ethnology - A Partial History, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. L.G. Moses, The Indian Man - A Biography of James Mooney, University of Nebraska Press, 1984.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2531

OPPS NEG 57,508-A---521-A

OPPS NEG 71-3046-A

OPPS NEG 71-3046

OPPS NEG 72-1801 CN-1818 CN
Local Note:
The John M. Seger Referred to in Vol VIII (and also in Mooney's peyote files) was a teacher of agricultural methods. Walter Campbell edited his autobiography, "Early Days among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians," Univ. of Okla. press. Genevieve Seger, his daughter, lives at Geary, Okla.; she may be a trustee of the Okla. Historical Soc. --Information from Althea Bass, here May 1959.
Mrs. J. H. Bass (Althea Bass) here May 6, 1959, thinks that the "Paul" referred to occasionally in Vols. III, IV, and V may be Paul Boynton, an interpreter who spoke both Cheyenne and Arapaho. His family still lives at El Reno. His father had something to do with the Agency. Paul Boynton is mentioned in one of the letters in Mooney corresponence for 1902-06 (Smithsonian Institution - Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files.)
Date written on several pages by Mooney; almost certainly drawings done by same artist at same time and place as Ms. 2531, Vol. 10, identified by Mooney as "Drawn by Nakoim' eno = Bear Wings/alias Charles Murphy, Cheyenne Cantonment, Okla."
Album Information:
MS 2531
Topic:
War -- Cheyenne  Search this
Winter counts -- Kiowa  Search this
Cradles -- Kiowa  Search this
Clothing -- Kiowa  Search this
Names, Personal -- Kiowa  Search this
Shields -- Cheyenne  Search this
Camps -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sun Dance -- Cheyenne  Search this
Games -- Cheyenne  Search this
Hide preparation -- Cheyenne  Search this
Folklore -- Kiowa  Search this
Horse trappings -- Cheyenne  Search this
Music -- Kiowa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2531, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2531
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MS 2531 James Mooney notebooks principally regarding Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho shield and tipi designs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2531
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MS 1910-i Letter to James Mooney

Creator:
Hornbeck, Lewis N.  Search this
Addressee:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
3 pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
July 19, 1892
Scope and Contents:
Containing Kiowa origin story. Has marginal notations by Mooney on pages 1 and 2.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1910-i
Local Note:
autograph letter signed
Topic:
Folklore -- Kiowa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1910-i, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1910I
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1910i

MS 1887 Miscellaneous notes

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
5 notebooks
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Newsclippings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Concerns tipis and shields, Kiowa tales, etc. Also notes on peyote. 1 page list of contents by David F. Aberle, May 2, 1952 accompanies Manuscript. Also newsclipping of story of peyote ceremony entitled, "Eating the Mescal; the Strange Ceremony Wittnessed by an Ethnologist," signed by James Mooney. Augusta, [Ga.] Chronicle, January 24, 1892.
From David Aberle: Besides notebooks contains aggitated correspondence from Warren K. Moorehead to H. C. Phillips, and other letters on the same subject, concerning adequate presentation of a pro-peyote position at the Mohonk conference and at congressional hearings. Dates 1915. Also lists of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the 66th Congress, 1st session, r. Chippewa, printed 1919. Also a map of Southern Texas, with a series of towns, etc., and names, small towns along the Rio Grande considerably below El Paso--presumably peyote towns. Very hard, if not impossible to decipher. Also a reprint of Prentiss and Morgan's article in the Med. Record, August 22, 1896. There are three notebooks headed Department of Interior, 1 small black "ledger," 1 paper-covered account-book, and 14 pages from a bound notebook, held together by a brass stud. All are difficult to read but would be worth going over with care. I cannot be confident that any of these are completely lacking in peyote materials. The "ledger" contains accounts of the cost of a peyote meeting--gives figures for several specific meetings.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1887
Local Note:
Re tipis and shields. I see nothing outstanding- no colored drawings, etc.- re. heraldry. MCB 3/59.
Other Title:
Eating the Mescal; the Strange Ceremony Wittnessed by an Ethnollogist
Topic:
Tipis -- Kiowa Indians  Search this
Peyote -- Kiowa  Search this
Shields -- Kiowa  Search this
Folklore -- Kiowa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1887, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1887
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1887

Remember, we are Kiowas : 101 Kiowa Indian stories / by Tocakut

Title:
We are Kiowas
101 Kiowa Indian stories
One hundred one Kiowa Indian stories
Kiowa Indian stories
Author:
Tocakut  Search this
Hall, Harlan  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 280 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Kiowa literature  Search this
Kiowa mythology  Search this
Tales  Search this
Call number:
E99.K5 T63 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796345

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