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MS 2016-b Explanations of ethnographic pictures referring to the Cheyenne tribes at Pine Ridge Agency, by Daniel Littlechief, and Grammatic analysis of the story "The wolf and the fox"

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (1 volume)
Culture:
Cheyenne -- Northern  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
February and March, 1891
Scope and Contents:
"Explanations of ethnographic pictures referring to the Cheyenne tribes at Pine Ridge Agency, by Daniel Littlechief," and "Grammatic analysis of the story, 'The wolf and the fox,' written down from D(aniel) L(ittlechief) dictation."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2016-b
Local Note:
Autograph document
Place:
D. C. Washington
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2016-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2016B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2016b
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MS 387 "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language . . ."

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Smith, N. J. (Nimrod Jarrett), approximately 1838-1893  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
February, 1886
Scope and Contents:
Full title page reads, "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language, Eastern or Mountain Cherokee dialect obtained through N. Jarrett Smith, chief, of Quallatown, North Carolina by Albert S. Gatschet, Bureau of Ethnology, February, 1886."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 387
Local Note:
Autograph Document
Place:
Quallatown North Carolina
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 387, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS387
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms387

MS 2867 Apache-tinne dialect of the Coyoteros

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1,000 Items (slips , 4 1/2" x 6 1/2")
Culture:
Apache -- Coyotero  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes extract from probably refers to No. 178-b-1
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2867
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2867, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2867
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2867

MS 2016-c Anonymous drawing, possibly Cheyenne, of mounted warrior

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf , 13 x 15 cm.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
n.d.
Scope and Contents:
Single leaf drawing depicting a mounted warrior wearing feathered bonnet. Manuscript caption in red ink on front reads, "this Indian man not war because this man play Running Horse the man very nice play." Manuscript caption in same ink and handwriting on reverse reads, "... this man name Ark-wor-gar-ne."
Biographical / Historical:
Albert S. Gatschet (1832-1907) was educated in his native Switzerland and in Germany (University of Bern [Ph.D., 1892]); University of Berlin. Early in his career, he pursued antiquarian research in European museums and wrote scientific articles. Among his interests was the etymology of Swiss place names. After coming to the United States in 1869, he worked on the American Indian vocabularies collected by Oscar Loew, of the United States Geological Survey West of the 100th Meridian (Wheeler Survey). Eventually John Wesley Powell employed him as an ethnologist with the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Regions. When it was founded in 1879, he joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology and continued there until he retired in 1905. For the Powell Survey, Gatschet researched the ethnography of the Klamath in Oregon and the Modoc in Oklahoma. He also collected Native American material objects and investigated special problems for Powell's classification of the American Indian languages north of Mexico, working on languages of the Southeast, including groups forcibly settled in the southern Plains. He not only visited well known tribes but also searched out small groups, including the Biloxi and Tunica. He also worked with the Natchez, Tonkawa, Chitimacha, and Atakapa in the United States and Comecrudo and several other small groups in northern Mexico. Through library research, he studied the Timucua, Karankara, and the Beothuk. During the later part of his career, Gatschet was assigned comparative work on all the Algonquian languages. Although the project was never completed, he collected much about many of the languages, especially Peoria, Miami, and Shawnee. In addition, he worked with members of diverse tribes of the eastern United States. For more information, see NAA finding aid located at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/guide/_g1.htm#jrg575
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08660200

NAA MS 2016-c
Local Note:
This drawing does not appear to be directly associated with works by Daniel Littlechief in Ms. 2016-a.
Ink on ruled paper.
Album Information:
MS 2016c 001
Topic:
Blackfeet  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2016-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2016C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2016c
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MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet

Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (disbound volume (65 pages) of 29 drawings and 34 pages of typescript.)
Culture:
Cheyenne -- Northern  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891 February
Scope and Contents:
29 drawings and 34 pages of typed explanatory text, formerly bound together, now disbound, plus an identifying title page handwritten by Albert Gatschet and one drawing on ruled paper. The explanatory text was transcribed from Gatschet's notebook, No. 2016-b, with corrections by Gatschet. T.p. inscribed: "Crayon Pictures of Cheyenne Ceremonial Customs and Implements. Drawn by Wuxpais or Daniel Littlechief, son of the present headchief of the Cheyenne Indians of South Dakota, at the Pine Ridge Agency. Explained by notes obtained from the same Indian by Albert S. Gatschet." The last drawing in the volume is signed "T.D. Little Chief," but cannot be identified as a drawing by Daniel Little Chief. Subjects include ceremonial items, name glyphs, painted tipis, and illustrations of Cheyenne customs. A nearly identical set of drawings by Daniel Little Chief is located at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Information provided by Candace Greene.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel Little Chief, a.k.a. Wuxpais (?-1906), was a Northern Cheyenne warrior whose band of Cheyenne were sent south to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation in Indian Territory after their surrender, traveling there between 1878-1879. In 1881 this band moved north to the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota. In 1891 Daniel Littlechief inherited the role of head chief from his father and remained in South Dakota until his death in 1906. For more information see "American Indian Painters: A Biographical Dictionary" by Jeanne Snodgrass 1968, New York: Museum of the American Indian.
Albert S. Gatschet (1832-1907) was educated in his native Switzerland and in Germany (University of Bern [Ph.D., 1892]); University of Berlin. Early in his career, he pursued antiquarian research in European museums and wrote scientific articles. Among his interests was the etymology of Swiss place names. After coming to the United States in 1869, he worked on the American Indian vocabularies collected by Oscar Loew, of the United States Geological Survey West of the 100th Meridian (Wheeler Survey). Eventually John Wesley Powell employed him as an ethnologist with the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Regions. When it was founded in 1879, he joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology and continued there until he retired in 1905. For the Powell Survey, Gatschet researched the ethnography of the Klamath in Oregon and the Modoc in Oklahoma. He also collected Native American material objects and investigated special problems for Powell's classification of the American Indian languages north of Mexico, working on languages of the Southeast, including groups forcibly settled in the southern Plains. He not only visited well known tribes but also searched out small groups, including the Biloxi and Tunica. He also worked with the Natchez, Tonkawa, Chitimacha, and Atakapa in the United States and Comecrudo and several other small groups in northern Mexico. Through library research, he studied the Timucua, Karankara, and the Beothuk. During the later part of his career, Gatschet was assigned comparative work on all the Algonquian languages. Although the project was never completed, he collected much about many of the languages, especially Peoria, Miami, and Shawnee. In addition, he worked with members of diverse tribes of the eastern United States. For more information, see NAA finding aid located at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/guide/_g1.htm#jrg575
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2016-a
Varying Form of Title:
Crayon pictures of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements / drawn by Wuxpais or Daniel Littlechief ... ; explained by notes from the same Indian by Albert S. Gatschet
Place:
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 2016a 001
Topic:
Habitations -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sweatbaths -- Cheyenne  Search this
Music -- Cheyenne  Search this
Married people's tipi -- Cheyenne  Search this
Weapons -- Cheyenne  Search this
Pipe -- Cheyenne  Search this
Amulets and fetishes -- Cheyenne  Search this
Medicine -- Cheyenne  Search this
Mortuary customs -- Cheyenne  Search this
Names, Personal -- Cheyenne  Search this
Medicine tent -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sun Dance -- Cheyenne  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2016A
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MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet
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MS 5005 Annotations on proof sheets of Albert S. Gatschet's "Dictionary of the Klamath Language, English-Klamath

Annotator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
95 Items (ca. pages ca. 95 pages)
Culture:
Klamath Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 5005
Local Note:
Curtin's handwriting identified from comparison with his Autograph Document Signed Manuscript 1451. Proof sheets also have Manuscript corrections in pencil by A.S. Gatschet.
Autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 5005, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS5005
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms5005

MS 1549 Wyandot vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Greyeyes, John W.  Search this
Ha'to  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages
Culture:
Cattaragus  Search this
Huron  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Newsclippings
Date:
January 8, February 7, March 15, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Also "Notes on the Huron language." No date. Autograph document. 3 pages. The vocabulary notebook includes: a newspaper clipping, "At the Methodist Conference at Hornellsville..., on Christian mission work among the Cattaragus Indians, October 23, 1880, affixed with A. notes on page 1; a brief note on the early history of the Hurons, page 65. Filed with the Manuscript is a copy of Richmond Weekly Palladium, Richmond, Indiana, May 28, 1891, in which appears letter from Edward Show, Richmond, Indiana, December 16, 1890 to S. D. Sears, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, recounting old mission church of the Wyandot Nation.
Biographical / Historical:
Informant: John W. Grey-Eyes [Ha'to] (Grand River, P. O. Wyandot Reserve, Indian Territory)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1549
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Missions -- Cattargus  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Cattaraugus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1549, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1549
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1549
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MS 3755 Biographical sketch of A.S. Gatschet

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Names:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes Baptismal certificate of Maria Emma Gatschet, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3755
Topic:
Biography -- Gatschet, Albert Samuel  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3755, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3755
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3755

MS 499 Collection of words, phrases and sentences from the Kera dialects of New Mexico

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Zepherino, Jose  Search this
Menaul, John  Search this
Names:
Bandelier, Adolphe Francis Alphonse  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Extent:
82 Items (ca. 82 pages)
1 Volume
Culture:
Santo Domingo  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Santa Ana  Search this
Sia  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Santa Ana  Search this
Keresan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Maps
Date:
part dated 1890
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Frontispiece, sketch map; pages 1-12, San Felipe vocabulary from Jose Zepherino of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Laguna vocabulary, source not given, interpaged or on same pages; pages 13-22, Laguna vocabulary from John Menaul; 24-32, copy of Whipple's Kiwomi or Santo Domingo vocabulary from Pacific Railroad Survey Report III, pages 86-90; pages 45-62, copy of Col. James Stevenson's Santa Ana and Silla vocabulary; pages 63-82, vocabulary extracted from Die Koshare (later published as The Delight Makers) by A. F. Bandelier.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 499
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Santo Domingo (Kewa)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 499, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS499
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms499
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MS 413 Mohawk vocabulary in Department of the Interior schedule

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Carpenter, Charles (Shonkjonha Wenjenhawe)  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May, 1876
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Department of Interior Comparative Vocabulary in the handwriting of a clerk, with autograph annotations by Gatschet.
Biographical / Historical:
Informant: Charles Carpenter, "a working man employed at B. B. Claflin and Co. Dry Goods Store, New York City" (native name also given in note by Gatschet).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 413
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 413, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS413
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 287 Report on Kataba, Chaʹta and Shetimasha Indians and their languages visited and studied in December 1881 and January 1882

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Chitimacha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Pencil note on page 1 is by J. Owen Dorsey.
Biographical / Historical:
Data collected in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 287
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 287, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS287
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms287

MS 228 Otawa Words

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Pooler, Joe  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages
Culture:
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
November 1884
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 228
General:
Previously titled "Words."
Citation:
Manuscript 228, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS228
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms228
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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
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2193

MS 917 Notes on Catawba phonology and grammar with vocabularies of colors and numerals

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 917
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 917, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS917
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms917

MS 903 Alibamu vocabulary obtained from Chas. Coachman, of Witumpka, Creek Nation. . . ." Indian Territory

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (8 1/4 x 6 3/4 n.)
20 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Pages
Vocabulary
Clippings
Notes
Date:
March 5, 1885 and March 27, 1891
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Alibamu vocabulary, page 1-19; and newspaper clipping regarding the Alibamu Indians in Texas, reprinted from Galveston News, with A. note by Gatschet, "Plain Talk, Vermillion, South Dakota, March 27, 1891," 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 903
Local Note:
Autograph document
Place:
Indian Territory Creek Nation Wialaka
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Clippings
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 903, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS903
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms903

MS 904 Brief notes on the Louisiana tribes (Na'htchi or Natchez,) Tonica or Tuni'xka, Shetimasha, Atakapa, Pani Family

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Natchez Indians  Search this
Atakapa Indians  Search this
Tonica  Search this
Shetimasha  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Chitimacha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Place:
Louisiana -- Terrebonne Parish
Date:
1903
Scope and Contents:
Also map marked "Hewitt's map of Louisiana tribes, July, 1903."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 904
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 904, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS904
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 933-b Biloxi vocabulary with some cognate forms in Catawba, Santee, Yankton and Teton Dakota, Hidatsa, Kansa and Tutelo In Department of the Interior schedule

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Kansa Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Dakota -- Yankton  Search this
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
October 1886 - November 1886
Scope and Contents:
173 entries in printed U. S. Geographical and Geological Survey "Comparative Vocabulary" form. Corrections of entries 92 and 93 by J. Owen Dorsey.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 933-b
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
General:
Previously titled"Biloxi vocabulary (collected October - November, 1886) with some cognate forms in Catawba, Santee, Yankton and Teton Dakota, Hidatsa, Kansa and Tutelo."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Kansa (Kaw)  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 933-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS933B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 600 Alibamu vocabulary and notes

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Coachman, Ward  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Vocabulary
Notes
Date:
February 11, 1886
Scope and Contents:
Includes "Origin of the Alibamu Tribe" by Ward Coachman
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 600
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS600
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms600

MS 606 Muskoki or Creek. Words, grammatical elements and texts collected by Albert S. Gatschet. Vol. 1

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (274 pages)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Apalachee Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Koasati Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Timucua Indians  Search this
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1878-1891
Scope and Contents:
Title on back of binding reads, "Maskoki I." Dates within the notebook range from December 23, 1878, to January 8, 1891. Includes much of material from other sources as well as material collected by Gatschet himself. Most of the material is Creek or Hitchiti, but other Southeastern Indian languages and a few Plains Indian languages are represented. (See Gatschet's index on pages 271-274, and list of contents following main entry; copy filed with volume.) Includes list of gentes, colors, birds, insects, local names, numerals, personal names, and grammatical material as well as notes on the Red Stick War, mythology, etc. Also notes on Samuel Perryman (Thenahta Tustenugga) and a list of songs.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 606
Other Archival Materials:
See MS 2503 for Volume II of the same title.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Languages  Search this
Creek language  Search this
Hitchiti language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 606, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS606
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms606
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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:
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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
EDAN-URL:
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