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MS 831-d-e Songs of the Pai Utes

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
831-d and 831-e are both copies in hands other than Powell's of the data in the Powell Journals (Manuscript 1795, volume 4, 11).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 831-d-e
Local Note:
831-d was formerly 830, item 2; 831-e was formerly with 2247.
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 831-d-e, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS831DE
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 838 Ute and Paiute stories

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Pages lettered "A" through "S".
At least a few of these of thses stories are Northern Paiute (Paviotso). See note on bottom of page H referring to Wadsworth (this is a Nevada town on the Truckee River near Pyramid Lake.) Page J mentions Carson and Antelope Valley [Nevada,= Paiute]. Page N mentions Pyramid Lake [Nevada, = Paiute] Information from Kay Fowler, University of Nevada, 3/65.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 838
Citation:
Manuscript 838, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS838
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 827 Numu Western Shoshonee vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages
Culture:
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1880
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 827
Local Note:
Possibly this is the "Vocabulary of the Paviotso." Pilling (Bureau of American Ethnology AR-1, 1881) list on page 574.
Note on pages 134-35 reads "All these terms corrected by sheets 1-19," these sheets being found in Manuscript 832, item 4.
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 827, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS827
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 794-b Wintun myths and legends

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
205 Pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. November 1880
Scope and Contents:
Partly in Powell's handwriting, most in hand of a clerk. Also 21 pages vocabularies and notes in Powell's hand, apparently Wintun, found with Curtin's Karok myths (Number 269) and added to this file (4/60).
Contents (In Powell's hand) 1 page. Introduction 49 pages. Numklactawa creates the Sacramento River 9 pages. Hot, the Great Musician 7 pages. Vegetal food provided 5 pages. Light and Darkness 10 pages. [Ages of the Wintuns] 3 pages. Thunder and Lightning 2 pages. The Wind Maker 1 page. The Origin of the Rainy Season 3 pages. Sed-it is caught in a tree: a Tar-baby Story 8 pages. Ber-rit- the Giant of Mt. Shasta 2 pages. Blue-jay, the Medicine Woman 2 pages. The Buzzard aspires to the Chief 7 pages. The Comet-Goddess 1 page. Whirlwinds 1 page. Wak-porc, the God of Fire 8 pages. Wo-mul-num-kai-a, the Red-headed Woodpecker 6 pages. To-ri-has, the Bald Eagle 3 pages. The Great Magician 8 pages. Bul-ti-hok, the Screech Owl1 page. Tul-tcu-her-ris 9 pages. [No-dal-mo-no-ko, an orphan] 11 pages. Lightning and Thunder & other stories (Powell's hand) 23 pages. [Ka-het, the Monster Bat] 1 page. Portion of paper (?) pages 17, 32, and 38 to 50 incl. (Powell's hand) 3 pages. Notes on medicine, word lists, list of Indians from whom Wintun Mythology was procured, etc. One sheet is dated November 12, 1880 7 pages. 204 pages total.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 794-b
Local Note:
Note: The second part of this file is incorrectly listed in Harvey Pitkin's Wintun bibliography, International Journal of American Linguistics, Volume 28, Number 1, 1962, page 47 at the end of entry 48 (Manuscript 269 by Curtin) instead of at the end of entry 47 (Manuscript 794-b).
Other Title:
Numklactawa creates the Sacramento River
Hot, the Great Musician
Vegetal food provided
Light and Darkness
Ages of the Wintuns
Thunder and Lightning
The Wind Maker
The Origin of the Rainy Season
Sed-it is caught in a tree: a Tar-baby Story
Ber-rit- the Giant of Mt Shasta
Blue-jay, the Medicine Woman
The Buzzard aspires to the Chief
The Comet-Goddess
Whirlwinds
Wak-porc, the God of Fire
Wo-mul-num-kai-a, the Red-headed Woodpecker
To-ri-has, the Bald Eagle
The Great Magician
Bul-ti-hok, the Screech Owl
Tul-tcu-her-ris
No-dal-mo-no-ko, an orphan
Lightning and Thunder & other stories
Ka-het, the Monster Bat
Kol-chi-bi-chi the Magician
Topic:
Folklore -- Wintun  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 794-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS794B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2116-a Ute vocabulary in Powell's hand

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages
Culture:
Ute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Vocabulary on slips taped to larger sheets. Probably copied from Number 796-e (apparently the original, also in Powell's hand, but semantically arranged.) See also Number 1489, a scribe's copy arranged by English, but apparently made some time before 2116-a was taped to sheets and before a number of the slips were lost, since number 1489 contains more terms than 2116-a. A complete tally with number 796-e remains to be made. (M. C. Blaker and Kay Fowler, 1965.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2116-a
Topic:
Ute language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2116-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2116A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1487 Origin of Fire

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1487
Topic:
Folklore -- Paiute  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1487, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1487
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1491 Kai-vav-wits [Kaibab] dialect of the Shoshoni Language

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
109 Pages
Culture:
Southern Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Clerk's copy of 1494, including Powell's corrections, but adding mistakes. Omits "Names of tribes and proper names" of original. Adds "Saying" [page 106], which is not found in the original.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1491
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1491, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1491
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1488 The disposal of the widow

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Informant:
Seguit  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages
Culture:
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Gosiute story.
Biographical / Historical:
Recorded from Seguit, Salt Lake City, May, 1873.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1488
Local Note:
In Powell's handwriting.
Topic:
Folklore -- Shoshoni  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1488, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1488
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1488

MS 1004 Uchi vocabulary

Collector:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains 46 terms.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1004
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Yuchi language  Search this
Creek  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1004, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1004
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Technology, or the science of industries J.W. Powell

Author:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Physical description:
pages 319-349 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1899
Topic:
Technology and civilization  Search this
Technology--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
CB478 .P68 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979167

Philology, or the science of activities designed for expression by J. W. Powell

Author:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Physical description:
cxxxix-clxx p 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Topic:
Philology  Search this
Call number:
P35 .P69 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_937826

Titan of chasms; the Grand Canyon of Arizona the Titan of chasms by C.A. Higgins. The scientific explorer, by J.W. Powell. The greatest thing in the world, by Chas. F. Lummis. Information for tourists

Author:
Higgins, C. A (Charles A.)  Search this
Author:
Lummis, Charles Fletcher 1859-1928  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages ill 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Arizona
Grand Canyon
Date:
1905
Topic:
CHR 1905  Search this
PRO Dechert, Robert (donor)  Search this
Call number:
F788 .H64 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_958031

MS 4689 Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Evans, Alexander H.  Search this
Correspondent:
Anderson, Larz  Search this
Avery, Rachel Foster  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Douglass, William Boone  Search this
Eagle, Mary K.  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hornaday, W.T.  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
McGee, Anita Newcomb, 1864-1940  Search this
Meredith, Virginia C.  Search this
Moseley, A.N.  Search this
Nordhoff-Jung, Sophie  Search this
Pollard, Henry L.  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Schweizer, Herman  Search this
Sherman, William Tecumseh Lieut. General  Search this
True, Clara D.  Search this
Tylor, Edward Burnett  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Depicted:
Carson, Kit  Search this
Darwin, Charles  Search this
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Sherman, William Tecumseh Lieut. General  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Culture:
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1870-1910
Scope and Contents:
Most of Stevenson's scientific notes are included as separate items in the series of numbered manuscript and the papers of John Peabody Harrington. This particular set of materials is made up of papers that passed into the hands of the executor of her estate. It consists of a miscellany of letters, notes, legal documents, cartographic materials, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippsing, other printed material, and other types of documents. Although tehc ollection largely concerns Stevenson, it also includes some material of her husband, James Stevenson, and members of her family, especially her father, Alexander H. Evans, a Washington, D.C. attorney.
Many of the documents concern Stevenson's field work among the Pueblo Indians and other official duties with the Smithsonian. some material relates to her activities with the World's Columbian Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A few items concern her membership in scientific organizations. Still other documents are of a personal nature, and some are mementoes, especially of James Stevenson. A significant group of documents concern Matilda CoxeStevenson's friendly and, later, very difficult relationship with Clara True.
The photographs include some items of ethnographic interest but it consists largely of portraits of James andMatilda Stevensonand Mrs. Stevenson's relatives. Also included are images in albums apparently gathered by Stevenson as a collector of photographs. They include images of Kit Carson, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and William Tecumseh Shermn. In the albums are also a nubmer of photographic portraits with unidentified subjects, many of whom appear to be actors and actresses.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4689
Topic:
Actors -- depicted  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4689, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4689
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1795-c Inventory of photographs made on Powell's expeditions

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Names:
Beaman, Edward O.  Search this
Fennemore, James, 1849-1941  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1871-1875
Scope and Contents:
Series of lists, mostly in John Wesley Powell's handwriting, of photographs made during Powell's 1871-1875 expeditions. The photographers listed are E. O. Beaman, J. Fennemore, and J. K. Hillers.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1795-c
Local Note:
This forms part of the journals of Major J. W. Powell.- M. W. Tucker.
Citation:
Manuscript 1795-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1795C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West

Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Crook, George, 1829-1890  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876  Search this
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872  Search this
Kinman, Seth  Search this
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Richard, Louis  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Photographer:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Easterly, Thomas M. (Thomas Martin), 1809-1882  Search this
Eaton, E. L. (Edric L.), b. ca. 1836  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.)  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Extent:
4 Tintypes
3 Chromolithographs
3 Lithographs (3 chalk-manner lithographs)
1 Print (photogravure)
118 Pages (Scrapbook)
685 Prints (circa, albumen)
80 Items (circa 80 relief prints (including woodcuts and wood engraving))
30 Items (circa 30 intaglio prints (including etchings and engravings))
Culture:
Apache Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tintypes
Chromolithographs
Lithographs
Prints
Pages
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Place:
Mexico
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
California
Oregon
Fort Davis (Tex.)
New Mexico
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Arizona
Texas
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Kansas
Colorado
Date:
circa 1863-1900
Summary:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations. The album includes photographs (mostly albumen with three tintypes), newsclippings, wood engravings, and lithographs, some of which are reproductions of Taylor's own illustrations and paintings. Photographs depict American Indians, US Army soldiers and scouts, historical sites, forts, and scenery. Some were made on expeditions, including the Hayden and Powell surveys, and created from published stereographs. Many of Taylor's illustrations are signed, and some are inscribed with dates and "N. Y." The scrapbook also includes clippings from newspapers and other written sources relating to illustrations and photographs in the album.
Biographical Note:
James E. Taylor (1839-1901) was an artist-correspondent for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from 1863-1883. Born in Cincinatti, Ohio, he graduated from Notre Dame University by the age of sixteen. Taylor enlisted in the 10th New York Infantry in 1861 and the next year was hired by Leslie's Illustrated newspaper as a "Special Artist" and war correspondent. In 1864 he covered the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and was later one of the illustrator-correspondents at the 1867 treaty negotiations at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He soon earned the moniker "Indian Artist" because of his vast number of drawings of American Indians. In 1883 Taylor retired from Leslie's to work as a freelance illustrator. Colonel Richard Irving Dodge used Taylor's drawings to illustrate his memoir, "Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West" (1882).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4605
Related Materials:
The National Anthropolgical Archives holds additional photographs by photographers represented in this collection (including original negatives for some of these prints), particularly in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 87.

Additional photographs by Whitney, Gardner, and Barry held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 80-18.

Julian Vannerson and James E. McClees photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4286.

Pywell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4498.

O'Sullivan photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 4501.

Additional Hillers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-18 and Photo Lot 87-2N.
Provenance:
Donated or transferred by John Witthoft from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, April 14, 1961.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Dance  Search this
White River Massacre, Colo., 1879  Search this
Painting  Search this
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869  Search this
Mormon Church -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Tintypes
Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4605
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National Anthropological Archives
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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.
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Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
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Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Portraits of anthropologists

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American Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
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United States De Soto Expedition Commission  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bond, Q. M.  Search this
Cammerer, Arno B.  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900  Search this
Davis, E. H. (Edwin Hamilton), 1811-1888  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Drucker, Philip, 1911-1982  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Geary, James A.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Knez, Eugene I. (Eugene Irving), 1916-2010  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
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McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881  Search this
Pilling, James Constantine, 1846-1895  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Rink, Signe  Search this
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Royce, Charles C., 1845-1923  Search this
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Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
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Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972  Search this
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Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
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Upham, E. P. (Edwin Porter), 1845-1918  Search this
Washburn, Wilcomb E.  Search this
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Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
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124 Prints (circa, silver gelatin, albumen, and platinum)
50 copy prints (circa)
3 copper printing plates
1 color print
1 Print (wood engraving)
3 copy negatives (glass)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Prints
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Photographs
Date:
circa 1860s-1970
Scope and Contents note:
This collection is an artificial collection of photographs, copper plates, and a few notes, all of which depict or relate to anthropologists, many of which were associated with the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Included are portraits of Franz Boas, Q. M. Bond, Arno B. Cammerer, Frank Hamilton Cushing, Edwin Hamilton Davis, J. Woodbridge Davis, Frances Densmore, James Owen Dorsey, Philip Drucker, Jesse Walter Fewkes (including photographs of his home by Frances Densmore), Albert Samuel Gatschet, James A. Geary, De Lancey W. Gill, George Brown Goode, Horatio Hale, Henry Wetherbee Henshaw, John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt, John K. Hillers, William Henry Holmes, William Henry Jackson, Eugene Irving Knez, Alfred Louis Kroeber, Pere Albert Lacomb, Augustus Le Plongeon, James Mooney, Lewis Henry Morgan, Carl Oschsicanes, James Constantine Pilling, John Wesley Powell, Frau Signe Rink, Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr., Charles C. Royce, Robert Lloyd Stephenson, James Stevenson, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, Julian Haynes Steward, Steward Struever, James Gilchrist Swan, John Reed Swanton, Edwin P. Upham, Wilcomb E. Washburn, and Gordon Randolph Willey. Groups depicted include the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1936; the De Soto Commission; officers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1885; a 1920 expedition group to Hawikuk; staff of the Great Lakes Division, United States Geological Survey, in Salt Lake City, 1882; a group at Moundville, Alabama, 1932; the University of Nebraska archeological field party, 1920; the Pecos conference, 1927; John Wesley Powell with Wild Hank, Kentucky Mountain Bill, and Jesus Aloiso; and the United States Geological Survey staff, ca. 1894.

Among photographers represented are Vernon Orlando Bailey, Blackston Studios of New York, Dana of New York, Frances Densmore, Gene Garrett, C. W. Gilbert, De Lancey W. Gill, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, Kets Kemethy, Paul Koby, David McDonough, H. C. Phillips, Rice of Washington, D. C., and J. A. Shuck of El Reno, Oklahoma.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 33
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Four photographs with negatives by Matilda Coxe Stevenson have been relocated to Photo Lot 23.
This collection includes photographs that have been removed from other collections in the National Anthropological Archives, including MS 4970, MS 4851, MS 4780, MS 4250, MS 4751, MS 4516, MS 4860, MS 4695, MS 4970, MS 4558, and Photo Lot 33.
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Copy prints of photographs held by the American Philosophical Society, National Geographic Society, and National Archives cannot be copied. Copies may be obtained from these repositories.
Genre/Form:
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Citation:
Photo lot 33, Portraits of anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
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Geologists with Sir Archibald Geike

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Diller, Joseph S  Search this
Subject:
Geikie, Archibald Sir 1835-1924  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Hayes, C. W (Charles Willard) 1859-1916  Search this
Holmes, Joseph A  Search this
Brown, James D. Stanley  Search this
Smith, Otis  Search this
Becker, George F  Search this
Emmons, J. H  Search this
Kemp, James Furman 1859-1926  Search this
Williams, Henry S  Search this
Van Hise, Charles Richard 1857-1918  Search this
Hill, Rubit J  Search this
Ries, Henrich  Search this
Adams, Frank D  Search this
Stanton, T. W (Timothy William) 1860-1953  Search this
Clark, William B  Search this
McGee, W. J. 1853-1912  Search this
Salisbury, Rollin D. 1858-1922  Search this
Willis, Bailey 1857-1949  Search this
Stone, R. W  Search this
Bauer, L. A (Louis Agricola) 1865-1932  Search this
Spencer, Arthur C (Arthur Coe) 1871-1964  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1896
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-050169]
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United States Geological Survey members

Subject:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Diller, J. S (Joseph Silas) 1850-  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Sepia prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1900
Circa 1900
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-050171]
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United States Geological Survey members

Subject:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Diller, J. S (Joseph Silas) 1850-  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1900
Circa 1900
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-050172]
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
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