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MS 3334 Copy and translation of a letter in Dakota

Translator:
Drift, Ivan  Search this
Addressee:
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849  Search this
Correspondent:
Hupakinyan  Search this
Inyangmani  Search this
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
With interlinear translations, from Hupa kinyan [--- Flying] and Inyan mani [Walking Stone] to President Polk. Manuscript document, 2 pages including free English translation by Drift with the assistance of Ben McBride, Sr. Manuscript document, 2 pages. Letter from Drift to --- Welch, regarding translation. Autograph letter signed, 1 page. Unsigned memo to J.P. Harrington, Bureau of American Ethnology, enclosing the above. May 20, 1935. Typescript document, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3334
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3334, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3334
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3334

MS 4777 Letter introducing "Tate-iyo-pas[?]-mani," a Sisseton Dakota chief

Creator:
Galbraith, Thomas J.  Search this
Names:
Tate-iyo-pas[?]-mani  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
July 17, 1861
Scope and Contents:
Requests "all persons...to respect this man and treat him kindly." The name is perhaps Tate iyopta mani [Wind moves on (forward) as a cloud].
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4777
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4777, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4777
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4777

Photographs and microfilm of Paul Kane paintings and sketchbook

Creator:
Kane, Paul, 1810-1871  Search this
Extent:
1 copy negative (acetate)
1 Roll (microfilm)
84 copy prints
Culture:
Menominee Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Cowichan Indians  Search this
Clallam Indians  Search this
Cowlitz Indians  Search this
Chinook Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Roll
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of sketches and paintings made by Paul Kane in 1845-1856, including portraits and scenes of camps, dances, and a buffalo hunt, relating to the Ojibwa, Ottawa, Menominee, Potawatomi, Eastern Sioux, Cree, Assiniboine, Chinook, Cowlitz, Clallam, Cowichan and Babine. The sketchbook, of which the microfilm may be incomplete, includes many of the same subjects as the paintings, as well as artifacts, scenic views and scenes from Kane's studies in Europe. The collection also includes a photostat of the catalog published in Kane's "Wanderings of an Artist..." and a typed list of the captions for the sketches.
Biographical/Historical note:
Paul Kane (1810-1871) was born in Ireland and emigrated to Toronto (then called York) when he was nine. He worked as a decorative furniture painter before turning to portrait painting and studying art at centers throughout Europe. Inspired by George Catlin's paintings documenting the Plains Indians, Kane set out on an expedition from Fort William (Thunder Bay) to Fort Vancouver to document the peoples of the Northwest. From 1845-1848, Kane traveled amongst tribes of the Great Plains, Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere, sketching and describing his experiences in a journal. When Kane returned to Toronto, he published "Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America" (1859) and made over 100 paintings based on his journal sketches, commissioned by George William Allen. The entire Allen collection was later purchased by Sir Edmund Osler and donated to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4428, NAA Photo Lot 4427
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints and microfilm made by the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 4427, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 4428. These are photographs of paintings by Kane in the Royal Ontario Museum and were donated with the photographs of sketches already filed in this collection.
Additional photographs of paintings by Kane held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4642 and the BAE historical negatives.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Restrictions: Publication rights granted to Bureau of American Ethnology or Smithsonian Institution staff members for use of small selections of the material; collection not to be published in its entirety. Royal Ontario Museum wishes to be informed when and where illustrations are used. Persons outside the Smithsonian Institution must obtain publication permission as well as photographic prints from the Royal Ontario Museum; the Smithsonian may not make copy negatives for the general distribution of prints.
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Dance  Search this
Camps  Search this
Hunting  Search this
American bison  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4428, Photographs and microfilm of Paul Kane paintings and sketchbook, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4428
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4428

MS 940 Dakota vocabulary in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary schedule

Creator:
Gardner, W. H. (William Henry), 1837-  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
July-December 1868
Scope and Contents:
Approximately 203 terms in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. Collected from the Sisseton Dakota.
Biographical / Historical:
Gardner was Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 940
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
General:
Previously titled "Dakota vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 940, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS940
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms940

Adrian John Ebell photograph of women and children guarding corn

Creator:
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Publisher:
Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (albumen)
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Photographs
Date:
1862
Scope and Contents note:
Stereoview of Dakota women and children with a canopy in corn fields, entitled "Squaws Guarding Corn from Black-Birds." The photograph was made by Adrian John Ebell, shortly before the Sioux uprising in Minnesota, 1862.
Biographical/Historical note:
Adrian John Ebell (1840-1877) immigrated to the United States from Ceylon as a youth and entered Yale University in 1859. In 1862, he hired University of Chicago student Edwin R. Lawton as his assistant on a trip to photograph American Indians in Minnesota. They rented camera equipment from St. Paul photographer and gallery operator Joel E. Whitney, who would later publish many of Ebell's photographs. On August 17, Ebell and Lawton stayed at Dr. Thomas S. Williamson's mission near the Upper Sioux Agency and fled with the other refugees when news of the revolt reached the mission the next day. Ebell created his most widely published photograph of the refugees resting on the prairie during this flight. After the group stopped in Henderson, Ebell and Lawton continued on to St. Paul, where Ebell gave his exposed glass plates to Whitney for publication and wrote articles about the experience for the St. Paul Daily Press. Ebell then briefly joined Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley's expedition, photographing the Dakota captives at Camp Release, before returning to his studies at Yale. In June 1863, his account of the uprising, entitled "The Indian Massacres and War of 1862," was published in Harpers New Monthly Magazine.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2000-15
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Ebell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 90-1.
The Minnesota Historical Society also holds Ebell photographs from 1862.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Stereographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2000-15, Adrian John Ebell photograph of women and children guarding corn, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-15
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2000-15

Photograph of Tomahee

Creator:
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886 (probable photographer)  Search this
Names:
Upton, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) (possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (albumen)
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Photographs
Place:
Minnesota
Date:
circa 1862
Scope and Contents note:
Image of Tomahee wearing medals and a blanket and seated in front of a tipi, probably in Minnesota.
Biographical/Historical note:
Tomahee was an eastern Dakota man who engaged United States troops during the Black Hawk War. This photograph was made during or shortly after the Sioux Uprising of 1862 and has been attributed to both Joel E. Whitney and Benjamin F. Upton.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-4
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Whitney held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 140, Photo Lot 80-18, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional photographs by Upton held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 90-1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-4, Photograph of Tomahee, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-4
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-4

MS 1050 The Star-born: A Dakota Myth

Creator:
Warner, H. E. (Horace Everett), 1839-1930  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Poetic version of "The Fallen Star," a myth written in Dakota by Michel Renville, printed in Stephen R. Riggs, "Dakota Grammar, Texts, and Ethnography," edited by James Owen Dorsey, CNAE IX, Washington, D.C., 1893. Pages 83-94.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1050
Local Note:
Typescript document
Topic:
Folklore -- Dakota  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1050, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1050
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1050

MS 1165 Santee Dakota kinship charts

Creator:
Hinman, Samuel Dutton, 1839-1890  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
circa 1882
Scope and Contents:
Consists of charts I and III which accompanied Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1880. Relationships are indicated by a color code, but no accompanying list of native terms.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1165
Topic:
Kinship -- Dakota  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1165, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1165
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1165

MS 3089 Brief Dakota vocabulary

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Frazier, Dakota  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
Summer 1928
Scope and Contents:
Contains 13 items. Informant: "Frazier," a Mdewakanton Dakota.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3089
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3089, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3089
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3089

MS 3167 List of families at Santee Agency, on the Santee Reservation

Creator:
Jones, Henry  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Lists 187 families, giving Dakota and English names of each individual. Possibly a complete census of the Santee at Santee Agency. Blue "x's" next to certain names seem to have been made by James Owen Dorsey; his "Indian Personal Names," AA, o.s., v. 1V, 1890, pages 263-268.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3167
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Censuses -- Dakota  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3167, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3167
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3167

MS 2353 Dakota Myths

Creator:
Hinman, Samuel Dutton, 1839-1890  Search this
Informant:
Hoffman, Sanie  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains "The rabbit and the well," and "The rabbit and the buffalo-boy," in Dakota, with free English translations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2353
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Folklore -- Dakota  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2353, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2353
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2353

MS 4776 Ethnology of the Region about the Valley of the Red River of the North, near Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory

Creator:
Gardner, W. H. (William Henry), 1837-  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December 31, 1868
Scope and Contents:
Enclosed as "Report F" in a letter (now missing) to the Military Division of the Missouri.
Biographical / Historical:
Gardner was Assistant Surgeon and Brevet Major, U.S.A., at Fort Abercrombie.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4776
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4776, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4776
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4776

MS 4472 Letter to John B. Dunbar

Creator:
Hinman, Samuel Dutton, 1839-1890  Search this
Addressee:
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
April 17, 1868
Scope and Contents:
Concerning the Dakota language as spoken by the Santee.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4472
Local Note:
Autograph letter signed
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4472, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4472
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4472

Cradle with Quillwork

Collector:
George Catlin  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Joseph Harrison Jr.  Search this
Length - Object:
79 cm
Width - Object:
44.4 cm
Height - Object:
25 cm
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Cradle
Place:
Plains (Northern) / Missouri River (Upper), United States, North America
Accession Date:
21 Oct 1881
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010638
USNM Number:
E73311-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32222f9cb-8db3-4bf2-9dd8-499e3eeba725
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8477075

Model Of Child On Board, For Cradle

Collector:
George Catlin  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Joseph Harrison Jr.  Search this
Length - Object:
58 cm
Width - Object:
23 cm
Depth - Object:
11.4 cm
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Mannequin
Place:
Plains (Northern) / Missouri River (Upper), United States, North America
Accession Date:
21 Oct 1881
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010638
USNM Number:
E73311-1
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36246e692-0720-4796-8d76-974f582bb178
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8477076
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Baby Shirt and Wrappings for Cradle

Collector:
George Catlin  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Joseph Harrison Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Cradle / Shirt
Place:
Plains (Northern) / Missouri River (Upper), United States, North America
Accession Date:
21 Oct 1881
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010638
USNM Number:
E73311-2
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32074c9ba-e3f6-4185-b31f-cf483c83d3d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8477077
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Leggings, Pr

Collector:
William H. Shipman  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Willem Van Royen  Search this
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
Plains Northern, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Apr 1957
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
214357
USNM Number:
E394433-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/352c37313-9d30-4576-b020-fe640e2e0f66
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8423349
Online Media:

Girl's Dress

Collector:
William H. Shipman  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Willem Van Royen  Search this
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Dress
Place:
Plains Northern, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Apr 1957
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
214357
USNM Number:
E394432-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d5fd8dc4-0df9-4db8-aa88-baeb848f2b6d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8423348
Online Media:

Moccasins, Pr

Collector:
William H. Shipman  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Willem Van Royen  Search this
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Plains Northern, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Apr 1957
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
214357
USNM Number:
E394434-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a3831e74-892a-4bbf-986b-dc2de9048ee4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8423350
Online Media:

Moccasins, Pr

Collector:
William H. Shipman  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Willem Van Royen  Search this
Culture:
Sioux, Eastern (Santee) Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Plains Northern, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Apr 1957
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
214357
USNM Number:
E394435-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f4e48b63-cf9f-4555-a08b-9597c3807b3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8423351
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