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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
Catawba Indians  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Iowa  Search this
Chiwere  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Osage  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Dhegiha Indians  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Tututni (Tutuni)  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Siletz  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Yaquina (Yakwina)  Search this
Arctic peoples  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 (Rogue River Indians)  Search this
Klikitat  Search this
Chasta Costa (Chastacosta)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Place:
Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
Date:
circa 1870-1956
bulk 1870-1895
Summary:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains James O. Dorsey's research and writings as a BAE ethnologist, as well as his earlier work as a missionary among the Ponca. The vast majority of the collection pertains to his research on Siouan-Catawban languages, including the Dakota and Dhegiha languages, Chiwere, Winnebago, Mandan, Hidatsa, Tutelo, Biloxi, and Catawba. His research on Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan languages from his field work at Siletz Reservation are also present, as well as some notes on the Caddoan languages. Dorsey's research files include linguistic and ethnological field notes, reading notes, stories and myths, vocabularies, drawings, and unpublished and published manuscripts. The collection also contains Omaha, Ponca, Quapaw, and Biloxi dictionaries that he compiled and materials relating to his work editing Steven Riggs' Dakota-English Dictionary. Additional noteworthy materials in the collection are Teton texts and drawings from George Bushotter and drawings by Stephen Stubbs (Kansa), Pahaule-gagli (Kansa), and George Miller (Omaha). The collection also contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and his collection of reprints.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 6 series: 1) Siouan; 2) Siletz Reservation; 3) Caddoan; 4) General Correspondence; 5) Personal Papers; 6) Miscellaneous & Reprints.
Biographical Note:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.

Dorsey was born on October 31, 1848 in Baltimore, Maryland. He exhibited a talent for languages at an early age. At age 6 he learned the Hebrew alphabet and was able to read the language at age 10. In 1867 Dorsey attended the Theological Seminary of Virginia and was ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1871. In May of that year, Dorsey traveled to the Dakota Territory to serve as a missionary among the Ponca. Plagued by ill health, Dorsey was forced to end his missionary work in August 1873. By that time, however, he had learned the Ponca language well enough to converse with members of the tribe without an interpreter.

Dorsey returned to Maryland and engaged in parish work while continuing his studies of Siouan languages. His linguistic talents and knowledge of these languages attracted the attention of Major John Wesley Powell. Powell arranged for Dorsey to work among the Omaha in Nebraska from 1878 to 1880 to collect linguistic and ethnological notes. When the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was established in 1879, Powell recruited Dorsey to join the staff.

As an ethnologist for the BAE, Dorsey continued his research on Siouan tribes. His studies focused on languages but also included Siouan personal names, folklore, social organization, religion, beliefs, and customs. He conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada (1882); the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory (1883-1884); the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana (1892); and again with the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission (1894). He also worked with Native Americans that visited DC, including George Bushotter (Teton), Philip Longtail (Winnebago), Samuel Fremont (Omaha), and Little Standing Buffalo (Ponca). He also spent time at Siletz Reservation in 1884 to collect linguistic notes on the Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan stocks.

In addition to his research, Dorsey helped found the American Folklore Society and served as the first vice-president of the association. He also served as vice-president of Section H of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

At the age of 47, Dorsey died of typhoid fever on February 4, 1895.

Sources Consulted

1st-16th Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology. 1881-1897.

Hewitt, J.N.B. 1895. "James Owen Dorsey" American Anthropologist A8, 180-183.

McGee, W.J. 1895. "In Memoriam." Journal of American Folklore 8(28): 79-80.

1848 -- Born on October 31 in Baltimore, Maryland.

1871 -- Ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

1871-1873 -- Served as a missionary among the Ponca in Dakota Territory.

1878-1880 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Omaha in Nebraska.

1879 -- Joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

1882 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada.

1883-1884 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory.

1887 -- Worked with George Bushotter to record information regarding the language and culture of the Dakota.

1884 -- Conducted fieldwork at Siletz Reservation.

1892 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

1894 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission in Indian Territory.

1895 -- Died of typhoid fever on February 4th at the age of 47.
Restrictions:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  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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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
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National Anthropological Archives
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4800
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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:
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Saponi Indians  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  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
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2193, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2193
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a557593b-462b-4f91-99c5-1904834f588f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2193

MS 4234 Comparative notes on Siouan languages

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
8 Items (slips )
Culture:
Ofo  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Osage  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Woccon  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Comparative vocabulary, 117 items, in English, Hidatsa, Ofo, Mandan, Dakota, Biloxi, Tutelo, Osage and (a few) Winnebago. 3 pages. Comparison of 24 words: English, Catawba, Ofo, Tutelo, Dakota and Quapaw. 1 slip. Synonyms for the name "Ofo". 1 slip. Summary of history of classification of Tutelo, Catawba, and Woccon as Siouan. 1 slip.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4234
Local Note:
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4234, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4234
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32adf22e5-f6b6-4cc3-a2d9-f76a06cb93a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4234

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:
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  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
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 933-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS933B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fbd13103-29b2-42b5-8e76-5b4baeff2823
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms933b

Herman J. Viola photograph collection relating to Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA

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

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

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Archives -- Acquisitions  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-17, Herman J. Viola photograph collection relate to Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38b2cbdd1-1e36-4d17-ad93-93934686e26f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-17

Q. L. Kelly photographs of Chief Joseph A. Pierite, Sr., and Andre Victor Gallardo

Creator:
Kelly, Q. L.  Search this
Extent:
4 Copy negatives
Culture:
Tunica  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents note:
Images of Tunica Chief Joseph A. Pierite, Sr., and his grandson Andre Victor Gallardo in Louisiana in March 1973.
Biographical/Historical note:
Joseph A. Pierite was the last traditional chief of the Louisiana Tunica Indians, starting his chieftanship in the 1950s. He fought for federal recognition of the tribe until his death in 1976.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-15
Reproduction Note:
Copy negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1974.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of donor Rose Marie Pierite held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 74-17.
The Tunica-Biloxi Indians of Louisiana articles of incorporation and initial report, October 26, 1974, held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7058.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-15, Q. L. Kelly photographs of Chief Joseph A. Pierite, Sr., and Andre Victor Gallardo, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-15
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3828aa807-5dbd-420e-9710-29a076f5e929
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-15

MS 1347 Letter to the Director of the Bureau of Ethnology

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Culture:
Tunica  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Vocabulary
Date:
October 24, 1886
Scope and Contents:
Announces his discovery of the Biloxi and Tunica languages and encloses brief vocabularies.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1347
Local Note:
Autograph letter signed
Place:
Lecompte Rapides Parish Louisiana
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 1347, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1347
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35f86b2ec-1574-44a0-9a84-6ed36078b029
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1347

MS 4201 Southeast ethnographic and vocabulary notes

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Billy, Baptiste  Search this
Informant:
Billiot, Billy  Search this
Verdine, Yeet  Search this
Bohanan, Anthony  Search this
Lewis, Jackson  Search this
Extent:
163 Pages
Culture:
Ofo  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Natchez  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Houma  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diaries
Date:
May, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Includes: census of Indian families in several Louisiana towns, pages 2 and 200; Houma vocabulary, pages 3, 198, and 4; Alibamu belt design, page 8; Hitchiti and Creek stories, pages 29-33, 172-169; and diagram of "Stomp ground in Greenleaf Mtns. for Natchez and Cherokee," page 58. Diary of May 2-22 [1907] in Louisiana; then proceeds to Indian Territory. In stenographic notebook. Is numbered 1-100 on on side of pages and 101-200 running back the other way on reverse; but notes have been taken in normal order. Partial outline of contents prepared summer, 1970 by M. C. Blaker gives page numbers in order inscribed, Incomplete outline of contents left with manuscript.-- MCB, 6/1972.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4201
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Censuses  Search this
Ofo language  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Alabama language  Search this
Atakapa language  Search this
Hitchiti language  Search this
Creek language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Natchez language  Search this
Tunica language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4201, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4201
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3869cd484-b1a2-485f-a934-dabc566d1155
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4201
Online Media:

Betsy Joe (left) and Maria Johnson, her daughter, in front of house in Lacompte, Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Subject and date identified on back of source print. Dorsey is mentioned as owner of photograph. He is identified as photographer on negative jacket [NAA Source Print Co-In.: S.E. Biloxi: USNM Unnumbered] of photos taken at same time and place.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001014

OPPS NEG.749217
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw399e87b6b-55b9-408a-ab5e-86b840b10aee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9873

James Jackson on porch of house in Lacompte, Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/4x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket. Negative 749222, taken at same time and place, identifies man as James Jackson.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001015

OPPS NEG.749218
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw347fb502d-e555-42aa-a788-4699178cbd70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9874

Unidentified man in front of house, Lacompte Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/4x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket. Portrait of same man, taken same time and place-- negative 749227.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001016

OPPS NEG.749219
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36d735d8c-a6c9-4d54-bc02-aa9d68ee4319
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9875

Maria (Mrs Bankston) Johnson, in front of house in Lacompte, Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/4x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket. Negative 749225, taken at same time and place, identifies woman as Maria Johnson.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001017

OPPS NEG.749220
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34306b47b-8e1b-49a2-81e2-b8570b7f7b91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9876

Betsy Joe in front of house, Lacompte, Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/4x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket. Negative 749223, taken at same time and place. Woman is identified there as Betsy Joe.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001018

OPPS NEG.749224
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d250c669-5eef-4ce9-9e31-ffa864ed4253
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9877

Unidentified man in front of house, Lacompte, Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/24x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket. Portrait of same man, taken same time and place--negative 749219.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001019

OPPS NEG.749227
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3dd935f03-4ac8-4d0a-907e-30c8e53b23ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9878

Bankston Johnson (foreground) and James Jackson (on porch) in front of house, Lacompte, Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (6 3/4x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket. Negative 749221, taken at same time and place, identifies man as Bankston Johnson. Negative 749218 identifies Jackson.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001020

OPPS NEG.749228
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Alibamu  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3846edac7-d4a0-4338-b89e-128c12eb7fe1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9879

Homestead in Lacompte Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/2x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001021

OPPS NEG.749229
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c2234c55-520c-42ad-a950-216e2784e875
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9880

Scene in Lacompte Louisiana

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (7 1/2x7 1/2 in)
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Louisiana -- Lacompte
Date:
1892
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, date, tribe and place noted on negative jacket.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.10001022

OPPS NEG.749230
Local Note:
Black and white direct duplicate of original negative
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33bdc4327-3c01-4e38-802b-2fa255719e86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9881

MS 7058 Copy of Tunica and Biloxi Articles of incorporation and initial report

Creator:
Tunica-Biloxie Indians of Louisiana, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Tunica  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October 26, 1974
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7058
Local Note:
electrostatic copy of typescript document
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7058, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7058
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a567657c-9e2c-4489-9459-4816205ffc1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7058

MS 933-a Words and sentences of the Biloxi Lanuage

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
68 Pages
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October - November, 1886
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 933-a
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Place:
Lecompte Rapides Parish Louisiana
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 933-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS933A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c5285a13-212d-4526-a628-ef337fcce9fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms933a

Bankston Johnson; Group on Porch of House in Background

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01756000

OPPS NEG.74-9221
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Louisiana -- Indian Creek/Lecompte (Near)
Topic:
Alibamu  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Se Biloxi NM No # 01756000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 1: America north of Mexico / Southeast / Biloxi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3eec21e5d-b87b-48cc-bed4-0003c6ade8c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref16439
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