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John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States"

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Artist:
McKenney & Hall  Search this
De Batz, A.  Search this
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588  Search this
Tidball, J. C.  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Names:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Romans, Bernard  Search this
Verelst, Willem (painter)  Search this
White, John (painter)  Search this
Extent:
80 Copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Chickasaw  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Houma  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Paintings
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs used to illustrate John Reed Swanton's "The Indians of the Southeastern United States" depicting American Indians of the Southeast and their dwellings, food preparation, and ceremonies.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE studying the Haida and Tlingit groups of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Indians. His focus then shifted to the American Indians of the Southeastern United States, where his interest remained for the rest of his career. In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied extensively the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern American Indians, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States (1946), a Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (No. 137).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R87-2Q
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs published in BAE Bulletin 137 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-39.
Photographs made by Swanton can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and the BAE historical negatives.
The National Anthropological Archives hold more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton, in the Numbered Manuscripts.
Objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints in this collection that represent photographs not held by the National Anthropological Archives are for reference only.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Paintings
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot R87-2Q, John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-2Q
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r87-2q

Smithsonian Institution Press illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Press  Search this
Names:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
200 Copy prints (circa)
50 Items (circa 50 drawings, diagrams, and maps)
5 Prints (halftone)
2 Copy negatives
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Houma  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is made up of illustrations prepared for new printings of James Mooneyʹs "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians," John Reed Swantonʹs "Indians of the Southeastern United States," and John C. Ewers's "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" in the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series. It includes images of maps, Kiowa, Blackfeet, and Native Americans of the American Southeast, and ANative American artwork and other artifacts. Images of Native people include photographs, portraits, and drawings. There are also textual publication materials, including layout and notated reprint, available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
The aim of the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series, which is comprised of reprinted BAE publications, was to appeal to a more popular audience. The series began in 1979 with the publication of "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians" and "Indians of the Southeastern United States." "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" was published the following year.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-39, NAA Photo Lot 80-6
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1979.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 80-6 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-39. These photographs were also made and collected for the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology publications and form part of this collection.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John Swanton, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and 87-2Q.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by James Mooney, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74 and 14 as well as NAA MS 2531.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John C. Ewers, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-39, Illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-39
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-39

John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
175 Lantern slides
415 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
601 Negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Creoles  Search this
Houma  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Pascagoula Indians  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Coosa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900s-1910s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Southeastern Native American people, homes, ceremonial grounds, and events made circa 1900s-1910s by John Reed Swanton. The lantern slides include images of southeastern rivers and bayous and historical maps. Additionally, there are a number of slides with notes and charts relating to linguistic comparisons.
Arrangement:
Swanton's original order has been maintained. The photographs are in alphabetical order by language group or tribe. Lantern slides are listed at the end.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE conducting research among the Haida and Tlingit communities of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Tribes. His focus then shifted to Native Americans of the Southeastern United States.

In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern Native Americans, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137, 1946.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton.

Photographs relating to Swanton's work with the Tlingit are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.

The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States (accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577).
Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Dance  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76
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Choctaw (at least in part) field notes on medicinal plants (Series 4)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Langley, Mrs (nformant)  Search this
Informant:
Williams, Betsy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (37 items, 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
July - July 27, no year given
Scope and Contents:
Also, includes 10 loose sheets containing notes on Choctaw and Koasati medicinal plants, no informants cited.
Arrangement:
(1) Loose Papers 17 items
(2) Notebook 20 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (4)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref4

MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Date:
1936-1940 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Shelf list: Box 1. Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati field notes. Box 2. Ethnographic material on Alabama and Koasati, plus incomplete manuscript on ethnography of southeastern U.S. Box 3. Miscellaneous notes on Alabama and Koasati. Detailed list of contents accompanies main catalog card.
Arrangement:
Divided into 15 series:
(1) Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects July 2 - August 27, 1940;
(2) Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects June 7 - July 28,
(3) Choctaw field notes on native medicinal practices. July 12 - July 17,
(4) Choctaw (at least in part) field notes on medicinal plants July - July 27,
(5) Alabama, Choctaw, Koasati?? field notes, miscellaneous notes from published sources, and questions,
(6) Alibamu? field notes on folktales July 31 - August 11,
(7) Questions,
(8) Alabama ethnographic material ,
(9) Koasati culture summary,
(10) Comparative Southeast ethnographic material ,
(11) Linguistic notes,
(12) Tribal names and kinship charts,
(13) Lyda Averill Taylor Photographs,
(14) Miscellaneous notes,
(15) Indian artifacts from Harrington, Texas,
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4658
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4658
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Koasati culture summary (Series 9)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
36 Items
Culture:
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (9)
Local Note:
Typescript
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref10

Linguistic notes (Series 11)

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
14 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (11)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref11

Lyda Averill Taylor Photographs (Series 13)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Names:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Scope and Contents:
Some relate to the green corn celebration, Livingston, Texas, July 1938. Others are photographs of Alibamu from the collection of the Museum of the American Indian, taken in 1909. Photographs not viewable online.
Arrangement:
50 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (13)
Place:
Texas Livingston
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref13

Miscellaneous notes (Series 14)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
American Indian -- Mexico -- Dances  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Also includes notes relating to Mexican Indian dances
Arrangement:
14 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (14)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref14

Alabama, Choctaw, Koasati?? field notes, miscellaneous notes from published sources, and questions (Series 5)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Robinson, Jake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages
1 Notebook (39 items, 6 x 9 inches)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Arrangement:
(1)Loose Papers 2 items
(2) Notebook 37 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (5)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref5

Comparative Southeast ethnographic material (Series 10)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Articles
Notes
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Ms. on comparative Southeast ethnography, with information from the Alabama, Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, Natchez, Seminole, Tunica, and Yuchi. (Koasati material from field work; data on the rest of the tribes from published sources). 73 pages; typed, with pages 3-40 missing (this seems to be the Koasati data, probably among notes loaned to Dan Jacobson by LAT). Also includes 4 pages trait list. List of clans present in tribes listed above. 2 pages with 2 carbon copies. List of dances present in tribes listed above. 2 pages comparative Seminole-Chickasaw ethnography. 27 pages.
Arrangement:
Comparative southeast ethnography 75 items
Dr. Swanton 53 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (10)
Topic:
Dance -- Southeast Indians  Search this
Social organization -- Southeast Indians  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref6

MS 4964 Letter to John R. Swanton

Creator:
Dorman, Caroline  Search this
Addressee:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
March 11, 1930
Scope and Contents:
Contains Koasati vocabulary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4964
Local Note:
The letter mentions collecting material in "Caddo Parish" [Louisiana.]
typescript and autograph letter signed
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4964, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4964
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4964

MS 4926 Alibamu and Koasati vocabulary

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (pages T. copy with A. notations )
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
1906-1913?
Scope and Contents:
Autograph note by Swanton with Creek Manuscript number 1806 includes statement, "Alibamo [sic] Notes obtained in Texas;" refers to these notes (formerly with number 1806).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4926
Local Note:
Swanton worked with the Alibamu between 1906 and 1913, according to BAE-AR 28, page 12; AR 30, page 18; AR 32, page 18; AR 33, page 18; and Ar 34, page 12-13.
Autograph document and typescript copy with autograph annotations
Place:
Texas
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 4926, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4926
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4926
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MS 902 Koassati Vocabulary

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Hosmer, Susan Mrs  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages
Culture:
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
March 1885
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 902
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 902, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS902
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms902
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MS 2436 Koasati-English dictionary

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
500 Items (ca. 500 cards)
Culture:
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1931
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton worked with the Koasati in Polk County, Texas in 1912-1931, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 34, page 13; AR 38, page 6; AR 41, page 7, 31 and 105; and AR 48, page 31.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2436
Local Note:
typescript and autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2436, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2436
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2436
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MS 2435 English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Sylestine, Harden  Search this
Extent:
5,400 Items (cards )
4 Boxes
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dictionaries
Date:
1906-1913
Scope and Contents:
Alabama-English, 2433 typed cards in 2 boxes; English-Alabama, approximately 3000 typed and autograph A. cards in 2 boxes. Includes terms written in pencil and marked "(K)," which may be terms in Koasati. Informants are Harden Sylestine and others.
Swanton's arrangement of the Alabama-English section is generally alphabetical, with many terms grouped together by stesm. The cards have been stamped with consecutive numbers 1-2433, and Swanton's order has been preserved. Cards that had been clipped together now have a second number, beginning with 1 for the first in a clipped group (e.g., if cards 25-27 were found clipped together, they would now be numbered 25-1, 26-2, 27-3).
The Alabama-English section (with sequentially numbered cards) contains utterances identifiable by a following number in parentheses. If the number does not begin with zero, apparently if refers to Swanton's page numbers in his rough field notes (M 4151 "second set"). Numbers beginning with zero seem to refer to the"first set," MS 4151-- Karen Lupardus, August 18, 1978.
Biographical / Historical:
The note by Swanton preceding Alabama-English section reads? "The material marked (H) was furnished by an Alabama Indian, Harden Sylestine, who translated in his own way. His translation is usually preserved lest a mistake be made in altering; the material is to be corrected later. This includes all of my Alabama material except 12 pages of text by native informants and a vocabulary which for the most part duplicates what has been given."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2435
Place:
Texas Polk County
Other Archival Materials:
Related Collection: Manuscript 4151
Related Collection: Manuscript 7360
Related Collection: Manuscript 7361
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Dictionaries
Citation:
Manuscript 2435, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2435
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2435
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MS 1818 "Second Series" of Koasati texts

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Langley, Jackson  Search this
Langley, Salin  Search this
Extent:
160 Pages
Culture:
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1912-1920
Scope and Contents:
With interlinear English translation. Section VI includes "Sentences" and sections XII and XXIV of autograph document only include "Words that differ in Koasati and Alabama."
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton worked with the Koasati in 1912-1920, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 34, page 13; AR 38, page 6; AR 41, page 7. The typescript was received in Bureau of American Ethnology Archives September 16, 1920 (according to old catalog card).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1818
Local Note:
Informants: Stories "I-XVI and XXXIII-XXXVI from Jackson Langley; the rest from his mother Salin Langley."
The handwritten texts were formerly filed under Manuscript file Number 4145, and were added to this file in 1970.
autograph document
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1818, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1818
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1818
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MS 4153 Koasati linguistic material; and ethnographic notes and census data on the Koasati and Alibamu

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Langley, Jackson  Search this
Extent:
105 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1906-1930
Scope and Contents:
Contents: "Population of Koasati village." Manuscript document with A. title by Swanton. 2 pages. Kinship terms. Autograph document 4 pages. Koasati words and phrases. 14 pages. Koasati texts with interlinear English "collected Jul. 23-Aug. 1, 1930, from Jackson Langley." [Kinder, Louisiana (Cf. Number 4154)] Autograph document. 36 pages. Koasati stories, and ethnographic notes on the Koasati, Alabama, and Tunica; in English. Autograph document. 33 pages. Lists of names and clan affiliations of the Koasati and Alabama in Louisiana. Autograph and Manuscript Document. 5 pages. "Census of the Alibamo [sic] and Koasati in Polk County, Texas 1910," with names and clan affiliations. Autograph document. 25 pages. Typescript Document with Autograph and Manuscript annotations. 11 pages. List of Alibamu and Koasati English and native names. Autograph documet. 2 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton worked with the Alibamu in 1906-1913, and with the Koasati from 1912-1930, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 28, page 13; AR 34, page 13-14; and AR 48, page 5.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4153
Local Note:
A. note S. by Swanton indicates that he made this material available to Lyda A. Taylor for her study of the Koasati.
autograph document
manuscript document
typescript document with annotations
Topic:
Censuses -- Koasati  Search this
Censuses -- Alibamu  Search this
Kinship -- Koasati  Search this
Kinship -- Alibamu  Search this
Names -- Koasati  Search this
Names -- Alibamu  Search this
Folklore -- Koasati  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4153, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4153
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4153
Online Media:

MS 4154 "First Series" of Koasati texts

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Thompson, Charlie  Search this
Henry, George  Search this
Extent:
221 Pages
Culture:
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1912-1920 ?
Scope and Contents:
With interlinear English translation. Contents: Note by Swanton about informants. Autograph document. 1 page. Stories I-XXII (no story XV). Autograph document. 149 pages. (numbered 1-59, 52-134). Photostats of Autograph Document of stories IV-XIII and XVI-XXII, made before they were corrected by Jackson Langley. 62 sheets (2 pages photostated per sheet). (Photostats are poor quality and cannot be recopied.) (Formerly in Manuscript 1801.) Stories I-XXII (no story XV). Typescript Document with A. interlinear English translation. 63 pages. Received in Bureau of American Ethnology Archives from Swanton in 1920. (Formerly in Manuscript 1816.) Story XIV with short vocabulary from George Henry. (This vocabulary, which is in the original Autograph document is not included in the above typescript.) Typescript Document. 2 pages. (Formerly in Manuscript 1801.) Stories I-III. Typescript Document. 7 pages. (Formerly in Manuscript 1801.)
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton began working with the Koasati in Polk County, Texas in 1912, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 34, page 13. The terminal date for this file is given as 1920 since the typescripts of stories I-XXII were received in Bureau of American Ethnology Archives in 1920.
Informants: Charlie Thompson, "later chief of the Alabama Indians in Texas," "who thought he knew Koasati" reviewed afterwards by Swanton with Jackson Langley of Kinder, Louisiana, and Langley's corrections added.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4154
Local Note:
autograph and typescript document
photostats of autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4154, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4154
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4154
Online Media:

Mark Raymond Harrington photograph collection

Creator:
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Donor:
Harrington, Marie Walsh  Search this
Harrington, Marie Walsh  Search this
Extent:
2133 Negatives (photographic)
3 Lantern slides
174 Photographic prints (black & white)
Culture:
Mesoamerica  Search this
Southwest  Search this
Island Caribbean  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Achomawi (Pit River)  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Catawba  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Miami  Search this
Mohegan  Search this
Nanticoke  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Niantic  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Osage  Search this
Northern Paiute (Paviotso)  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tolowa  Search this
Bribri  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Eastern Band of Cherokee  Search this
Kickapoo [Oklahoma]  Search this
Kikapu (Mexican Kickapoo)  Search this
Mattaponi  Search this
Mississippi Choctaw  Search this
Oklahoma Delaware  Search this
Oklahoma Shawnee  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Pamunkey  Search this
Peoria  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Shinnecock  Search this
Sisitonwan Dakota (Sisseton Sioux)  Search this
Wyandot  Search this
Yara Taíno  Search this
Absentee Shawnee [Shawnee, Oklahoma-Pottawatomie County]  Search this
Cayuga [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
Mississauga (Missisauga)  Search this
Munsee Delaware  Search this
Wyandotte [Oklahoma]  Search this
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
Cuba
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Northeastern States
Missouri
California
New Mexico
Tennessee
New York
Florida
Southern States
Nevada
Mexico
Great Basin
Southwestern States
Arizona
Canada
Ecuador
Date:
1899-1947
Summary:
Includes photographs of individual tribal members, artifacts; and the following archeological sites: Hawikku (Hawikuh), Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico; Mill Creek, Tehama County, California; Coachilla Valley, California; Sandal Cave, New Mexico; Eagle Canyon, Texas; Thea Heye Cave, Pyramid Lake, Nevada; Crown Peak, Chisos Mountains, Texas; Pueblo Grande, Nevada; Salt Caves, St. Thomas, Nevada; Chuckawalla Cave, Nevada; Lovelock Cave, Pershing County, Nevada; other sites in Nevada; cacti in Brewster County, Texas and California; archaeological sites in Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New York, and Tennessee Collection also includes a variety of scenic shots in different states; shots of persons, identified and unidentified; personal photographs of Harrington, his son, and one of his wives (ELH); and photographs taken during his expeditions to Cuba and Ecuador. Includes photographs of the Alibamu, Apache, Catawba, Cherokee, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Chumash, Comanche, Delaware, Iowa, Iroquois, Kaw, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Koasati, Maidu, Mattaponi, Mohegan, Nanticoke, Narragansett, Navajo, Niantic (Nyantic),Ojibwa (Chippewa), Osage, Paiute, Pamunkey, Peoria, Pit River, Potawatomi, Quapaw, Sac and Fox (Sauk and Fox), Seminole, Shawnee, Tolowa, Tulare, Wampanoag, Wichita, Wyandot, Yara, and Zuni tribes.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by format and item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mark Raymond Harrington was born on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on July 6, 1882. He received his BS in 1907 and his MA in 1908 from Columbia University, where he studied under Franz Boas. He met George Heye while working at Covert's Indian store in New York in 1908 and Heye hired him shortly thereafter. Harrington spent from 1908-1911 visiting and collecting from tribes in the east and Midwest for Heye. From 1911-1915 Harrington was assistant curator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. From 1916-1917 he conducted archeological surveys in Cuba and Arkansas, after which he spent a short time in the U.S. Army during the First World War. After his return in 1919 he started a series of archeological surveys in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Texas. Harrington worked for George G. Heye as an archaeologist, ethnologist, field collector, and curator, primarily along the eastern seaboard, in the south, Midwest, west, Cuba and Ecuador, from 1908 to 1928. He then joined the staff of the Southwest Museum as curator until his retirement in 1964. He died in San Fernando, California on June 30, 1971. Harrington is the author of many books and several hundred articles. A partial bibliography can be found in the Mark Raymond Harrington manuscript collection in the archives of the National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resource Center, Suitland, Maryland.
General note:
NMAItest
Restrictions:
Access restricted. For information on this collection consult the NMAI photo archivist at 301-238-1400 or NMAIphotos@si.edu.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.035
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-035

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