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MS 3980 Onomatology of the Catawba River basin

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Names:
Mayo, Margot, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes Algonquian, Iroquoian, Siouan, Yuchean, Muskhogean, and Chitimachan linguistic families.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3980
Local Note:
autograph document signed
Topic:
Names, place -- Algonquian  Search this
Names, place -- Siouan  Search this
Names, place -- Yuchean  Search this
Names, place -- Muskhogean  Search this
Names, place -- Chitimachan  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Creek  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3980, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3980
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3da8af2cd-9c63-4a85-9c11-0bea0bd2681e
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MS 2028 Notebook containing North American Indian and other vocabularies collected by A.S. Gatschet and others, and miscellaneous notes and bibliographic references

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Loew, O. (Oscar), 1844-  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875  Search this
Informant:
Antonia, Marie  Search this
Extent:
216 Items (ca. 216 pages)
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Santa Ana Pueblo  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Yohuns  Search this
Yojuane  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Kasua  Search this
Tongva (Gabrielino Mission)  Search this
Poospatuck  Search this
Apache  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Carib  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Guatuso  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
Chibcha  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Unkechaug  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1890's
Scope and Contents:
The material is in the handwriting of A.S. Gatschet, in a composition book. In the same volume are numerous miscellaneous notes, many in German script; brief bibliographic notes, and notes of an apparently personal nature. There are also extracts from the Codex Wangianus, from Charles Lyell, and from others. In addition, there is a Chinese vocabulary in Chinese characters, on pages 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and one sheet pasted in book.
Partial contents: Carib terms (obtained from Maria Antonia, a native of Rio Frio, Costa Rica (or Chulpan, native name), 6 pages. Guatuso words, 3 pages. (same source.) Apache words and sentences, page 112. Santa Ana vocabulary (additional page.) Hopi vocabulary, page 113. Jemez vocabulary, page 113. Tehua (Tewa) page 114. Isleta vocabulary, page 114. Yohuns (Yojuane) vocabulary, page 115. Notes to vocabularies, page 115. Dakota language (words, etc.) page 122-129. Apache language (words, etc.) page 130. Dakota (Santee), page 131. Hidatsa, page 132. List of American languages, pages 133-138. Nevome grammatical notes, page 148. (Kasua) vocabulary, pages 151-152. Tobikhars (Gabrieleno) vocabulary, page 153. Island of LaCruz page 154 (from California Farmer- 1836). Few Poosepatuck words, page 154. Received by A.S. Gatschet, September 6, 1875. Chibcha vocabulary pages 155-170. Arawak language of Guiana in its linguistic and ethnological relations. By D.G. Brinton (1871) - Extracts from, pages 188-190. Chabas, les Papyrus---de Berlin, 1863- vocabulary in hieroglyphic symbols, pages 194-5. Hidatsa vocabulary, pages 206-208.
Page 114- Brief discussion of location of "Tehua" (Tanoan) pueblos. Gatschet, A.S. Pages 151-52 in notebook- "Kasua" vocabulary. June, 1875. Loew, Oscar. Page 153- Brief vocabulary of the "Tobokhars, extinct tribe at the San Gabriel Mission, collected from an old sick chief, [by] Oscar Lowe, June, 1875...(Fernando Quinto, who recollects Fremont's Exped..." This is not the same as the main "Tobikhar" vocabulary from Lowe in Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 774. Page 113- Note on "Moqui" (Hopi) language, with brief vocabulary. Gatschet, A.S. 1 slip bound between pages 112-113 in notebook- Eleven words and phrases of the Santa Ana or Silla language. Gatschet, A.S. Pages 122-129-Dakota vocabularies. 1890's? Autograph document. Gatschet, A.S.
Contents: Carib terms (obtained from Maria Antonia (or Chulpan, native name), 6 pages. Guatuso words, 3 pages (same source) Apache words and sentences, page 112. Santa Ana vocabulary (additional page) Hopi vocabulary page 113. Jemez vocabulary page 113. Tehua (Tewa) page 114. Isleta vocabulary page 114. Yohuns (Yojuane) vocabulary page 115. Notes to vocabularies, page 115. Dakota language (words, etc.) pages 122-129. Apache language (words, etc.) page 130. Dakota (Santee) page 131. Hidatsa page 132. List of American Languages, pages 133-138. Nevome grammatical notes page 148. Kasua vocabulary pages 151-152. Tobikhars (Gabrieleno) vocabulary page 153. Island of LaCruz page 154 8from California Farmer - 1836). Few Poosepatuck words, page 154. Received from A. S. Gatschet September 6, 1875. Chibcha vocabulary pages 155-170. Arawak language of Guiana in its linguistic and ethnological relations By D. G. Brinton (1871) - Extracts from pages 188-190 Chabas, les Papyrus --- de Berlin, 1863- vocabulary in hieroglyphic symbols, page 194-5. Hidatsa vocabulary pages 206-208.
Contents: Tanoan. Gatschet, A. S. Brief discussion of location of "Tehua" (Tanoan) pueblos. 1/3 page, page 114. Barbareno Chumash. Loew, Oscar. "Kasua" vocabulary. June, 1875. Pages 151-52 in notebook. Gabrielino. Loew, Oscar. Brief vocabulary of "Tobikhars, extinct tribe at the San Gabriel Mission, collected from an old sick chief, [by] Oscar Loew, June, 1875...(Fernando Quinto. who recollects Fremont's Exped..." Page 153 in notebook. This is not the same as the main "Tobikhar" vocabulary from Loew in Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 774. Hopi. Gatschet, A. S. Note on "Moqui" (Hopi) language, with brief vocabulary. Page 113 (1/4 page) in notebook. Page 113 on Microfilm Negative Reel 11 (Hopi manuscript reel). Sia. Gatschet, A. S. Eleven words and phrases of the Santa Ana or Silla language. 1 slip, bound between pages 112-113 in notebook. Dakota Gatschet, A. S. Dakota vocabularies. [1890s ?] Autograph document. 7 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2028
Topic:
Vocabularies -- American Indian  Search this
Writing systems -- hieroglyphics  Search this
Writing systems -- Chinese  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2028, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2028
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33315191f-7e36-4e6f-8434-7f0794d2fc56
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MS 3437 Nomina verbalia with their verb-bases. Extracted as examples for the Bureau of American Ethnology from (chiefly) North American languages

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Peoria  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Penobscot  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Maya  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Passamaquoddy  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Quiché Maya (Quiche)  Search this
Nahuatl  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Catawba  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Illinois
Date:
1895
Scope and Contents:
Grammatical terms: Terms expressing actors, actions, etc. in the following dialects: Page: 2. Isleta 3. Arapaho 4. Nahuatl 5. Delaware 6. Penobscot 7. Passamaquoddy 8. Maya 9. Quiche 10. Kechua 11. Ojibwa 12. Kataba 13, 18, 24. Tonkawa 14. Dakota 15. Shawnee 16. Peoria 17. Blackfoot 19. Cree 20. Micmac 21. Peoria 22. Hidatsa 23. Wichita.
Includes 1 page (page 14) on Dakota and 1 page (page 22) on Hidatsa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3437
Local Note:
autograph document signed
Topic:
Vocabularies -- American Indian  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3437, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3437
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fed3fa43-bc9a-4ade-9af2-1811b5ee49af
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3437

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
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 -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Takelma (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:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Shahaptian languages  Search this
Yakonan languages  Search this
Athapascan languages  Search this
Kusan languages  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Siouan languages  Search this
Dhegiha language  Search this
Siuslaw Indians  Search this
Hidatsa language  Search this
Omaha language  Search this
Dakota language  Search this
Catawba language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Caddoan languages  Search this
Osage language  Search this
Alsea language  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Mandan language  Search this
Chastacosta language  Search this
Coquille language  Search this
Tutelo language  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Siuslaw language  Search this
Takelma language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4800
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National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3261ab492-5f9d-4be7-b1f4-c24d3f5da29b
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MS 1410 Linguistic material collected in December, 1881 among the tribe of the Kataba Indians, York County, South Carolina..."

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Furman, McDonald  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Culture:
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes marginal notes and comparative Siouan vocabulary entered by J. Owen Dorsey and 15 pages and slips of newspaper clippings and correspondence on the Catawbas from McDonald Furman, Ramsey, South Carolina, 1891-1897 and 2 pages note on the Catawbas by James Mooney and Gatschet.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1410
Local Note:
Loose sheets pasted together with cardboard covers.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1410, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1410
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw313027c06-04cf-4630-8abc-f2f3c74580bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1410

MS 61 Native American vocabularies and grammatical notes

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Tyler, Leonard  Search this
Making Medicine, 1844?-1931  Search this
Taylor, Rubin  Search this
Indian N.E. of Agency  Search this
Indian names at Darlington  Search this
Petter, Rodolphe Charles, 1865-1947  Search this
Block, Philip, Darlington, Oklahoma  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883  Search this
Hawkins, Kish  Search this
Making Medicine, 1844?-1931  Search this
Magpie  Search this
Wolf Face (Cheyenne)  Search this
Bent, James  Search this
Bent, George, 1843-1918  Search this
Extent:
53 Pages
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1893
Scope and Contents:
From Leonard Tyler - text with interlinear translation, (Muihas or the Magpie) - 3 pages (No. 5-7). From David Pendleton (Making Medicine) - words - 4 1/2 pages. (No. 13-17). From Rubin Taylor - words and sentences - 3 pages. (No. 17-20). From Indian N.E. of Agency - words, 1/2 page. (No. 21). Names of Indians at Darlington - 6 names (page No. 21). Rudolph Petter - Collection of words - 2 pages (No. 22-23). Philip Block - Notes on different Indians by tribes - 1 page (No. 24). James Mooney - tribal names for the Cheyenne by the Yankton, Kiowa, Teton, Navajo and Arapaho. - 1/2 page. (No. 51)
Stephen R. Riggs - Dakota Grammar - extracts from. Approx. 20 pages. (Contributions Vol. IX (1893) ). Kish Hawkins - sentences - 3 pages. (No. 8-10). grammatical notes - 25 pages. (25-50). grammatical notes - 18 pages. (72-90). James Bent - Comparative Vocabulary of the Caddo, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Wichita - 1 page. (No. 90). Ditto - Arapaho and Cheyenne - 6 pages. (No. 91-96). Wolf Face - Notes on Cheyenne - 3 1/4 pages. (No. 97-100). Natural Philosophy - 3 pages. (No. 101-103). George Bent - list of personal names - 1 1/4 pages. (No.106-7).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 61
Place:
Darlington Oklahoma Territory
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Yankton dialect  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Navajo language  Search this
Arapaho language  Search this
Caddo language  Search this
Wichita language  Search this
Lakota dialect  Search this
Dakota language  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Arrapahoe  Search this
Navaho  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 61, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS61
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38faa1bbf-ce1b-4011-9213-a71be4104034
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms61
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MS 1585 Research notes compiled by A.S. Gatschet

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Maya  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Peoria  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Illinois
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Words and lists of days, months and years and other time divisions, approximately 100 pages. (includes Maya, Aztec, etc.) Color adjectives, 8 pages. Totemic clans of all tribes, 37 pages. Personal names (Chiefs, etc.), 25 pages. (Personal names of "Knisteneaux or Crees, Shawnee, Crow, Dakota, Arikaras, Cheyennes, Blackfeet, Piegan, Menomoni, Peoria, Otawa, Sauk").
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1585
General:
Previously titled "Texts."
Topic:
Color and dyes  Search this
Time -- divisions  Search this
Totems and totem poles -- totemic clans  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Piegan Indians  Search this
Menominee language  Search this
Peoria Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1585, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1585
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b6a081bb-231c-43af-a1bc-68ab396e5114
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1585
Online Media:

Map of Texas and Parts of Adjoining Territories

Creator:
Selden, Henry S.  Search this
Johnson, Willard D.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (91 cm x 79 cm)
Culture:
Kanohatino  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Maps
Place:
United States
Date:
APR 1900
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00000088
Local Note:
HANDWRITING BOOK
NONE
Printed document
Collection Restrictions:
The Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology are open for research.

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Genre/Form:
Maps -- topography
Maps -- Ethnology -- annotation
Collection Citation:
Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology
Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology / Series 13: Maps / Maps 1-352
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National Anthropological Archives
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Map of the United States

Creator:
U S Geological Survey  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (50 cm x 72 cm)
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Maps
Place:
United States
Date:
N.d
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00000094
Local Note:
NONE
Printed document
Collection Restrictions:
The Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Maps -- topography
Maps -- Ethnology -- annotation
Collection Citation:
Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology
Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology / Series 13: Maps / Maps 1-352
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MS 387 "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language . . ."

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Smith, N. J. (Nimrod Jarrett), approximately 1838-1893  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
February, 1886
Scope and Contents:
Full title page reads, "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language, Eastern or Mountain Cherokee dialect obtained through N. Jarrett Smith, chief, of Quallatown, North Carolina by Albert S. Gatschet, Bureau of Ethnology, February, 1886."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 387
Local Note:
Autograph Document
Place:
Quallatown North Carolina
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 387, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS387
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3db4bebd3-20d1-4719-93f1-f2802b564fd3
EDAN-URL:
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MS 2013 Cha'hta. The dialect of south-eastern Louisiana [...]. Shetimasha at Charenton, La.

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December 1881
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2013
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2013, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2013
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37a93c533-ad56-417c-9a65-c6a58e3df091
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2013

MS 4904 Notes on six Cherokee gentes; and a notes on the "Overhill" Indians

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Annotator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes A. notations by James Mooney and John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt.
Biographical / Historical:
Extracted from William Bartram, Travels, [Dublin, J. Moore, W. Jones, R. M ̀Allister, and J. R. Rice, 1793,] pages 359, 362. n.d. Autograph Document, 7 cards.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4904
Citation:
Manuscript 4904, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4904
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw323b44626-6ba7-455b-b795-bbd8fbb8564e
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MS 173 The Northern Tinné, classified by Rev. Petitot

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Culture:
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 173
General:
Previously titled. "General notes on tribal names and locations, based on the works of Fr. Emile Petitot"
Topic:
Names, place -- Athapascan  Search this
Names, tribal -- Athapascan  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 173, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS173
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw380ee46ce-1234-4ffa-b227-05cfea428716
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms173

MS 1539 Caddo vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Deer, James H., Interpreter  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook
6 Pages
2 Items (slips )
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Pages
Date:
September 1888
Scope and Contents:
Includes two slips by James Owen Dorsey
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1539
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1539, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1539
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3abdb4c6e-76b9-479e-95df-cd1009a22ae2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1539

Letter to W. J. McGee

Creator:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Addressee:
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
Names:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collection Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Culture:
Subhina  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
April 30, 1900
Scope and Contents:
Asking for information from A. S. Gatschet concerning the Subhina of Central America.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1647(37)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1647, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1647 Miscellaneous materials by Hewitt and others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36183673a-19a8-4207-b2d3-88c780ff891b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1647-ref34

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
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
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
October 1886 - November 1886
Scope and Contents:
173 entries in printed U. S. Geographical and Geological Survey "Comparative Vocabulary" form. Corrections of entries 92 and 93 by J. Owen Dorsey.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 933-b
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
General:
Previously titled"Biloxi vocabulary (collected October - November, 1886) with some cognate forms in Catawba, Santee, Yankton and Teton Dakota, Hidatsa, Kansa and Tutelo."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Kansa (Kaw)  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 933-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS933B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fbd13103-29b2-42b5-8e76-5b4baeff2823
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MS 1580 Comments on the etymology of "Altamaha" River of Georgia; Canadian River, Tugaloo; Pishtaka Lake; Gatineau River; Gila River

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Pishtaka Lake -- etymology  Search this
Gatineau River  Search this
Gila River -- etymology  Search this
Abenaki (Abnaki)  Search this
Tanana  Search this
Atimuca  Search this
Kalapuya Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also place and river names derived from Ati-muca language. 27 cards.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1580
Local Note:
Of these 27 cards, only 1st 2 are Tim; others are miscellaneous, including Atfalati (= Kalapuya), Creek, miscellaneous North West Coast, 1 Abnaki reference, etc.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Tugalo  Search this
Altamaha River (Georgia) -- etymology  Search this
Canadian River -- etymology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1580, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1580
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38299a833-3bbc-4a6c-b042-46e2f068be3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1580

MS 48 Collectanea upon the Codex Troano, terms of the Maya and other Central American languages

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
146 Pages
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Carib  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Calendars
Date:
1879
Scope and Contents:
A collection of ethnographic and linguistic notes from diverse sources, aiming at an understanding of problems of reading Mayan hieroglyphic characters. Most of the notes cover Mayan vocabulary and glyphs, but Gatschet ranges almost at random over other data, ethnographic and linguistic, that may have caught his interest. He touches on the Maya calendar, day names, Landa's alphabet, Maya-Spanish vocabulary from the Motul dictionary at Providence, similar vocabulary from Brasseur, etc., some Narraganset-English vocabulary (page 57 only) from Williams, notes on day signs from Rosny, etc., cultural objects compared with glyphic designs, Brasseur's synonymy of glyph characters, lists of Southeast tribes from a French source, Otomi vocabulary notes especially on the numerals (see pages 84-85), notes on Cariban and Arawakan, etymologies of Mayan words (pages 110, 111), notes from Brinton's Maya Chronicles, notes on Codices Mendoza, Troano, Tellerano-Remensis, notes from Penafiel, Pinart, etc., names of Aztec and Mayan gods, etc. No problems are settled, nor is any problem carefully attended: the notes are all preliminary. H. Landar 7 July, 1969.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 48
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Pictographs -- hieroglyphs  Search this
Writing systems -- hieroglyphics  Search this
Numbers  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico -- Yucatan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 48, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS48
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw385f78295-6850-4dfe-a408-8cc2b6e4064b
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MS 245 Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Agency; printed ration lists, with Indian and English names for Caddo, Tawakoni, Wichita, Kichai, and Waco Indians

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Kiowa Agency  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Tawakoni (Tawakarchu) Wichita  Search this
Kitchai Wichita  Search this
Waco Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Date:
dated 188-
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 245
Local Note:
Printed forms
Citation:
Manuscript 245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS245
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37b0ba608-ae70-4879-b3db-6cd93860db6c
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Takzi drawings

Creator:
Takzi, b. ca. 1862  Search this
Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894  Search this
Extent:
5 Drawings (graphite, crayon, and ink on cardboard and paper, 11 x 29 cm.-27 x 36 cm.)
Container:
Box 11
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Plains Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
1884
Scope and Contents:
Four drawings on cardboard with scenes of hunting, warfare, and mounted warriors, plus one leaf with partial copy of a drawing on each side, probably produced for publication (NAA INV 08746400).

One of the drawings was removed from a brittle substrate; see conservation files for more information.

NAA INV 08746400 is a copy of NAA INV 08742200 done by an anonymous copyist and is filed with a set of otherwise unidentified American Indian drawings also in MS 2372, Box 11. The identification of this drawing as a copy of a drawing by Takzi was made by Candace Greene.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert S. Gatschet was educated in his native Switzerland and in Germany (University of Bern; University of Berlin, Ph.D., 1892). Early in his career he pursued antiquarian research in European museums and wrote scientific articles. Among his projects was the study of the etymology of place names in Switzerland. After coming to the United States in 1869, he worked on the American Indian vocabularies collected by Oscar Loew of the United State Geographical Survey West of the 100th Meridian (Wheeler Survey); and eventually he was employed as an ethnologist with the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Regions (Powell Survey). He joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology when it was founded in 1879 and continued there until he retired in 1905.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS.2372, Box 11
Place:
United States -- Indian Territory -- Anadarko.
United States -- Oklahoma -- Anadarko.
Album Information:
MS 2372-11 Takzi-000
Collection Restrictions:
Manuscript 2372 is open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography / Series 3: Materials on Pictographs and Petroglyphs / 3.3: Correspondence, drawings, and photographs filed by Native American tribe or subject / Unidentified Drawing and Picture Writing / 5 Drawings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34c13ae7b-1956-453c-a64f-49dc81be5bd9
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ead_component:sova-naa-ms2372-ref1338

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