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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.

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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Tribal names and kinship charts (Series 12)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Arrangement:
9 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (12)
Place:
Texas Polk County
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-ref12

Alabama ethnographic material (Series 8)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
452 Items
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This material seems to be a series of preliminary drafts for a proposed monograph on the Ethnography of the Alabama Indians (never published) and is compiled in part from information found in the field notebooks.
Arrangement:
Divided into 16 folders:
(1) Alabama Ethnography 5 items
(2) Alabama Ethnography - Hunting, Fishing, Agriculture, Food and its Preparation 44 items
(3) Alabama Ethnography - Structures 7 items
(4) Alabama Ethnography - Clothing and Body Decoration 12 items
(5) Alabama Ethnography - Transportation 1 item
(6) Alabama Ethnography - Property and Inheritance 3 items
(7) Alabama Ethnography - Crime, Punishment, Warfare 23 items
(8) Alabama Ethnography - Material Culture 37 items
(9) Alabama Ethnography - Life Cycle 77 items
(10)Alabama Ethnogrpahy - Social Organization 20 items
(11) Alabama Ethnography - Folklore and Religion- Ballgame; Buried; Clothing; Fishing;Hunting; Loose Notes; Material Cultures; Religion Supernaturals, Structures 64 items
(12) Alabama Ethnography - Cosmography 2 items
(13)Alabama Ethnography - Games and Ceremonies 3 items
(14) Alabama Ethnography - Medicine 12 items
(15) Alabama Ethnography - Miscellaneous 1 of 2 82 items
(16) Alabama Ethnography -Miscellaneous 2 of 2 60 items
Arranged into topical folders following subject outline by Lyda A. Taylor at front of box.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (8)
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-ref9

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
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