Two sheets with pencil drawings of 35 plants, each accompanied by a legend in the Cherokee syllabary. Also small black notebook containing miscellaneous notes on Cherokee, etc, and a list of Choctaw clans. Pages 1-4 are headed, "Hawanitaʹs Plant Pictures" with 35 plant names, probably corresponding to the drawings. The remainder of the notebook covers: miscellaneous notes, including stories by Cherokee informants (6 pages); vocabulary and notes relating to disease (17 pages); circular burial diagram and notes (1 page); "Cherokee Nation Index," which gives page references to some other publication or manuscript. Papers of Chas. Buttrick, Jr. (3 pages); "Adair", notes (2 pages); transcripts of letters, in Mooneyʹs shorthand (3 pages); miscellaneous notes (1 page); "Chey (?) Race Story" (2 pages); "Locations Cherokee" (2 pages); names and addresses of informants; notes on Choctaw and adjacent tribes, including list of Choctaw Clans (7 pages); and Cherokee informants (1 page).
NAA MS 3462
The notebook was digitized to reflect the order of the writing in the original notebook. It is currently displayed in that same order. It starts from front cover towards middle, then back cover towards middle. This ordering will facilitate in the reading of the manuscript. Listed before the notebook are two loose drawings of plants.
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages; includes grammatical material, notes on mescal, pictographs (?), songs, Kiowa myth, love songs, and Comanche names. The schedule is well filled.
NAA MS 347
Previously titled "Words, phrases, and sentences."
Six specimens. Items 1-5 marked "leaves found in Mooney notes I page 83, I, page 70, II page 72, III page 39, IV page 74 or 73?)" and 6th item labeled with title in Cherokee script. It is not apparent to which manuscript these citations refer, although Cherokee cards show several borrowed by Olbrechts.
Recorded in the schedule of John Wesley Powellʹs Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages.
Biographical / Historical:
Mooneyʹs informant in 1885 and 1886 in Washington for the Upper Cherokee was N. J. Smith (Tsálatihĭ), "chief of the East Cherokees," and in North Carolina in 1887 Mooney revised the Upper Cherokee with N. J. Smithʹs brother, Ross Smith. The Middle Cherokee was recorded in 1887 on the reservation from James Blythe, "the official interpreter, and his brother David . . . ." The Middle Cherokee is "written or underlined with red ink." (See title page)
Written on various scraps, slips and re-used cards. 7 pages of notes on 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. paper have references to other manuscripts of Mooneyʹs which have not been identified (1970); 1 page of these notes is dated 7-27-11." Photographs show two narrow, beaded belts; one has the name, "Eunice," worked into it and the other has the date "January 24, 1834."
Contents: "Ethnological Material of James Mooney." Washington, 1894, 13 pages, typed. "Ethnologic Material of James Mooney--Cherokee, South Atlantic, Kiowa and Southern Plains, Synonymy, Miscellaneous." Washington, January, 1903, 10 pages typed.
MS 447 "The Cheroki an Iroquoian Language. A Critical Study and Comparison of Etymologies, words, sentence words, phrase-forms and conjugations common to the Cherokian and Iroquoian tongues to establish their common origin."
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Includes A. annotations in red ink by James Mooney, concerning the Cherokee. Two series of pages numbered 1-10 account for the fact that the page Numbers run from 1-76 and yet there are 86 pages of text plus the title page.
Copied into Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages outline of 180 terms in handwriting of George Gibbs; with "Sinecu" and "Isleta" [del Sur] terms added in pencil in handwriting of James Mooney .
NAA MS 454
Sinecu and Isleta notes are marked, "D7-97" and "D-15," as are corresponding notes in Mooney's notebook, Catalog Number 1953, where these figures apparently refer to the dates December 7 and 15, 1897. See 19th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology for year 1897-98, page xvi, referring to Mooney's trip to this area in December, 1897. --MCB, 1/67.
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).