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MS 51 Ojibwa Personal Names

Collector:
Gilfillan, J. A. (Joseph Alexander), 1838-1913  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Consists of series of 320 and 832 names. Includes 320 names, Otter Tail Band, Otter Tail Lake, Minnesota. Also includes 832 names, Leech Lake Band, Leech Lake, Minnesota.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 51
Topic:
Names, Personal -- Chippewa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 51, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS51
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ccd582b2-fabb-4e28-9dc0-4fd9ba2ea9e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms51

MS 4126 Probable Identity of the Croatan Indians

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Harper, Roland M. (Roland McMillan), 1878-1966  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
Notes and correspondence presumably assembled in connection with the preparation of this paper. [Washington, D. C. 1933.] Miscellaneous document. 34 pages. Notes include: Correspondence, 1908, 1909, 1933, 1934, 6 pages; rough notes from North Carolina Colonial Records and other sources, concerning tribal locations, family names, etc., 16 pages; reprint of Roland M. Harper, "The Most Prolific People in the United States," Eugenical News, 23:2, 1938, 2 pages; typescript of Swanton's mimeo. article (same text), 10 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton concludes that the Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina who have been called Croatan and Cherokee are descended from certain Siouan tribes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4126
Local Note:
mimeograph document
Topic:
Siouan -- Eastern  Search this
Names, tribal -- Location  Search this
Names, Personal  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4126, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4126
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31a4cdaa3-2368-48d9-85c8-f4f5d4e6f4fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4126

MS 2066 English-Crow vocabulary

Creator:
Belden, George P. (George Pfauts), 1844?-1871  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Date:
January 10, 1868
Scope and Contents:
English-Crow vocabulary followed by lists of personal names, astronomical terms, physiological terms, geographical terms, numerals, colors, sketch map of parts of Montana and Dakota Territories, lists of game animals killed, Indian curiosities collected, Fort Phil Kearney flag signals used to warn against Indian attack, letters written and reviewed by the author, Indian battles and skirmishes 1866-1868, and members of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry 1861-1867.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2066
Local Note:
The author's name has been changed on the front and back covers and on pages 1 and 3 to "Geo. H. Boehmer, but this change seems to be in the author's own hand. This Manuscript is in the same hand as number 914, definitely attributed to Belden. The reason for the change is unknown.
Autograph document
Topic:
Astronomy -- Crow  Search this
Color and dyes -- Crow  Search this
Names, Personal -- Crow  Search this
Numbers -- Crow  Search this
U.S. army -- members 2nd U.S. Cavalry  Search this
War -- Crow  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 2066, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2066
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39d5a1d2d-020e-495f-ad85-8deb697857d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2066

MS 1384 Lakota vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Corliss, Augustus Whittemore, 1837-1908  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1874
Scope and Contents:
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 1877, transcribed from an original Manuscript by Corliss, from data collected among the Brules at White River. Some words added from Stephen R. Riggs' Dakota Language and Dictionary, Washington, D.C. 1852, by the (anonymous) transcriber. Includes list of personal names with note by James Owen Dorsey.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1384
Local Note:
Manuscript document
General:
Previously titled "Lakota vocabulary."
Topic:
Names, Personal -- Dakota  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1384, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1384
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b0e1abf2-ba95-4414-8a1b-f8ba5ec85856
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1384

MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet

Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (disbound volume (65 pages) of 29 drawings and 34 pages of typescript.)
Culture:
Northern Tsitsistas (Northern Cheyenne)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891 February
Scope and Contents:
29 drawings and 34 pages of typed explanatory text, formerly bound together, now disbound, plus an identifying title page handwritten by Albert Gatschet and one drawing on ruled paper. The explanatory text was transcribed from Gatschet's notebook, No. 2016-b, with corrections by Gatschet. T.p. inscribed: "Crayon Pictures of Cheyenne Ceremonial Customs and Implements. Drawn by Wuxpais or Daniel Littlechief, son of the present headchief of the Cheyenne Indians of South Dakota, at the Pine Ridge Agency. Explained by notes obtained from the same Indian by Albert S. Gatschet." The last drawing in the volume is signed "T.D. Little Chief," but cannot be identified as a drawing by Daniel Little Chief. Subjects include ceremonial items, name glyphs, painted tipis, and illustrations of Cheyenne customs. A nearly identical set of drawings by Daniel Little Chief is located at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Information provided by Candace Greene.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel Little Chief, a.k.a. Wuxpais (?-1906), was a Northern Cheyenne warrior whose band of Cheyenne were sent south to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation in Indian Territory after their surrender, traveling there between 1878-1879. In 1881 this band moved north to the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota. In 1891 Daniel Littlechief inherited the role of head chief from his father and remained in South Dakota until his death in 1906. For more information see "American Indian Painters: A Biographical Dictionary" by Jeanne Snodgrass 1968, New York: Museum of the American Indian.
Albert S. Gatschet (1832-1907) was educated in his native Switzerland and in Germany (University of Bern [Ph.D., 1892]); University of Berlin. Early in his career, he pursued antiquarian research in European museums and wrote scientific articles. Among his interests was the etymology of Swiss place names. After coming to the United States in 1869, he worked on the American Indian vocabularies collected by Oscar Loew, of the United States Geological Survey West of the 100th Meridian (Wheeler Survey). Eventually John Wesley Powell employed him as an ethnologist with the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Regions. When it was founded in 1879, he joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology and continued there until he retired in 1905. For the Powell Survey, Gatschet researched the ethnography of the Klamath in Oregon and the Modoc in Oklahoma. He also collected Native American material objects and investigated special problems for Powell's classification of the American Indian languages north of Mexico, working on languages of the Southeast, including groups forcibly settled in the southern Plains. He not only visited well known tribes but also searched out small groups, including the Biloxi and Tunica. He also worked with the Natchez, Tonkawa, Chitimacha, and Atakapa in the United States and Comecrudo and several other small groups in northern Mexico. Through library research, he studied the Timucua, Karankara, and the Beothuk. During the later part of his career, Gatschet was assigned comparative work on all the Algonquian languages. Although the project was never completed, he collected much about many of the languages, especially Peoria, Miami, and Shawnee. In addition, he worked with members of diverse tribes of the eastern United States. For more information, see NAA finding aid located at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/guide/_g1.htm#jrg575
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2016-a
Varying Form of Title:
Crayon pictures of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements / drawn by Wuxpais or Daniel Littlechief ... ; explained by notes from the same Indian by Albert S. Gatschet
Place:
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 2016a 001
Topic:
Habitations -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sweatbaths -- Cheyenne  Search this
Music -- Cheyenne  Search this
Married people's tipi -- Cheyenne  Search this
Weapons -- Cheyenne  Search this
Pipe -- Cheyenne  Search this
Amulets and fetishes -- Cheyenne  Search this
Medicine -- Cheyenne  Search this
Mortuary customs -- Cheyenne  Search this
Names, Personal -- Cheyenne  Search this
Medicine tent -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sun Dance -- Cheyenne  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2016A
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MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw332099240-dc44-442c-9890-3771ef107586
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2016a
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