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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 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

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 68 A.S. Gatschet Notebook with vocabularies, texts, notes

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Bottineau, Jno. B. (John B.)  Search this
Toposh, A. J. (Chippewa)  Search this
Bluejacket, Charles, 1817-1897  Search this
Names:
Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
mainly 1878-1879
Scope and Contents:
Contents:

Shawnee, 48 pages. (3-19; 48-62, even pages only; 72-93). Includes texts with interlinear translation: Story of the fox and the wolf, pages 3-6; story about the end of the world, page 18; Waputhua (great rabbit) story, pages 18-19. Vocabulary includes Shawnee names for other tribes, pages 76-79; Shawnee clans, page 80. Informant for part of data, Blue Jacket, Vinita, I. T.

Chippewa, 22 pages. (23-65, odd pages only). Mainly vocabulary from Jean Baptiste Bottineau, Pembina Band; includes clans of Pembina Band, page 59.

Pottawatomi, 7 pages (22-32a, odd pages only). Mainly vocabulary, from A. J. Toposh, Dowagiac, Michigan. Obituary of Simon Pokagon, Pottawatomi chief (died January 27, 1899), page 30.

Narragansett notes, 4 pages. (94-97).

Natchez word, page 97.

Miscellaneous Algonquian vocabulary notes, 1 page (back cover).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 68
Other Title:
Story of the fox and the wolf
Story about the end of the world
Waputhua story
Great rabbit story
Topic:
Eschatology  Search this
Shawnee language  Search this
Chippewa language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Natchez language  Search this
Narragansett language  Search this
Folklore -- Shawnee  Search this
Kinship -- Shawnee  Search this
Kinship -- Chippewa  Search this
Names, tribal -- Shawnee  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 68, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS68
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms68
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MS 4215 Letter to John R. Swanton

Creator:
Sanders, A. G. (Albert Godfrey), 1885-  Search this
Addressee:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 20, 1928
Scope and Contents:
Refers to Manuscript document of 1728 in Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, concerning the "Grand Soleil" of the Natchez.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4215
Local Note:
typescript letter signed
Citation:
Manuscript 4215, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4215
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4215

John Reed Swanton photographs of Southeastern Native Americans

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
174 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 Indians  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
Yuchi Indians  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, probably used for lectures, 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.
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. 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, in 1946, a Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (No. 137).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives Numbered Manuscripts include 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 Department of Anthropology ethnology collections also holds 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 not available 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 of Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76
Online Media:

MS 904 Brief notes on the Louisiana tribes (Na'htchi or Natchez,) Tonica or Tuni'xka, Shetimasha, Atakapa, Pani Family

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Tonica  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Place:
Louisiana -- Terrebonne Parish
Date:
1903
Scope and Contents:
Also map marked "Hewitt's map of Louisiana tribes, July, 1903."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 904
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 904, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS904
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms904

MS 7115 Letter to William Henry Holmes, reporting on Swanton's field work May 26-June 2, 1907

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Correspondent:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Informant:
Isaac, George, Choctaw  Search this
Lewis, Jackson, Hitchiti  Search this
Sam, Creek, Natchez  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Hitchiti Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
June 2, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Describes attempts to locate informants and to find a small tribe called Conejos. Includes reports on interviews with informants. Author identified by handwriting.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7115
Local Note:
Autograph letter
Topic:
Names, tribal -- Conejos  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7115, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7115
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7115

MS 621 Natchez linguistic extracts from Le Page du Pratz, Histoire de la Louisiane, Paris, 1758

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Embraces examples of words and phrases in the "two languages of the Natchez."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 621
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 621, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS621
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms621

MS 4965 Natchez Words

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1915
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4965
Local Note:
Written in pencil; somewhat blurred. Marked, "Copied."
autograph document
Citation:
Manuscript 4965, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4965
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4965

MS 4201 Southeast ethnographic and vocabulary notes

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Billy, Baptiste  Search this
Informant:
Billiot, Billy  Search this
Verdine, Yeet  Search this
Bohanan, Anthony  Search this
Lewis, Jackson  Search this
Extent:
163 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Ofo  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Houma  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diaries
Date:
May, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Includes: census of Indian families in several Louisiana towns, pages 2 and 200; Houma vocabulary, pages 3, 198, and 4; Alibamu belt design, page 8; Hitchiti and Creek stories, pages 29-33, 172-169; and diagram of "Stomp ground in Greenleaf Mtns. for Natchez and Cherokee," page 58. Diary of May 2-22 [1907] in Louisiana; then proceeds to Indian Territory. In stenographic notebook. Is numbered 1-100 on on side of pages and 101-200 running back the other way on reverse; but notes have been taken in normal order. Partial outline of contents prepared summer, 1970 by M. C. Blaker gives page numbers in order inscribed, Incomplete outline of contents left with manuscript.-- MCB, 6/1972.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4201
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Censuses  Search this
Ofo language  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Alabama language  Search this
Atakapa language  Search this
Hitchiti language  Search this
Creek language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Natchez language  Search this
Tunica language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4201, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4201
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4201
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MS 4143 Natchez vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
90 Pages
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
April, 1912
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1880.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4143
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4143, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4143
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4143

MS 4142 A Grammatical Sketch of the Natchez Language

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Sam, Watt, 1876-1944  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
Also miscellaneous rough grammatical notes marked, "Goes with Natchez Grammatical Sketch." Autograph document. 20 pages and 4 slips. Typescript document. 4 slips.
Biographical / Historical:
According to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR for 1918-1919, page 5, at the end of the year [1918]" Swanton "prepared a grammatical sketch of the Natchez language from materials collected by him during the last ten years from one of the three surviving speakers of the tongue."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4142
Local Note:
Informant: Watt Sam of Braggs, Oklahoma.
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4142, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4142
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4142

MS 4144 Natchez ethnological notes

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Sam, Watt, 1876-1944  Search this
Gurny, John ?  Search this
Names:
Taylor, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1907-1911
Scope and Contents:
Also autograph document, 6 pages. Includes: Notes on pottery, baskets, implements, stars and constellations, tribal subdivisions, chiefs, medicine, burials, beliefs and taboos, month names, names of other tribes, personal names, clan names, relationship terms, place names, Natchez counting. Text, "The Snake and the Moon," mentions Nancy Taylor.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4144
Local Note:
Informants: Watt Sam; and 3 pages from John Gurny (?).
typescript document
Topic:
Pottery -- Natchez  Search this
Basket making -- Natchez  Search this
Tools and implements -- Natchez  Search this
Astronomy -- Natchez  Search this
Names, tribal -- Natchez  Search this
Names, Personal -- Natchez  Search this
Numbers -- Natchez  Search this
Medicine -- Natchez  Search this
Mortuary customs -- Natchez  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4144, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4144
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4144

MS 4121 Comparative vocabularies of Southeastern and Gulf Languages

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
90 Pages
57 Items (cards )
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Comecrudo  Search this
Cotoname  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Hitchiti Seminole  Search this
Timucua Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Karankawa Indians  Search this
Coahuiltec  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  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:
1916-1917
Scope and Contents:
Contents: "Key to Comparative vocabularies," a numerical key to English equivalents of the Indian terms in the vocabularies. Typescript and autograph document. 2 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Natchez, Tunica, Chitimacha, and Attacapa. Autograph document. 22 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Creek, Choctaw, Alabama, and Hitchiti. Autograph document. 23 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Tonkawa, Comecrudo, Coahuilteco, Cotoname, and Karankawa. Autograph document. 22 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Koasati, Creek, Hitchiti, Alabama, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez. Typescript and autograph document. 2 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Timucua and other Southeastern languages. Typescript and Autograph document. 19 pages. Comparison of Natchez vocabulary, phonology and structure with other Muskhogean languages. Typescript Document with A. notations. 57 cards.
Biographical / Historical:
According to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 38, pages 5-6, Swanton worked on a comparative vocabulary of these languages in 1916-1917.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4121
Local Note:
typescript and autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4121, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4121
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4121
Online Media:

MS 4146 Copies of material regarding American Indians from various publications

Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Creator:
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895  Search this
Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872  Search this
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
Béranger, Jean  Search this
González Barcia, Andrés  Search this
Serrano y Sanz, Manuel, 1868-1932  Search this
Ruidíaz y Caravia, Eugenio, 1849-1896  Search this
Capers, William, 1790-1855  Search this
Hall, Basil, 1788-1844  Search this
Lincecum, Gideon, 1793-1874  Search this
Régis du Roullet, Louis Joseph Guillaume de  Search this
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816  Search this
Ribaut, Jean, approximately 1520-1565  Search this
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588  Search this
Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557  Search this
Laudonnière, René Goulaine de  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Margry, Pierre, 1818-1894  Search this
Kerlérec, Louis Billouart, chevalier de, 1704-1770  Search this
Pope, John, 1749-1802  Search this
Du Ru, Paul, 1666-1741  Search this
Smith, John, 1580-1631  Search this
Escalante Fontaneda, Hernando d'  Search this
Extent:
371 Pages
23 Items (slips )
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Catawba  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents:

1. Myths and customs of the Cherokee, Catawba, and Choctaw, from "Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British Provinces," by Charles Lanman, 2 volumes, Philadelphia, 1856- 60 pages.

2. Legends of Caddo Paintings by J. M. Stanley, from "Portraits of North American Indians, with sketches of scenery, etc., Washington, 1852. 1 page".

3. Corrections of McNutt's translations of the section on Chicora in Peter Martyr's "De Orbe Novo," by Dr John M. Cooper. 1 page and letter.

4. Memoirs of Berenger, La Harpe's captain on his exploration of the Texas coast. Copied from manuscript in Newberry Library, Chicago. (Linguistic sections omitted but published by Du Terrage and Rivet in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris. 34 pages.

5. Excerpts from Barcia's "Ensayo Cronologico a la Historia de la Florida." 23 pages.

6. Excerpts from Serrano y Sanz, "Documentos Historicos de la Florida y la Luisiana." 14 pages with additional slips.

7. Excerpts from Eugenio y Caravia, "La Florida." 2 volumes, 12 pages.

8. Extract from the Journal of the Reverend William Capers, printed in the Methodist Magazine for June, 1822, pages 232-236. 4 pages.

9. Extract from Captain Basil Hall's "Travels in North America in the years 1827 and 1828, Philadelphia, 1929. 18 pages (in duplicate.)

10. Notes from Dr Gideon Lincecum's manuscript entitled "Traditional History of the Chahta Nation", owned by the University of Texas, and never published in its entirety though the Choctaw migration legend was primted by the Mississippi Historical Commission. 21 pages.

11. Three pages of Manuscript material from the library of Col. William Preston, in Virginia State Library. 3 pages. Re Cherokee ca. 1780. Cf.Manuscript # 1912, transcript by Mooney, Same ?

12. Notes from Library of Congress copy of French documents by Regis de Roullet; printed also in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris. 6 pages.

13. Notes on sewan (Wampum) from "Original Narratives of New Netherlands". 2 pages.

14. Notes on Creek Indians from Manuscripts afterward printed by Grant Foreman in "A Traveler in Indian Territory." 23 pages.

15. Excerpts from a Memoir printed at Luxemberg, a copy of which is in the Library of Congress. 5 pages.

16. Excerpts from the "Letters" of Benjamin Hawkins, printed by the Georgia Historical Society. 23 pages.

17. Excerpts from the Narrative of Jean de Ribault from French's Historical Collections of Louisiana, 1875, 159-190. 4 pages.

18. Excerpts from Narrative of Jacques le Moyne translated and printed in Boston, 1875. 3 pages.

19. Excerpt from Oviedo, "Historia General y Natural," volume 3, 630-631. 3 pages.

20. Excerpt from Relation of Penicaut in Margry, V, page 457. 5 pages.

21. Miscellaneous extracts from Barcia's Ensayo (see Number 5). 44 pages and additional slips.

22. Extracts from Rene Gourlaine de Laudonniere, Paris, 1853, "L'Histoire Notable de la Florida." 44 pages.

23. A page on the Natchez language from Le Page du Pratz, "La Louisiane," Paris, 1758; and lists of Natchez and Taensa villages from Margry. 1 page.

24. Relation of Captain Penalosa's voyage to Florida, from Ruidiaz, "La Florida," volume II, pages 473-476. 4 pages.

25. Excerpt from Iberville's Journal in Margry, volume IV, pages 512-514. 2 pages.

26. Excerpt from de Kerelec's Report in Compte Rendu du Congres Internacional des Americanistes, Quebec, 1907. 1 page.

27. Excerpts from Pope's "Tour". 1 page.

28. Excerpt from Journal of Pere du Ru in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris (N.S.), Volume XVII, pages 119-135. 6 pages.

29. John Smith's version of the "Huskanaw" ceremony, Tyler ed., pages 112-113. 2 pages.

30. Corrections of translations of Fontaneda by an unknown writer and of doubtful value. 23 slips.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4146
Topic:
Folklore -- Cherokee  Search this
Folklore -- Catawba  Search this
Folklore -- Choctaw  Search this
Expeditions -- La Harpe  Search this
Wampum  Search this
"Huskanaw"  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4146, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4146
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4146

MS 249 Various extracts from the State Archives of Texas (in Austin, Texas), referring to the history and social condition of Indians

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January 1885
Scope and Contents:
References to Algonquian, Athapascan, Caddoan, Iroquoian, Kiowan, Muskhogean, Natchesan, Shoshonean and Tonkawan tribes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 249
General:
Previously titled "Extracts from Texas Archives."
Topic:
Athabaskan  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Natchezan  Search this
Texas  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 249, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS249
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms249

MS 2437 Natchez-English dictionary

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
2,400 Items (ca. 2400 pages)
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1908-1920 ?
Scope and Contents:
With English index. Boxes 1-2: Natchez-English; Box 3: English-Natchez. Natchez-English, approximately 1600 cards; English-Natchez index, approximately 800 cards.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2437
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2437, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2437
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2437

MS 1997-b Natchez vocabulary

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
2,200 Items (cards )
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
February 1885
Scope and Contents:
Also copies of the Natchez words collected by Pike, Robertson, and others, arranged with reference to possible linguistic affinities.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1997-b
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1997-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1997B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1997b

MS 1997-a Copy in a notebook of General Albert Pike's manuscript vocabulary of Natchez

Compiler:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891  Search this
Culture:
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
With added equvalents in Creek, Hitchiti, Yuchi, Koasati, Choctaw, and Alibamu. Pages 3-153, not all pages used. The vocabulary has been copied on cards. See 1997-b. Note on Algonkian loanword in Creek, page 173. "Grammatic Notes on the Na'htchi [Natchez] language," pages 175-220, including "Morphology" (list of suffixes indexed to their occurrence on pages 3-153) pages 182-199; "Made after the Creek language" (notes on loan translations in Natchez), pages 200-201; "Sound affinities in Pike" (notes on sound correspondences between Natchez and Muskogean languages), pages 202-203.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1997-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1997-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1997A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1997a
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