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Algonquian

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
Culture:
Cheyenne language  Search this
Fox  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Miami  Search this
Mohegan  Search this
Pequot  Search this
Montauk  Search this
Montagnais Innu  Search this
Nanticoke  Search this
Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
circa 1907-circa 1957
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Northeast/Southeast series contains John P. Harrington's Algonquian research. It consists primarily of material he collected; there is very little original data, most of which are undated. The topics covered are Cheyenne grammar, Fox linguistic notes, Menominee grammar, Miami-Peoria grammar, Mohegan-Pequot-Montauk vocabulary, Montagnais miscellaneous notes, Nanticoke-Conoy-Unalachtigo linguistic notes, Ojibwa linguistic notes, Potawatomi linguistic notes, and comparative and miscellaneous notes.

The Cheyenne material consist of two pages of grammatical excerpts from Rodolphe Petter's English-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915).

The Fox notes stem from conversations which Harrington had with Truman Michelson on the Fox syllabary and grammar. One note is dated September 24, 1924; others are undated. One page gives the etymology of the word Chicago and a Potawatomi equivalent. Phonetic material (former B.A.E. MS 6021 pt. and 6025pt.) is based on William Jones's "Algonquian (Fox)" (1911). A bibliography is included, mainly on Michelson's publications and manuscripts which he submitted to the B.A.E.

The Menominee files contain a phonetic key from Leonard Bloomfield's Menomini Texts (1928), a short report on a conversation with Michelson (former B.A.E. MS 6025pt. and 6030), and a brief description of Menominee tentshaking was excerpted from W. J. Hoffman's The Menomini Indians (1896).

Miami-Peoria vocabulary were copied from Albert Gatschet's B.A.E. manuscripts 3025 and 3026b. (Those entries marked 3026b are no longer listed as part of that B.A.E. manuscript.)

An 1890 copy of a 1798 Montauk vocabulary taken by John Lyon Gardiner was loaned to Harrington by Foster H. Saville. There are also a three-page typescript of this manuscript and several pages of a Mohegan-Pequot bibliography.

For Montagnais, there are three bibliographical notes. Two placenames came from J.N.B. Hewitt in November 1926.

Reading notes on Nanticoke, Conoy, and Unalachtigo were taken principally from Speck's The Nanticoke and Conoy Indians . .. (1927) and from Hodge's "Handbook" (1907). Some linguistic and ethnohistoric material is included and there is a brief bibliography.

Ojibwa forms the largest portion of this subseries. It includes notes from a joint interview conducted most likely in 1940 with C. F. Voegelin and his informant, Gregor McGregor, who was technically considered a speaker of Ottawa. There are also notes Harrington took of Voegelin's lecture at the University of Michigan on June 25, 1940 (former B.A.E. MS 6020pt.). There is a slight emphasis on placenames in an otherwise random vocabulary. From James Hammond Trumbull's Notes on Forty Algonkin Versions of the Lord's Prayer (1873), Harrington copied the Southern Chippeway version (pp. 74 -75) and penciled in a slightly different English translation. A final potpourri of undated notes includes a miscellaneous vocabulary from secondary sources and a few pages of grammatical material. The etymologies of several Ojibwa words are briefly developed. Frederic Baraga's A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language is the most frequently cited source (former B.A.E. MS 6020pt. and 6025pt.).

The Potawatomi files contain material from Harrington's interview with Chief Simon Kahquados in Blackwell, Wisconsin (n.d.) with whom he recorded general ethnographic information, particularly regarding the loss of Potawatomi lands due to Indian Office policies and illegal acts of the Menominee. A brief vocabulary is included. Unrelated to this interview is a Potawatomi phoneme chart.

Comparative material includes reading notes regarding the earliest appearances of certain Algonquian phonetic sounds. Harrington consulted primarily the works of Sir Isaac Pitman, Jean Claude Mathevet (Nipissing, Abnaki), and Silas Tertius Rand (Micmac). Additional peripheral bibliographical information is identified in the notes. The only date recorded is March 26, 1951. There are other scattered reading notes with Menominee, Cree, Fox, and Ojibwa phonetic comparisons, based mainly on Leonard Bloomfield's Menomini Texts (1938) and Plains Cree Texts (1934). One page of Arapaho terms was copied from Kroeber.

In the category of general linguistic and ethnographic notes (former B.A.E. ms. 6025pt.), information results from various conversations with fellow linguists: Truman Michelson and J.N.B. Hewitt on September 24, 1924; Hewitt in November 1924 and November 1926; Michelson in October 1930; and Michelson and Frank G. Speck in May 1934. Under the heading "The Southern Delawares," Harrington arranged random information on the Virginia Indians, touching briefly on history and ethnography. He included some Abnaki, Cree, and Cherokee linguistic terms, as well as a general bibliography. Vocabulary material in this series (former B.A.E. MS 6025pt.) consists of terms from various Algonquian languages, most probably taken from unidentified printed sources. One note gives "The Chief from Mass[achusetts]" as an informant. One group of terms is compared with Natick words and with a vocabulary recorded by Roger Williams.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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Topic:
Algonquian languages  Search this
Abenaki language  Search this
Cree language  Search this
Cherokee language  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Menominee language  Search this
Miami language (Ind. and Okla.)  Search this
Mohegan language  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Nanticoke language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 6.1
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John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 6: Native American History, Language, and Culture of the Northeast & Southeast
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw320d52ed8-2a4a-49a7-b5a3-67bbc9806544
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref14792

MS 3088 Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1928
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's handwritten Kickapoo, Mexican Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk notes, consisting of anthropometric measurements of Kickapoo people and one person of Kickapoo and Potawatomi heritage; Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk vocabulary; and some ethnological notes on social organization. These notes were collected during the summer of 1928, most likely during his fieldwork with the Kickapoo in Oklahoma.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3088
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts summer 1928" 5/21/2014.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Sauk language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3088, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3088
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31b3082c1-b9fe-490b-beef-af130368ca42
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3088
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MS 2743 Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Hale, Joe  Search this
Wap, John  Search this
Wap, Jesse  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages
Culture:
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1917
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's linguistic and ethnographic notes on the Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi. The majority of the materials are from his work among the Potawatomi in Kansas. Michelson worked closely with Joe Hale, who also served as an interpreter. Among the Potawatomi notes are stories in English about Wisaka (Wisakea). The Sauk notes are primarily ethnographic and from his work with John Wap and Jesse Wap.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2743
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistics; ethnology 1917" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Sauk language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2743, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2743
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36e7c18e5-d29d-4cc2-8865-71a76fa4ec1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2743
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MS 2703 Notes on Algonquian languages collected by Truman Michelson at Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Belgarde, Mary  Search this
Groesbeck, Bruce  Search this
Allen, Grover  Search this
Kachicum, Louise  Search this
Azure, Patrick  Search this
Masta, Flora  Search this
Morse, Dorothy  Search this
Names:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Extent:
43 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Abenaki (Abnaki)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1911-1912
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's handwritten linguistic notes on various Algonquian languages from his work with students at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania during the winter of 1911-1912. The notes include information about the students he worked with, vocabulary, grammar, and an Arapaho text. Mary Belgarde and Patrick Azure provided information on Turtle Mountain Chippewa (which Michelson determined is Cree); Dorothy Morse on Northern Chippewa (near Duluth); Flora Masta on Abenaki; Grover Allen (a Kickapoo) on Potawatomi; Louise Kitchikum (likely Kachicum) on Menominee; and Bruce Groesbeck on Northern Arapaho.
Arrangement:
Notes are organized by language.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2703
Local Note:
Title changed from "Materials relating to various Algonquian languages" 4/15/2014.
Topic:
Cree language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Abenaki language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Menominee language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2703, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2703
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw30530495f-5af9-404b-8f66-0f0086463d01
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2703
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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  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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3cdfc902a-5e5d-4dda-ac5f-0205f9307e1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms68
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MS 7507 Notes on the Potawatomi language

Creator:
Halpern, Abraham M. (Abraham Meyer), 1914-1985  Search this
Pigeon, Jim, Mrs.  Search this
Informant:
Pigeon, Ernest  Search this
Names:
Fujii, Mary  Search this
Nash, Edith  Search this
Nash, Philleo, 1909-1987  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages
Culture:
Potawatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 1941
Scope and Contents:
Includes English-Potawatomi word lists and sentences.
Biographical / Historical:
Material recorded while Halpern and his wife (Mary Fujii) were visiting Philleo Nash and his wife in Wisconsin Rapids.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7507
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7507, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7507
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ca06545d-4719-4f7b-9adc-0c567d68e012
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7507
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MS 2530 Three drafts of a Potawatomi grammar

Creator:
Gailland, Maurice, 1815-1877  Search this
Extent:
200 Items (photostats )
Culture:
Potawatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: 1. A.M.D.G./ Sounds. I. Nouns. II. Adjectives. III. Pronouns. IV. Verbs. No date. 57 photostats of 5-33, 37 , 45 page folio. 2. Grammar / of the / Potawatomi Language by Reverend Maurice Gailland, S.J. / I. Nouns. II. Adjectives. III. Pronouns. No date. 26 photostats of 1-43, 43-49 page folio. Apparently a literal copy of a portion of Number 1, above. 3. A.M.D.G. /A/ Grammar / of the Pottawatomy language / I. Nouns. II. Pronouns. III. Verbs. IV. Adjectives. V. Prepositions. VI. Adverbs VI Conjunctions. 117 photostats of 1 , 1-200, 34 page small quarto copybook. Apparently based on Numbers 1 and 2, above, but altered and expanded.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2530
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2530, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2530
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38943281b-7978-48a4-bf3b-780653ea220d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2530

Potewatemi nememissinoikan ewiyowat nemadjik catholiques endjik

Translator:
Hoecken, Christian 1808-1851  Search this
Publisher:
Murphy, John 1812-1880  Search this
Subject:
Catholic Church Prayers and devotions Potawatomi  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1846
Topic:
Potawatomi language  Search this
Call number:
PM2191.Z77 P7 1846
PM2191.Z71P7 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266770

A vocabulary of the Po-da-wahd-mih language [manuscript] : with illustrative sentences and a translation of the first three chapters of the Gospel of Matthew, followed by a vocabulary of the Kaw language / by Joseph N. Bourassa, 1843

Title:
Podawadami & Kaw DSI
Author:
Bourassa, Joseph N. 1810-1878  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown 1841-1914  Search this
Eames, Wilberforce 1855-1937  Search this
Former owner:
Mercantile Library of Philadelphia DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (ca. 150 p.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Texts
Date:
1890
1890?
Topic:
Potawatomi language  Search this
Ottawa language  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Call number:
PM2191.Z5 B68 1843a
PM2191.Z5 B68 1843a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901008
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Potewatemi nememissinoikan : A.M.D.G

Title:
Nememissinoikan DSI
Author:
Hoecken, Christian 1808-1851  Search this
Subject:
Catholic Church Potawatomi  Search this
Catholic Church Potawatomi  Search this
Physical description:
62, [1] p. ; 15 cm
Type:
Texts
Prayer-books and devotions
Catechisms
Date:
1844
Topic:
Prayer books  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Call number:
PM2191.Z77 P67 1844
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768318

The Gospel according to Matthew, and the Acts of the Apostles / translated into the Putawatomie language by Johnston Lykins ; carefully compared with the Greek text

Title:
Mrto
Oti ere mnoahemowun kaonuperuk Mrto
Author:
Lykins, Johnston 1800?-1876  Search this
American and Foreign Bible Society  Search this
American Indian Mission Association  Search this
Former owner:
Siebert, Frank T (Frank Thomas) 1912-1998 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. ; 17 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1844
Topic:
Potawatomi language  Search this
Call number:
BS345 .P67 Matthew 1844X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_570861

Potewatemi nemëwinin ipi nemënigamowinin. Rev. Maurice Gailland, S.J. Wespanionag

Tr:
Gailland, Maurice 1815-1877  Search this
Subject:
Catholic Church Prayer-books and devotions Potawatomi  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. front. 10 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1866
Topic:
Potawatomi language  Search this
Hymns, Potawatomi  Search this
Call number:
PM2191.Z71G3 1866
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266769

Anishinaabe giigidowin. Neshnabē gigdowen

Title:
Neshnabē gigdowen
Physical description:
ill. 28 cm. irregular
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
197u
Topic:
Ojibwa language--Study and teaching--Periodicals  Search this
Potawatomi language--Study and teaching--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
PM201 .A598
PM201.A598
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113545

Ogimawkwe mitigwaki = Queen of the woods : a novel / by Simon Pokagon ; with a foreword by Philip J. Deloria, and essays by John N. Low, Margaret Noori, and Kiara M. Vigil

Title:
Queen of the woods
Author:
Pokagon, Simon 1830-1899  Search this
Subject:
Pokagon, Simon 1830-1899  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 215 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_969022

Boethius Manuscript Added to Transcription Center

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:49 +0000
Topic:
Library science  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Libraries Unbound
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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edanmdm:posts_f9b4ae81e4d71a76385b8b7ffd913304

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