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Scope and Contents:
Much of this material is relevant to the Dakotas. Includes: miscellaneous notes on Dakota history, bands, and sign for "Dakota," Autograph Document. Approximately 100 pages. (Box 2); account of the Battle of Little Big Horn by He Dog, Red Feather, and Whirling, Autograph Document. 7 pages. (Box 3); "The Custer Battle with the Sioux, Autograph Document. 10 pages. (Box 3); notes on sign language in general, its history and distribution, Autograph and Typescript Document, 1 box (Box 4).
Field notes, in typescript, largely concern hunting and agriculture but also concern to a greater and lesser extent subjects shown in cross references. The subjects are distributed throughout the manuscript. Informants were Hastin Taa (Thick Man), Asta Tohitlini Alsai Yaja (Little Woman), Chis Chilley, Chick Sandoval, Ace Moon, Atitsai Bige (Interpreter's Son), Hastin Altsi (The Little Man), Tsi Igai (White Hair), Nakai Dine (Navajo Jim), Neska Bige (The Late Fat One's Son), Beli Alpai (Roan Horse), Atszdi Yaze Bige (The Late Little Smith's Son), Hacke Haiitsis (Pulled Out of the Warrior), Mary McKinley, Dene Izkin (One That Killed a Man), and "Curley of Chin Lee."