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Creek/Seminole/Alabama/Koasati/Choctaw

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996  Search this
Names:
Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (box)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Vocabulary
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Northeast/Southeast series contains Harrington's Creek, Seminole, Alabama, Koasati, and Choctaw research. These include original field notes in Creek and Seminole Harrington took from John Thompson on April 22, 1940, most of which were corrected by Haas on the same date. Another larger group of terms were extracted from Haas' typewritten unpublished manuscript (ca. 1938 -1940) and filed one term to a page in random order. There are no linguistic comments by Harrington. A still larger section labeled "Haas Orthography" contains occasional comments by Harrington. Presumably this section also stems from a then unpublished manuscript by Haas. The majority of his comparative linguistic notes involve Haas and Thompson, with Harrington sitting in as a third party. Choctaw equivalences are based on Byington (1915). A few Koasati and Alabama terms are included. Some notes apparently reflect conversations between Harrington and Haas, with some emphasis on phonetics and ethnohistory. The interview with Sylvestine presumably was brief--it yielded only a few general comments on Alabama placenames. There is a section on the etymology of the name Alabama. Harrington copied various versions from Hodge's "Handbook" (1907) and added some original annotations as well as comments from Haas, Thompson, and Sylvestine. Also in this subseries are two pages of random terms, undated, and no source given. Three Choctaw words were apparently taken from Allen Wright's Chahta Leksikon, a Choctaw in English Definition (1880). The subseries also contans excerpts from conversations Harrington had with Edward Sapir.
Biographical / Historical:
While on a Delaware language field trip centered around Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in April 1940, John P. Harrington evidently found time to be present when the linguist Mary R. Haas interviewed Creek speaker John Thompson. She also commented on notes Harrington took directly from Thompson, and she shared with him information from her unpublished manuscript of Creek vocabulary. He also interviewed James Feagin Sylvestine, a patient at the Shawnee Sanitorium in Oklahoma and an excellent Alabama speaker. Harrington also frequently consulted Cyrus A. Byington's, A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915) and Frederick W. Hodge's "Handbook of the American Indians North of Mexico" (1907).
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Creek language  Search this
Seminole language  Search this
Alabama language  Search this
Koasati language  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Manuscripts
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 6.11
See more items in:
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/nw36fb7cec3-34c3-4674-a6a0-e1cbafacbe68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15073

MS 1998-86 Lucien A. Spencer reports on the Seminole

Creator:
Spencer, Lucien A.  Search this
Extent:
55 Items (5.5 linear inches.)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dictionaries
Photographs
Reports
Date:
circa 1913-1928
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of reports, dictionaries and indexes relating to Indians of North America and to the Seminole Indians in Florida in particular, circa 1913-1928. The materials were compiled using the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology by Lucien A. Spencer, who was Special Commissioner to the Florida Seminoles for what was then called the Office of Indian Affairs. Includes information on history, myths and legends, costume, social customs, religious practices, language, agriculture and architecture. Two black and white photographs of Spencer are also present.
Biographical / Historical:
Lucien A. Spencer was an Episcopal minister who was appointed special commissioner for the Florida Seminoles in 1913; he held the position until 1930. During his tenure, there was an emphasis on introducing agricultural methods to the Seminoles.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1998-86
Topic:
Indian architecture -- North America  Search this
Indian mythology -- North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Agriculture  Search this
Indians of North America -- Clothing  Search this
Indians of North America -- Florida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Seminole Indians -- History  Search this
Seminole language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Dictionaries
Photographs
Reports
Citation:
Manuscript 1998-86, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1998-86
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a20af22d-1fab-4c8d-acd0-f3eb5903e4a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1998-86

MS 577 Muskokee or Muskogee or Creek vocabulary as spoken by the Florida Indians or Seminoles

Creator:
Casey, John Charles  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1836 ?
Scope and Contents:
Includes copy in handwriting of George Gibbs. Manuscript Document. 7 pages. Original is recorded in HRSCV.
Biographical / Historical:
The following note referring to the date of Casey's activity in Florida has been located by W. C. Sturtevant: "ABORIGINAL LITERATURE--Lt Casey, of the 2nd Artillery, who has been stationed at Fort Brooke, Tampa Bay, as commisary, since the commencement of our Indian war, we hear, speaks the Indian language fluently, and is now, during the recess of arms, busily engaged in making a SEMINOLE GRAMMAR."--Army and Navy Chronicle, volume 3, September 1, 1836, page 141.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 577
Local Note:
autograph document signed in printed outline
General:
Previously ttiled "Muskhogee or Creek vocabulary as spoken by the Florida Indians or Seminoles."
Topic:
Creek language  Search this
Seminole language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 577, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS577
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d1ce0ba9-cc8c-420b-8426-afd0cca2ae04
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms577
Online Media:

The Seminoles of Florida [by] Minnie Moore-Willson ..

Author:
Willson, Minnie (Moore) 1863-  Search this
Willson, James M. Jr  Search this
Physical description:
8 p. l., 213 p. front., plates. 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1910
1896
Topic:
Seminole language  Search this
Call number:
E99.S28 W73 1910
E99.S28W73 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34513
Online Media:

Florida - History and Heritage

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_cb90d0769707f0a7d485e06ca02ba215

Denali, Ongtupqa, and Other Native American Names for Landmarks

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:34:09 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_f29ca0f8ef755d6b0a84577646b4f729

Florida place names of Indian origin and Seminole personal names / William A. Read ; with an introduction by Patricia Riles Wickman

Author:
Read, William Alexander 1869-1962  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 83 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Florida
Date:
2004
1934
C2004
Topic:
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Indian  Search this
Names, Seminole  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729540

The Seminoles of Florida [by] Minnie Moore-Willson

Author:
Moore-Willson, Minnie b. 1863  Search this
Willson, J. M (James M.)  Search this
Physical description:
281 p. plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1920
Topic:
Seminole language  Search this
Call number:
E99.S28 W73 1920
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764676

The Seminoles of Florida / by Minnie Moore-Willson

Author:
Moore-Willson, Minnie b. 1863  Search this
Willson, J. M (James M.)  Search this
Physical description:
235 p., [32] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1916
1916, c1910
Topic:
Seminole language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764677

Sketch of the Seminole war, and sketches during a campaign. By a lieutenant of the left wing

Author:
Smith, William Wragg 1808-1875  Search this
Cohen, M. M (Myer M.)  Search this
United States Army South Carolina Infantry, 1st  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 311, [1] p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1836
Topic:
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842  Search this
Seminole language  Search this
Call number:
E83.835 .S62X 1836
E83.835.S62X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261163

The Seminoles of Florida, by Minnie Moore-Willson

Author:
Willson, Minnie Moore Mrs. 1863-  Search this
Willson, J. M. Jr  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., 126 p. front., plates, ports. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1896
Topic:
Seminole language  Search this
Call number:
E99.S28W7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263884

Black Seminoles : the Gullah connection / Alcione M. Amos

Author:
Amos, Alcione M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2011
Topic:
Black Seminoles  Search this
Seminole Indians--Civilization--African influences  Search this
Names, Seminole  Search this
Call number:
PM7875.G8 L58 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006753

The Seminoles of Florida [by] Minnie Moore-Willson

Author:
Moore-Willson, Minnie b. 1863  Search this
Physical description:
9 p. ℓ., 235 p. front., illus., plates. 21cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1911
Topic:
Seminole language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901554

Notices of East Florida with an account of the Seminole Nation of Indians / by a recent traveller in the province

Title:
Notices of East Florida 1822
Author:
Simmons, William H (William Hayne) 1784-1870  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. ; 17 cm
Type:
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Place:
Florida
Date:
1957
1822
1957]
1821-1865
Topic:
Seminole language  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F315 .S56 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_930323

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