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IndiVisible Dialogue: from NMAI-NY Diker Pavilion

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
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Songs and Dances of the Great Lakes Indians

Recorder:
Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch  Search this
Producer:
Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch  Search this
Performer:
Pamptopee, Betty  Search this
Roberts, Wilson, Wapanuetak  Search this
Lacasse, Fred  Search this
Shalifoe, Thomas, 1903-1986  Search this
Shagonaby, Susan  Search this
Kenosha, David, Oshawenimiki, 1893-1963  Search this
Albert, Whitney, Zhagezhin  Search this
Thomas, Eli Wassheshkom  Search this
Smoke, Percy, Kanat'he  Search this
Buck, Richard  Search this
Buck, Gordie  Search this
Buck, Morris  Search this
Lewis, Thomas  Search this
Miller, Huron  Search this
Lyons, Mrs.  Search this
Oshawenimiki  Search this
Blue Cloud  Search this
Kadega'ohiyaie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Fox  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Michigan
United States
Beartown (Mich.)
New York
Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.)
Ontario
Canada
Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)
Iowa
Tama (Iowa)
Wisconsin
Lac du Flambeau (Wis.)
Baraga (Mich.)
Harbor Springs (Mich.)
Cross Village (Mich.)
Mikado (Mich.)
Isabella Reservation (Mich.)
Cattaraugus (N.Y.)
Date:
1956
Contents:
Buffalo head dance 1 ; Buffalo head dance 2 ; Bear claw or Grizzly bear dance ; Pipe of peace or Calumet dance ; Soldier or Victory round dance ; Love song for flute (6:15) -- Fish dance ; Pipe dance ; Powwow or Horse dance ; Forty-nine dance ; Oh Mary (5:11) --Deer song ; Catholic Ojibwa hymn (2:08) --War rally song ; Bear dance ; Eagle dance ; Maple sugar song ; Hoot owl song 1 (3:35) --Hoot owl song 2 ; Coon song ; Rabbit song ; Medicine song (4:48) --Grass dance song ; Drinking song (1:38) --Bear dance (2:18) -- Eagle dance (2:49) --Wasase rain dance or War dance (2:40) --Scalp dance (:56) --Corn dance (2:10) --Women's dance (3:34) --Fishing dance (3:45) --Stomp dance (3:12) -- Two future projects (1:12).
Track Information:
101 Buffalo Head Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

102 Fish Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.

103 Deer Song / Thomas Shalifoe. Ojibwa language.

103 Jesus Wegwissian / Thomas Shalifoe. Ojibwa language.

104 War Rally Song / Susan Shagonaby. Ottawa language.

104 Bear Dance / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

105 Hoot Owl Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

106 Grass Dance Song / Eli Wassheshkom Thomas. Ojibwa language.

201 Bear Dance / Percy, Kanat'he Smoke. Drum. Onondaga language.

203 Wasase Rain Dance, War Dance / Richard Buck. Cayuga language.

209 Rituals to the Creator / Gordie Buck, Morris Buck. Cayuga language.

101 Bear Claw Dance, Grizzly Bear Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

101 Pipe of Peace Dance, Calumet Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

101 Soldier Dance, Victory Round Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

101 Love Song / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Flute. Fox language.

102 Pipe of Peace Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.

102 Horse Dance, Pow Wow Dance, Friendship Dance, War Dance / Fred Lacasse. Ojibwa language.

102 Forty-nine Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.

102 Oh Mary / Fred Lacasse. Ojibwa language.

104 Eagle Dance / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

104 Maple Sugar Song / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

104 Hoot Owl Song / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

105 Coon Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

105 Rabbit Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

105 Medicine Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

106 Drinking Song / Eli Wassheshkom Thomas. Ojibwa language.

202 Eagle Dance / Percy, Kanat'he Smoke. Onondaga language.

204 Scalp Dance / Thomas Lewis. Onondaga language.

205 Corn Dance / Thomas Lewis. Onondaga language.

206 Women's Dance / Kadega'ohiyaie, Huron Miller. Onondaga language.

207 Fishing Dance / Kadega'ohiyaie, Huron Miller. Onondaga language.

208 Stomp Dance / Kadega'ohiyaie, Huron Miller. Onondaga language.

209 Wesleyan Hymn / Mrs. Lyons.

209 Owa bagish kichi ingodwok nijinishinabek (O for a thousand tongues) / Betty Pamptopee.
Local Numbers:
Folkways.4003; Folkways.1003

FW-COMM-LP-04003
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1956
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.), Canada, Ontario, Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.), New York, Beartown (Mich.), United States, Michigan.
General:
Commercial

Track 102 Personnel: Fred Lacasse, George W. Brown, Sam Link, John Martin. Performed by members of native Indian tribes, principally with percussion acc. Production notes: Recorded in the United States and Canada by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath circa 1956.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
hymns  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Drum  Search this
Water-drum  Search this
Flute  Search this
Religion  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Children  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-COMM-LP-04003
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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MS 4234 Comparative notes on Siouan languages

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
8 Items (slips )
Culture:
Ofo  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Osage  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Woccon  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  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:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Comparative vocabulary, 117 items, in English, Hidatsa, Ofo, Mandan, Dakota, Biloxi, Tutelo, Osage and (a few) Winnebago. 3 pages. Comparison of 24 words: English, Catawba, Ofo, Tutelo, Dakota and Quapaw. 1 slip. Synonyms for the name "Ofo". 1 slip. Summary of history of classification of Tutelo, Catawba, and Woccon as Siouan. 1 slip.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4234
Local Note:
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4234, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4234
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32adf22e5-f6b6-4cc3-a2d9-f76a06cb93a9
EDAN-URL:
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937

Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Abram, Charles, Chief  Search this
Buck, Emeline  Search this
Buck, John, Chief  Search this
Buck, Joshua  Search this
Buck, Susan  Search this
General, Mrs.  Search this
General, Myrtle  Search this
Gibson, Simeon, 1889-1943  Search this
Hill, George  Search this
Hill, Simon  Search this
Jamieson  Search this
Jamieson, Clara Miss  Search this
Jamieson, James Mrs  Search this
Sandy, William  Search this
Sandy, William Mrs  Search this
Extent:
307 Photographs (2 document boxes, silver gelatin)
305 Negatives (3 negative boxes, nitrate)
Culture:
Iroquois [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Negatives
Date:
circa 1897-circa 1937
Summary:
Photographs documenting Iroquois people made circa 1897-circa 1937 on and near the Six Nations Reserve by J.N.B. Hewitt, linguist with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology.
Scope and Contents note:
Hewitt's photos primarily depict Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Oneida, and Tutelo peoples. There are also a few images of Iroquois houses and other structures, Hewitt's mask collection, and Onondaga Chief John Buck and family, Seneca Chief John Arthur Gibson and family, Cayuga Chief James Jamieson and family, and Cayuga-Seneca Chief Simeon Gibson. Most of the photographs were taken during several trips between 1897 and 1937, on and near the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario (Oshweken, Deseronto, and Brantsford), and New York (Niagara Falls, Nedrow, and Syracuse).
Arrangement note:
For Photo Lot 155 Hewitt's original arrangement and numbering has been maintained. The order of the photographs does not follow the chronology that they were taken; for instance there are often several photographs of an individual that were clearly made in different years. The original negatives also represent a variety of film and camera types.

The arrangement and numbering for MS 4596, established at an unknown time, was maintained.
Biographical note:
J.N.B. (John Napoleon Brinton) Hewitt (December 6, 1859-October 14, 1937) was a linguist and ethnographer who specialized in Iroquoian and other Native American languages. Born on the Tuscarora Reservation near Lewiston, New York, his mother was of Tuscarora, French, Oneida, and Scottish descent. His father's heritage was English and Scottish, but he was raised in a Tuscarora family. Hewitt spoke English growing up, but when he left the reservation to attend schools in Wilson and Lockport, he learned to speak the Tuscarora language from other students. Hewitt grew up planning to become a physician, like his father. However, the course of Hewitt's interests changed when, in 1880, he was hired by Erminnie A. Smith of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology (now the Bureau of American Ethnology) as an assistant ethnologist tasked with collecting myths among the Iroquoian tribes of New York. He continued this work from 1880-1884, and then was briefly employed by the Jersey City Railways Co. (1884-1885) and Adams Express Co. (1885-1886). Upon Smith's death in 1886, Hewitt returned to the BAE to continue her work, remaining employed there until his death.

Over the course of his career, Hewitt became the leading authority on the organization of the Iroquois League and the ceremonials, customs, and usages of the tribes composing it. He acquired an intimate knowledge of the languages of the League, including a speaking knowledge of Mohawk and Onondaga, and also became acquainted with several Algonquian dialects. On February 28, 1914, in recognition of his services in preserving for posterity a knowledge of the history and ethnology of the Iroquoian people of New York state, he was awarded the Cornplanter medal for Iroquois Research.

Additionally, he was a founder of the American Anthropological Association and an active member of the Anthropological Society of Washington and the American Museum of Natural History, serving as both treasurer (1912-1926) and president (1932-1934) of the latter. Hewitt also contributed over one hundred articles for the Handbook of American Indians (Bulletin 30) and published the two volume Iroquoian Cosmology (1903 and 1928).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Wampum  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
Wampum -- Iroquois  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.155
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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Tutelo-Onondaga man Joshua Buck

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2, Item I.14-16
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
General:
See Explorations and Fieldwork of the Smithsonian Institution, 1926, p. 238
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3111efd0a-d2de-44ef-83bd-b5a8ef121145
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-155-ref16

"John Buck (31 years old) Sioux Onondaga and part Tutelo. 'Bout the best informed rooster there is over here this devil is."

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1, Item 4596.6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ecbfd6f7-eac5-4ee4-b5f8-d3c5b8372a33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-155-ref227

"Wm Sandy and wife. Mrs. S. = Onondaga-Tutelo"

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1, Item 3596.9
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-155-ref229

"Susan Buck - Keeper of Wampum belts. Onondaga-Tutelo"

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1, Item 4596.21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-155-ref239

"Emeline Buck - Onondaga Tutelo"

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1, Item 4596
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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EDAN-URL:
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Bushotter, George, 1864-1892  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883  Search this
Extent:
30 Linear feet (70 boxes, 1 oversized box, 20 manuscript envelopes, 4 rolled maps, and 23 map folders)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Iowa  Search this
Chiwere  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Osage  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Dhegiha Indians  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Tututni (Tutuni)  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Siletz  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Yaquina (Yakwina)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Takelma (Rogue River Indians)  Search this
Klikitat  Search this
Chasta Costa (Chastacosta)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Place:
Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
Date:
circa 1870-1956
bulk 1870-1895
Summary:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains James O. Dorsey's research and writings as a BAE ethnologist, as well as his earlier work as a missionary among the Ponca. The vast majority of the collection pertains to his research on Siouan-Catawban languages, including the Dakota and Dhegiha languages, Chiwere, Winnebago, Mandan, Hidatsa, Tutelo, Biloxi, and Catawba. His research on Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan languages from his field work at Siletz Reservation are also present, as well as some notes on the Caddoan languages. Dorsey's research files include linguistic and ethnological field notes, reading notes, stories and myths, vocabularies, drawings, and unpublished and published manuscripts. The collection also contains Omaha, Ponca, Quapaw, and Biloxi dictionaries that he compiled and materials relating to his work editing Steven Riggs' Dakota-English Dictionary. Additional noteworthy materials in the collection are Teton texts and drawings from George Bushotter and drawings by Stephen Stubbs (Kansa), Pahaule-gagli (Kansa), and George Miller (Omaha). The collection also contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and his collection of reprints.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 6 series: 1) Siouan; 2) Siletz Reservation; 3) Caddoan; 4) General Correspondence; 5) Personal Papers; 6) Miscellaneous & Reprints.
Biographical Note:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.

Dorsey was born on October 31, 1848 in Baltimore, Maryland. He exhibited a talent for languages at an early age. At age 6 he learned the Hebrew alphabet and was able to read the language at age 10. In 1867 Dorsey attended the Theological Seminary of Virginia and was ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1871. In May of that year, Dorsey traveled to the Dakota Territory to serve as a missionary among the Ponca. Plagued by ill health, Dorsey was forced to end his missionary work in August 1873. By that time, however, he had learned the Ponca language well enough to converse with members of the tribe without an interpreter.

Dorsey returned to Maryland and engaged in parish work while continuing his studies of Siouan languages. His linguistic talents and knowledge of these languages attracted the attention of Major John Wesley Powell. Powell arranged for Dorsey to work among the Omaha in Nebraska from 1878 to 1880 to collect linguistic and ethnological notes. When the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was established in 1879, Powell recruited Dorsey to join the staff.

As an ethnologist for the BAE, Dorsey continued his research on Siouan tribes. His studies focused on languages but also included Siouan personal names, folklore, social organization, religion, beliefs, and customs. He conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada (1882); the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory (1883-1884); the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana (1892); and again with the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission (1894). He also worked with Native Americans that visited DC, including George Bushotter (Teton), Philip Longtail (Winnebago), Samuel Fremont (Omaha), and Little Standing Buffalo (Ponca). He also spent time at Siletz Reservation in 1884 to collect linguistic notes on the Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan stocks.

In addition to his research, Dorsey helped found the American Folklore Society and served as the first vice-president of the association. He also served as vice-president of Section H of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

At the age of 47, Dorsey died of typhoid fever on February 4, 1895.

Sources Consulted

1st-16th Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology. 1881-1897.

Hewitt, J.N.B. 1895. "James Owen Dorsey" American Anthropologist A8, 180-183.

McGee, W.J. 1895. "In Memoriam." Journal of American Folklore 8(28): 79-80.

1848 -- Born on October 31 in Baltimore, Maryland.

1871 -- Ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

1871-1873 -- Served as a missionary among the Ponca in Dakota Territory.

1878-1880 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Omaha in Nebraska.

1879 -- Joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

1882 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada.

1883-1884 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory.

1887 -- Worked with George Bushotter to record information regarding the language and culture of the Dakota.

1884 -- Conducted fieldwork at Siletz Reservation.

1892 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

1894 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission in Indian Territory.

1895 -- Died of typhoid fever on February 4th at the age of 47.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Shahaptian languages  Search this
Yakonan languages  Search this
Athapascan languages  Search this
Kusan languages  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Siouan languages  Search this
Dhegiha language  Search this
Siuslaw Indians  Search this
Hidatsa language  Search this
Omaha language  Search this
Dakota language  Search this
Catawba language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Caddoan languages  Search this
Osage language  Search this
Alsea language  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Mandan language  Search this
Chastacosta language  Search this
Coquille language  Search this
Tutelo language  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Siuslaw language  Search this
Takelma language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Alphabet used for recording Biloxi

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51B, Item 339
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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National Anthropological Archives
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Tutelo-English vocabulary

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
Items (ca. 800 slips)
Culture:
Tutelo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 28, 1891
Scope and Contents:
Also includes English-Tutelo vocabulary. July, 1892. Typescript and autograph document signed. Approximately 200 cards. Includes Siouan comparisons. Many words are attributed to Horatio Hale and J. N. B. Hewitt.
Biographical / Historical:
September 28, 1891 date given on original card; source ? Not found on original document by MCB and M R Haas. 6/1971
Local Numbers:
NAA MS.4800: (3.6.1.1) [336]
Funding note:
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Local Note:
Old number 2511 (complete)
typescript and autograph document
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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Tutelo, Biloxi

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
In 1892, Dorsey traveled to Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to work with the Biloxi and review and correct the linguistic information that Albert Gatschet had gathered during a previous trip in 1886. Dorsey and Gatschet's notes are in this subseries, as well as Dorsey's research on Tutelo, which includes vocabulary collected by J.N.B. Hewitt. Some of the materials were published posthumously in "A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages," Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 47.
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4800, Subseries 1.6
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban
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Biloxi and Tutelo comparisons

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51A, Item 333
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1893
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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National Anthropological Archives
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Correspondence relating to the Tutelo language

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51A, Item 334
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1877-1880
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Horatio Hale to J. W. Powell. Clinton, Ontario, Canada. April 16, 1877. Autograph letter signed. 4 pages. Same. April 18, 1877. Autograph letter signed. 3 pages. Includes brief comparative Dakota-Tutelo vocabulary. Extracts from the previous two letters. No date. Manuscript document. 5 pages. "Remarks on the Tutelo language," by Hale. Clinton, Ontario, Canada. June 23, 1878. Manuscript document signed. 6 pages. Tutelo vocabulary. Autograph document. 7 pages. Hale to Powell. Clinton, Ontario, Canada. December 8, 1879. Autograph letter signed. 4 pages. Tutelo vocabulary. Autograph document signed. December, 1879. 18 pages. Hale to Dorsey. Clinton, Ontario, Canada. March 22, 1880. Autograph letter signed. 4 pages. Same. July 3, 1880. Autograph letter signed.
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Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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Tutelo: Vocabulary from J. N. B. Hewitt

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51A, Item 335
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
Tutelo vocabulary sent by Hewitt to Dorsey and notes by Dorsey on the Tutelo language.
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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National Anthropological Archives
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Tutelo-English vocabulary

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51A, Item 336
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1882
Scope and Contents:
Also includes English-Tutelo vocabulary. July, 1892. Typescript and autograph document signed. Approximately 200 cards. Includes Siouan comparisons. Many words are attributed to Horatio Hale and J. N. B. Hewitt.
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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Tutelo-English vocabulary

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Item 337
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1892 July
Scope and Contents:
Printed in Dorsey and John R. Swanton, "A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages," Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 47.
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Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f616cd47-ac2d-4d63-8b12-71ffdf4f8f57
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Biloxi texts

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51B, Item 338
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1893 - 1893
Scope and Contents:
Printed in Dorsey and John R. Swanton, "A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo languages" BAE Bulletin 47.
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Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
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Siouan Phonetic Types: Biloxi equivalents

Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Container:
Box 51B, Item 340
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers / Series 1: Siouan-Catawban / 1.6: Tutelo, Biloxi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw30320df7e-b6ef-41d3-b7a4-be1f2baa10be
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