Disarranged and incomplete. The translation of the grammar is practically verbatim as it appears in the published account but is incomplete in parts. In addition there are approximately 5 pages of "Translator's notes" which were not included in the published grammar.
Grammatical notes of the Wallawalla, Tyigh (Tairtla), Klikitat (Roil-roil-pam), and Paloos (Palvas?). Includes letter to Matthew Stirling.
NAA MS 3361
Obtained from the Office of the Quartermaster General at the suggestion of Dr Walter Hough and transferred from the U. S. National Museum to the Bureau of American Ethnology, July 26, 1935. Sent to Archives September 10, 1935.
Informant for "Umatilla" given on title page as Old Pus; informant for the Cayuse is Yah-tin Wi-shi-an-sha. Second language identified as probably Walla Walla by Bruce J. Rigsby, University of Toronto, in letter of March 22, 1965, in which he states that this "is definitely not Umatilla, but is rather one of the Northeast Sahaptin dialects, most likely Walla Walla." In John Wesley Powell schedule that is part of Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages.
The collection consists of photographs relating to Native Americans, which were submitted to the copyright office of the Library of Congress in and around the early 20th century. Many of the photographs are studio portraits as well as photographs made as part of expeditions and railroad surveys. It includes images of people, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, burials, ceremonies and dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenic views. Some of the photographs were posed to illustrate literary works, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hiawatha, while others depict paintings or other artwork.
The collection was formed from submissions made to the Library of Congress as part of the copyright registration process. In 1949, arrangements were made to allow the Bureau of American Ethnology to copy the collection and some negatives were made at that time, largely from the Heyn and Matzen photographs. The project was soon abandoned, however, as too large an undertaking for the facilities of the BAE. In 1957-1958, arrangements were begun by William C. Sturtevant of the BAE to transfer all of the photographs from the Library to the BAE.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 59
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Library of Congress Copyright Office photograph collection of American Indians, 1860s-1930s (bulk 1890s-1920s)
In 1965, the Bureau merged with the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology to form the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology, and in 1968 the Office of Anthropology Archives transformed into the National Anthropological Archives.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 59, Library of Congress Copyright Office photograph collection of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution