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[Alice C. Fletcher, Meepe, and Martha]

Extent:
1 Glass negative
Culture:
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1887-1889
ca. 1887-1889
Scope and Contents:
Miss Fletcher served as Special Agent to the Winnebago, 1887-1889. The two older women used to pitch and keep the tent for the allotting agents in the field. They are standing before the house of the agent to the Winnebagos.
Local Numbers:
BAE GN.4439
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Photographer not recorded
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3198842aa-3f18-47e3-a544-f71df1e73d42
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref13153

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:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
Rights:
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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
Identifier:
NAA.MS4800
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3261ab492-5f9d-4be7-b1f4-c24d3f5da29b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4800
Online Media:

The culture of the Winnebago: as described by themselves

Author:
Radin, Paul 1883-1959  Search this
Physical description:
119 p ; 26 cm
Type:
Folklore
Texts
Date:
1949
1949]
Topic:
Winnebago language  Search this
Call number:
E99.W7 R12 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_919545

The Winnebago tribe / Paul Radin

Author:
Radin, Paul 1883-1959  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 511 p., 58 p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Winnebago language--Texts  Search this
Call number:
E99.W7 R122 1990
E99.W7R122 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436166

William Lipkind papers

Creator:
Lipkind, William, 1904-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Culture:
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Mebêngôkre (Kayapó/Cayapo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1936-1939
Scope and Contents:
Lipkind's papers are limited to the fruit of his anthropological field work. They are, however, incomplete, for part remains in private hands. A few pieces of correspondence relating to his article for the Handbook of South American Indians are with Julian Haynes Steward. The Winnebago materal includes a vocabulary that may be by the nineteenth-century missionary William T. Findley.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
William Lipkind became a student of anthropology at Columbia University under Franz Boas and Ruth Fulton Benedict following pursuit of courses in law, history, and English literature. His introduction to field work was during the summer of 1936, which he spent at Winnebago, Nebraska, investigating the Winnebago language and reviewing Paul Radin's work on the Winnebago. This field work provided data for his doctoral dissertation, which was published under the title Winnebago Grammar in 1945. Lipkind 's next field work was in Brazil, where he spent a year and a half, from 1937 to 1939, with the Caraja, studying their language and culture. During the same time, he also investigated the languages and cultures of neighboring peoples, including the Cayapo. The publications from this work were his article for the Handbook of South American Indians, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143, volume 3, 1948, and an article on Caraja cosmology that was published in the Journal of American Folklore in 1940. Following a couple of years' teaching at Ohio State University, Lipkind became a civilian employee of the federal government and worked in Europe. After returning to the United States in 1947, his activity in anthropology was largely teaching. His publications were mostly in children's literature.
Related Materials:
The Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University Bloomington holds the original cylinders of Brazil, Mato Grosso, Caraja and Cayapo Indians, 1938.

The Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota holds the William Lipkind (Will) papers, which relate to Lipkind's work as a children's author.
Restrictions:
Access to the William Lipkind papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
William Lipkind papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1982.0408
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3448414f5-fae2-475d-91f2-5f186fda1b7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1982-0408

The Winnebago tribe / by Paul Radin

Author:
Radin, Paul 1883-1959  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Physical description:
p. 35-560 : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
[1923?]
Topic:
Winnebago language--Texts  Search this
Call number:
E99.W7 R122 1923
E99.W7R122 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371396

The Winnebago tribe

Author:
Radin, Paul 1883-1959  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 511 p. illus., maps, ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
1915
[1970]
Topic:
Winnebago language--Texts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694922

The accentual system of Winnebago, by Amelia Susman

Author:
Susman, Amelia 1915-  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
Topic:
Winnebago language--Phonetics  Search this
Call number:
PM2591 .S8X
PM2591.S8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_70457

Winnebago grammar [microform] / William Lipkind

Author:
Lipkind, William 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1945
Topic:
Winnebago language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006564.06
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533406

The accentual system of Winnebago [microform] / by Amelia Susman

Author:
Susman, Amelia 1915-  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1943
Topic:
Winnebago language--Phonetics  Search this
Winnebago language--Accents and accentuation  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006578.05
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533485

Hocąk teaching materials. Volume 1, Elements of grammar/learner's dictionary / editors, Johannes Helmbrecht, Christian Lehmann ; compilers, Iren Hartmann, Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub, Christian Marschke ; Hocąk assistants, Bill O'Brien ... [et al.]

Title:
Elements of grammar/learner's dictionary
Author:
Helmbrecht, Johannes  Search this
Lehmann, Christian 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 476 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Winnebago language--Grammar  Search this
Winnebago language--Phonetics  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Languages  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947262

Four Gospels, Acts, Genesis, and Exodus (Chapters 19 and 20), tr. into the Winnebago Indian language by John Stacy ... and J. Stucki ..

Author:
Stacy, John  Search this
Stucki, John  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 483 p. 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1907
Topic:
Winnebago language--Texts  Search this
Call number:
PM2591.Z7 1907X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266824

Four Gospels, Acts, Genesis, and Exodus (Chapters 19 and 20) [microform] : translated into the Winnebago Indian language / by John Stacy and J. Stucki

Author:
Stacy, John  Search this
Stucki, Jacob  Search this
Physical description:
483 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1907
Topic:
Winnebago language--Texts  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006565.06
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533470

Hocak teaching materials. Volume 2 , texts with analysis and translation and an audio-CD of original Hocak texts / editors, Iren Hartmann, Christian Marschke ; Hocak assistants, Bill O'Brien ... [et al.]

Title:
Texts with analysis and translation and an audio-CD of original Hocak texts
Author:
Hartmann, Iren  Search this
Marschke, Christian  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 141 p. : ill ; 29 cm. + 2 audio CDs (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Winnebago language--Grammar  Search this
Winnebago language--Phonetics  Search this
Winnebago language--Spoken Winnebago  Search this
Languages  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947263

Siouan [microform] : Dakota (Teton and Santee dialects) with remarks on the Ponca and Winnebago : an illustrative sketch / by Franz Boas and John R. Swanton

Author:
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958  Search this
Physical description:
p. 875-965 : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1911
Topic:
Dakota language  Search this
Santee dialect  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006607.05
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_529362

Winnebago culture as described by themselves: The or[i]gin myth of the medicine rite; three versions. The historical origins of the medicine rite

Author:
Radin, Paul 1883-1959  Search this
Physical description:
78 p. 26 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1950
Topic:
Winnebago mythology  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Call number:
E99.W7 R12 1950
E99.W7R12 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_233475

Winnebago grammar [by] William Lipkind

Author:
Lipkind, William 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., 68 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
Topic:
Winnebago language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PM2591 .L5 1945Z
PM2591.L5 1945Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266823

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