Cherokee materials, Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
Zoology | Birds | Natural history | Animals--Nomenclature | Birds | Diseases | Folklore
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Correspondence relating to Cherokees. Letter to Thomas Pennant, sending specimens of birds called Onacloneita by visiting Cherokee Indians; and letter to John G. E. Heckewelder, inquiring whether any Indians ever have a sickly white color or white spots on them and mentioning Cherokee belief that their ancestors found a race of "develish white-people" when they came to the area then inhabited. [From original in the Gilbert Collection, College of Physicians, Philadelphia.]
Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection Mss.B.B284d