Algonquian materials, Samuel George Morton Papers

Otoe includes: Oto, Jiwére
Omaha includes: Umoⁿhoⁿ
Osage includes: 𐓁𐒻 𐓂𐒼𐒰𐓇𐒼𐒰͘
Quapaw includes: Arkansas, Ugahxpa
Kaw includes: Kansa, Kanza
Comanche includes: Nʉmʉnʉʉ
English
1834; 1837
Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872 | Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856
Grave robbing | Human remains | Skulls | Phrenology | Antiquities | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Anthropometry
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Correspondence
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Letters from Zina Pitcher and John Collins Warren discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains. Pitcher mentions difficulties in getting information about the deceased from Algonquians, who won't speak of the dead. Mentions Osages, Quapaws, Missouri, Kansas, Otos, Omahas; Chitimachas or Comanches; and the five tribes of the Creek nation. Warren lists American skulls in his collection: mostly eastern, except for Ancient Niagara and Chinook, not flattened, plus Ohio cavern and Ohio rock and Mound at Lexington; Algonquian from eastern Massachusetts. He talks of the Guanche cast from the Canaries and some unidentified skulls he has seen.
Samuel George Morton Papers Mss.B.M843