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Natchez | Atakapa
Language(s): English
Date: 1838-1839
Extent: 2 items
Description: Letters discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains. Anthony writes to Morton that he can't get Mr. Dorfeuille to part with the skulls; Dr. Mason has the Natchez head. Powell compares Atakapa and Natchez skulls, criticizes Morton's use of single examples from each tribe, discusses his desire to take 500 specimens on a phrenological speaking tour in England, criticizes Combe's comments in Crania Americana, and alludes to a professional dispute. This appears to be the same letter from Powell listed under Atakapas material.
Collection: Samuel George Morton Papers (Mss.B.M843)