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Language(s): English
Date: June 29, 1793
Type:Text
Genre: Essays
Extent: 74 pages
Description: "Notes on the animals of North America." Information about various animals with additional data on birds and fish. In many instances includes indigenous names and use of animals, principally for Algonquian and southeastern Indians.
Collection: Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection (Mss.B.B284d)

Lenape | Cherokee
Language(s): English
Date: 1788-1789; February 3, 1808; circa 1809; June 23, 1819; July 5, 1819; May 29, 1826; August 11, 1834; February 9, 1835; March 14, 1839; December 31, 1882; 1926; Undated;
Type:Text
Extent: 13 items
Description: Relavent materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. Various materials pertaining to miscellaneous American Indian peoples. Topics include Indian songs; Du Ponceau's "Memoir on the Indian Languages"; ancient and lost Indian languages; Heckewelder's missionary efforts among Indians; the book collection of John and Anna R. Gambold, missionaries to the Cherokees; questionable Snake Creek artifacts; busts of Indians; mineral and shell specimens; speculations on the origin of American Indians; Gallatin's documents for collections of vocabularies forwarded to E. Lincoln, John Pickering, S. Wood, Ebenezer Harris, James Rochelle, and Peter S. Du Ponceau; grizzly bears captured by Indians; Schoolcraft's projected volumes on Indians; Barton's "An essay towards a natural history of the North American Indians"; and Nuttall's Summary of paper "Fresh Light on Ancient American Civilizations and Calendars."
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

Shawnee
Language(s): English
Date: After 1806, circa 1814
Subject: Zoology
Type:Text
Genre: Essays | Notes
Extent: 2 pages
Description: A note on Barton's "Article on animals of America." Refers to his name for elk, Cervus Wapiti, derived from Shawnee. See also Barton (1806).
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)