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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)

Muscogee | Yuchi | Natchez | Dakota
Alternate forms: Creek, Mvskoke, Muskogee
Language(s): English
Date: June 8, 1785; May 20, 1826; Undated;
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: 1) Letter from Elbert to Major General Lachlan McIntosh regarding meeting to ascertain boundary between Creek Indians and Georgia. 2) Letter from Gallatin to Peter S. Du Ponceau sending transcribed vocabularies of Yuchi, Natchez, and Muscogee; also sending a Sioux grammar to Colonel Thomas L. McKenny, Office of Indian Affairs. 3) Legal brief by the plaintiff's attorney in a Creek Indian land dispute before the Supreme Court of Alabama-Sally Sadiga vs. Richard DeMarcus and Peter Hufman.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)