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Chehalis | Puyallup
Date: 1882, circa 1890; 1897, 1927-1936
Type:Text
Extent: 1800+ loose pages, 15 notebooks, circa 8000 slips
Description: The Chehalis materials in the ACLS collection consist of a large volume of material spread across numerous items in the "Chehalis" section of the finding aid. Major items of significance include Boas's Upper Chehalis field notebooks, recorded in 1927 near Oakville, Washington, containing vocabulary, paradigms, and texts with interlinear translations. Additional loose notes contains numerous stories, which partially derive from the field notebooks. Also noteworthy is an extensive lexical file of over 8,000 slips derived from Boas's field work, partially arranged and analyzed. Earlier materials relating to the Lower Chehalis dialect were recorded circa 1890 by Boas at Shoalwater Bay, as well as material copied from Myron Eells' 1880s field work and later corrected by Boas. Other smaller items, such as Aginsky's comparison of Upper Chehalis and Puyallup, consist primarily of linguistic analysis and some ethnographic information. The names of Chehalis speakers and consultants who made the work possible are not fully reflected in the cataloging, as many are typically not identified by Boas.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Coeur d'Alene | Spokane
Alternate forms: Schitsu'umsh
Language(s): Coeur d'Alene | English
Date: 1908; Circa 1910; 1930s
Type:Text
Extent: 435 pages; 1 notebook
Description: The Coeur d'Alene materials in the ACLS collection consist mainly of 3 items in the "Coeur d'Alene" section of the finding aid. One is Reichard's "Coeur d'Alene Indian texts," containing 51 texts without translations. Two items recorded by James Teit consist of Coeur d'Alene vocabularies, some relating to material culture and religion. In the "Nlaka'pamux" section of the finding aid, Teit's "Field notes or Thompson and neighboring Salish languages" includes some Coeur d'Alene information, though the extent is undetermined as these notebooks have not yet been fully indexed. "Suffixes in Thompson" contains some incidental Coeur d'Alene terms written in.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Haudenosaunee
Language(s): English
Date: 1878-1901
Type:Text
Extent: 5 items
Description: Correspondence from John Wesley Powell and James Constantine Pilling regarding various professional and research matters. Includes a letter from Powell to Frederick W. Putnam, wanting his collections to display in the Smithsonian (1878); a letter from Pilling to Henry W. Longfellow concerning the exact title of the first edition of Hiawatha for a bibliography of Indian linguistics (1879); letters from Pilling to to S. E. Howell concerning Indian studies and headquarters at Smithsonian (1879); a letter from Powell to G. Frederick Wright (1899); and a letter from Powell to Paul Carus concerning his plan for a book on Native American religions (1901). Originals of letters to Putnam, Longfellow, and Howell are in the Records of the Geological Survey, Rocky Mountain Survey, U.S. National Archives. Originals of letters to Wright and Carus are at the Bureau of American Ethnology, John Wesley Powell letters sent, 1897-1902.
Collection: John Wesley Powell correspondence and diary, 1871-1907 (Mss.Film.736.1)

Language(s): English
Date: February 20, 1879
Subject: Art | Ethnography
Type:Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter to Hon. John D. C. Atkins, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, seeking appropriation of $20,000 to continue his collection of Indian material; describes collection.
Collection: Papers relating to John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River (Mss.B.P869s.c)