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Alternate forms: Iroquois, Ojibwa, Huron-Wyandot, Atsina, Gros Ventre, Micmac, Delaware
Date: 1798-1821
Type:Text
Extent: 219 pages
Description: This volume contains extracts of Benjamin Smith Barton's "New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America" (Philadelphia, 1797), with additions by Peter S. Du Ponceau. The bulk of the volume is comprised of word list of 54 words with equivalents listed in a range of 50-70 languages. While Barton listed no authority, Du Ponceau cited sources. Languages with words listed include Chitimacha, Atakapa, Cherokee, Osage, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Nottoway, Kansa, Omaha, Dakota, Pawnee, Nanticoke, Gros Ventres, Miami, Mi'kmaq, Seminole, Quapaw, Yuchi, Delaware, Ojibwe, Shawnee, Seneca, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Tuscarora, Natches, Wyandot, Creek, Mahican, Mohegan, and many others. The word list includes the terms for God, heaven, and sky, as well as various terms relating to kinship, parts of the body, weather, and more. The volume also includes notes on sounds of the Otomi (Othomi) observations on declension; observations about the Omaha, Kansa, Oto, Arkansas, and Missouri languages; and notes on symbol and sound. Also includes a newspaper clipping of a review (in German) of Barton's "New Views" that appeared in "Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen," June 17, 1799.
Collection: A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages (Mss.497.B28)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1943-1963
Extent: 5 items
Description: Materials relating to Paul A. W. Wallace's interest in Mohawk history and culture. Items include documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs regarding Wallace's adoption by the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, including a copy of Ray Fadden's (Tehanetorens, Aren Akweks) speech; Wallace's correspondence with Glynn Michael regarding the death of Chief William Loft; Wallace's correspondence with Chief Julius Cook requesting Wallace's aid in defeating some unspecified Senate bills; Wallace's correspondence with John Fadden (Ka-Hon-Hes) regarding the exhibition and sale of John Fadden's paintings; and images (paintings, photographs) relating to Fadden's exhibition at State Museum, including works such as "Hunting Party Surprised by Bear," "Iroquois Delegation to the Aztecs," and "Youth Dreams of his Guardian Manito (an eagle)."
Collection: Paul A. W. Wallace Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.64b)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1635, 1936, 1939, 1957, 1972-1978, 1988, 1998
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: The Mohawk material in the Fenton papers can be found in multiple sections. In Series I, see correspondence with Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization, Akwesasne Notes, Ray Fadden, Gerald Reid. Other correspondences may potentially contain additional info. In Series IIa, see the subject file for the Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization and "Dutch Journal to Mohawk Country." Series III includes multiple drafts of Fenton's "Mohawk" chapter for the Handbook of North American Indians. Series IV contains a few papers by other on Mohawk language and history. Series VI contains a photo of "Wah-nee-nah. Mohawk Indian Maid, Vocalist." In Series VIII, see subseries A and B, which include genealogical information, field notes from Akwesasne (labelled as "St. Regis"), and miscellaneous historical notes.
Collection: William N. Fenton papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.20)