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Date: April 2, 1812
Contributor: Sibley, John, 1757-1837
Extent: 4 pages
Description: Original in Missouri Historical Society, Sibley Papers. Sibley (Indian agent at Nachitoches) mentions Spanish-Indian conflict, naming Hietans, Tankaways, Comanches, Tanakenos, and Panies. Bad behavior of American troops. He has journal and maps of George the Factor from a trip to the Kansas and Pawnees, during which he experienced the earthquakes. Worries about becoming a state and French majority without annexation of West Florida.
Collection: Zebulon Montgomery Pike biographical materials (Mss.B.P63)
Date: 1931 and undated
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Tonkawa language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Both are in Subcollection II, and consist of a Tonkawa folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries V. Hokan; and Harry Hojier's "Tonkawa: An Indian Language of Texas" (1931) in Series IV. Works by Others.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Tonkawa materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of 1 folder: "Tonkawa Phonetics."
Collection: Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers (Mss.B.B61p)
Contributor: Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Gursky, Karl-Heinz
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: Tonkawa features in several lexica, including a Swadesh list and comparisons with other languages. Most prominent of these is a dedicated lexical slip file of between 450 and 900 slip files (Series 9) and correspondence with Karl-Heinz Gursky that includes comparisons with Yana and Karuk (Series 1). Other items of note include an index of Harry Hoijer's "An Analytical Dictionary of the Tonkawa Language" from 1949, with corrections in marginalia, and comparative phonology between neighboring languages by Morris Swadesh, both in Series 2.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)
Extent: 48 pages
Description: William Bright had several copies of an index to "An Analytical Dictionary of the Tonkawa Language" by Harry Hoijer (1949), some with corrections. There is an identical copy in the Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)