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Description: Read before the Northampton Historical Society on January 28, 1926, this typescript essay presents the life of a man who was raised by Oneida Indians, missionary and interpreter James Dean (1748-1823) of Westmoreland, New York. It contains a version of the Oneida creation myth. Original in possession of Benjamin D. Meritt, Princeton, N.J.
Collection:A New England pioneer among the Oneida Indians, 1926 (Mss.Film.1101)
Description: "Mrs. Johnson's narrative of her captivity," a talk for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation based on Mrs. Johnson's narrative of her captivity by the Abenaki in 1754-1758.
Collection:Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)
Contributor:Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | Ihromi-Simatupang, Tapi Omas | Benda, Henry J. | Bruner, Edward M. | Scheffler, Harold W. | Wolfart, H. Christoph | Kokot, Daisy Hilse | Taylor, Paul M.
Genre:Disks | Correspondence | Reports | Diagrams | Charts | Notes | Lecture notes | Lectures | Transcripts | Essays
Extent:17 folders and 1 CD-R
Description: The majority of the Batak materials in the Floyd Lounsbury Papers are in Series II, Kinship subseries, under the title "Batak Kin Classification and Behavior", which documents the proceedings and results of a graduate school seminar on the structural analysis of systems of Toba Batak kin classification and behavior, held at Yale University in 1966. This includes transcripts and resultant papers. In Series I, correspondence with Benda and Bruner also discusses Batak kinship, dictionaries, fieldwork, and the M.A. thesis of Ihromi-Simatupang (who was Batak).
Collection:Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)
Contributor:Crawford, James M. (James Mack), 1925-1989
Description: Materials relating to James M. Crawford's interest in and study of the Chimariko language, particularly in comparison to Yuman languages. Chimariko materials in the Crawford Papers are located in Series III-C, Works by Crawford--Yuman and consist of typed drafts (with penned edits) and page proofs of his "A Comparison of Chimariko and Yuman," published in Margaret Langdon and Shirley Silver, editors, Hokan Studies (1976); and handwritten notes and drafts, typed drafts with penned edits, and handwritten cognate sets comparing Chimariko, Cocopa, Yavapai, Havasupai, Mohave, Maricopa, and English, all for the preparation of "Some Cognate Sets from Chimariko and Several Yuman Languages," a paper presented at the Hokan Conference, University of San Diego, 1970.
Collection:James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)
Contributor:Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863 | Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850 | Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852 | Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864 | Sullivant, Joseph, 1809-1882 | Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857 | Clemens, James W. | Wood, William | Powell, W. Byrd (William Byrd), 1799-1866 | Peirson, A. L. (Abel Lawrence), 1794-1853
Subject:Grave robbing | Human remains | Phrenology | Skulls | Anthropometry | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Antiquities | Mounds | Archaeology
Description: Letters mostly discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains and Morton's phrenological work. Topics include human and animal crania and skeletons that correspondents have and/or have sent to Morton; phrenological anaylsis of Indigenous ancestors' remains, attributing traits to various peoples based on skull formation; Native American burial sites and mortuary customs; excavation of Native mounds and descriptions of the objects and human remains found inside; discovery of mastadon skeletons; and speculation about Native American origins. Several letters relate to Ohio, Illinois, and the Upper Mississippi Valley. Peru and Mexico also mentioned.
Collection:Samuel George Morton Papers (Mss.B.M843)
Contributor:Wallace, Paul A. W. | Lingelbach, William E. (William Ezra), 1871-1962 | Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969
Description: Materials on miscellaneous or general topics relating to Paul A. W. Wallace's interest in Native North American histories and cultures. Items include Wallace's correspondence with Francisco Guerra and R. Jerrel Williams regarding references pertaining to Indian medicine; notes on and different versions of a talk titled "Debt We Owe the Indian" given by Wallace at Farmers' Forum, York, Pennsylvania, the Madison Historical Society, New Jersey, etc.; Wallace's correspondence with William Ezra Lingelbach regarding Wallace's research on John Heckewelder, the Muhlenberg family, Indians of Pennsylvania, the Haudenosaunee, collections in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, Cree, Blackfoot, etc.; and Wallace's correspondence with Charles Marius Barbeau concerning a wide range of topics such as French-Canadian folklore, Edward Ahenakew's Manebogo manuscript, Conrad Weiser and the Delawares, the American Philosophical Society, Barbeau's Huron-Wyandot work, filming of the Contrecoeur papers and Huron grammars at Seminaire de Quebec, and Richard Pilant and the founding of an international Institute of Iroquoian Studies.
Collection:Paul A. W. Wallace Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.64b)
Contributor:Kenosha, David | Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch | Shagonaby, Susan | Shalifoe, Thomas | Albert, Whitney | Thomas, Albert | Thompson, Stith, 1885-1976 | Peters, Jim | Sprague, Selkirk | Soney, William | Soney, Fred | Thomas, Eli | Pamp, Betty | Joan Pamp | Rickard, Glenna
Subject:Michigan--History | Religion | Music | Social life and customs | Methodists | Catholic Church
Extent:3 hr., 32 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: Traditional and Christian songs in the Ottawa and Chippewa languages, recorded with numerous singers in multiple communities in Michigan in the mid-1950s. Recorded as part of Gertrude Kurath's broader study of contemporary religion and music among Anishinaabe communities in Michigan. Includes traditional songs, Catholic hymns, and Free Methodist revival meetings. Also includes one talk entitled, "Longfellow's Use of Michigan Indian Tales." (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection:Songs and Dances of the Rural Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Mss.Rec.20)
Contributor:Belmar, Francisco, 1859-1910
Subject:Orthography and spelling | Linguistics | Language study and teaching | Mexico--History | Oaxaca (Mexico : State)--History
Description: Two items by Mexican linguist Francisco Belmar. The first item, "Las lenguas habladas por Los Indigenos and Indian tribes of the state of Oaxaca and their languages," includes a lengthy exposition on Mexican languages, emphasizing relationships with, and discussing Mixe, Zoque, Chontal, and Chochotec (intended for delivery at a session of the International Congress of Americanists, 1895, but never delivered) and a pencil draft of Belmar (1902) [See also Belmar (1902)]. The second item, "Curso de Lengua Mixe," is a brief elementary textbook for teaching Mixe to Spanish speakers, complete with exercises, texts, and lexical comments.
Collection:Writings on Mexican languages, 1895-1902 (Mss.497.4.B412c)
Contributor:Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945 | Merrill, E. D. | Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941 | Redfield, Robert
Subject:Folklore | Linguistics | Oaxaca (Mexico : State)--History | Religion | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
Genre:Correspondence | Drafts | Essays | Lectures | Negatives | Photographs | Reviews | Songs | Stories
Extent:6 notebooks, 183 photographs, 100+ negatives, 3 drawings
Description: The Zapotec materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of materials in multiple sections of the finding aid. In Subcollection I, Series I, "Correspondence," see "Mitla, Town of Souls" and Parsons' "Letters in re. Mitla, Town of the Souls." In Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc." the final notebook in "No. 11 Taos notebooks" is predominantly in Spanish and concerns fieldwork in Oaxaca among the Zapotec and other groups. Item "No. 19. Mitla journals" contains notebooks from Oaxaca, primarily concerning Zapotec matters. Item "No. 28. Mitla songs and photographs (Oaxaca region)" includes 14 songs, 183 photos, ca. 100 negatives of Oaxaca; 3 drawings and an article on Zapotec words; letter from E. D. Merrill to Franz Boas, May 13, 1930. Item "No. 53" contains a Zapotec-related newspaper clipping. In Subcollection II, Series I, "Professional Correspondence," see correspondence with Robert Redfield. In Subcollection II, Series III, "Lectures and Manuscripts", see "Addresses - [On Mitla, Oaxaca]," "Mitla: Town of Souls - Correspondence," "Survivals of Indian Culture among Zapoteca-Speaking Mexicans," and "Zapoteca Serpents." In Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes" see "Mexico - Notes" from 1931. Additional relevant material may appear in other notebooks labelled "Mexico" or in other correspondence.
Collection:Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)