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Oneida | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1926
Type:Text
Extent: 1 reel
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)

Abenaki | Wabanaki
Alternate forms: Abnaki
Language(s): English
Date: December 1956-1957
Contributor: Leland, Marine
Type:Text
Genre: Lectures
Extent: 20 pages
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)

Chimariko | Cocopah | Kumiai | Maricopa | Yavapai
Alternate forms: Cocopah, DiegueƱo, Kumeyaay
Date: 1970-1976
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
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)

Choctaw | Creek | Yuchi | Cherokee | Chickasaw | Atakapa | Natchez | Chinook
Language(s): English
Date: 1829-1839
Type:Text
Extent: 21 items
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)

Haudenosaunee | Cree | Blackfoot | Delaware | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Lenape, Huron-Wyandot
Language(s): English
Date: 1920-1965
Type:Text
Extent: 4 items
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 Six Nations, 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)

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe | Ottawa
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Odawa
Language(s): English | Chippewa | Ottawa
Date: 1953-1955
Genre: Hymns | Songs | Lectures
Extent: 3 hr., 32 min.
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."
Collection: Songs and Dances of the Rural Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Mss.Rec.20)

Mixe | Zoque | Chontal | Chocho
Alternate forms: Chocholteco, Chochotec, Chochon, Ngigua, Ngiwa
Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1895-1902
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
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)

Zapotec
Language(s): English | Spanish | Zapotec, Mitla
Date: 1929-1935
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)