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Arikara | Dakota | Cheyenne | A'aninin | Mandan | Omaha | Pawnee | Ponca
Alternate forms: Sioux, Gros Ventre
Language(s): French
Date: 1794-1796
Type:Text
Extent: 1 reel
Description: "Description abrègée du Haut-Missouri adressé: a Monsieur don Zénon Trudeau," an account of a journey up the Missouri River, with descriptions of the life and manners of the Indian tribes, prepared for Don Zenon Trudeau, Lieutenant Governor of the Country East of the Illinois (n.d., [after 1795]). Extracts from journals, June 7, 1794-June 1796 (part printed from copy in Department of State Archives, Washington), 190 pages. Approximately 200 pages of letters. Materials contain descriptions of the culture of the Plains Indians (Cheyenne, Arikara, Mandan, Pawnee, Gros Ventres, Sioux, Poncas), dress, customs, marriage, birth; calumet dance, sun dance, buffalo dance; warfare. Printed (in English translation), Trudeau (1914) and (1912) and Abel (1921). Original in possession of the Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Journal among the Arikara Indians, and other papers, 1794-1796 (Mss.Film.1036)

Osage
Language(s): English
Date: 1819
Type:Text
Extent: 43 pages
Description: "Journal kept...as assistant naturalist of Long's expedition west of the Rocky Mountains from May 3 to August 1, 1819." This journal was kept by Peale as the assistant naturalist of Stephen Long's expedition west of the Rocky Mountains, May 3-August 1, 1819. Mentions meeting Osage and other Indians; examining mounds on Mississippi River. Donor, Robert J. Drake, 1954. Printed, Weese (1947) and extracted and discussed, Poesch (1961): 22-35. Originals in Library of Congress.
Collection: Titian Ramsay Peale journal, 1819 (Mss.Film.694)

Ute | Navajo
Language(s): English
Date: circa 1924
Type:Text
Extent: 56 pages
Description: Diary titled "Through the canyon of the Colorado with John Wesley Powell," prepared from shorthand notes in 1903; with marginal notes by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, circa 1924. Brief reference to the Ute Indians and to the Navajo. Original in the New York Public Library.
Collection: John Wesley Powell correspondence and diary, 1871-1907 (Mss.Film.736.1)