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Dakota
Language(s): English | Dakota
Date: 1883; 1953
Description: The Dakota materials in the Siebert Papers consist of one item by Horatio Hale in Series VII, and sound recordings of Reuben Jacobs made by G. Hubert Matthews found in Series XII.
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)

Inuit
Alternate forms: Eskimo
Date: 1883-1884
Extent: 2 notebooks, 1 folder
Description: The Inuit materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic and ethnographic notes, some in German shorthand, as well as sketches, found in his "Baffinland diary" and "Baffinland notebook" from his first fieldwork trip in 1883-1884. See also his "Inuit Vocabularies and proper names," located in box 3.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Cayuga | Cherokee | Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Nanticoke | Oneida | Onondaga | Seneca | Tuscarora | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Wendat, Huron
Language(s): English | Mohawk
Date: 1900-1951
Type:Text
Extent: 1380 pages
Description: This manuscript is an alphabetical list of about 6200 Iroquoian names, collected over 5 decades by Charles Cooke (Thawennensere), a Mohawk scholar from Wahta. Each entry includes the name in its Mohawk rendering, with phonetic spelling, gender, tribe, location, date, and clan. The name is then analyzed by radicals, with historical information about its bearer (where relevant). Cross reference to variants and from English names of Indians. Preface by Cooke, edited by C. Marius Barbeau, classifies names and gives numbers and sex. This item has been fully digitized and can be viewed online. See also an accompanying audio collection (Mss.Rec.10), listed separately in this guide, in which Cooke reads the majority of the names.
Collection: Iroquois personal names (Mss.497.3.C772)

Kwakwaka'wakw
Language(s): Kwak'wala | English
Type:Text
Description: The Kwakwaka'wakw materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers include a box of card slips by Franz Boas including more than two thousand personal, myth, and clan names in Series III-B. There are also manuscripts by Edward Curtis, annotated by A.L. Kreober, on the Kwakwaka'wakw potlatch in Series III-C.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)

Mahican | Menominee | Oneida | Potawatomi
Alternate forms: Mohican
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Mahican materials in the Lounsbury Papers consists solely of one notebook of field notes collected by Martin Joos, in Series II Subseries "General Anthropology and Linguistics". The Mahican consultant named is Mrs. Robeson. Carl, Webb and Avery Miller are named on the same page, although it is unclear if they contributed to the notebook.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Menominee | Oneida | Mahican | Potawatomi
Alternate forms: Mohican
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Menominee materials in the Lounsbury Papers consists solely of one notebook of field notes collected by Martin Joos. The Menominee consultant named is John Satterlee.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway
Language(s): English | Ottawa
Date: 1926 and undated
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of Odawa culture and history, with some Ojibwe material as well. Several items are headed "Ojibwa-Ottawa notes," though it is unclear from the descriptions provided what might be Odawa and what might be Ojibwe. Topics include Midewewin, religion, war and warfare, medicine and magic, death and burial, life cycle, games, ceremonialism, social organization, disease, dreams, and material culture. Items include a Nanabojo text concerning White Feather; ethnographic notes from published sources; 23 pages of male and female names; photographs (1926) with explanatory notes; typed slips and field notes on slips, most of them later transcribed for typed slips; and a 1-page letter signed Ake Sulkrantz and dated Stockholm, December 2, 1950. Two items are of particular note: 1) an unfinished manuscript relating 20 dreams of Miskwanda and 10 of Jim Pontiac, together with analysis. Chapters on legend and fact in the history of L'Arbre Croche and an ethnohistoric account based on the Jesuit Relations. Not included is a proposed account of "The culture of L'Arbre Croche as illustrated by Miskwanda's drawings." Interesting narrative of Radin's field work and methods and 2) 154 original drawings by Miskwanda--traced, arranged and commented on by Radin--intended to illustrate culture of L'Arbre Croche.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Anishinaabe | Potawatomi | Oneida | Menominee | Mahican
Alternate forms: Pottawotomi, Mohican
Date: Undated
Contributor: Joos, Martin
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Potawatomi materials in the Lounsbury Papers consist of a single field notebook of Martin Joos found in Series II. No consultant is named for the Potawatomi section.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Sahaptin | Umatilla | Walla Walla | Tayx | Yakama | Molala | Nez Perce | Colville
Date: ca. 1953-1969
Type:Text
Extent: 2 reels; 18 notebooks and ca. 380 loose pages
Description: Fieldnotes across the Plateau region, especially in Pendleton OR (near the Umatilla Reservation), Nespelem WA (in the Colville Reservation), and Toppenish WA (Yakama Reservation), between 1963 and 1969, supplemented by materials collected from other recent secondary sources. Copies held by the APS were privately microfilmed by Bruce Rigsby; the APS does not possess the originals. Notebooks 1-8 mostly represent work at and around the Umatilla Reservation in 1963, and notebooks 9-18 were recorded mostly near the Colville and Yakama reservations, 1964 onwards. The notebooks contain elicited lexica, with some texts, and details on the knowledge and use of languages by specific individuals. The loose notes at the end are mostly texts. A full inventory of the notebooks and notes, with individual contributor, place and language information, is in the collection finding aid.
Collection: Sahaptin field notes (Mss.Film.1261)