Current Filters
Click filter to remove
Displaying 1 - 6 of 6
Cherokee | Lenape | Meskwaki | Nanticoke | Onondaga
Language(s): English | Cherokee | Delaware | Onondaga
Date: 1783-1817
Type:Text
Extent: 107 pages
Description: These letters authored by Benjamin Barton Smith to various correspondents discuss Indian vocabulary words for birds, earthquakes, and animals of their domestic economy. Smith solicits information about Indian beliefs about health, nursing, menstration, animal sacrifice, Indian Bible, origins of Indian tribes, white race, Orthography and spelling, chief's political power, and comparative linguistic analysis between Indian and Asiatic languages.
Collection: Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection (Mss.B.B284d)

Lenape
Alternate forms: Delaware
Language(s): English
Date: 1755-1763
Type:Text
Extent: 48 letters
Description: Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding the Treaty of Easton, with particular attention to Teedyuscung and the Moravian Indians. One letter from Timothy Horsfled to Benjamin Franklin regards how Indians with smallpox were treated.
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (974.8 H78)  Section 2 (Mss.974.8.H78)

Language(s): English
Date: 1755-1763
Type:Text
Extent: 56 letters
Description: In sections 1 and 2. Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding Indian attacks on the frontier and attempts to protect friendly Indians. One letter discusses the use of passports by friendly Indians. Mention of a "berserk soldier at Fort Allen behaves indecently among squaws."
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)

Catawba | Nottoway | Saponi
Alternate forms: Saponny
Language(s): English
Date: 1728
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: The only known copy of a manuscript possibly earlier than Byrd's History (#525). This contains fewer Indian references and lacks interpolated information, but describes contact with Saponi and Nottoway Indians in 1728. Three pages missing; these are printed in Woodfin (1945), from fragments of early draft.
Collection: Secret history of the line between Virginia and North Carolina (Mss.975.5.B99s)

Seneca
Language(s): English | Seneca
Date: 1964-1969, 1978, 1998, 2004, 2012-2015
Extent: 3 linear feet
Description: The Seneca materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of numerous items. Of particular interest is the work of Thomas Abler, documenting the formation of the Seneca Nation of Indians in the 19th century as well as the protest to and aftermath of the construction of the Kinzua Dam that flooded Seneca land. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Abler, John, Nichols, Pollak, Roark-Calnek, and Wyler.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Catawba | Saponi
Alternate forms: Saponny
Language(s): English
Date: 1728
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: A finished copy, probably earlier than the Westover manuscript, from which this varies slightly. Byrd interpolated into the narrative of his tour remarks on Indian customs, religion, warfare, trade, in addition to observations on his Saponi guides. Several pages added in 1817 in hand of Nicholas Trist. Printed (from Westover manuscript) in Boyd (1929). See also Woodfin (1944).
Collection: The history of the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina (Mss.975.5.B99h)