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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)

Language(s): English
Date: 1950-1953
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: The Deering Collection of Indian Captivities is comprised of a bibliography, together with ethnographic and historical summaries and extracts, of the collection of Indian captivities of the late Frank Cutter Deering of Saco, Maine, in the keeping of Joseph G. Deering of Biddeford, Maine, prepared under grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the American Philosophical Society. Pages 1-1037 describe the books of Deering; works in the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Laval, the National Museum of Canada, the Collection de Luc Lacourciere, Quebec, and McGill University. Transcriptions and extracts from manuscripts by Frank C. Deering, captivities of Mary Storer (compiled by Jacques Rousseau, 1942), 1703, with letters; Nathaniel Segar, manuscript in the Seminaire de Quebec, Toronto Public Library; and of Edmund S. Carpenter. Summaries, too, of standard printed series, such as Thwaites, etc. Relates to northeastern, plains, western, and Canadian Indians in particular. Omitted are those 40 works found in the Greenwood collection. An important set of summaries because of the inaccessibility of the collection. Reference to both the Walsh and the Ayer lists. [N.B., duplicate numbering, 1351-1362, of different material.] This collection also includes a brief catalogue prepared by Michael J. Walsh of Goodspeed's, Boston, at death of Frank C. Deering, which includes texts omitted in the longer bibliography, as well as a corrected corrected version of Walsh's catalogue by Charles Marius Barbeau, 1950.
Collection: Indian narratives and captivities (Mss.016.9701.D365b)

Arapaho | Cheyenne
Alternate forms: Arapahoe
Language(s): English
Date: circa 1870-1925; 1935; 1939-1940
Extent: 6 folders
Description: The collection contains several items pertaining to Cheyenne and Arapaho people, which may not always be distinguished in some items. (Use "Ctrl + F" or "Cmnd + F" keyword search for "Cheyenne" or "Arapaho" to locate these items in the collection guide quickly.) In the "V. Plains" section of Subcollection I, Series I, of this collection, see "V(22B12). Cook, Mrs. A. M.. Arapahoe -- a. Captivity narrative." The collection guide contains a more detailed description of the folder, which consists of multiple documents, including correspondence.  In the "XIII. Miscellaneous" section, see "XIII(22H). Haskell Institute. Roster," which includes in its listing the names of Arapaho and Cheyenne students at the Haskell Institute, 1939-1940..  In Series II: Biographical materials, see "Burgesse, J. Allan" correspondence, and "Sapir, Edward" for correspondence including mention of Arapaho-Cheyenne languages. Finally, in Series III: Photographs, see "2-12(a-b). Cheyenne" and "7-13-a: Cheyennes. Nee-hee-o-ee-woo-tis 'the wolf on the hill' & Tis-see-woo-na-tis 'she who bathes her knees."    
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Osage
Language(s): English
Date: 1861
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Letters to Charles Waterton. Mentions imposture of John D. Hunter [who claimed to have lived among the Kickapoos and Osages], Hunter's work on Indians, his claim to have preceded Lewis and Clark, and Ord's conversation with Sir John Franklin on the topic; Du Chaillu and his work on gorillas; Eleazar Williams and his claim to be the Lost Dauphin; Indian customs; Academy of Natural Sciences; fire in Philadelphia. Also quotes Lewis Cass on Hunter and Franklin.
Collection: George Ord Collection (Mss.B.Or2)

Scaticook
Alternate forms: Scatticook, Schaghticoke
Language(s): English | Mahican
Date: 1903-1943
Type:Text
Extent: 3 folders
Description: Materials relating to Speck's study of the language, history, and culture of the Scaticook (Scatticook, aka Schaghticoke) people of southern New England. Items include Speck's 1903 Scaticook field notebook containing vocabulary, census, and reservation data, biographical notes, and traditions; Speck's miscellaneous Scaticook notes, comprised of a 1904 vocabulary, two letters from Chief Swimming Eel (1939 and 1940) concerning Indian social activities, and 1 broadside; and two letters from Frank Edward Smith, Jr., concerning his interest in Scatticook Indians and in captivity narratives.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)