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Haida
Language(s): English
Date: May 28, 1846; 1950
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Gallatin's letter to Messrs. Lea and Blanchard regarding returning their copy of Horatio Hale on Indian languages west of the Rocky Mountains which Gallatin borrowed to study. Trying to get Library of Congress to loan him another. Barbeau's "List of photos...research in whaler's and clipper ships' activities" including New England, New York, and Pennsylvania materials, including tombstones of eighteenth century; Northwest Coast carvings and masks; Haida argillite carvings; Eastern Woodlands baskets and bark vessels, etc. Descriptive catalogue of items from Peabody Museum of Salem, Harvard, Yale, American Museum of Natural History, U.S. National Museum, Queen's University of Kingston, Ontario.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

Lenape | Susquehannock | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Conestoga, Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: October 22, 1730; November 8, 1755; July 20, 1758; 1759; February 4, 1764; August 9, 1766; February 9, 1769; February 10, 1769; October 23, 1784; March 2, 1787; 1951;
Type:Text
Extent: 12 items
Description: Materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. Mostly eighteenth-century correspondence regarding Pennsylvania Indian affairs. Topics include purchasing Indian lands; surveying Indian lands, including those acquired through the Treaty of Fort Stanwix; surveying Proprietary lands without offending Native neigbhors; settling boundaries with Native neighbors; colonists taken captive during Seven Years' War era; the Paxton Boys' rebellion, massacre at Susquehannock, and the killing of Susquehannock refugees; a 1759 list of Native groups clothed at Pittsburgh, with information about where they reside and hunt; and diplomacy (i.e., trying to secure Native allies) during Seven Years' War era. Also Witthoft's 1951 "The Pemberton Family Cemetary," containing a narrative of the excavation of cemetery at Pennsbury with burials of Pemberton family, 1683-1802 as well as a murdered Indian (before 1705) and white pauper of later date. Individuals mentioned include Scarroyady, Isaac Pemberton, Joseph Shippen, and David the Indian.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

Language(s): English
Date: November 26, 1875
Type:Text
Genre: Letter
Extent: 1 letter
Description: Collecting beads; has many from Indian graves. The Smithsonian wants to display them at the Centennial.
Collection: Samuel Stehman Haldeman letters (Mss.B.H129)