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Haudenosaunee | Cherokee | Catawba | Shawnee | Delaware | Wyandot | Miami | Ojibwe
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: January 22, 1736; 1744-1774; November 3, 1768; March 14, 1792; 1794; March 10, 1796; August 28, 1817; October 7, 1892; November 11, 1913; November 20, 1913; 1952; 1953-1954; September 1954; Undated
Type:Text
Extent: 14 items
Description: Relavent materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. A variety of materials relating to the Haudenosaunee. Eighteenth-century materials include James Logan's treaty instructions to Conrad Weiser in 1736/7; examples of symbols used in treaty signatures by chiefs; miscellaneous items relating to treaties, Indian raids, and land transfers in Virginia;a 1768 deed of land to William Trent; using the Six Nations to make peace with western tribes; Indian agents' accounts, and a journal of a survey of Moravian lands in the Erie triangle translated and edited by Paul A. W. Wallace. Nineteenth-century materials include correspondence regarding Iroquois language and an Iroquois census. Twentieth-century materials include lectures given by Wallace and Leland (on Benjamin Franklin, and on the Deerfield massacre and Eleazer Williams' claim to be the Lost Dauphin, respectively); correspondence between Newhouse and Parker about Newhouse's manuscript history of the "Five Nations Union," the Society of American Indians and possible creation of a Society of Canadian Indians; and Snyderman's essay on ethnohistory, particularly through materials at the American Philosophical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Quaker Historical Association, and the Haverford College Library. Other individuals mentioned include Shekallemy, Samuel Kirkland, Alfred, Street, Captain Brant, LIttle Billy, George Hoopaugh, Jacob Harmon, John Williams, Warham Williams, Madame de Pentigny, Captain John Stoddard, and John H. Hanson.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: 1927-1943
Type:Text
Extent: 5 folders
Description: Materials relating to Massachusett people, history, and culture. Includes "A prehistoric cremation at Grassy Island, Taunton River, Massachusetts," Delabarre's account of and speculation on an ancient burial; Bever's letter to Speck requesting references on the Indians around Mashpee, Massachusetts, and mentioning Simeon L. Deyo, History of Barnstable County and Mary Farwell Ayer, Richard Bourne, Missionary to the Mashpee Indians; Speck's undated notes concerning Middleboro, Massachusetts, along with an account of the Pilgrims; Speck's letter to Mrs. Charles Ryan, Gay Head, Massachusetts regarding accommodations for Speck and family while Speck works with the Gay Head Indians (Martha's Vineyard); and "Reflections on the past and present of the Massachusetts Indians," a carbon copy of Speck (1943), along with a letter from Clinton A. Weslager (Archaeological Society of Delaware), urging him to write general book on remnant Indians.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: 1664-1688
Type:Text
Extent: 10 items
Description: Ten letters from Protestant missionary John Eliot to natural philosopher Robert Boyle of the Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge about Eliots work among the so-called "praying Indians" of southern New England. Topics include the religious education of Native peoples; the estates, affairs, and habits of the "praying Indians" and the locations of their churches; the need for Bibles; Eliot's work translating the Bible and preparing a grammar of Indian printings of Bibles; Bibles, grammars, and other books being distributed to New England Indians; acknowledgement of gifts of money received and thanks for the same; French Indians; danger of attack by the Manquacq Indians [Minqua? Mi'kmaq?]; and the missionary work of Daniel Gookin. In the final letter (1688), conscious of his approaching death, Eliot would use £30 given him by Boyle many years ago for Gospel work to further the efforts of Daniel Gookin and John Cotton; also would like Gospel society to bear expense of printing and have Cotton revise other works Eliot has translated into the Indian language. Originals at the Royal Society of London.
Collection: Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents (Mss.Film.460)

Delaware | Massachusett | Narragansett | Omaha | Wampanoag
Language(s): English | Narragansett
Date: 1770-1784; 1879
Type:Text
Description: The Narragansett materials in the Siebert Papers consist on very early materials including vocabulary lists from the 18th and 19th centuries in Series IV. Siebert's notes on the Narragansett can be found in Series V.
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)

Nipmuc
Language(s): English
Date: 1926-1942
Type:Text
Extent: 1 folder
Description: Materials relating to Speck's study of Nipmuc language, history, and culture. Includes 3 pages concerning place and family names; a letter from Mrs. Ruth Allen, Medfield, Massachusetts, to Speck, concerning baskets owned by her family and transmitting 3 pages of extracts from printed works concerning Medfield and letters from Sarah M. Cisco Sullivan (Nipmuc) (Grafton, Massachusetts, Indian Reservation) concerning social activities, family news, place name data, historical data, etc. Images note: Newspaper clipping photographs of last survivor of the Nipmucs.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Pennacook
Language(s): English
Date: Undated
Extent: 21 pages
Description: Speck's notes on Pennacook and other Native peoples of New England. This 21-page notebook contains Pennacook, Mashpee, Gay Head, Cape Cod Indian genealogical and population notes; miscellaneous Pennacook notes; approximately 3 slips and 2 pages of loose notes; and botanical specimens.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Stockbridge-Munsee
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Stockbridge
Language(s): English
Date: 1665-1775
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 3 reels
Description: Selections from 31 volumes from the Massachusetts State Archives (volumes 1-6, 13, 20-22, 25, 27-33, 35, 38A, 51-54, 74, 80, 108-109, 219, 233, 287). These materials include letters and papers from the official records of provincial Massachusetts. Many relate to the Six Nations in New York, and to French activity and influence among the Indians. Contains references to the treaties at Albany with the Six Nations, the western boundary of Massachusetts, the Stockbridge removal, and the sack of Deerfield by Caughnawaga Mohawks.
Collection: Selected materials, 1665-1775, on Indian affairs (Mss.Film.642)

Wampanoag
Language(s): English | Wampanoag
Date: Undated
Contributor: Wild Horse | Day, Gordon M.
Type:Text
Extent: 1 reel
Description: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse, compiled by Gordon M. Day. Chief Wild Horse claimed to be the last speaker of the Wampanoag dialect, and was a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians. See also Mss.Rec.40, a recording of the Lord's Prayer by Chief Wild Horse.
Collection: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse (Mss.Film.1104)

Wampanoag
Language(s): English | Wampanoag
Date: 1961
Contributor: Wild Horse | Day, Gordon M.
Genre: Prayers
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (4 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recording the Lord's Prayer by Chief Wild Horse, the last speaker of Wampanoag dialect, a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians. Recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 3 May 1961. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse (Mss.Rec.40)

Wampanoag
Language(s): English
Date: 1919
Type:Text
Genre: Notebooks
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Wampanoag materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of 1 notebooks labelled "Martha's Vineyard - Notes," found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes." This notebook concerns folklore and customs on Martha's Vineyard as a whole during 1919 and may contain some Wampanoag information, especially near the beginning.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)