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Lenape | Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Oneida | Seminole
Alternate forms: Lenape, Iroquois
Language(s): French
Date: circa 1837
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: These two bound volumes contain a published first edition, 1837, of Jean Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle's Etats-Unis D'Amerique (History of the United States of America), a Frenchman's take on American history and culture, and a companion volume of original sketches used for the 96 engraved plates. Many of the images--of American scenes and history--in the second volume appear to be based on the work of de Bry and other artists. Some are in color. There are 27 original drawings of Native Americans and 27 steel engravings of the same. They depict indigenous people, primarily from the, in native attire hunting, fishing, playing, mourning, warring, eating, cooking, and celebrating. Some illustrations accompanying the early text are based on Theodore De Bry's engravings of John White's watercolor drawings of Roanoke in 1585. The later historical text is accompanied by illustrations of Oneidas, Mohawks, and Delawares conferring or warring with Europeans. There are also sketches of petroglyphs, pottery, wampum, and headgear. Illustrators and engravers include Vernier, Branche, and Milbert. Some images have been digitized.
Collection: Etats-Unis d'amerique (Mss.917.3.R76)

Language(s): English
Date: 1815-1865
Extent: 7 items
Description: Correspondence regarding materials relating to Pennsylvania Indians. Topics include Redmond Conyngham's letters regarding Indian rock shelters near Buck Mountain, Pennsylvania (where pottery shards and a burial were found) and his donation to the APS of stone implements (stone hammers, etc.) found at an "Indian workshop" near Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Other topics include the efforts of the heirs of Joseph Horsfield to reclaim Francis Parkman's recommendation of a Mr. Dickson "as a suitable person to copy the papers ... in the Horsefield [sic] Collection"; and Thomas C. Porter's letter acknowledging receipt of 50 copies of a communication on Indian rocks in the Susquehanna and noting that the Linnaean Society of Lancaster is making a cast of figures on rocks to present to the APS.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)