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Anishinaabe | Blackfoot | Cree | Dakota | Métis | Kainai | Nakoda | Ojibwe | Secwépemc
Alternate forms: Blood, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, Shuswap, Simpcw, Sioux, Stoney
Language(s): English
Date: 1905-1910
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: Norman Leonard Jacobs was an engineer and surveyor with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Canada. The collection consists of his correspondence with Bessie Frank (later Anathan), an acquaintance from Pittsburgh. Jacobs wrote of daily life in Canadian cities like Winnipeg and Edmonton, interactions with First Nations, and daily hardships encountered in the field (extreme cold, snowblindness, and lack of food), but also spoke of his work with pride and enthusiasm. In addition to the letters, Jacobs wrote twenty-eight pages of a "Diary of a Tenderfoot." Also included in the collection are two photobooks and various loose photographs, which display various aspects of camp life, details of work sites and the Canadian landscape, and First Nations peoples. Some of the photographs are extremely faded. Native peoples mentioned include Ojibwe, Blackfoot, Cree, "Surteau" (likely Saulteaux),"Bloods" (Kainai), "Stonies" (Nakoda, or "Stoney"), as well as Native people at Tete Jaune Cache who are likely Simpcw. The images include family groups; men, women, and children fishing; men (some apparently hired by Jacobs or his company to act as guides and carriers in the field) working with an infant in a cradleboard; Ojibwe graves; tepees [tipis]; "Sioux" warriors; a sweat bath; horse races; individuals like Joe KaeKwitch, Chief Handorgan, Chief Wingard, Muskowken, etc. Most of these materials have been digitized and are available through the APS's Digital Library. Also see the finding aid for more background information on Jacobs and detailed itemized lists for both Series I. Correspondence and Series II. Graphic Materials.
Collection: Anathan-Jacobs Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Collection (Mss.SMs.Coll.13)

Language(s): English
Date: December 23, 1866
Subject: Railroads
Type:Text
Extent: 3 pages
Description: Letter to John L. Le Conte written from Wyandotte, Kansas regarding plans for railroad across the Rockies and Indian disapproval of railroads.
Collection: John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers (Mss.B.L493)

Evenki | Yupik, Siberian | Tofa | Soyot | Chukchi | Nivkh | Yukaghir | Samoyed | Yeniseian | Koryak | Sakha | Kerek
Language(s): English | Russian
Date: 1924, ca. 1928
Extent: 27 p., 24 photographic prints, 2 sketches
Description: This guide entry only describes broad Siberian materials. Chukchi and Nivkh materials in the ACLS collection have their own dedicated guide entries. "Catalogue of phonograph records from the Jesup North Pacific Expedition" (item AsPa.2) briefly details Waldemar Jochelson and Waldemar Bogoras' documented phonograph recordings during the Jesup expedition, which may include those housed at the Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana. "The Study of Paleoasiatic and Tunguse languages in the USSR for the last ten years (1918-1928)" (item AsPa.1) describes programs of institutions in the USSR that included bringing students from various areas of Siberia to Leningrad. "Photographs and brief essays on "Paleoasiatic tribes of the hills of Uryankai" and "The Manegher"" (item 36) contains brief descriptions by Bogoras of Soyot, Karagass (Tofa?) and Manegher/манегры (Evenki) peoples, based on descriptions of expeditions by D. K. Solovyev in 1913 and 1915-1916 to the Amur River and the Sayan mountains. It includes several sets of photographs, assumed to be from these expeditions, and mentions the existence of hundreds of other photographs, artifacts and film reels.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)