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Anishinaabe | Chickasaw | Dakota | Delaware | Ojibwe | Osage | Pawnee
Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Chippewa, Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1804-1805
Type:Text
Genre: Journals
Extent: 1 volume
Description: This collection contains three manuscript journals of exploration expedition, bound together in one volume: one journal by Zebulon Pike, two journals by William Dunbar. The Pike journal documents the expedition to explore the geography of the Mississippi River led by Lt. Zebulon Montgomery Pike in 1805-1806, and his attempts to purchase sites from the Dakota Indians for future military posts, and to bring influential chiefs back to St. Louis for talks. Dunbar's journald document the expedition up the Red and Ouachita Rivers to the Hot Springs of Arkansas in 1804-1805. The "Journal... to the Mouth of the Red River" (200p.) is the fullest available record of the activities of the expedition from the time of their departure from St. Catharine's Landing on October 16, 1804, until their return to Natchez, Miss., on January 26, 1805. The "Journal of a geometrical survey" includes a record of course and distances as well as a thermometrical log and other brief notes. The second of these mention Osage and Caddo, their relations with whites (enemies and friends), trade to Osages with Delaware Indian as aid, and Chickasaw.
Collection: Expedition Journals (Mss.917.7.D91)

Inuit
Alternate forms: Eskimo
Language(s): English
Date: 1879, 1930
Subject: Ethnography | Travel
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: Reminiscences of a scientist which include brief mention of Inuit seen at Rigolet, Labrador, in 1879.
Collection: Henry H. Donaldson diaries (Mss.B.D713)

Apache | Navajo | Pawnee | Taos | Zapotec
Language(s): English
Date: 1861-1916
Type:Text
Extent: 19 items
Description: Narratives of travels and adventures, 1881-1864, 1881-1916, in the Far West, Southwest, Northwest, northern Mexico, as well as Ohio, New York, and Europe, apparently written from memory about 1916. Mentions hostilities of Pawnee and Apache, describing an Indian attack. Visits Pima Indians, Navajo reservation; sees Taos Indian dance. Observes Mitla ruins; visits Sacaton Pima reservation; visits California Indian schools. Describes music for Indians at mission; visits Ohio mounds; comments on Northwest Art; statues of Indian heroes in Northwest. Two letters relate to Ayer and the Field Museum. See especially #1, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19.
Collection: Reminiscences of the Far West, and other trips (Mss.B.Ay2)

Catawba | Nottoway | Sappony
Language(s): English
Date: 1728
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: The only known copy of a manuscript possibly earlier than Byrd's History (#525). This contains fewer Indian references and lacks interpolated information, but describes contact with Saponi and Nottoway Indians in 1728. Three pages missing; these are printed in Woodfin (1945), from fragments of early draft.
Collection: Secret history of the line between Virginia and North Carolina (Mss.975.5.B99s)

Catawba | Sappony
Alternate forms: Saopni
Language(s): English
Date: 1728
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: A finished copy, probably earlier than the Westover manuscript, from which this varies slightly. Byrd interpolated into the narrative of his tour remarks on Indian customs, religion, warfare, trade, in addition to observations on his Saponi guides. Several pages added in 1817 in hand of Nicholas Trist. Printed (from Westover manuscript) in Boyd (1929). See also Woodfin (1944).
Collection: The history of the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina (Mss.975.5.B99h)

Algonquian
Language(s): English
Date: 1948
Type:Text
Extent: 392 leaves
Description: Catalogue and notes prepared by Charles Marius Barbeau of holdings of Time Stone Farm, Marlborough, Mass., owned and collected by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood. Data on house and its contents, and bibliography of books, including some 60 Indian captivities, books on place names, Indian wars, Indian missions, travels, colonial history pertaining to New England and Canada. Extensive reading notes included.
Collection: Time Stone Farm and the collections of an old New England homestead  (Mss.016.9701.G842b)