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Cherokee
Language(s): English
Date: 1839; 1855
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Letters between Rachel Brooks Parrish Sellers and George Escol Sellers. In 1839, George describes his midwestern travels, including condition of the Cherokees following removal and the lack of improvements on their property. In 1855, Rachel writes that Lucy would name the new city Swannanoa, signifying "the beautiful" in Cherokee.
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Oneida | Onondaga | Tuscarora | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Italian
Date: 1790
Type:Text
Extent: 118 pages
Description: Count Paolo Andreani was an aeronaut, physicist, naturalist, and traveler. This is a translation of his travel diaries from originals owned by Count Antonio Sormani Verri, of Milan. Includes Frammenti de Diario, a fragment of a diary kept on a trip to Britain, circa 1783-1784; Viaggio da Milano a Parigi, journal of a voyage from Milan to Paris, 1784; Viaggi di un gentiluomo milanese, Giornale, typed transcriptions of the travels of a gentleman from Milan, containing notes on the Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] Indians, 1790; Giornale de Filadelfia a Quebec, journal from Philadelphia to Quebec, 1791; and, journal of a trip through New York state (including visits to Albany, the reservations of the Haudenosaunee, Saratoga, and the Shaker community at New Lebanon), 1790. Of particular importance are his comments on the Haudenosaunee, from Albany to the Haudenosaunee, pages 32-85, especially pages 45-85, which is copied in a typed transcript by Count Antonio Sormani Verri, 15 pages. Discusses the Oneida: dress, physical type, government, religion; discusses Tuscarora and Onondaga; comments on language of Mohawks. Vocabularies, sentences of Onondaga, Oneida, and Seneca.
Collection: Count Paolo Andreani journals, 1783?-1791 (Mss.Film.604)

Meskwaki | Ho-Chunk
Alternate forms: Mesquakie, Sauk, Winnebago
Language(s): English
Date: 1833; 1839
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Titian Ramsey Peale discusses visit of Black Hawk to Museum (Peale's); Black Hawk objected to the crowd, so the Museum invited Black Hawk to return for a private showing. George Escol Sellers writes to his wife regarding his travels on way to St. Louis. Refers to Black Hawk; Winnebago [Ho-Chunk]; wild-rice gathering; Indian burial mounds, etc.
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Language(s): English
Date: 1955-1956
Type:Text
Genre: Journals
Extent: 1 volume
Description: "Coast to Coast and Mexico." A sightseeing tour in winter, from New York and Philadelphia to Vancouver, Texas, Mexico, and back to Long Island. Records observations on visits to Palacio de Bellas Artes and the National Museum, Mexico City; the manufacturing of replicas of Indian artifacts in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.
Collection: Robert Cushman Murphy journals (Mss.B.M957)