MS 1808 English translations of Natchez texts in MS 1807

Collection ID:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Sam, Watt, 1876-1944
Jumper, Charlie
fall, 1908
There are
translations of the stories in Manuscript Number 1807.
Physical Description:
163 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes typescript document, 2 pages. Stories were numbered in 1970 to correspond with numbers of stories published in Swanton, "Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology-B 88, Washington, D. C., 1915, and are arranged insofar as possible in that order. The following stories are present: 1-5, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16-19, 22-29, 30 (last page only), 31-32, 34, 38, 40, 43.

Custodial History
Previously titled "Natchez Stories."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1808

Local Note
Local Note
Informant: Watt Sam. Stories, 22 and 32 are from Charlie Jumper.
Local Note
On the first and last pages of story 9, are written the native names and clan affiliations of Watt Sam, Nancy Taylor, and Lizzie Rooster. On the first page of story 14 are listed Natchez and Cherokee clan names (transcribed in Manuscript Number 4144).
Local Note
autograph document

Story 43 is published in Swanton, "Animal Stories from the Indians of the Muskhogean Stock," JAFL, volume 26, 1913, page 217.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 1808, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Natchez Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Natchez Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746