National Anthropological Archives

MS 1887 Miscellaneous notes

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1887
Creators:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
5 Notebooks
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Concerns tipis and shields, Kiowa tales, etc. Also notes on peyote. 1 page list of contents by David F. Aberle, May 2, 1952 accompanies Manuscript. Also newsclipping of story of peyote ceremony entitled, "Eating the Mescal; the Strange Ceremony Wittnessed by an Ethnologist," signed by James Mooney. Augusta, [Ga.] Chronicle, January 24, 1892.
Scope and Contents
From David Aberle: Besides notebooks contains aggitated correspondence from Warren K. Moorehead to H. C. Phillips, and other letters on the same subject, concerning adequate presentation of a pro-peyote position at the Mohonk conference and at congressional hearings. Dates 1915. Also lists of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the 66th Congress, 1st session, r. Chippewa, printed 1919. Also a map of Southern Texas, with a series of towns, etc., and names, small towns along the Rio Grande considerably below El Paso--presumably peyote towns. Very hard, if not impossible to decipher. Also a reprint of Prentiss and Morgan's article in the Med. Record, August 22, 1896. There are three notebooks headed Department of Interior, 1 small black "ledger," 1 paper-covered account-book, and 14 pages from a bound notebook, held together by a brass stud. All are difficult to read but would be worth going over with care. I cannot be confident that any of these are completely lacking in peyote materials. The "ledger" contains accounts of the cost of a peyote meeting--gives figures for several specific meetings.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1887, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1887

Local Note
Local Note
Re tipis and shields. I see nothing outstanding- no colored drawings, etc.- re. heraldry. MCB 3/59.

Other Title
Other Title
Eating the Mescal; the Strange Ceremony Wittnessed by an Ethnollogist


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Tipis -- Kiowa Indians Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peyote -- Kiowa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shields -- Kiowa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore -- Kiowa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsclippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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