MS 2191 Historical sketches of the Cherokees: Together with some of their Customs, Traditions and Superstitions

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2191
Creators:
Keys, Lucy L. (Lucy Lowrey), 1831-1912
Keys, Lucy L. (Lucy Lowrey), 1831-1912
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
70 pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Text includes biographical notes on Sequoya, principally pages 30-37, and on Major George Lowrey, pages 30-70.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Letter states: "The name Wah ne nau hi, signed to the manuscript, is my own Cherokee name. You are at liberty to use either Cherokee, or English name in connection with the Manuscript. Major George Lowrey was my grandfather and I was at his house when George Guess (Sequoyah) left for the West, also when his companions returned without him."

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm
Author

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2191

Local Note
Local Note
Autograph Document

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2191, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Condition
Parts of this manuscript are quoted by James Mooney in "Myths of the Cherokee," 19th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1900, Part 1, where it is referred to only by the authorʹs Cherokee name.
Condition
Publishd as Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 196, Anthro. Pap. 77, Washington, D.C. 1966. (ed. and introd. by Jack Frederick Kilpatrick.) *Note. This catalog card and 6 pages of copies of transmitted correspondence referred to above were not included on the microfilm copy.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchased from Mrs. Lucy L. Keys (Wah-ne-nau-hi), of Vinita, Indian Territory, 1899. Letters of transmittal in Smithsonian Institution-Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files, dated September 4 and November 8, 1889. Letter of November 14 from J. W. Powell to Mrs. Keys transmits voucher for ten dollars for purchase of manuscript.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cherokee Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sequoyah, 1770?-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowrey, George (Cherokee) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sequoyah, 1770?-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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