MS 2245 Ancient Cherokee Formulas

Collection ID:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Ino:li, -1885
Swimmer, 1833 or 1834-1899
Takwatihi (Cherokee)
Ahwanita (Cherokee)
Wilnoti (Cherokee)
In the Sequoya syllabary
Physical Description:
259 Items
201 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Cherokee Sacred Formulas: About 600 formulas recorded in the Cherokee characters, devised by George Guess, and obtained from several sources, and comprising the Swimmer, the Gahuni, the Gatigwanasti, the Inali, the Tsiskwa, the Aʹwanita and the Takwatihi manuscripts.
Scope and Contents
Of these formulas, about one third has been transliterated, translated and explained, with an accompanying glossary of about 2,000 words; this portion would make about 200 pages foolscap., and was prepared about 1890. A number of these formulas has been published in the 7th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
For description of this volume and history of its preparation, see 7th Annual Report, B. A. E., page 317.
Biographical / Historical
Latter portion incomplete: Not turned in September 29, 1903.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2245

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
The Kanâheta Ani-Tsalage Eti

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
These manuscripts were purchased for the Bureau about the year 1890.

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

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