MS 3449 Extracts from manuscript on the ethnography and philology of the Cheyennes

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3449
Creators:
Clark, Benjamin H., 1842-1914
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three extracts, as follows: 3449-a. "Cheyenne History and Dictionary." "Ethnography, The Present Location of the Cheyennes," pages 1-35. "Names of Rivers and Localities known to the Cheyennes in the country they have lived, hunted, or raided in, as long as the present generation of this tribe have any definite knowledge," pages 35-56. No title; Cheyenne-English vocabulary, letter "O" only, pages 57-58. 3449-b. "Cheyenne History and Dictionary." Copy of letter of Ben Clark, "To the Publisher or Printer," dated Washington, D. C., March 1, 1887, page [1]. Ethnography, pages [2-38], Philiology, pages [12-38]. Acquired November, 1906, through Miss C. F. Pierce, Librarian of Wellesley Library: Clark, Ben: Cheyenne history and dictionary. Typewritten copy consisting of: Errata 1 (unnumbered), verso (unnumbered), Ben Clark Manuscript, "Ethnography and Philology of the Cheyenne," 1887, in Southwest Museum Library, Los Angeles, according to citation in P. Powell, Sweet Medicine, 1969. [Direction] to publisher or printer, dated Washington, D. C., March 1, 1887, Ethnography pages 2-30, Philology pages 31-37, Cheyenne grammar pages 38-57, Dictionary pages 58-359. Typewritten pages 8" x 13" mounted on sheets 11 3/4" x 15 3/8", cover 12" x 15 3/4", bound in 3/4 goat. Presented to Wellesley College Library by Professor E. N. Horsford. 3449-c. "Cheyenne Names of Rivers and Localities in the Country they have occupied or roamed over and which are known to the present Generation." 13 typed pages numbered 251-263. This section includes only parts of the names given in pages 36-56 of 3449-b. The orthography and comments differ somewhat, and are presumably Mooney's, for page 251 is marked at the bottom in Mooney's hand, "115 local names--Clark / 49--J. M." 3449-D. "Cheyenne Band Names from the Clark Manuscript. Soldier Bands of the Southern Cheyennes." 1 page typed, with annotations by James Mooney. (Found in File Number 2213, miscellaneous Cheyenne notes of Mooney, and transferred July, 1960.)

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm negative on file. (1969-SOA target)
Existence and Location of Originals
The whereabouts of the original manuscript is unknown. It is described by Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 13, 1891, page 557, and there stated to in the possession of Mr G. B. Grinnell, New York City.
Author

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3449-a-b-c-d

Other Title
Other Title
Cheyenne History and Dictionary
Other Title
Ethnography, The Present Location of the Cheyennes
Other Title
Names of Rivers and Localities known to the Cheyennes in the country they have lived, hunted or raided in, as long as the present generation of this tribe have any definite knowledge
Other Title
Cheyenne Names of Rivers and Localities in the Country they have occupied or roamed over and which are known to the present Generation
Other Title
Cheyenne Band Names from the Clark Manuscript Soldier Bands of the Southern Cheyenne

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3449-a-b-c-d, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cheyenne Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Names, place Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Names, tribal -- band names Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Names, tribal -- soldier bands Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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