MS 3462 Cherokee drawings of plants
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3462
Creators:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
1899
Languages:
Undetermined
Cherokee syllabary
Physical Description:
2 Sheets
8 x 12 1/2 inches
1 Item
notebook (49 pages
4 x 8 inches
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two sheets with pencil drawings of 35 plants, each accompanied by a legend in the Cherokee syllabary. Also small black notebook containing miscellaneous notes on Cherokee, etc, and a list of Choctaw clans. Pages 1-4 are headed, "Hawanitaʹs Plant Pictures" with 35 plant names, probably corresponding to the drawings. The remainder of the notebook covers: miscellaneous notes, including stories by Cherokee informants (6 pages); vocabulary and notes relating to disease (17 pages); circular burial diagram and notes (1 page); "Cherokee Nation Index," which gives page references to some other publication or manuscript. Papers of Chas. Buttrick, Jr. (3 pages); "Adair", notes (2 pages); transcripts of letters, in Mooneyʹs shorthand (3 pages); miscellaneous notes (1 page); "Chey (?) Race Story" (2 pages); "Locations Cherokee" (2 pages); names and addresses of informants; notes on Choctaw and adjacent tribes, including list of Choctaw Clans (7 pages); and Cherokee informants (1 page).

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3462

Local Note
Local Note
The notebook was digitized to reflect the order of the writing in the original notebook. It is currently displayed in that same order. It starts from front cover towards middle, then back cover towards middle. This ordering will facilitate in the reading of the manuscript. Listed before the notebook are two loose drawings of plants.

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Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3462, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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Ethnobotany -- Cherokee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinship -- Choctaw Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Choctaw Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of North America -- Southern States Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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