MS 3710 Fragment of a manuscript about the Cherokee

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3710
Creators:
Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852
Holway, Frances Hope Kerr, 1886-
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
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Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes part of creation myth, notes on fire-making, houses, the invention of the Cherokee alphabet by Sequoya, and his demonstration of it to Col. Lowrey. n.d. 4 pages Also 1-page letter from Mrs. Hope Holway, Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 30, 1959, suggesting source of this fragment.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3710

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3710, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Condition
Though by Mrs. Holway to be in the hand of John Howard Payne and possibly a copy from material in the Cherokee Phoenix, August, 1828, since an article based on that source (John Fordyce, "Sequoyah in Arkansas," Arkansas Gazette Magazine August 13, 1933) "uses some of the phrases in your document exactly."

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Cherokee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fire making -- Cherokee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings -- Cherokee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Writing systems -- Cherokee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cherokee Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowrey, John, Colonel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sequoyah, 1770?-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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