Tiwa vocabulary of about 180 words

Collection ID:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886
Ortiz, Santiago
October 2, 1852
Physical Description:
6 pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Copy in Printed Outline, in handwriting of George Gibbs, presumably from earlier Gibbs copy in volume of miscellaneous vocabularies, Bureau of American Ethnology Number 1627, pages 63-65, which see. (Latter also includes a few words not transcribed here.)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Note on last page, by Gibbs, presumably based on similar, but less complete note in Number 1627: "Language of the Indians of Taos in New Mexico (pronounced Te-wa) [sic], taken by Mr Bartlett from Santiago Ortiz (A-he ba-tu) head chief of Senecu, Isleta, & c. [i. e.. Senecu del Sur, Chihuahua]. It is analogous to the Piro."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 458-a

Local Note
Local Note
Note: The catalog entry follows the earliest information about the source of the vocabulary, which is from Gibbs. Gatschet's note on page 1 "from Taos (From Tewa), N. M. taken from the head chief of Sinecu" is later and is clearly an imperfect interpretation of the earlier information, which makes it clear that the informant is not from Taos (although the language may be similar). MCB, 2/1964
Local Note
Old Smithsonian Institution Number 549.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 458-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tiwa -- Senecu del Sur (Piro) -- ? Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tewa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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