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MS 4971 Notes on the Manners and Customs, Beliefs and Superstitions of Soo-Boo' -Soo's Band of the Maydoo Indians, Formerly inhabiting Yuba, and parts of adjoining counties, in California

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4971
Creators:
Harris, Wyatt
Dates:
1884
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
49 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes brief Maidu vocabulary and biographical note on Chief Soo-Boo'-Soo (died 1852). Also note by J. Owen Dorsey to Director, Bureau of American Ethnology recommending retention of the manuscript and enclosing an outline of its contents. February 9, 1885. Typescript document. 2 pages.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Based on Harris' observations while engaged as a placer miner, ca. 1852 - ca. 1860.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Included with Wyatt Harris correspondence on microfilm of Bureau of American Ethnology letters received (selected correspondents).
Custodial History
Sent to Bureau of American Ethnology by the author January 25, 1885; transmittal letter in Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received; Manuscript removed and separately catalogued, 5/1971.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4971, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4971

Local Note
Local Note
manuscript document


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Biography -- Soo-Boo'-Soo, Chief Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maidu Indians Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Religion Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maidu Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soo-Boo'-Soo, Chief Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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