Replies to correspondence (circular letter) sent to various Indian Agencies relative to marriage customs among the various Indian tribes. The tribes represented are: Flathead, Kalispel, Kootenai, Mescalero Apache, Navaho, Oto, Pend d Oreille, and Shoshoni.
This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the five rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1875. These digital surrogates reproduced marriage records of the Office of the Commissioner, Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1861–1869. These records consist of unbound marriage certificates, marriage licenses, monthly reports of marriages, and other proofs of marriages.
Given by Major Powell in 1883, at New Haven, Connecticut on "The Marriage Institution in Tribal Society."
Scrapbook created by W. D. MacFarlane who was a partner, with his brother Robert, in the MacFarlane Old Dye Works in Albany, New York. The book contains chemical solutions for dying textiles, newspaper clippings, marriage and obituary notices, poems and political cartoons.
Text handwritten in English by Mack Haag on Cheyenne courtship and marriage customs, with a reference to the Cheyenne and Dakota term for "woman." Also a pronouns chart.
Material includes: Molala words and sentences, numbered pages 3-36. "Marriage Ceremonies" as given by Stephen Savage, December 1877, 2 pages. Text and interlinear English translation. "Myth of the Coyote." December 1877, 3 pages. Text and interlinear English translation. Story of a conflict between the Cayuse and Molala (or "The Molala tribe raided...
Text as follows: "Marriage Ceremonies," 1 page. (The original contains notes following the text which are not included here.) "The Myth of the Coyote." 3 pages. "The Molala tribe raided by the Cayuse Indians," 9 pages.
Notebook containing autobiographies of two Kiowa women handwritten in English by Truman Michelson. The two women, ages 72 and 73, recount memories from their childhood and their marriages. Topics include childhood amuseuments, being vaccinated for smallpox, adultery, and interpersonal relationships between relatives.