The material includes the asking of Quapaw equivalents of English words. A copy of a list of the English words are included.
Contents: Manuscript 4590 Quapaw: (1) Description: Victor Griffin, last Chief of the Quapaws, 1927-1959 Date: 1956. (2) Robert A. Whitebird. Full blood. Head of Quapaw Tribal Business Committee since 1956. On board of National Congress of American Indians. Family name, Waz-hing-ka. (3) "Ceremonial pipe... We do not know if it is of Quapaw origin. I...
6 pages, "Brief historical notes" on the Kwapa and other Dhegiha. 43 pages. "Quapaw Vocabulary," including grammatical notes. 9 pages. Comparative Kwapa-Ponka vocabulary. 20 pages. "The Mystery of the Ponca Removal."
Photographs depicting Quapaw men, women, and children, in front of or near wood-sided buildings.
A photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's pencil drawing depicting an eighteenth century Quapaw Indian holding two feathered pipes (calumets) and wearing body paint and a headdress. The drawing was based on research and model Ed Quapaw, reportedly a 3/4 blood Quapaw with a mixture of Peoria and Shawnee. The collection also includes two photocopies o...
In English and French with bibliographic references given.
Contents: Comparative vocabulary, 117 items, in English, Hidatsa, Ofo, Mandan, Dakota, Biloxi, Tutelo, Osage and (a few) Winnebago. 3 pages. Comparison of 24 words: English, Catawba, Ofo, Tutelo, Dakota and Quapaw. 1 slip. Synonyms for the name "Ofo". 1 slip. Summary of history of classification of Tutelo, Catawba, and Woccon as Siouan. 1 slip.
Principally vocabulary and texts with interlinear translation; also notes on Modoc myths collected by Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is number 2 in a set. Volume 1 is NAA manuscript 1581.
The Robert Rankin papers, 1886, 1914, 1956-2011, document his field work, research, and professional activities, primarily in relation to his work studying American Indian languages. Rankin was professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. The collection consists of sound recordings, field notebooks, vocabulary lists and bibliographies, dictionaries, research files, slip files, word lists, correspondence, ephemera, notes, readings and reprints, writings, drafts, and teaching materials. This includes materials from Rankin's work with the last native speakers of the Quapaw and Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) languages and subsequent research, writings, and collaborations with tribes and fellow linguists.