MS 1348 Phonetic system used by Turner in his comments on S.R. Riggs, Dakota Grammar and Dictionary
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883
Copy by George Gibbs of the phonetic system used by Turner in his comments on S.R. Riggs, Dakota Grammar and Dictionary, SCK IV, Washington, D.C., 1852. Turner's comments on Riggs appear in his letter on Indian philology in Smithsonian Institutiom-AR 1851, pages 93-97.
MS 4808 Migrations of the Dakota
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895
Proof sheets corrected by J. Owen Dorsey for "Dakota Grammar, Texts, and Ethnography," CNAE IX, Washington, D.C., 1893 pages 168-192.
MS 1357 Comparative vocabulary of Dakota, Winnebago, Omaha, and Ponka
MS 925 Notes on Dakota culture
Riggs, Thomas Lawrence, 1847-1940
3 Items (newsclippings )
Contains Siouian tribal divisions and migrations, one slip by Thomas L. Riggs on Dakota linguistics (utilized by James Owen Dorsey in editing CNAE IX, S.R. Riggs' "Dakota Grammar, Texts, and Ethnography," Washington, D.C., 1893). Clippings: 1880 Pine Ridge Sun Dance (printed with revisions in CNAE IX, pages 229-232), myth of the dog, the …
MS 61 Native American vocabularies and grammatical notes
Making Medicine, 1844?-1931
From Leonard Tyler - text with interlinear translation, (Muihas or the Magpie) - 3 pages (No. 5-7). From David Pendleton (Making Medicine) - words - 4 1/2 pages. (No. 13-17). From Rubin Taylor - words and sentences - 3 pages. (No. 17-20). From Indian N.E. of Agency - words, 1/2 page. (No. 21). Names of Indians at Darlington - 6 names (page No. 21). Rudolph Petter - Collection of words …
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.
Aleš Hrdlička papers
The papers of Aleš Hrdlička, curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offer considerable insight into the development of physical anthropology in the first half of this century. The papers include honors bestowed on Hrdlička, autobiographical notes, correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the day, anthropometric and osteometric measurements and observations (forming most of the collection), extensive photographs of Hrdlička's field work, manuscripts, research materials, and "My Journeys" (essentially a diary Hrdlička kept of his field work). In addition, there is material of a personal nature. The papers date from 1875 to 1966, but the bulk of the materials date from 1903 to 1943, the time of Hrdlička's career at the USNM.
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company
The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.