MS 4234 Comparative notes on Siouan languages
8 Items (slips )
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.
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.
MS 7116 Copy of letter to Thomas T. Waterman concerning Sapir, Ishi, and the Zuni language
Discusses his suspicion that Zuni may be related to Siouan languages.
Robert Rankin papers
196 Sound recordings
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.
MS 2193 List of "Saponi Names"
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930
List compiled by Mooney. Includes letter from Dorsey to H.W. Henshaw, giving comparative information from other Siouan languages. October 14, 1890. Typescript and autograph letter signed. 2 pages. Also note from Gatschet to Mooney giving some Biloxi, Catawba and Tutelo comparisons. No date. Autograph letter. 1 page.
MS 4126 Probable Identity of the Croatan Indians
Harper, Roland M. (Roland McMillan), 1878-1966
Notes and correspondence presumably assembled in connection with the preparation of this paper. [Washington, D. C. 1933.] Miscellaneous document. 34 pages. Notes include: Correspondence, 1908, 1909, 1933, 1934, 6 pages; rough notes from North Carolina Colonial Records and other sources, concerning tribal locations, family names, etc., 16 pages; reprint of Roland M. Harper, "The Most Prolific People in …
MS 1522 Notes on names, and linguistic notes on Siouan, Athapascan, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Muskhogean tribes
Contents: Dakota or Sioux vocabulary, approximately 27 pages. (notebook) Various Languages- brief vocabularies. 22 pages (copy book) Wampanoag vocabulary 5 pages loose. Sioux vocabulary 3 pages. Blackfoot vocabulary 3 pages. Wichita vocabulary 2 pages. Miscellaneous vocabulary 1 page (name not given) Arikara vocabulary 1 page. Apache vocabulary 8 pages. Aleut (Aleouteans) vocabulary 1 page. Iroquois vocabulary 82 pages. Caddo vocabulary 4 pages …
MS 943 Lists of names of Siouan tribes, with their English translations
MS 3980 Onomatology of the Catawba River basin
Includes Algonquian, Iroquoian, Siouan, Yuchean, Muskhogean, and Chitimachan linguistic families.