MS 3980 Onomatology of the Catawba River basin
Includes Algonquian, Iroquoian, Siouan, Yuchean, Muskhogean, and Chitimachan linguistic families.
MS 1449 A.S. Gatschet Vocabularies and Other Linguistic Notes
Tomazin, Ignatius, 1843-1916
Contains vocabularies and other linguistic notes on a variety of American Indian languages. Mainly transcripts by Gatschet from other sources; includes some material recorded by Gatschet, and a few original manuscripts sent to him by others.
MS 2553 Comparative dictionary under the following printed headings: "Muskoki (Creek), Hitchiti (Hitchitee), Alibama, Coassatti, Chata (Choctaw), Yuchi (Uchee), Nauchi (Natchez), Shawunnoa (Shawnee)
Trumbull, J. Hammond (James Hammond), 1821-1897
Robertson, A. E. W. (Ann Eliza Worcester), 1826-1905
Arranged alphabetically by Creek term. These are evidently the slips prepared by J. H. Trumbull from the original of the Creek dictionary by General Albert Pike, described in Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 9, page 69. Mrs. A.E.W. Robertson inserted an additional set of Creek entries, and a series of Chickasaw …
MS 606 Muskoki or Creek. Words, grammatical elements and texts collected by Albert S. Gatschet. Vol. 1
Title on back of binding reads, "Maskoki I." Dates within the notebook range from December 23, 1878, to January 8, 1891. Includes much of material from other sources as well as material collected by Gatschet himself. Most of the material is Creek or Hitchiti, but other Southeastern Indian languages and a few Plains Indian …
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
415 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
601 Negatives (nitrate)
Photographs of Southeastern Native American people, homes, ceremonial grounds, and events made circa 1900s-1910s by John Reed Swanton. The lantern slides include images of southeastern rivers and bayous and historical maps. Additionally, there are a number of slides with notes and charts relating to linguistic comparisons.
McKenney and Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America folios and lithographs
Hall, James, 1793-1868
This collection contains all 20 original folios of Thomas Loraine Mckenney and James Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. The folios were published and sent to subscribers between 1836-1844 and include 120 hand-colored lithographic plates. As Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1824-1830, McKenney commissioned and collected portraits of Native American leaders, the majority painted by Charles Bird King. These portraits, along with biographical text by James Hall, form the basis of History of the Indian Tribes of North America.
MS 1997-a Copy in a notebook of General Albert Pike's manuscript vocabulary of Natchez
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891
With added equvalents in Creek, Hitchiti, Yuchi, Koasati, Choctaw, and Alibamu. Pages 3-153, not all pages used. The vocabulary has been copied on cards. See 1997-b. Note on Algonkian loanword in Creek, page 173. "Grammatic Notes on the Na'htchi [Natchez] language," pages 175-220, including "Morphology" (list of suffixes indexed to their occurrence on …
Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection
40 Photographic prints (black & white)
The Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection includes portraits of individuals and families, as well as scenic shots and landscape views made between 1909 and 1937. Speck was an anthropologist and ethnographer, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation collecting ethnographic materials across the Eastern United States and Canada. His collection of photographs includes materials from native communities ranging from Newfoundland to Ontario in Canada and from Maine to South Carolina in the United States.
James Henri Howard Papers
Woolworth, Alan R.
Witthoft, John, 1921-1993
To a considerable degree, the James H. Howard papers consist of manuscript copies of articles, book, speeches, and reviews that document his professional work in anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, archeology, linguistics, musicology, and folklore between 1950 and 1982. Among these are a few unpublished items. Notes are relatively scant, there being somewhat appreciable materials for the Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Dakota, Omaha, Ponca, Seminole, and Shawnee. The chief field materials represented in the collection are sound recordings and photographs, but many of the latter are yet to be unidentified. A series of color photographs of Indian artifacts in folders are mostly identified and represent the extensive American Indian Cultural collection of costumes and artifacts that Howard acquired and created. Other documents include copies of papers and other research materials of colleagues. There is very little original material related to archeological work in the collection and that which is present concerns contract work for the Lone State Steel Company.
MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Shelf list: Box 1. Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati field notes. Box 2. Ethnographic material on Alabama and Koasati, plus incomplete manuscript on ethnography of southeastern U.S. Box 3. Miscellaneous notes on Alabama and Koasati. Detailed list of contents accompanies main catalog card.