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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection - NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 1949-1952

Help up transcribe "NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 1949-1952" (Photo folder 1-3) from the Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection. Please note, we are only seeking transcriptions of the text within these collections. Please do not describe the images. This project contains 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, produced by NABISCO, and packaged in NABISCO Shredded Wheat boxes. These cards were produced in sets of 36 per year for the years 1949 to 1952, were marketed towards children, and depict outdoor activities as romanticized constructions of American Indian identity and life. Language on the cards states the following: "This Injun-uity Manual will help you be resourceful in the woods, in open country, at home, in school, in play, and at work. This manual was prepared by Fred L. Meagher, Indian illustrator and authority, for NABISCO Shredded Wheat." Examples of outdoor activities include Indian Bow Making, Archery, Help Signals, Tracking Game, Points of a Horse, Indian Dances, Fire Prevention, and many more.

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Elayne Zorn Collection - Taquile: Field Notes, 1975-1977

Help us transcribe “Taquile: Field Notes, 1975-1977” (Box 2, Folder 2) from the Elayne Zorn Collection! This notebook contains Zorn’s notes on traditional weaving techniques from the Island of Taquile, in the Puno Region of Peru. Elayne Zorn (1952-2010) was an anthropologist, weaver and musician who specialized in the study of textiles, of tourism and of cultural change in the Andes. In the 1970s she began a long association with the community on the Island of Taquile, in the Puno region of Peru, conducting fieldwork on native weaving techniques. Zorn worked as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida from 1998 until 2010. In addition to her academic duties, throughout her career Zorn collaborated with various museums and cultural institutions as a consultant and collector. Zorn’s collection of field notes and photographs documents her extensive work in Peru and Bolivia throughout her career and accompanied a large collection of textiles and musical instruments donated to the National Museum of the American Indian.

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George Conner Carlisle Indian School collection - Booklet: "This is Carlisle," 1908

Help up transcribe "Booklet: "This is Carlisle," 1908" (Box 1, Folder 2) from the George Conner Carlisle Indian School collection . Please note, we are only seeking transcriptions of the text within these collections. Please do not describe the images. This booklet was produced and published by the Carlisle Indian School printing press in 1908. It includes photographs, a description of the school activities and history, and lists of students. This collection contains booklets and correspondence circa 1900-1914 related to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania and collected by George Conner (Tse-da-ha), a former alumnus. George Conner, also known as Tse-dah-ha (Buffalo Hide), was born on the Osage Reservation in Kansas in 1870. His parents were Wah-kon-tah Shinka (Little Doctor) and Le-ah-tsa, both of the Little Osage tribe. Le-ah-tsa was the daughter of Wa-caba-shinka (Little Bear) who was the Principal Chief of the Little Osage.

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George L. Nelson papers - Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy: First Convention Speech, c. 1920

Help up transcribe "Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy: First Convention Speech, circa 1920" (Box 1, Folder 10) from the George L. Nelson papers! Chief George L. Nelson (Rappahannock) was born circa 1883 in Indian Neck, Virginia to parents Samuel and Virginia Nelson. A member of the Rappahannock community, Nelson began working to incorporate his tribe under the state laws of Virginia. The Rappahannock Indian Association was founded in 1921 with George Nelson as Chief. The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the possession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy.

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George L. Nelson papers - Writings: "Indian Revival in Virginia" and Miscellaneous, c. 1920

Help up transcribe "Writings: "Indian Revival in Virginia" and Miscellaneous, c. 1920" (Box 1, Folder 12) from the George L. Nelson papers! Chief George L. Nelson (Rappahannock) was born circa 1883 in Indian Neck, Virginia to parents Samuel and Virginia Nelson. A member of the Rappahannock community, Nelson began working to incorporate his tribe under the state laws of Virginia. The Rappahannock Indian Association was founded in 1921 with George Nelson as Chief. The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the possession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy.

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German Advertising Trade Cards collection, 1880-1940

Help up transcribe "German Advertising Trade Cards collection, 1880-1940" from the German Advertising Trade Cards collection. Please note, we are only seeking transcriptions of the text within these collections. Please do not describe the images. The German Advertising Trade Cards collection consists of 11 chromolithograph trading and advertising cards dating to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. These 11 cards were written in German, distributed by different manufacturers throughout Germany and Europe, and were used to advertise a number of products including pasta, meat extract, condensed milk, coffee, chocolate, cigarettes, and metal polish, among others. One of the better known companies included in this collection is the Liebig Company of Germany. In addition to advertising German manufactures, these cards feature romanticized images of Native Americans on the front of each card, and include sometimes fanciful or incorrect textual descriptions about Native life on the reverse. Images depict Native individuals and groups throughout North America, but tend to focus specifically on Northeast, Great Lakes, and Plains communities.

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Grace F. Thorpe collection - Letters from Jim Thorpe and Patricia Askew to Grace, 1950-1951

Help up transcribe "Letters from Jim Thorpe and Patricia Askew to Grace, 1950-1951" (Box 2, Folder 22) from the Grace F. Thorpe collection! These are part of a group of materials called "Memories of Dad" within Grace's papers. Grace Thorpe (1921-2008), Sac and Fox, was a WWII veteran and Native Rights activist. The daughter of famed athlete Jim Thorpe, Grace served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945. She served as a recruiter for the WAC before being sent overseas to New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. Grace was later awarded the Bronze star for her service in the Battle of New Guinea. Following the end of the war, Grace remained in Japan with her husband Lieutenant Fred W. Seeley and worked at General MacArthur Headquarters as Chief of the Recruitment Section, Department of Army Civilians.

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Grace F. Thorpe collection - School Letters from Grace to her Mother, 1927-1929

Help up transcribe "School Letters from Grace to her Mother, 1927-1929" (Box 1, Folder 1) from the Grace F. Thorpe collection! These include letters from when Grace attended the Haskell Indian School as a child. Grace Thorpe (1921-2008), Sac and Fox, was a WWII veteran and Native Rights activist. The daughter of famed athlete Jim Thorpe, Grace served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945. She served as a recruiter for the WAC before being sent overseas to New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. Grace was later awarded the Bronze star for her service in the Battle of New Guinea. Following the end of the war, Grace remained in Japan with her husband Lieutenant Fred W. Seeley and worked at General MacArthur Headquarters as Chief of the Recruitment Section, Department of Army Civilians.

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John C. Casey letter books - Mexico and Florida: Letter Book and Order Book, 1847-1856

Help up transcribe "Mexico and Florida: Letter Book and Order Book, 1847-1856" (Box 1, Item 3) from the John C. Casey letter books collection! The collection of John C. Casey journals includes three original letter books from Captain John Casey's time in Monterrey, Mexico during the Mexican-American War from 1847-1848 and as an emigration agent at the Seminole Agency in Florida from 1848 to 1856 and his time in. This covers a period of time that includes the beginning of the third Seminole War. Additionally, one of the letter books also contains a journal of Casey's operations in the Indian Department in Florida from his arrival in August of 1848 until October of 1849.

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John C. Casey letter books - Florida Seminole Agency: Letter book and account current, 1850-1856

Help up transcribe "Florida Seminole Agency: Letter book and account current, 1850-1856" (Box 1, Item 1) from the John C. Casey letter books collection! The collection of John C. Casey journals includes three original letter books from Captain John Casey's time in Monterrey, Mexico during the Mexican-American War from 1847-1848 and as an emigration agent at the Seminole Agency in Florida from 1848 to 1856 and his time in. This covers a period of time that includes the beginning of the third Seminole War. Additionally, one of the letter books also contains a journal of Casey's operations in the Indian Department in Florida from his arrival in August of 1848 until October of 1849.

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