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"Distribution of the Shoshonians in the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley of California" 1905

In 1905, cultural anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber provided a report to address the confusion regarding nomenclature of Shoshonian and other tribes in California. Help us transcribe this report to learn about the populations and people of the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley.

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Alutiiq/Sugpiak/Arctic/Chugach Eskimos: MS 369: Vocabulary of the Eskimo of Prince William Sound, Alaska (1858)

Created by Governor Wowodsky, Governor of the Russian colonies in America from 1855-1858. The original manuscript is in the hand of the same scribe as NAA Manuscript 371, and was recorded in the "Comparative Vocabulary of Indian Languages." "Tchugatz" is marked on the original in J.B.H. Hewitt's hand, apparently after Gibbs' note on the copy. Copy of the above by George Gibbs, designated, "Tchugatz. No date. Manuscript Document. 2 pages.

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Cheyenne: MS 3215-a: Southern Cheyenne Text and vocabulary collected from Mack Haag, 1931

Southern Cheyenne text and vocabulary collected by Truman Michelson, from Mack Haag, a southern Cheyenne from Oklahoma, in the summer of 1931. The text is a Cheyenne story of the fox and the coyote handwritten in English by Haag. The vocabulary notes are in Michelson's hand and appear to be unrelated to the text but associated with Manuscript 3215-b. The notes consist of Cheyenne words and phrases, some of which include English translations.

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Collections of the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition 1838, 9, 40, 41 & 42. By T. R. Peale, U. S. Patent Office, 1846

These papers contain a catalogue of over 2500 ethnological items discovered during the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition. Discover the tools and daily items used by Hawaiians and Fijians as you transcribe the lists.

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Copies by Swan of drawings by Haida Indians of mythological animals, some dated 1873

The Haida Indian drawings, reproduced from 1873-1876, demonstrate mythological and great animals. What will you learn about the population from Queen Charlotte's Islands as you transcribe the notes accompanying these images?

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Eastern Algonquian (Mahican/Munsee, Powhatan, Nipmuck): MS 1827: Massachusetts or Natick vocabulary

Created by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and probably published in his major six-volume study of American Indians in the 1850s, this manuscript was utilized during the 2013 Breath of Life Archival Institute held at the NAA, by linguists and researchers of Eastern Algonquian (including Mahican/Munsee, Powhatan, Nipmuck) languages

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English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary 1906-1913

With over 5400 cards in 4 boxes, this study of Native American vocabularies in the southern states offers insight into language choices. Transcribe these cards and learn, for instance, the many phrases available in the Alabama language to refer to the concept of walking.

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Kwakiutl: MS 948: Kwakiutl texts with interlinear translations (1897)

This manuscript, purchased from Franz Boas, by the Bureau of American Ethnology on May 16, 1901 for $250, is in black ink with red interlinear translations, and blue and black pencil changes in unidentified handwriting. The materials are in Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw) and English.

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Menominee: MS 2797: Menominee linguistic notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson (1910)

Menominee linguistic notes and texts from Truman Michelson's fieldwork among the Menominee in Wisconsin in 1910. He obtained texts and Menominee names for various tribes from Judge Peroute, a priest of the Grand Medicine Society. Captain John V. Satterlee of the Indian Police at Keshena served as interpreter and also provided Michelson with linguistic information, such as vocabularies. The notes are in Menominee and English.

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Miami: MS 21: Miami Vocabulary, 1796

Collected by Captain William Preston in 1796, this vocabulary is an English questionnaire with Miami-Illinois (Myaamia) language data.

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