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Witcita gentes...obtained from Shot in the foot

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Informant:
Shot in the foot  Search this
Extent:
1 page
Culture:
Wichita Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
December 15, 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1214-b
Topic:
Wichita Indians  Search this
Social organization -- gentes  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1214-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1214B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1214b

MS 1524 Catalogue of linguistic manuscripts of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology Archives  Search this
Extent:
238 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1894-97
Scope and Contents:
Material representing the first rough draft of a catalogue of linguistic manuscripts of the Bureau. Dr. Dorsey died before a third of the work was completed. Also miscellaneous lists.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1524
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1524, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1524
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1524

MS 4815 Dakota medallion belonging to J. Owen Dorsey

Collector:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Correspondent:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern -- medallion  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
dated 1872
Scope and Contents:
Includes Autograph letter signed from Matthew W. Stirling to John P. Harrington. No date, 1 slip. Typescript letter signed from Harrington to Stirling. No date, 1 slip. Correspondence includes the meaning of the Dakota inscription "Okodakiciye Wakan Oceti Xakowin," Church of the Seven Council Fires [the Dakota]. The medallion was formerly in the possession of J. Owen Dorsey. See also photo of medallion, filed Dak. negative number 48,408.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4815

OPPS NEG 48408
Citation:
Manuscript 4815, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4815
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4815

MS 78 Vocabulary of "Tu-u-tene" and nine confederated tribes

Creator:
Everette, Willis Eugene  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
170 pages
Culture:
Tututni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
December 12, 1882
Scope and Contents:
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Includes additions and corrections in red ink by J. Owen Dorsey.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 78
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 78, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS78
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms78
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Bankston Johnson; Group on Porch of House in Background 1892

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 01756000
OPPS NEG 74-9221
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_32195
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James Jackson Outside House 1892

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 01756100
OPPS NEG 74-9222
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_32196
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Betsy Joe, 76 Years Old, Dorsey's Informant, with Girl 1892

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 01756200
OPPS NEG 74-9223
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_32197
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Betsy Joe and Daughter Maria, Bankston Johnson's Wife 1892

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 01756400
OPPS NEG 74-9226
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_32198
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Maria (Bankston Johnson's Wife and Betsy Joe's Daughter) Near Lecompte. 1892

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Collector:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
1 Photoprint 004 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 01756300
OPPS NEG 74-9225
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_41094
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MS 1312 Aryan elements in Indian Mythology

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Omaha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Comparison of four of Grimm's tales with three Omaha myths. The Grimm's stories are in the hand of James Mooney.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1312
Local Note:
manuscript document and typescript document signed
Topic:
Folklore -- Omaha  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1312, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1312
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1312

MS 1319 Lakota vocabulary, with analysis and sample sentences

Creator:
Woodburn, J.M., Jr  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
18 pages
Culture:
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1890
Scope and Contents:
Vocabulary related to age-grades and parts of the body; sentences concern medical matters.
Biographical / Historical:
Woodburn was Agency Physician at Rosebud.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1319
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1319, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1319
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1319

MS 1346 Copy of Dr Murray's Osage vocabulary

Creator:
Murray, Dr.  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
13 pages
Culture:
Osage Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
With marginal notes and 1 page note by J. Owen Dorsey, August 24, 1881.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1346
Local Note:
Dorsey found Loew's copy to be "deficient", and made a better copy from the original source. Cf. Manuscript 4800, Osage [12].
autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1346, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1346
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1346

MS 1349 Omaha vocabulary

Creator:
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Omaha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1349
Local Note:
This copy is partially in the hand of J. Owen Dorsey.
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1349, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1349
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1349

MS 1398 Lakota vocabulary, "W"-"Z"

Creator:
Cleveland, William Joshua, 1845-1910  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
33 pages
Culture:
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
ca. 1880s
Scope and Contents:
Part of Cleveland's Manuscript dictionary of Lakota, with marginal notations by James Owen Dorsey.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1398
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1398, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1398
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1398

MS 1539 Caddo vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Deer, James H., Interpreter  Search this
Extent:
1 notebook
6 pages
2 items (slips )
Culture:
Caddo -- vocabulary  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Pages
Date:
September 1888
Scope and Contents:
Includes two slips by James Owen Dorsey
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1539
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1539, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1539
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1539

MS 3717 Comparative list of Central American and Polynesian words

Collector:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Addressee:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also letter to Dr Dorsey and Mr Hewitt relative to the list.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3717
Topic:
Polynesia  Search this
Central America  Search this
Oceania  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3717, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3717
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3717

MS 4808 Migrations of the Dakota

Creator:
Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1893
Scope and Contents:
Proof sheets corrected by J. Owen Dorsey for "Dakota Grammar, Texts, and Ethnography," CNAE IX, Washington, D.C., 1893 pages 168-192.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4808
Topic:
Migration -- Dakota  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4808, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4808
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4808

MS 920 List of 138 Iowa personal names with English translations

Creator:
Kent, Mahlon B., -1929  Search this
Annotator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Translator:
Hamilton, William, 1811-1891  Search this
Extent:
7 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1881
Scope and Contents:
With marginal notes in purple by J. Owen Dorsey and retranscription of Iowa names with more precise English translations by William Hamilton. [1881?]. Autograph document. 6 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Note by J. C. Pilling dates Kent's Manuscript April, 1881.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 920
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Names, Personal -- Iowa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 920, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS920
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms920

James Owen Dorsey photographs of Quapaw Indians

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
21 negatives (circa, nitrate)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Quapaw men, women, and children, in front of or near wood-sided buildings.
Biographical/Historical note:
James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was an ethnologist and linguist employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Dorsey was ordained by the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1871 and began missionary work among the Ponca Indians shortly thereafter. Though he was quick to learn the Ponca language, illness forced him to abandon his work in 1873. He returned to Baltimore and became a member of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) after its establishment in 1879. With the BAE, he completed studies of the Omaha, Osage, Kansa, and Dakota Indians, as well as Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan languages in Oregon.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 134E
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the James O. Dorsey papers (MS 4800) and James Owen Dorsey photograph collection (MS 4751).
Glass negatives and prints for these and other Dorsey photographs of Quapaw Indians are held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives and Photo Lot 24.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 134E, James Owen Dorsey photographs of Quapaw Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.134E
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-134e

Portrait (Profile) of Pa-Zhanke, Called Peter Clabber 1894

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
1 003 in x 005 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in photograph
Culture:
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1894
Local number:
NAA INV 06621601
OPPS NEG 04246 A
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Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_14891

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