Calendar of Indian captivities and allied documents, [1953-1955]


Date: Circa 1953-1955 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 typescript volume, 307 p.


Part of Barbeau's calendar of captivities, supplementing his lists of Greenwood and Deering collections. As stated in the introduction, "'Indian captivities' usually mean books, booklets and pamphlets containing the recollections of white Americans who, after they were captured by Indians and regained their freedom, wrote down their personal experiences at the hands of their captors or had them recorded for publication." Lists unpublished captivities and bibliographies. Includes unpublished materials, largely northwest-coast narratives of inter-Indian captures taken by William Beynon.

Background note

Charles Marius Barbeau, a Canadian anthropologist, received both American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund and Wenner-Gren Foundation grants.

Collection Information

Physical description

One carbon typescript volume, 307 p.


Presented by Charles Marius Barbeau, 1954-1955.

Location of originals:

Holder of original unknown.

Alternate formats available

This item is also available on microfilm (Film 1414).

Indexing Terms


  • Bibliographies.


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Canada.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
  • Indian captivities
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore
  • Indigenous peoples -- Northwest, Pacific.

Detailed Inventory

Calendar of Indian captivities and allied documents;

Typed D. In 3 parts, of which part 1 is wanting: Part II (1953) of 82p.and Part II (1955 revision) 250p.; part III of 75p. Carbon copies.