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1Author:  Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823Requires cookie*
 Title:  Notes, amendments, and additions to his account of the Indians, 1820     
 Dates:  1820 
 Abstract:  This small document contains annotations, changes, and amendments that John Heckewelder hoped would be made to his "Account of the history, manners, and customs of the Indian nations, who once inhabited Pennsylvania and the neighboring states." The changes include additions to sections on religion, belief, and cultural practices.

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 Call #:  Mss.970.1.H35n 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Native America | Pennsylvania History 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Algonquian Indians | Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania -- History | Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs 
2Author:  AnonymousRequires cookie*
 Title:  The Natchez, 1840     
 Dates:  1840 
 Abstract:  This fascinating account of the Natchez was written in 1840 and appears to convey oral history of the time. The author begins by stating "it was with extreme difficulty we succeeded in procuring the information." The document is approximately 135 pages long and touches on the Natchez history and their "manners, customs, [and] traditions." The focus of the document is on their history, however, and much of the content was relayed to the author orally by the Natchez. There is an extended discussion of their beliefs and practices. The document contains biographical data on prominent members of the Natchez and other native peoples, such as Pushmataha.

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 Call #:  Mss.970.3.N19 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Native America | Religion 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America | Natchez Indians -- History 
3Author:  Sagard, Gabriel.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Dictionnaire de la langue huronne, 1632     
 Dates:  1632 
 Abstract:  This slender manuscript volume contains a transcription of a dictionary of the Huron compiled by Sagard Gabriel in the early 17th century. The document was transcribed and given to Peter DuPonceau in the 19th century for his work on Native American languages. It is in French with an occasional marginalia note in English.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.33.Sa1 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Languages | Missionaries. | Wyandot language 
4Author:  James, Edwin,1797-1861.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Some account of the Menomonies, with a specimen of an attempt to form a dictionary of their language, 1827     
 Dates:  1827 
 Abstract:  This volume appears to be a draft of a language textbook for the Menomonee and Ojibwa. It begins with an overview of the Menomonee, their culture, history, and location. The text then goes on to describe their language with examples of words and usage.

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 Call #:  Mss.970.1.J23 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Languages | Menominee language -- Dictionaries 
5Author:  Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel ), 1783-1840Requires cookie*
 Title:  C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque Papers, 1808-1840     
 Dates:  1808-1840 
 Abstract:  The Rafinesque Collection consists of two types of documents: correspondence and copies of his writings. The correspondence is separated into three distinct parts: general correspondence, correspondence with Augustin Pyramus de Candole (a Swiss botanist), and correspondence with John Quincy Adams. The copies of his writings consist of manuscript essays, notebooks, lectures, and other materials that discuss various scientific topics, especially botany.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.R124 
 Extent:  1.75 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  International Travel | Native America | Natural history | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials | Notebooks | Political Correspondence | Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Anishinaabe | Biology, genetics, eugenics | Botany. | Culture, community, organizations | Delaware Indians | Indians of North America -- Louisiana | Ojibwa Indians | Osage Indians | Ottawa Indians | Plains Indians | Race, race relations, racism | Wallam olum | Zoology. 
6Author:  Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816Requires cookie*
 Title:  Sketch of the Creek country in the years 1798 and 1799, [n.d.]     
 Dates:  n.d. 
 Abstract:  This document is a copy of Benjamin Hawkins report on the Creeks. In the essay, Hawkins tries to give a nearly complete picture of the Creek confederacy. He details the various Creek towns and their character, describes some individuals, conveys the oral history of an elder, and provides commentary on Creek culture, government, and tactics of war.

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 Call #:  Mss.970.3.H31 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Native America 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials | Official Government Documents and Records | Oral History 
 Subjects:  Creek Indians -- Government relations | Indians of North America -- Government relations 
7Author:  Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895Requires cookie*
 Title:  Ely Samuel Parker Papers     
 Dates:  1794-1946 
 Abstract:  The Ely Parker Collection is a large and rich amalgamation of documents relating to the New York Seneca and to Ely Parker's own life.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.P223 
 Extent:  3.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Government Affairs | Language and Linguistics | Law | Military History | Native America | Religion | Science and technology 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Language Material | Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Canals -- New York (State) | Engineers -- New York (State) | Freemasons -- New York (State) | Iroquois Indians | Ogden Land Company | Seneca Indians -- Missions | Seneca Indians -- New York (State) | Seneca Indians -- Religion | Seneca language | Society of Friends -- Relations with Indians | Tonawanda Indian Reservation (N.Y.)