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1Author:  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 
2Author:  Swan, Caleb.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Caleb Swan journal extracts, 1790-1791     
 Dates:  1790-1791 
 Abstract:  This manuscript contains Caleb Swan's official report to Henry Knox, Secretary of War, on his interactions with the Creek Indians.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B284.d.vol.32 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Government Affairs | Native America 
 Genre:  Native American Materials | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Creek Indians | Indians of North America