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Collection of autographs of individuals associated with George Gustav
Heye, Frederick W. Hodge, and Indians of North America. Correspondence to
George Gustav Heye and Frederick W. Hodge, on various subjects. Some letters
are not addressed to Heye or Hodge, but they likely collected them. Letters
appear to have been collected and saved for the signatures of the writers.
Signatures include many late nineteenth century and early twentieth century
anthropologists, archaeologists, ethnologists, and individuals otherwise
connected to Indians of North America. Some of the signatures are on cards;
most are in correspondence that relates to the institutes, including the Bureau
of American Ethnology, the Smithsonian, the Museum of the American Indian,
Carnegie Museum, United States National Museum, Public Museum of the City of
Milwaukee, Archaeological Institute of America, and their collections. Contents
also include a song, notes about the Kiowa and Tanoan Indians, information
about articles for American Anthropologist, requests for information from
various books about Indians, and a National Certificate from the Cherokee
Nation. In some cases there are multiple letters from one person.
Signatures include Cassius McDonald Barnes, Territorial Governor of
Oklahoma; Samuel Alfred Barrett; Daniel C. Beard, two letters; A. H.
Blackiston; Captain John Gregory Bourke; Charles Pickering Bowditch; Daniel
Garrison Brinton; David Ives Bushnell, three letters; Lucien Carr; Alexander F.
Chamberlain; Mabel Choate; Stuart Culin, four letters; J. T. Cunningham
Cherkoee Nation; Edward S. Curtis, three letters; James Wheeler Davidson, see
Schley letter; Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh; Edward Willard Deming; Frances
Densmore, four letters; Fanny Dixon; Roland B. Dixon, two letters; George. T.
Emmons, two letters; Jesse Walter Fewkes, two letters; Alice C. Fletcher;
Barbara Freire-Marreco; Albert Samuel Gatschet; Pliny Earle Goddard; George
Byron Gordon; George Bird Grinnell, three letters; John Peabody Harrington,
four letters; Carl Vilhelm Hartman; H. O. S. Heistand, War Department,
Assistant Adjutant General; Edgar Lee Hewett, two letters; Thor Heyerdahl, two
letters; Walter James Hoffman; William Henry Holmes; Gaillard Hunt, see
Twitchell letter; Ernest Ingersoll; Waldemar Jochelson; Charles Joseph Kappler;
Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate; Minor C. Keith, two letters; Alfred Vincent
Kidder; Alfred Louis Kroeber; Berthold Laufer; Nicolás León; Francis Ellington
Leupp; Albert Buell Lewis; Ralph Linton; Samuel Kirkland Lothrop.
Other signatures include, Otis Tufton Mason, three letters; Washington
Matthews; William John McGee; Joseph Deakins McGuire, in his daughter's hand;
William Corless Mills; James Mooney, three letters; Clarence Bloomfield Moore,
five letters; Warren King Moorehead; Adrien Gabriel Morice; Erland
Nordenskiold; Zelia Nutthall; Undecipherable signature from the Office of
William Mathewson, A.K.A. Buffalo Bill, looks like J. T. Ogtrom, two letters;
Charles Peabody, two letters; George Hubbard Pepper; Frederic Ward Putnam; Paul
Rivet; Nelson A. Rockefeller; Walter Edmund Roth, three letters; Edward Sapir;
Winfield Scott Schley, six letters; Harlan I. Smith, three letters; Edward
Anthony Spitzka; Frederick Starr; John Reed Swanton; Cyrus Thomas; William
Wallace Tooker; Alfred Marston Tozzer; James Hammond Trumbull; Ralph Emerson
Twitchell, four letters; H. Newell Wardle; Lee F. Warner, see Kappler letter;
and George Parker Winship.