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Harrington Microfilm Volume 5

The Papers of John P. Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution 1907-1957
Volume Five, Microfilm

A Guide to the Field Notes: Native American History, Language and Culture of the Plains

This series within the John Peabody Harrington papers represents the results of Harrington’s study of the native languages and cultures of the Plains, a region where he worked briefly during the period 1918-1921 and, intermittently, in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The documents focus primarily on linguistic data, although they also include small amounts of ethnographic and historical information. Material on the Cheyenne tribe, which is located geographically in the Plains, has been filed with notes on related eastern groups in his Northeast/Southeast files.

Volume 5, Reels 1-17:

Reel 1-13: Kiowa

Reel 14-15: Mandan/Hidatsa/Crow

Reel 16: Caddo/Pawnee/Wichita/Comanche

Reel 17: Siouan



Sincere appreciation and thanks to those who helped make the Harrington collection more widely accessible to the interested public. Support for preparation and digitization of the collection for online access has been provided by the following:

Arcadia Fund; Colorado College Library; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua; Pechanga Band of Luiseno; Recovering Voices, SI; Rosetta Project, Long Now Foundation; Save America’s Treasures, DoI; Matthew Vestuto, on behalf of Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians; Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS); and the Collections Program of the National Museum of Natural History.


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