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Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958

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Works: 511 works in 1,394 publications in 4 languages and 24,566 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Dictionaries  Maps  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Legends  Census data 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other, Composer, Compiler, Redactor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E51, 497
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Creek religion and medicine by John Reed Swanton( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source material for the social and ceremonial life of the Choctaw Indians by John Reed Swanton( )

27 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered the undisputed authority on the Indians of the southern United States, anthropologist John Swanton published this history as the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) Bulletin 103 in 1931. Swanton's descriptions are drawn from earlier records-including those of DuPratz and Romans-and from Choctaw informants. His long association with the Choctaws is evident in the thorough detailing of their customs and way of life and in his sensitivity to the presentation of their native culture. Included are descriptions of such subje
The Indian tribes of North America by John Reed Swanton( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Maine -- New Hampshire -- Vermont -- Massachusetts -- Rhode Island -- Connecticut -- New York -- New Jersey -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware -- Maryland and the District of Columbia -- Virginia -- West Virginia -- North Carolina -- South Carolina -- Georgia -- Florida -- Alabama -- Mississippi -- Louisiana -- Arkansas -- Tennessee -- Kentucky -- Ohio -- Indiana -- Illinois -- Michigan -- Wisconsin -- Minnesota -- Iowa -- Missouri -- North Dakota -- South Dakota -- Nebraska -- Kansas -- Oklahoma -- Texas -- New Mexico -- Arizona -- Colorado -- Utah -- Nevada -- Wyoming -- Montana -- Idaho -- Washington -- Oregon -- California -- Alaska -- Canada -- The West Indies : The West Indies : Indian tribes of Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica -- Mexico and Central America -- Bibliography -- Index
Myths and tales of the southeastern Indians by John Reed Swanton( )

29 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1929, John R. Swantons Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians is a classic of American Indian folklore. During the years 1908-1914 Swanton gathered the myths and legends of the descendants of Muckhogean-speaking peoples living in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, and in this volume he preserved more than three hundred tales of the Creek, Hitchiti, Alabama, Koasati, and Natchez Indians. Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians stands as the largest collection of Muskhogean oral traditions ever published. Included are stores on the origin of corn and tobacco, the deeds of ancient native heroes, visits to the world of the dead, and encounters between people and animals or supernatural beings in animal form. Animal tales abound, especially those on the southeastern trickster Rabbit
The Indians of the southeastern United States by John Reed Swanton( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian tribes of the lower Mississippi Valley and adjacent coast of the Gulf of Mexico by John Reed Swanton( Book )

4 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the Choctaw language by Cyrus Byington( Book )

7 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the Choctaw language based on orginal artifcats, transcripts and primary source material
The Indians of the southeastern United States by John Reed Swanton( Book )

6 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haida texts and myths, Skidegate dialect by John Reed Swanton( Book )

5 editions published between 1905 and 1970 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tlingit myths and texts by John Reed Swanton( Book )

3 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo languages : accompanied with thirty-one Biloxi texts and numerous Biloxi phrases by James Owen Dorsey( Book )

4 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source material on the history and ethnology of the Caddo Indians by John Reed Swanton( )

7 editions published between 1942 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1942, John R. Swanton's Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians is a classic reference on the Caddos. Long regarded as the dean of southeastern Native American studies, Swanton worked for decades as an ethnographer, ethnohistorian, folklorist, and linguist. In this volume he presents the history and culture of the Caddos according to the principal French, Spanish, and English sources. In the seventeenth century, French and Spanish explorers encountered four regional alliances - Cahinnio, Cadohadacho, Hasinai, and Natchitoches - within the boundaries of the present-day states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Their descriptions of Caddo culture are the earliest sources available, and Swanton weaves the information from these primary documents into a narrative, translated into English, for the benefit of the modern reader. For the scholar, he includes in an appendix the entire text of three principal documents in their original Spanish. The first half of the book is devoted to an extensive history of the Caddos, from De Soto's encounters in 1521 to the Caddos' involvement in the Ghost Dance Religion of 1890. The second half discusses Caddo culture, including origin legends and religious beliefs, material culture, social relations, government, warfare, leisure, and trade. For this edition, Helen Hornbeck Tanner also provides a new foreword surveying the scholarship published on the Caddos since Swanton's time
A dictionary of the Atakapa language accompanied by text material by Albert S Gatschet( Book )

23 editions published in 1932 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian tribes of North America by John Reed Swanton( Book )

27 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the definitive one-volume guide to the Indian tribes of North America, and it covers all groupings such as nations, confederations, tribes, subtribes, clans, and bands. It is a digest of all Indian groups and their historical locations throughout the continent. Formatted as a dictionary, or gazetteer, and organized by state, it includes all known tribal groupings within the state and the many villages where they were located. Using the year 1650 to determine the general location of most of the tribes, Swanton has drawn four over-sized fold-out maps, each depicting a different quadrant of North America and the location of the various tribes therein, including not only the tribes of the United States, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, and Central America, but the Caribbean islands as well. According to the author, the gazetteer and the maps are "intended to inform the general reader what Indian tribes occupied the territory of his State and to add enough data to indicate the place they occupied among the tribal groups of the continent and the part they played in the early period of our history. . . ." Accordingly, the bulk of the text includes such facts as the origin of the tribal name and a brief list of the more important synonyms; the linguistic connections of the tribe; its location; a brief sketch of its history; its population at different periods; and the extent to which its name has been perpetuated geographically.--From publisher description
Indian languages of Mexico and Central America and their geographical distribution by Cyrus Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source material for the social and ceremonial life of the Choctaw Indians by John Reed Swanton( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and tales of the southeastern Indians by John Reed Swanton( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and stories of the Creek, Hitchiti, Alabama, Koasati, and Natchez Indians
The Indian tribes of North America by John Reed Swanton( Book )

43 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1952 as Bulletin 145 of the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology. Includes Canada, Alaska and Greenland giving regional lists of tribes. Nomenclature, relationships, location, history and population. Includes Eskimo and Aleuts
Early history of the Creek Indians and their neighbors by John Reed Swanton( Book )

3 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with all nations once belonging to the Creek Confederacy: Hitchiti, Alabama, and Choctaw groups; Tuskegee, Guale, Yamasee, Cusabo, Chatot, Osochi; Muskogee and Natchez branches; Uchean and Timuquanan stock; South Florida Indians; Tamahiti
Linguistic material from the tribes of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico by John Reed Swanton( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Source material for the social and ceremonial life of the Choctaw IndiansThe Indian tribes of North AmericaMyths and tales of the southeastern IndiansSource material on the history and ethnology of the Caddo IndiansThe Indian tribes of North AmericaThe Indian tribes of North America
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John R. Swanton Amerikaans antropoloog (1873-1958)

John R. Swanton anthropologue, linguiste

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Swanton, J. R. (John Reed), 1873-1958

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