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  1. Dakota Ethnography: Box 1
    1. The Dakota Way of Life
      1. Margaret Mead Letter & Introduction
      2. Introduction [by Deloria]
      3. Ch. 1. The Camp Circle
      4. Ch. 3. Law and Order
      5. Ch. 4. The Family
      6. Ch. 5. The Home
      7. Ch. 6. Courtship and Marriage
      8. Ch. 7. Wedded Life
      9. Ch. 8. Death and Burial
      10. Ch. 9. Relatives of Marriage
      11. Ch. 10. Relatives of Birth: Formal
      12. Ch. 11. Relatives of Birth: Informal
      13. Ch. 12. Relatives of Social Kinship
      14. Ch. 13. Birth and Infancy
      15. Ch. 14. Pre-Adolescence
      16. Ch. 15. Adolescence
    2. Dakota Way of Life, The - Notes to Chapters 2-15
    3. Dakota Way of Life, The - Miscellaneous pages from various drafts
    4. Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy
    5. Dakota Way of Life, The - Appendices
      1. Transvestism
    6. Two color drawings, with descriptions
    7. Dakota Ceremonies
  2. Dakota Ethnography: Box 2
    1. Untitled Ethnographic Notes Manuscript
      1. Deloria inventory of notes A-Z
      2. Alpha. Peace Pipe
      3. Alpha. Rites and Ceremonies of the Teton
      4. Alpha. The Man Who Came to Teach and Die
      5. Alpha. First Fox; Butchering Ritual
      6. Alpha. Buffalo Ceremony
      7. Alpha. Huka Ceremony
      8. Beta. The Virgin's Fire [and other women's rites]
      9. Gamma. "Religion"
      10. Delta. "Two-Women"
      11. Eta. Warrior Training
      12. Eta. About Children
      13. Iota. Daily Customs
      14. Iota. Other Customs
      15. Iota. Sweat Bath
      16. X. Ghost Story
      17. X. [Wakan Practices]
      18. X. Ghost Dance Songs
      19. X. [Origin Story]
      20. X. [Warfare]
      21. Z. "Ghost keeping"
    2. Dakota Legends
      1. The Peace Pipe
      2. Fallen Star
      3. Generation Story
      4. Iron Hawk
      5. Origin of the Love Flute
      6. Resurrection
      7. Ta-te, The Wind God's Wooing
      8. Feast of the Supernaturals, The
      9. Four Directions, The
      10. Dancing Ducks, The
      11. Dog Boat to Thunderland, The
      12. Eye-Jugglers, The
      13. Otter Man, The
      14. Raccoon Robe, The
      15. Rock-Cave Dweller, The
      16. Walega Boy, The
      17. Saved by Eaglets
      18. Dakota Games
      19. Sacred Arrow, The
    3. Drawings by Mary Susan Deloria (Mary Sully)
      1. Two boys, holding bows and arrows, with dogs
      2. Girl carrying doll on back
      3. Yucca in bloom
      4. Baby in beaded cradle
      5. Three girls playing with dolls and miniature tipis
      6. Catlinite pipe with quilled stem
      7. Boy at a crossroads
      8. Elder man telling stories to five children
      9. Woman and dog with meat drying rack
      10. Sun Dance whistle
      11. Children in silhouette playing with a ball (top)
      12. Boys in silhouette dancing around a drum (bottom)
      13. Rib bone snow sled (top)
      14. Three tipis, with lightning in the sky (bottom)
      15. Woman leading horse, girl with doll riding on travois (top)
      16. Beaded gauntlets (bottom)
      17. Hairpipe necklace (top)
      18. Sewing a moccasin sole (bottom)
      19. Boy with horse, in silhouette (top)
      20. Pair of painted parfleche boxes (bottom)
      21. Mother and child portrait
      22. Boy with quirt (top)
      23. Two boys inspecting bird's nest (bottom)
      24. Wild rose (top)
      25. Woman pounding chokecherries in silhouette (bottom)
      26. War club (top)
      27. Boy hailing an eagle (bottom)
      28. Floral beaded vest (top)
      29. Floral beaded cape (bottom)
      30. Man and boy in silhouette, making arrows (top)
      31. Camp scene with two blue jays in the foreground (bottom)
      32. Girl's dress decorated with elk teeth (top)
      33. Girl wearing decorative braid ties (bottom)
  3. Dakota Ethnography: Box 3
    1. Santee Ethnographic Notes
    2. Sundance, The [fragment]
    3. Dakota Ethnographic Notes
    4. Additional Notes on the Teton-Dakota
    5. Origin Story of Peyote
    6. Societies are Predestined in the Animal World
    7. Origin of the Dakota Societies: A Legend
    8. Notes on Law
    9. Yankton and Teton Ethnographic Notes
    10. Interview Fragment: Anonymous woman
    11. Ethnology Notes
    12. Yankton Data, by Nigesan [Antelope]
    13. Interview with Standing Elk and Wife [fragments]
    14. Manuscript on the Buffalo Ceremony [fragment]
    15. Interview with Fast Whirlwind [fragments]
    16. Narrative regarding Henry Hodkiss and his son
    17. Interviews with Yanktons on Land, Place Names, etc.
    18. Miscellaneous personal name lists, English and Dakota
    19. Contents of Dakota Material
  4. Dakota Language: Box 1
    1. Lakota Texts
      1. Red Leaf Story
      2. Little Soldier Story
    2. Miscellaneous Language Notes (ca 1960s)
      1. Learning Dakota. (Sounds of Dakota)
      2. Monosyllabic Terms
      3. Medical Terms (1-118, 175-200)
      4. Vocabulary (1-104, 130-35, 140, 160-163)
      5. CCV stems in Dakota
      6. cv stems plus cvcv
      7. cvc verbs Also cvcc
      8. 1.--neutral verbs
      9. Constituents of the Dakota language
      10. Alphabetical list, A to ae
      11. CCV stems
      12. Alphabetical list of single-syllable stems, a-z
      13. Alphabetical list of single-syllable stems, kc-kt
      14. List of stems
      15. Miscellaneous words and sentences
      16. Yankton place names, chiefs' names
      17. Alphabetical list of words
      18. List of place names
      19. Dakota or Sioux Nation
      20. Dakota (notes on sounds)
      21. List of Lakota names for Indian tribes
      22. Monosyllabic nouns
      23. Independent monosyllabic verbs
      24. Dialects Map
      25. Directional Verbs
      26. Miscellaneous Vocabulary (1-13)
      27. Yankton Chief Names
      28. Diacritical Marks
      29. 100 Item Test
      30. List of Lakota Names for Birds and Turtles
      31. Miscellaneous Words in an Unidentified Hand
    3. Initial typescripts of Lakota-English dictionary manuscript
      1. B (pp. 1-13)
      2. G (pp. 1-23)
      3. G (pp. 1-5, plus one unnumbered page)
      4. H (223 numbered entries; pp. 1-73)
      5. H (111 numbered entries; pp. 1-29)
      6. L (55 numbered entries; pp. 1-16)
      7. M (pp. 1-52)
      8. N (pp. 1-43)
      9. Y (31 numbered entries, ya- only; 5pp.)
      10. Z (pp. 1-12)
      11. Ž (pp. 1-9)
  5. Dakota Language: Box 2
    1. Dictionary
  6. Ella Deloria: Personal and Professional Papers
    1. Material Received from Vine Deloria, Sr., Oct 19, 1979
      1. "Issues to Indians."
      2. "Short Dakota Texts, Including Conversations," by Ella Deloria.
      3. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Incorporated.
      4. "Cultural Insights for Ministry to the Indian People"
      5. "Cultural Insights for Education of Indian Children"
      6. Letter from Franz Boas
      7. Niobrara cross
      8. Resum├ęs
      9. "Association of American Indian Affairs"
      10. "The Life-Story of a People"
      11. "Standard School Report."
      12. "A Pageant: Indian Progress"
      13. "Life of Philip Deloria"
      14. Two writing exercises from the Fourth Reader
      15. American Philosophical Society
      16. "Pageant at Santee, Neb."
      17. "The Fifty Years' Trail"
      18. Invoice from The Mohonk Lodge
      19. Letter from The Mohonk Lodge
      20. Letter from Franz Boas
      21. Letter from Ruth Benedict
      22. Letter from Mrs. Charles Berryman
      23. Letter from Dorothy Morris
      24. Letter from Elbert W. Harrington
      25. Letter from William C. Walzer
      26. Letter from Allan H. Smith
      27. Letter from Frederick M. Morris
      28. Letter from Frederick M. Morris
      29. Letter from William C. Walzer
      30. Frederick M. Morris to Miss Deloria.
      31. Letter from Isabel McLaughlin
      32. Letter from Richard W. Lieban
      33. Letter from William Walzer
      34. Ella Deloria concerning the name Crazy Horse
      35. Newspaper clipping: Sioux Indian Museum
      36. Letter from Edna O. Borseth
      37. Letter from Monroe E. Freeman
      38. Letter from Vine V. Deloria
      39. Voucher for paying Ella Deloria
      40. Calculation of finances, Ella Deloria
      41. Letter from Kenyon Cull
      42. Letter from Herbert [____]
      43. Letter from James L. Shoop
      44. Letter from Shirley Beakler
      45. Draft of a letter from [Anonymous] to Miss. Chisholm
      46. Letter from Albert Spaulding
      47. Letter from Gertrude D. Hess.
      48. Letter from Alan T. Waterman
      49. Letter from Elbert W. Harrington
      50. Letter from Herbert S. Schell
      51. NSF grant budget and Envelope
      52. Partial Letter from ? at State University
      53. Letter from Paul Leser
      54. Letter from Elbert W. Harrington
      55. Letter from Ella Deloria to Dean Elbert Harrington
      56. Letter from Albert Spaulding
      57. Letter from William J. Curran
      58. Tentative Pow Wow Schedule
      59. Smithsonian Institution Science Information Exchange
    2. Pageant: "The Wohpe Festival"
    3. Pageant: "The Life-Story of a People"
    4. Lecture Notes: "Major Groupings of the Dakota Sioux Peoples"
    5. Lecture Notes: "Teton-Dakota. Seminar"
    6. Miscellaneous fragmentary lecture notes
    7. Program: American Society for Ethnohistory, 1967
    8. Midwest Indian Youth Leadership Seminar, 1963
    9. Correspondence regarding "personality prints" by Mary Sully
    10. "What Miss Deloria Knows about Dakota"
    11. Ella Deloria's Scrapbook
    12. Copy of Ella Deloria's Student Transcript, All Saints School, 1906-10
    13. Three Miscellaneous Letters to Ella Deloria
    14. Mobridge Tribune (5-8-1958) containing articles on Saint Elizabeth's School
    15. Letter to Vine Deloria Sr.
    16. Miscellaneous Scraps
  7. Waterlily
    1. Waterlily Version 1
      1. Chapter 01
      2. Chapter 02
      3. Chapter 03
      4. Chapter 04
      5. Chapter 05
      6. Chapter 06
      7. Chapter 07
      8. Chapter 08
      9. Chapter 09
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
    2. Waterlily Version 2 (edit)
      1. Introduction
      2. Chapter 01 edit
      3. Chapter 02 edit
      4. Chapter 03 edit
      5. Chapter 04 edit
      6. Chapter 05 edit
      7. Chapter 06 edit
      8. Chapter 07 edit
      9. Chapter 08 edit
      10. Chapter 09 edit
      11. Chapter 10 edit
      12. Chapter 11 edit
      13. Chapter 12 edit
      14. Chapter 13 edit
      15. Chapter 14 edit
      16. Chapter 15 edit
      17. Chapter 16 edit
      18. Chapter 17 edit

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