DR. ALICE BEE KASAKOFF COLLECTION
(1941 - )
Papers, c. 1965-2004
||1.25 Linear feet
||2012, by Brittany Johnson
||Donated by Dr. Alice Bee Kasakoff, Feb. 28, 2010
|| Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers, Native American Studies Collection, The University of South Carolina Lancaster
||Information concerning copyright must be secured in writing from the archivist.
Native of Chicago, Ill., educated Radcliffe College (BA 1962), Harvard (PhD 1976)
University of South Carolina, Department of Anthropology, 1973-2008
Assistant (1973-1977), Associate Professor (1977-1985), Full Professor (1985-2008)
Dr. Kasakoff is perhaps best known as a historical demographer and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Native Americans, anthropology, migration, history, gender and theory. Alice was one of the first academic researchers to work with non-Catawba Native American tribes and tribal groups in South Carolina. The USC Department of Anthropology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program have established an annual lecture in her honor.
Scope and Content Notes
The collection consists of 1.25 linear feet of material. The collection is arranged into four general series: Correspondence, Writings and Publications, Legal, and Reference Files. The papers cover a variety of topics, encompassing Alice’s research efforts with South Carolina’s Native Americans.
I. Correspondence, 1977-2002
Correspondence to and from Alice Bee Kasakoff. Native American correspondence includes various communications with the Council of Native Americans of SC, South Carolina’s first Native American advocacy group.
II. Writings and Publications, 1992-2004
Drafts and copies of published and unpublished articles along with course packs.
III. Legal, 1981-1998
Various legal documents concerning Native Americans, nationally and within South Carolina.
IV. Reference Files
A. Audio and visual materials in various formats.
B. Topical files, relative to Native Americans. Includes ephemera, field notes, maps, clippings, postcards, and newsletters. Arranged alphabetically by topic.
C. Writing and publications include published articles, typescripts and undated writings not produced by Alice Kasakoff.
Series I. Correspondence
General Correspondence, 1977-2002
Native American Correspondence, 1983-1989, 1994 (includes correspondence with Council of Native Americans of SC)
Series II. Writings and Publications
Crediford, Gene, Alice B. Kasakoff and Wes Taukchiray. “Contemporary Native Americans in South Carolina.” Indians of the Southeastern United States in the Late Twentieth Century. Ed. Anthony Paredes. 1992. Birmingham: U of Alabama P, 72-101. Print.
---. “The Catawba Settlement and Other Recent Developments among Native Americans in South Carolina: An Addendum to Our Article ‘Contemporary Native Americans in South Carolina.’ ” ts. 1997. Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers, University of South Carolina, Lancaster.
A Sourcebook for Native America, Anthropology 317. Compiled by Alice Bee Kasakoff. 1999.
A Sourcebook for Native America, Anthropology 317. Compiled by Alice Bee Kasakoff. 2004.
Series III. Legal
Catawba Indian Nation, post-settlement controversies, 1998
Iroquois Confederacy of Nations Constitution hearings, 1987
Recognition of South Carolina Tribes, Santee, Pee Dee and Edisto, 1981-1995
Tolowa Nation (California)
Case for Federal Acknowledgement in Brief, not dated
Petition for Status Clarification/Federal Recognition, 1985
Series IV. Reference Files
A. Audio-Visual Materials
Catawba Indians (VHS)
Catawba, The River People (VHS)
Chief Blue Pt. 1 & 2 (cassette)
Edisto Pow Wow, May 1994 (slides)
Indian by Birth: Lumbee Dialect (VHS)
Indian Priests near Canadian Line (cassette)
Interview with Grace Lowry (cassette)
Sacred Wind (VHS)
SC Indians (cassette)
Steve Riech (cassette)
Sub Arctic Indians (cassette)
Beaver Creek Indians, 1998, Newsletters
Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc. (ESCUIT)
Edisto-Natchez Kusso Indians
McAmis, Herb – “Indian People of the Edisto River: A brief history of the Kusso-Natchez
Indians, often called ‘Edistos’”.
Ephemera (includes various pamphlets and newsletters about Native Americans), 1993-1998
Field Notes, 1984-2001 and not dated
Field trip to Eastern Cherokee Fall Festival,1977
Maps, not dated
Native American Humor Supplement, not dated
Newspaper Clippings, 1969-2004 and not dated
Postcards (of Native Americans)
Pow Wow Ephemera, 1984-1998, includes Yap Ye Iswa Program, 
Red Thunder Cloud clippings, 1973-1996
Sumter Band of Cheraw Indians, not dated
Various census information (South Carolina, Four Holes and Creeltown)
C. Writings and Publications
Ballas, Donald J. “The Livelihood of the Eastern Cherokees” The Journal of Geography. 61 (1962) 342-350.
Basso, Keith H. “Cibecue and Whitemen.” Portraits of the Whiteman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
“Catawba Indian Festival.” ts. 1996, student paper, Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers, University of South Carolina, Lancaster.
“Catawba Pottery.” ts. student paper, Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers, University of South Carolina, Lancaster.
Crediford, Gene J. Contemporary Native Americans in South Carolina: A Photo Documentation Covering the Years 1983-1985. Columbia, S.C.: Dept. of Media Arts, College of Applied Professional Sciences, University of South Carolina, 1991?.
---. Those Who Remain: Native Americans in South Carolina 500 Years after Columbus. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina, Department of Media Arts, 199?.
Gilbert, William Harlen Jr., “Memorandum Concerning the Characteristics of the Larger Mixed-Blood Racial Islands of the Eastern United States” 1946.
Harmon, Michael A. “Cherokee Acculturation in Northwestern South Carolina.” 40th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Columbia, South Carolina. Nov. 1983.
Hazel, Forest. “The Dimery Settlement.” The Independent Republic Quarterly. 29 (1995): 32-36.
Hicks, George L. “Cultural Persistence versus Local Adaptation.” Ethnohistory. 12 (1965): 343-353
Hewitt, Melinda. “The Racial Misidentification of the Pee Dee Indians.” ts. 1999, Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers. University of South Carolina, Lancaster.
Hewitt, Melinda. “Hiding in Plain View: The Racial Misidentification of the Pee Dee Indian People.” ts. Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers. U of South Carolina, Lancaster.
Loring, Stephen, 1985, “O Darkly Bright: The Labrador Journeys of William Brooks Cabot, 1899-1910.”, Exhibition catalogue. Middlebury, Vermont: Middlebury College Gallery, January-February 1985.
Swanson, Charles H. “Why the Indians and the Settlers Didn’t Get Along: An Explanation of Common Sense Explanations for Historical Indian-White Conflict” 10th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Apr 3-5, 1975.
Taukchiray, Wes. “A Report on a Visit with the Indians in Horry County, South Carolina.” ts. 1991, Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers. U of South Carolina, Lancaster.
---. “Identities and descendants of most of the 15 or more people making up the final generation of full blood Indians born into the Catawba Nation.” ts. not dated, Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers. U of South Carolina, Lancaster.
The Research Division, Patrick Air Force Base. Native American Courage and Wisdom. Florida, 1989.
“Yap Ye Iswa.” ts. student Paper. Alice Bee Kasakoff Papers. University of South Carolina, Lancaster.