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Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Masty, David  Search this
Extent:
2 Notebooks
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Field notes
Vocabulary
Place:
Great Whale River (Qu├ębec)
Hudson Bay
James Bay (Nunavut)
Date:
1935 summer
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts and linguistic and ethnological notes from Truman Michelson's 1935 research among the Cree and Inuit at Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada. Among the people that Michelson worked with were David Masty and Thomas, speakers of Great Whale Cree; Rhoderick, a speaker of Rupert House Cree; and Cookie and Harrold, speakers of Great Whale River Inuit. The texts include stories by Masty in Cree syllabary with English translations by Rhoderick. Also present is an English translation by Harrold of Cookie's Inuit syllabic text in Manuscript 3393. The notes largely focus on the vocabulary and kinship systems of the Cree and Inuit of Great Whale River. There are also Rupert House Cree vocabulary as well as notes on the Cree and Inuit in neighboring areas at Hudson Bay and James Bay.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3396
Local Note:
Title changed from "Eskimo tales and vocabulary; some Indian tales; ethnology; kinship system summer of 1935" 6/3/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
See MS 3393 for the original Inuit text of Cookie's story.
Topic:
Eskimo languages  Search this
Inuit language  Search this
Cree language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnologies  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3396, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3396
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3396