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Scope and Contents:
With a few pages of notes relating to each of the following: Cheyenne, Cree, Kickapoo, "Massachusetts Indians," Menominee, Seminole, and Shawnee; and a small amount of Jones' correspondence, 1907-1909, and correspondence about Jones after his death, 1909-1911.
Two lists made by William Jones of his collection of Sauk and Fox ethnological and ethnobotanical specimens at the Field Museum of Natural History. The lists were requested by Truman Michelson and sent to him by Berthold Laufer, curator of Asian Anthropology at the Field Museum. A transmittal letter dated December 29, 1914 from Laufer to Michelson is present.
NAA MS 3241
Title changed from "Lists of Sauk and Fox materials in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago" 5/28/2014.
Includes notes, many on artifacts; some on petroglyphs on Little Manitou Island; manuscript foot notes for Ojibwa Tales; plan of a house; report to the Carnegie Institution regarding work on the religion of the Central Algonkin Indians; drawings from birch bark scrolls of the Bois Fort Chippewas; and face and body paintings on preprinted outlines.
Typed page proofs of "Nanabushu swallowed by the Sturgeon" in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwa) with English translation. The story was collected by William Jones (1971-1909) from Marie Syrette (originally from Lake Nipigon) at Fort William, Ontario, sometime during 1903-1905. The texts were sent in 1916 to Truman Michelson, who was preparing the Ojibwa stories collected by Jones for publication the following year. According to Ives Goddard the dialect of the Ojibwa text is from the north shore region of Lake Superior (8/19/75).
NAA MS 4384
Title changed from "Nanabosho (Nanabushu) swallowed by the Sturgeon 1916" 6/10/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
See also Manuscript 4752 for additional Ojibwa stories collected by William Jones.
Cataloger's remark: The detailed descriptive list of the Ojibway material is the result of comparing the texts in the notebooks and English translations with the published account. Many of the tables of contents for the individual notebooks are either incorrect or incomplete statements. The list is more detailed. Informants names have also been supplied from the published texts (which is arranged according to informants).
Supplement to The Peoples Herald, December 3, 1903. Miscellaneous information including some concerning Mary Means, the widow of Moses Keokuk; some of Keokuk's descendants; Henry C. Jones, including William Jones, the ethnologist.
Contets: Book Number I- Biographical sketch of William JOnes, 1 page. Words and sentences, 12 pages. List of Sauk clans, 1 page. Vocabulary and grammatical notes, 30 pages. Book Number 2. Words and sentences, Sauk personal names, etc. 14 pages. The custom of smoking horses among the Sauks - custom of the Shawnee and Sauks or Kickapoo and Sauks of visiting one another's reservations every other year with description of ceremony- 4 pages. Syllabic notes, 1 page. Legend of the Great Dipper - 1 page.
These notebooks contain 36 of the 59 published stories. Volume I: pages in notebook 4-13, 14-18, A thunderer comes to the Home of a Man and Wife, pages in published text page 175. 19-26, A youth that was Fasting was killed by the Sioux, page 187. 27-29, One that had fasted overlong became a Fish, page 183. 30-33, One that fasted overlong, page 185. 34-47, An Old Woman falls in love with her Son-in-Law, and for that reason drowns her Daughter, page 101. 48-49, The Little-Creatures-of-Caprice ensnare the Sun, page 79. 50-53, The People-of-a-Far-off-Country, page 75. 54-56, The Woman and the Dog, page 39. 57-59, The Reason why a Young Married Woman ceased from..., page 139. 60-62, Two Maidens who played the Harlot with Each Other, page 151. 63-67, An Ojibwa Maiden offered a Prayer to the Bull-Frogs, asking that an Ugly-Looking Man should die, page 67. 68-73, A Raccoon plays Dead in order that he may thus obtain Crawfishes to eat, page 131. 74-88, The Raccoon and the Wolf, page 121. 89-100, The Grizzly and the Skunk, page 113.
Volume 2 contents: Pages in notebook 2-10, Wisaka rolls Himself Downhill in order that he may catch the Turkeys. (Sauk tale), published page numbers 289. 11-16, The Red-Earths went to where Wisaka was (Sauk and Fox), page 333. 17-24, Wisaka is vanquished in a Contest with a Trader (Sauk), page 297. 24-31, Wisaka goes to visit the Skunk (Sauk), page 239. 32-39, Wisaka visits the Beaver (Sauk), page 229. 40-45, Wisaka goes to visit the Duck (Sauk), page 257. 46-52, Wisaka goes to visit the Kingfisher, page 263. 53-85, The Story of Wisaka (Sauk), page 337. 86-106, Note by Jones: "Ceremonial story belonging to the preceding." 107-114, Painter's Dream (Fox), page 207. 114-115, The Words spoken to the Dead (Sauk), page 383. 116, When Boys burn Tobacco as an Offering to the Thunderers, page 381. 117, When a Boy burns an Offering of Tobacco to a Snake, page 381.
Volume 3 Contents: Pages in notebook 2-24, The Turtle brings Ruin upon Himself, published page number 315. 24-42, The Turtle is loaned Medicine by Wis'ka to win a Foot-Race, page 301. 43-48, The Woodpecker feeds Wisaka, page 269. 49-61, Wisaka catches Ducks by the Neck and strangles Them, page 279. 62-68, When Wisaka ate the Artichoke, page 273. 69-84, Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Skunk, page 245. 85-92, Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Beaver, page 235. 93-98, Wisaka goes to visit his Little Brother the Duck, page 261. 99-100, An Opossum becomes disliked because of his Pretty Tail, page 111.
Biographical / Historical:
In the introduction Jones states: "This particular body of material is the peculiar property of the Foxes of Iowa, and with some exceptions it is told in their own dialect; the exceptions are in the dialect of the Sauks. It forms part of a mass of information obtained during the summers of 1901 and 1902."
NAA MS 3022
A thunderer comes to the Home of a Man and Wife
A Youth that was Fasting was killed by the Sioux
One that had fasted overlong became a Fish
One that fasted overlong
An Old Woman falls in Love with her Son-in-Law, and for that reason drowns her Daughter
The Little-Creatures-of-Caprice ensnare the Sun
The Woman and the Dog
The Reason why a Young Marred Woman ceased from...
Two Maidens who played the Harlot with Each Other
An Ojibwa Maiden offered a Prayer to the Bull-Frogs, asking that an Ugly-Looking Man should die
Raccoon plays Dead in order that he may thus obtain Crawfishes to eat
The Raccoon and the Wolf
The Grizzly and the Skunk
Wisaka rolls Himself Downhill in order that he may catch the Turkeys
The Red-Earths went to where Wisaka was
Wisaka is vanquished in a Contest with a Trader
Wisaka goes to visit the Skunk
Wisaka visits the Beaver
Wisaka goes to visit the Duck
The Story of Wisaka
Wisaka goes to visit the Kingfisher
The Words spoken to the Dead
When Boys burn Tobacco as an Offering to the Thunderers
When a Boy burns an Offering of Tobacco to a Snake
The Turtle brings Ruin upon Himself
The Turtle is loaned Medicine by Wis'ka to win a Foot-Race
The Woodpecker feeds Wisaka
Wisaka catches Ducks by the Neck and strangles Them
When Wisaka ate the Artichoke
Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Skunk
Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Beaver
Wisaka goes to visit his Little Brother the Duck
An Opossum becomes disliked because of his Pretty Tail