Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson, 1917
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Indians of North America Northeast
Truman Michelson's linguistic and ethnographic notes on the Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi. The majority of the materials are from his work among the Potawatomi in Kansas. Michelson worked closely with Joe Hale, who also served as an interpreter. Among the Potawatomi notes are stories in English about Wisaka (Wisakea). The Sauk notes are primarily ethnographic and from his work with John Wap and Jesse Wap.
Manuscript 2743, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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.
Manuscript 235, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution