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Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Wolf Chief, circa 1851  Search this
Bull Thigh, circa 1829-  Search this
Wrapped Hair, circa 1836-  Search this
Whiteman, Milton  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Field notes
Vocabulary
Place:
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1913 August 11-15
Scope and Contents:
Cheyenne and Sutaio notes collected by Truman Michelson from Wolf Chief, Bull Thigh, and Wrapped Hair, with Milton Whiteman as interpreter. Subjects include: Sutaio-Cheyenne history, Cheyenne relationship terms, joking relationship, English-Cheyenne-Sutaio vocabulary, Cheyenne soldier societies (Red Hoof society, Dog Soldiers, Elk society, Fox soldiers), Sutaio tales (Everybody starving, Prairie chicken), Sutaio customs, Cheyenne customs, and berdaches. According to the BAE catalog card, these notes were collected in Clinton, Oklahoma, which is most likely incorrect. His 1913-1914 correspondence in the Records of the BAE and the 35th BAE Annual Report indicate that he conducted fieldwork on the Sutaio during this period at Tongue River Reservation in Montana.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2684-a
Local Note:
Title changed from "Notes on Cheyenne and Sutaio. August 11-15, 1913" 4/7/2014.
Topic:
Kinship  Search this
Joking relationships  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Two-spirit people  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2684-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2684A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2684a