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Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Bullard, Jack  Search this
Davenport, Edward  Search this
Lincoln, Harry  Search this
Extent:
177 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic texts and linguistic notes collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. The Meskwaki texts were handwritten by Jack Bullard and Edward Davenport. Bullard authored "Red Eagle" and "What Thunderers Did," both with English translations by Michelson. There is also an English translation by Michelson of Me├╣├×kwihowa, another story by Bullard; the original Meskwaki text is not present. Davenport's texts include stories of his departure from Tama and arrival with "Flodo Keahna" at Carlisle; a visit to Ringling Bros. circus (1918); and a trip to the town of Carlisle. English translations, handwritten by Michelson, are present for all three stories. Also present are a phonetic version by Davenport of his first story and a phonetic version of his third story transcribed from a dictation by Harry Lincoln. The collection also contains linguistic notes, including short texts by Lincoln, and place names.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2830
Local Note:
Title changed from "Vocabulary; phrases; syntax; legend" 4/30/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2830, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2830
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2830