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MS 4125 Wichita texts and interlinear English; Kichai translations of 4 Wichita texts; and Wichita and Kichai vocabularies

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Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Hadden, John  Search this
Informant:
Caley, Jose  Search this
giwakodadaka  Search this
Old Man Yellowbird  Search this
Wits  Search this
Extent:
481 Pages
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Kichai  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Keeche Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
April-November, 1919
Scope and Contents:
Includes Autograph Document (carbon copy) 96 pages. The Wichita texts are entitled, "Wichita Stories," and, except the first, numbered with Roman numerals (II-X). Each of the 10 sections is apparently a separate story, because each begins with an introductory formula. The Kichai translations of four of these Wichita stories are given numbers corresponding to the 4 Wichita stories. Each Kichai translation has an accompanying carbon copy. The vocabularies include separate Kichai and Wichita word lists and phrases as well as a short comparative vocabulary of the two. There is also 1 sheet containing words in other Indian languages as well as Wichita and Kichai.
Biographical / Historical:
Kichai informants: Josie Caley, Old Man Yellowbird, and "Wits and wife." John Hadden was the interpreter with Jose Caley. No Wichita informants are named by Swanton, but the informant for a Wichita version of a Pawnee story is recorded as saying that the "name of Old Pawnee who told him the story [was] giwakodadaka."
The location and date of the collection of this material is mentioned in Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 40, page 5, and Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 41, page 7.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4125
Local Note:
The last 5 Wichita texts, the Kichai translations, and a 16 page Kichai vocabulary were formerly filed under Manuscript Number 4137. They were added to Manuscript Number 4125 as of 6/1970.
autograph document
Other Title:
Wichita Stories
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4125, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4125
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4125