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MS 7072 Descriptions of Tsimshian totem poles and descriptions and text relating to Tsimshian masks

Creator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Tsimshian Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7072
Local Note:
Provenance unknown.
autograph document
Topic:
Masks -- Tsimshian  Search this
Totems and totem poles -- Tsimshian  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7072, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7072
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7110 Ladino manuscript

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Jews  Search this
Ladino  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1869
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7110
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7110, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7110
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 661 Notes on Ojibwa grammar collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Jones, William, 1871-1909  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes on Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwa) grammar with reference to a text by William Jones.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 661
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe, Chippeway, Chippewa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 661, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS661
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7009 Collectanea

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
319 Pages
1 Volume
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Volumes
Date:
1850s-60s
Scope and Contents:
Apparently reading notes on a wide variety of subjects including writing systems, philosophy, poetry, history, botany, geology, and others.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7009
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Writing systems  Search this
Geology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7009, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7009
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7017 Partial copy of J. Ludwig Krapf's Vocabulary of Six East-African Languages

Collector:
Grout, Lewis, 1815-1905  Search this
Creator:
Krapf, J. L. (Johann Ludwig), 1810-1881  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Africa
Date:
1854
Scope and Contents:
Includes Part I of Introduction and comparative vocabularies of Swahili, Pokomo, and Galla only. Annotated by Grout with variant Galla terms found in Isenberg's translation of Krapf's Vocabulary of the Galla Languages, 1842. Also annotated with German terms.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7017
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7017, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7017
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 350-b Lower Chinook (Clatsop or Shoalwater)-English vocabulary

Annotator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
850 Items (slips )
Culture:
Chinook Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Written on slips marked with 2-digit numbers at upper right. In hand of a clerk, with occasional corrections or whole slips in hand of Franz Boas. Not arranged alphabetically or by number, as of 1/64.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 350-b
Local Note:
Language identified by Dell Hymes, November 16, 1960.
In letter of July 25, 1957, to W.C. Sturtevant (commenting on forms sent for determination by WCS) Hymes wrote : "In 350, I think you are right that the material is Clatsop....In general, the orthography looks like that of Boas about 1890-94. I suspect this is a copy (whether in part by Boas himself, I can't say of course) of material Boas obtained, but never published, on the Clatsop dialect. While in Philadelphia at APS this spring, I copied a Clatsop vocabulary (by Boas) arranged according to the English translations alphabetically. Manuscript 350 may contain more material, though probably most is identical."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chinook language  Search this
Coastal Chinook  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 350-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS350B
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 347 Kiowa words, phrases, and sentences in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Folklore
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages; includes grammatical material, notes on mescal, pictographs (?), songs, Kiowa myth, love songs, and Comanche names. The schedule is well filled.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 347
General:
Previously titled "Words, phrases, and sentences."
Topic:
Drugs -- Kiowa  Search this
Names -- Comanche  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Comanche language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 347, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS347
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 350-a Clackamas-English vocabulary

Annotator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
450 Items (ca. slips ca. 450 slips)
Culture:
Clackamas Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
On slips marked, "CL"at upper right. In hand of a clerk, with occasional corrections in the hand of Franz Boas. Unarranged, as of 1/64.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 350-a
Local Note:
Language identified by Dell Hymes, November 16, 1960.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Wasco language  Search this
Chinook  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 350-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS350A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3418 Photostat of letter by Pete Messabie in Chippewa

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Author:
Messabie, Pete  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Letters
Date:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Photostat of letter by Pete Messabie in Timagami Chippewa transmitted by A.P. Taylor. Also a page of Truman Michelson's notes on words and phrases in the letter with English translations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3418
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Temagami  Search this
Algonkin, Ojibway, Ojibwe, Chippeway  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 3418, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3418
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3017 Shoshoni anthropometric measurements and Lemhi vocabulary collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
116 Pages
Culture:
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's handwritten field notes on the Shoshoni, most likely from his 1927 trip to Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The bulk of the notes consist of anthropometric measurements of Fort Washakie Shoshonis. One page contains Lemhi dialect vocabulary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3017
Local Note:
Title changed from "Shoshoni linguistic data and physical anthropology notes" 5/21/2014.
Topic:
Shoshoni language  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3017, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3017
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3068 Cherokee medical songs

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also numbered list of words(?)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3068
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3068, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3068
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3010 Fox text by Frank Earle on witch medicine

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Earle, Frank  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
100 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Text on witch medicine handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Frank Earle, with an English translation by Ida Poweshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3010
Local Note:
Title changed from "Witch medicine" 6/16/14.
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Shamanism  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3010, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3010
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2746 Ojibwa linguistic notes from William Potter

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Potter, William  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1915 January
Scope and Contents:
Ojibwa linguistic notes collected by Truman Michelson from William Potter, a Gull Lake Chippewa. The notes consist mostly of vocabulary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2746
Local Note:
Title changed from "Vocabulary" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2746, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2746
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2748 Truman Michelson's Penobscot linguistic notes

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
200 Items (cards )
Culture:
Penobscot Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Card files containing Truman Michelson's notes on Penobscot grammar and vocabulary. His notes include grammatical tables and a reference to Frank Speck's Penobscot text, by page and line.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2748
Topic:
Penobscot language  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2748, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2748
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2744 Ottawa notes and stories from Lillian Walker

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Walker, Lillian  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages
Culture:
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Ottawa linguistic notes and stories collected by Truman Michelson from Lillian Walker, age 16. Includes vocabulary, pronominal paradigms, a letter in Ottawa with an English translation, and stories in Ottawa and English. There are also notes on the list of stories known by Walker; information about her family; and locations of the Ottawa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2744
Local Note:
Title updated from "Linguistics; legend" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Ottawa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2744, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2744
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2745 Diagram of Fox religion dance with notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Young Bear  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diagrams
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Diagram of Meskwaki (Fox) religion dance with notes in Meskwaki and English on two index cards. Information collected by Truman Michelson from Young Bear.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2745
Local Note:
Title changed from "Diagram of Religion dance Ethnology" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Fox dance  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk and Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diagrams
Citation:
Manuscript 2745, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2745
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2739 Fox text by C.H. Chuck

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Chuck, C.H.  Search this
Translator:
Whitewater, Arthur  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text on Swan dance handwritten by C.H. Chuck, with an English translation by Arthur Whitewater, a Kickapoo. On the first page of the Meskwaki text is a note in another hand: "Story told by Mr. Wah-be-neh no swah- or Mr. White Buffalo." The English translation is titled, "Story about one Indian being betrayed by Giant butterfly."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2739
Local Note:
Title changed from "Giant Butterfly (?); Swan (?) Legends" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2739, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2739
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2741 Young Bear stories (legends, miscellaneous; texts)

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Young Bear  Search this
Extent:
180 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2741
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2741, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2741
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2743 Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Hale, Joe  Search this
Wap, John  Search this
Wap, Jesse  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1917
Scope and Contents:
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.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2743
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistics; ethnology 1917" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Sauk language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2743, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2743
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2734 Truman Michelson Stockbridge notes and texts, with copies by Frank Speck

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Dick, Lucius  Search this
Miller, Edwin  Search this
Miller, Alfred  Search this
Peters, Sterling  Search this
Butler, Agnes  Search this
Robertson, Bernice  Search this
Informant:
Quinney, Jameson "Sot"  Search this
Translator:
Dick, William  Search this
Extent:
140 Pages
Culture:
Mahican Indians  Search this
Brotherton Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1914
circa 1940s-1950s
Scope and Contents:
Notes and texts on Stockbridge collected by Truman Michelson during his fieldwork in Wisconsin in 1914, with handwritten copies of his notes made by Frank Speck during the 1940s and 1950s. Michelson's notes consist mainly of vocabularies with small amounts of data on the history, population, and racial composition of the tribe and brief notes on the people who knew the language. A few words were collected from a Brotherton informant. The Stockbridge texts include strict interlineal translations and separate free translations. Speck's copies of the notes are in an order different from Michelson's originals. They are incomplete, in part because Speck omitted some vocabulary items when informants agreed as to their form. Speck's material also includes a copy of the report on Michelson's work in Explorations and field work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1914, pages 90-93 (1 page typescript).

All Stockbridge texts are by Jameson "Sot" Quinney, with some translated by William Dick. Other people that Michelson worked with include Lucius Dick (Brotherton), Edwin Miller, Alfred Miller, Sterling Peters, Agnes Butler (previously cataloged as Agnus Butler), and Bernice Robertson (previously cataloged as Robinson; see note below).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2734
Local Note:
Regarding Bernice Robertson's surname: In Michelson's notes, Bernice Robertson's name appears with "Robertson" crossed out and "Robinson" written in. According to Ives Goddard (2007, November 20), "Frank T. Siebert, Jr., collected some words from the same woman in 1935, and he refers to her as Bernice Robertson in notes he sent to Morris Swadesh (APS, Swadesh papers, Freeman Guide #2081 or 2083). I also heard him mention her many times, since he liked to point out that she was one of the last speakers of Mahican even though to look at her she was African American. In his own field notes (1937) Swadesh first wrote Robison and Robeson, but changed this to Robinson. (Robison is a possible mishearing of Roberston, if this name is unfamiliar; less likely that Swadesh would not have caught the common name Robinson.) In his typed list of informants, however, he writes 'Bernice Robertson' (APS as above)."
Topic:
Mahican language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Brothertown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2734, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2734
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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