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Notebook containing Truman Michelson's handwritten notes from his work among the Southern Cheyenne in Concho, Oklahoma. The notes consist primarily of vocabulary with some ethnological notes interspersed. The vocabulary includes comparative terms in Só'taeo'o (Sutaio). Ethnological topics include medicine bundles, "doctors" who can understand babies, "shaking lodge," and singing medicine arrow and sun dance songs. There is also an index card with notes on prophecy lodge.
NAA MS 3343
Title changed from "Cheyenne Vocabulary, with occasional ethnographic notes fJuly 1929" 5/28/2014.
Handwritten Arapaho linguistic and ethnological notes and texts from Truman Michelson's fieldwork in Concho, Oklahoma, during the summer of 1928. These notes are primarily from Michelson's work with Cleaver Warden. Max Van Horn and Mike [possibly Mack?] Haag, two Cheyenne men from Calumet, Oklahoma, may have also provided some information. Michelson's notes include vocabulary and information regarding military societies. The Arapaho texts contain interlineal English translations.
NAA MS 3087
Title changed from "Linguistics and ethnology Summer 1928" 5/21/2014.