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Frederick John Pratson photographs for "Land of the Four Directions"

Photographer:
Pratson, Frederick John  Search this
Names:
Barlow, Peter, Chief  Search this
Extent:
23 Photographic prints
1 Contact sheet
Culture:
Passamaquoddy  Search this
Maliseet (Malecite)  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Place:
Maine
New Brunswick (Canada)
Date:
circa 1970
Summary:
This collection contains 23 photographic prints and one contact sheet (36 images) made by Frederick John Pratson for his book Land of the Four Directions, published in 1970. Photographs include images of Passamaquoddy community members in Indian Township, Maine as well as Maliseet community members of the Tobique First Nation and Mi'kmaq community members of Big Cove and Indian Island in New Brunswick, Canada.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes one contact sheet with 36 images and 23 photographic prints of varying sizes made for Frederick John Pratson's 1970 publication Land of the Four Directions. The images on the contact sheet were most likely shot on the Mi'kmaq First Nation on Indian Island in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada. These include portraits of Mi'kmaq Chief Peter Barrow, along with several other unidentified men. A handful of these images include Pratson himself.

A large number of the photographic prints (silver gelatin) were shot in the late 1960s among the Passamaquoddy community in Maine and were identified in 2010 by Donald G. Soctomah, Historic Preservation Officer of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. Many of the photographs include images of children, many from the Dana family, going about their daily lives. The rest of the prints are listed as being photographed among Maliseet community members of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada and also include a large number of portraits of children, many of them still unidentified.
Contact sheet catalog numbers: P25886-P25922; Photographic Print catalog numbers: P25923-P25945, P37586-P37588
Arrangement:
Arranged in six folders by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Born October 4, 1935 in Hartford Connecticut to John and Catherine Pratson, Frederick John Pratson was a historian and travel guide writer. After graduating from Boston College in 1957, he wrote for the travel section of the Boston Globe in addition to publishing a number of guidebooks which covered Canada and parts of the United States. In 1970, Pratson published Land of the Four Directions based on travels, photography and interviews among Passamaquoddy community members in Indian Township, Maine as well as Maliseet community members of the Tobique First Nation and Mi'kmaq community members of Big Cove and Indian Island in New Brunswick, Canada.

Pratson later returned to Indian Island Reservation in New Brunswick to interview Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Chief Peter Barlow in 1972. He also conducted interviews with William Jalbert, a lumberjack in Round Pond, Maine and with a group of Fisherman in East Dover, Nova Scotia. These interviews, done under the sponsorship of the New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Center at the University of Maine (Orono) are now held in the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History at the University of Maine.

Pratson died in December 1989, leaving a wife, four sons and two daughters.
Related Materials:
MF 042 Frederick Pratson Collection located at the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, University of Maine.
Provenance:
Gift Frederick John Pratson, circa 1985.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederick John Pratson photographs from Land of the Four Directions, image #, NMAI.AC.341; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.341
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Frederick John Pratson photographs for "Land of the Four Directions"
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv48707aea5-78f0-4896-9d31-13daf58e22a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-341
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Powwow Songs; Ways of our Grandmothers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Heartbeat Program 1995 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Mullen, Mary (recorder)  Search this
Walters, Wendy (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Torres, Bernice  Search this
Shunatona, Gwen  Search this
Crying Woman Singers  Search this
Kiowa Singers  Search this
Wabunoag Singers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Atsina Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Pomo Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Montana
New Brunswick
Canada
Fredericton (N.B.)
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.)
California
Sebastopol (Calif.)
Date:
1995 June 25
Track Information:
101 Powwow Songs / Crying Woman Singers, Kiowa Singers, Wabunoag Singers. Drum.

102 Ways of Our Grandmothers / Bernice Torres, Gwen Shunatona. Hand drums,Rattle (Musical instrument).
Local Numbers:
FP-1995-CT-0486
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Drum  Search this
Hand drums  Search this
Rattle (Musical instrument)  Search this
Malecite Indians  Search this
Passamaquoddy Indians  Search this
Gender  Search this
Generations  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Family  Search this
Assinboine Indians  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1995, Item FP-1995-CT-0486
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Heartbeat: The Voices of First Nations Women / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54bec08ce-1833-4ce9-ba06-6f3a64717850
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1995-ref841

Malecite tales / by W. H. Mechling

Author:
Mechling, W. H  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 133 p. 25 cm
Type:
Folklore
Date:
1914
Topic:
Folklore.  Search this
Call number:
E99.M195 M4 1914
E99.M195M4 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383654

MS 13 Melicite (Malisit') vocabulary

Creator:
Chamberlain, Montague  Search this
Adney, E. Tappan  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Paul, James  Search this
Paul, Mary  Search this
Extent:
112 Pages
Culture:
Maliseet (Malecite)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1880
Scope and Contents:
Includes letter of transmittal. St John, New Brunswick. December 13, 1880. Autograph letter signed. 1 page. Recorded in Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1877. Includes brief explanatory notes and ethnological remarks, also the text of "Story of the man the Bear gens take their name from," with English interlinear translations, pages 106-109.. Includes occasional comparative notes on Abnaki in the handwriting of A.S. Gatschet.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 13
Local Note:
With the Manuscript are filed some corrections concerning bird names received by the Bureau of American Ethnology from E. Tappan Adney, Typescript document. 1 page, and a reprint of Adney's article, "The Malecite Indian Names for Native Berries and Fruits, and their Meanings," Acadian Naturalist, volume 1, 1944, pages 103-110, with Manuscript corrections by Adney.
autograph document
Other Title:
Story of the man the Bear Gens take their name from
The Malecite Indian Names for Native Berries and Fruits, and their Meanings
Topic:
Folklore -- Malecite  Search this
Bird names -- Malecite  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Maliseet-Passamaquoddy  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 13, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS13
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38581406b-547f-41b7-983d-135586b71083
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms13

Tales from Maliseet country : the Maliseet texts of Karl V. Teeter / translated and edited by Philip S. LeSourd

Author:
Teeter, Karl V. 1929-  Search this
LeSourd, Philip S  Search this
Subject:
Teeter, Karl V. 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 198 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Maine
New Brunswick
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Malecite Indians  Search this
Tales  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823627

Trois légendes de mon pays, ou, l'Évangile ignoré, l'Évangile preché, l'Évangile accepté / J.C. Taché

Author:
Taché, Joseph-Charles 1820-1894  Search this
Physical description:
162 p. ; 15 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Canada
Date:
1876
Call number:
PQ3919.T117 T84 1876
PQ3919.T117T84 1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362616

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