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MS 610 Klamath Material gathered at Modoc Reservation, Quapaw Agency, Indian Territory

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
245 Pages
1 Volume
Culture:
Modoc Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Volumes
Date:
March-April 1885; November-December 1892
Scope and Contents:
Principally vocabulary and texts with interlinear translation; also notes on Modoc myths collected by Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is number 2 in a set. Volume 1 is NAA manuscript 1581.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 610
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 610, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS610
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms610

Myths of the Modocs, by Jeremiah Curtin ..

Author:
Curtin, Jeremiah 1840-1906  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 389 p. 24 cm
Type:
Folklore
Date:
1912
Topic:
Modoc mythology  Search this
Call number:
E99.M7C9X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263569

MS 3538 Several short manuscripts collected by Jeremiah Curtin

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Informant:
Pitt, Jesse  Search this
Koalak'aka  Search this
Culture:
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Shasta Indians  Search this
Wintun  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In addition to Modoc materials, there are items which relate or may relate to the Shasta, Achomawi, Wintun and Yana. Possibly not all are in Curtin's handwriting.
Contents of file: (1) "Modoc Words." February 23, 1884. 34 pages total: vocabulary 24, 2 pages; myth, 2 pages (note on outside cover reads, "One Kumush story in this book"); notes on several myths which are identified by number only, 6 pages. This entire item may belong in file 2569. (2) "Customs. Information given by Jesse Pitt." Modoc. 9 pages, numbered 421-9. Marked "not to be used in "Modoc Myths;" see letter 7/8/12." This notation is crossed out. (3) "Medicine. The Doctor. This information was given by Koalak'aka. I afterward questioned the old men at Klamath Agency and found out that it was accurate." 8 pages numbered 414-20. Same notation as above, crossed out. (4) "Names of Places on the Triangle East of Redding and South of Pit River. Achomawi ? 30 pages. (5) Personal names, Achomawi ? Shasta ? Wintun ? Yana ? 15 pages. (6) Item moved to Yana vocabulary # 2060 (5/66) (7) Vocabulary. Tribe ? 6 pages. Mentions terms relating to Mt. Shasta page 2; Redding, page 3, Pit River, page 4, Maj. Redding, page 5, Stillwater, page 5. (8) Miscellaneous vocabulary notes. Tribes ? 7 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3538
Other Title:
Modoc Words
Customs. Information given by Jesse Pitt
Medicine. The Doctor.
Names of Places on the Triangle East of Redding and South of Pit River
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Names, place -- Achomawi  Search this
Names, Personal -- Achomawi  Search this
Social structure -- Modoc  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Achumawi  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3538, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3538
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3538

MS 2569 Modoc myths, tales and words, collected in Oklahoma and California

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Annotator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
0.63 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
Losa ?  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1885, 1888
Scope and Contents:
According to note by Hewitt, many of these were published by Curtin or Mrs. Curtin. The material is not systematically arranged, and the unpublished material, if any, has not been identified as such. In 1959 two items, "Book 10, last book of stories in Modoc" (42 pages), and a myth, "The Bat" (2 pages), were added to this file from file Number 3538-- a miscellaneous collection of papers found in Hewitt's office in 1937; possibly these two items include unpublished material.

Title information from note by J.N.B. Hewitt.

Information from Don Hann, District Archaeologist, Bear Valley Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, 528 East Main Street, John Day, Oregon, 97845. November 29, 1992. Bureau of American Ethnology manuscripts #1299 and #2569 contain 2-330 pages of material (mostly myths) gathered from the Wintu and Losa (sp ?) Indians. I saw no indication that anyone knows that these documents contain anything but Modoc material. The Wintu are from Northern California but I've never heard of the Losa. Unfortunately these documents are very disorganized and I don't know which manuscript the material came from.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2569
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2569, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2569
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2569

MS 1299 Modoc myths and legends

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
450 items (ca. 450 pages)
Culture:
Losa ?  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
145 in number. List of Modoc myths: 1 Girl saved by a mountain- 1 page. 2 Five Gusessolam brothers- 1 page. 3 Nanihlas (Bat) 1 page. 4 Lok (Grizzly bear) and Koe (a large white bird) 1 page. 5 Skunk 1 page. 6 Tsasas (skunk) 1 page. 7 Lok steals the food of Pseutiwas 1 page. 8 Kumuc, Wicink (snake) and Mank (squirrel) 1 page. 9 Kumush 1 page. 10 Kumac and his daughter 1 page. 11 Wus and the three moons of winter 1 page. 12 Habits of Modoc women 1 page. 13 Wus (coyote) running with the clouds 1 page. 14 Limalimaas (thunder) is killed by the little boy Nulwi. 4 pages. 15 Kai makes two winter months out of five---2 pages. 16 Gwin-win- 2 pages. 17 Gak pretends to be dying, kills deer, meets Wus, kills Yemal, and then goes with Wus to the mountains. 5 pages. 18 Mice. 2 pages. 19 Lulusdewieas who went under the lava beds to Mt Shasta. 3 pages. 20 Tcackai and the old man with the ground hogs 2 pages. 21 The five Blaiwas brothers, or the man with the blue leg. 3 pages. 22 Swaia runs a race- 3 pages. 23 Skunk and the sister at Blaiwas- 24 Snow escapes from the bag- 3 pages. 25 Kawaduilala and her two grandsons who appear to Kiuks in dreams- 3 pages. 26 Wus disobeys the laws of swimming ponds and from a person is changed to an animal- 3 pages. 27 The five Utususamts brothers- 5 pages. 28 Tsasas (skunk) steals his sister's roots- 2 pages.
29 Kaiutsis brothers and Gak visit Skel- 4 pages. 30 Utususas and the ten birds- 3 pages. 31 Owl Rock teaches a young man to gamble- 3 pages. 32 Tcackai kills the five sons of Sok, is carried off by Sok, and saved by Skel. 4 pages. 33 Kumuc brings about a battle between the Swat and Djajak people. 4 pages. 34 Wus sent after the wandering fire by his mother 4 pages. 35 Neogiwuls (thrown out) and his father 6 pages. 36 The child was carried off by a Skoks 2 pages. 37 Kaiutsis (gray wolf) of Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta) 3 pages. 38 The son-in-law of Wamnuks (rattlesnake). 6 pages. 39 The Kiuks who was killed and entered into his mother's body. 3 pages. 40 Kaiutsiamts and his son-in-law Tsisgigi. 2 pages. 41 The man who wouldn't marry Buzzard's sister. 2 pages. 42 Tsakiak kills Kaiutssiamts. 2 pages. 43 Kumuc gets Daplal (duck) to destroy the fish dam. 2 pages. 44 Skel and his brother-in-law Dukdukwas. 3 pages. 45 Lolokokokas becomes a Skoks. 3 pages. 46 Wus meets the Water Basket and Fire drill brothers. 3 pages. 47 Trial of strength between Bat and Raven. 3 pages. 48 The son of Walkatckas and the Djaudjau sisters. 2 pages. 49 Bat hide the deer,. 3 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1299
Other Title:
Girl saved by a mountain
Five Gusessolam brothers
Nanihlas (Bat)
Lok (Grizzly bear) and Koe (a large white bird)
Skunk
Tsasas (skunk)
Lok steals the food of Pseutiwas
Kumuc, Wicink (snake) and Mank (squirrel)
Kumush
Kumac and his daughter
Wus and the three moons of winter
Habits of Modoc women
Wus (coyote) running with the clouds
Limalimaas (thunder) is killed by the little boy Nulwi
Kai makes two winter months out of five
Gwin-win
Gak pretends to be dying, kills deer, meets Wus, kills Yemal, and then goes with Wus to the mountains
Mice
Lulusdewieas who went under the lava beds to Mt Shasta
Tcackai and the old man with the ground hogs
The five Blaiwas brothers, or the man with the blue leg
Swaia runs a race
Skunk and the sister at Blaiwas
Snow escapes from the bag
Kawaduilala and her two grandsons who appear to Kiuks in dreams
Wus disobeys the laws of swimming ponds and from a person is changed to an animal
The five Utususamts brothers
Tsasas (skunk) steals his sister's roots
Kaiutsis brothers and Gak visit Skel
Utususas and the ten birds
Owl Rock teaches a young man to gamble
Tcackai kills the five sons of Sok, is carried off by Sok, and saved by Skel
Kumuc brings about a battle between the Swat and Djajak people
Wus sent after the wandering fire by his mother
Neogiwuls (thrown out) and his father
The child that was carried off by a Skoks
Kaiutsis (gray wolf) of Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta)
The son-in-law of Wamnuks (rattlesnake)
The Kiuks who was killed and entered into his mother's body
Kaiutsiamts and his son-in-law Tsisgigi
The man who wouldn't marry Buzzard's sister
Tsakiak kills Kaiutssiamts
Kumuc gets Daplal (duck) to destroy the fish dam
Skel and his brother-in-law Dukdukwas
Lolokokokas becomes a Skoks
Wus meets the Water Basket and Fire drill brothers
Trial of strength between Bat and Raven
The son of Walkatckas and the Djaudjau sisters
Bats hide the deer
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1299, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1299
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1299

The bone man : a Native American Modoc tale / Laura Simms ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy

Author:
Simms, Laura  Search this
McCurdy, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
California
Oregon
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Tales  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776345

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