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Corn, Beans, and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-02T16:54:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
People & Blogs  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_CTqDcGidxJA

The ring in the prairie : a Shawnee legend / edited by John Bierhorst ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon

Title:
Shawnee legend
Author:
Bierhorst, John  Search this
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe 1793-1864  Search this
Illustrator:
Dillon, Leo  Search this
Dillon, Diane  Search this
Physical description:
36 pages color illustrations 24 x 27 cm
Type:
Folklore
Picture books
Children's literature
Legends
Fiction
Date:
1970
Topic:
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_961093

MS 615 Shawnee words, phrases, sentences and texts

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Pilling, James Constantine, 1846-1895  Search this
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863  Search this
Dougherty, Thomas  Search this
Du Chesne, Charles  Search this
Bluejacket, Stephen  Search this
Bluejacket, Charles, 1817-1897  Search this
Greyfeather, William  Search this
Dougherty, William  Search this
Clover, S. S.  Search this
Extent:
3 Volumes
717 Items (ca. 717 pages)
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1890-1892
Scope and Contents:
Volume I contains: Story of the horned snake, with interlinear translation; notes on the word "Potomac"; Extracts from Pilling's Bibliography; copy of Lt Whipple's vocabulary, published in Pacific R. R. Report, Volume III, pages 56-61 corrected in 1892 by Thomas Dougherty; vocabulary from the Rideout Letters; Shawnee language collected at Quapaw Agency, Indian Territory, 1885; Historical extracts relating to the Shawnee; Story, "God and the Devil," 1892; vocables from Charles Du Chesne, 1892; miscellaneous linguistic notes; "A story of olden times; list of 22 dances; texts from Thomas Dougherty; grammatic, lexic, and explanatory notes. The moccasin game, by Stephen Bluejacket; texts by Rev Charles Bluejacket; texts from William Greyfeather; Lord's Prayer; notes on noises; legend by Thomas Dougherty; one by William Dougherty; various historical and other notes from S. S. Clover. "The material in these volumes is confused and not arranged." (note by ?)
Also "Remarks to my Shawnee Texts and Notes, annotations to three manuscripts." A.S.G. 20 pages attached to paper cover. And Index to Shawnee material, 4 pages in addition to bound volume devoted to Index.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 615
Other Title:
Story of the horned snake
God and the Devil
Topic:
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Dance -- list of  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Names, Personal  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 615, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS615
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms615

James Henri Howard Papers

Correspondent:
Woolworth, Alan R.  Search this
Weslager, C.A.  Search this
Witthoft, John, 1921-1993  Search this
Swauger, James Lee  Search this
Turnbull, Colin  Search this
Horn, Frances L.  Search this
Garcia, Louis  Search this
Fogelson, Raymond D.  Search this
Hodge, William  Search this
Hayink, J.  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Ervin, Sam J. Jr  Search this
Feraca, Stephen E., 1934-  Search this
Feest, Christian F.  Search this
Cree, Charlie  Search this
Davis, Edward Mott  Search this
De Busk, Charles R.  Search this
Iadarola, Angelo  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
Bunge, Gene  Search this
Cavendish, Richard  Search this
Clifton, James A.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Blake, Leonard W.  Search this
Dean, Nora Thompson  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Smith, John L.  Search this
Swanton, John Robert  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Peterson, John H.  Search this
Paredes, J. Anthony, 1939- (James Anthony)  Search this
Schleisser, Karl H.  Search this
Reed, Nelson A.  Search this
Medford, Claude W.  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Opler, Morris Edward  Search this
Nettl, Bruno, 1930-  Search this
Kraft, Herbert C.  Search this
Johnson, Michael G.  Search this
Lindsey-Levine, Victoria  Search this
Kurath, Gertrude  Search this
Adams, Richard N. (Richard Newbold), 1924-  Search this
Allen, James H.  Search this
Barksdale, Mary Lee  Search this
Battise, Jack  Search this
Creator:
Howard, James H., 1925-1982 (James Henri)  Search this
Names:
Lone Star Steel Company  Search this
Extent:
10.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Yuchee  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Date:
1824-1992
bulk 1950-1982
Summary:
To a considerable degree, the James H. Howard papers consist of manuscript copies of articles, book, speeches, and reviews that document his professional work in anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, archeology, linguistics, musicology, and folklore between 1950 and 1982. Among these are a few unpublished items. Notes are relatively scant, there being somewhat appreciable materials for the Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Dakota, Omaha, Ponca, Seminole, and Shawnee. The chief field materials represented in the collection are sound recordings and photographs, but many of the latter are yet to be unidentified. A series of color photographs of Indian artifacts in folders are mostly identified and represent the extensive American Indian Cultural collection of costumes and artifacts that Howard acquired and created. Other documents include copies of papers and other research materials of colleagues. There is very little original material related to archeological work in the collection and that which is present concerns contract work for the Lone State Steel Company.
Scope and Contents:
The James Henri Howard papers document his research and professional activities from 1949-1982 and primarily deal with his work as an anthropologist, archeologist, and ethnologist, studying Native American languages & cultures. The collection consists of Series 1 correspondence; Series 2 writings and research, which consists of subject files (language and culture research materials), manuscripts, research proposals, Indian claim case materials, Howard's publications, publications of others, and bibliographical materials; Series 3 sound recordings of Native American music and dance; Series 4 photographs; and Series 5 drawings and artwork.

Howard was also a linguist, musicologist, and folklorist, as well as an informed and able practitioner in the fields of dance and handicrafts. His notable books include Choctaw Music and Dance; Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicines, Magic, and Religion; and Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe and its Cultural Backround.

Some materials are oversize, specifcially these three Winter Count items: 1. a Dakota Winter Count made of cloth in 1953 at the request of James H. Howard, 2. a drawing of British Museum Winter Count on 4 sheets of paper, and 3. Photographs of a Winter Count.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 5 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1960-1982, undated; Series 2. Writings and Research, 1824-1992; Series 3. Sound Recordings, 1960-1979; Series 4. Photographs, 1879-1985; Series 5. Drawings and Artwork, 1928-1982.
Chronology:
1925 -- James Henri Howard was born on September 10 in Redfield, South Dakota.

1949 -- Received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska.

1950 -- Received his Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska and began a prolific record of publishing.

1950-1953 -- Began his first professional employment as an archaeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum in Bismarck.

1955-1957 -- Was a museum lecturer at the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum.

1957 -- James H. Howard received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys in the summer.

1957-1963 -- Taught anthropology at the University of North Dakota.

1962 -- Chief archeologist at the Fortress of Louisberg Archeological Project in Nova Scotia.

1963-1968 -- Taught anthropology at the University of South Dakota; State Archeologist of South Dakota; Director of the W. H. Over Dakota Museum.

1963-1966 -- Director of the Institute of Indian Studies, University of South Dakota.

1968-1982 -- Associate professor of anthropology at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater (became a full professor in 1971).

1979 -- Consulted for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

1982 -- Died October 1 after a brief illness.
Biographical/Historical note:
James H. Howard was trained in anthropology at the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1949; M.A., 1950) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1957). In 1950-1953, he served as archeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum; and, in 1955-1957, he was on the staff of the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum. During the summer of 1957, he joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys. Between 1957 and 1963, he taught anthropology at the Universtity of North Dakota. Between 1963 and 1968, he served in several capacities with the University of South Dakota including assistant and associate professor, director of the Institute of Indian Studies (1963-1966), and Director of the W.H. Over Museum (1963-1968). In 1968, he joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, where he achieved the rank of professor in 1970. In 1979, he was a consultant for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Howard's abiding interest were the people of North America, whom he studied both as an ethnologist and archeologist. Between 1949 and 1982, he worked with the Ponca, Omaha, Yankton and Yaktonai Dakota, Yamasee, Plains Ojibwa (or Bungi), Delaware, Seneca-Cayuga, Prairie Potatwatomi of Kansas, Mississipi and Oklahoma Choctaw, Oklahoma Seminole, and Pawnee. His interest in these people varied from group to group. With some he carried out general culture studies; with other, special studies of such phenomena as ceremonies, art, dance, and music. For some, he was interest in environmental adaptation and land use, the latter particularly for the Pawnee, Yankton Dakota, Plains Ojibwa, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and Ponca, for which he served as consultant and expert witness in suits brought before the United Stated Indian Claims Commisssion. A long-time museum man, Howard was also interested in items of Indian dress, articles associated with ceremonies, and other artifacts. He was "a thoroughgoing participant-observer and was a member of the Ponca Hethuska Society, a sharer in ceremonial activities of many Plains tribes, and a first-rate 'powwow man'." (American Anthropologist 1986, 88:692).

As an archeologist, Howard worked at Like-a-Fishhook Village in North Dakota, Spawn Mound and other sites in South Dakota, Gavin Point in Nebraska and South Dakota, Weston and Hogshooter sites in Oklahoma, and the Fortess of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. He also conducted surveys for the Lone Star Steel Company in Haskall, Latimer, Le Flore and Pittsburg counties in Oklahoma.
Related Materials:
Howard's American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts, that he acquired and created during his lifetime, is currently located at the Milwaukee Public Museum. In Boxes 19-21 of the James Henri Howard Papers, there are photographs with accompanying captions and descriptions in binders of his American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts that his widow, Elfriede Heinze Howard, created in order to sell the collection to a museum.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Henri Howard's wife, Elfriede Heinz Howard, in 1988-1990, 1992, & 1994.
Restrictions:
The James Henri Howard papers are open for research. Access to the James Henri Howard papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology -- United States  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Folklore -- American Indian  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Citation:
James Henri Howard Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1994-30
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1994-30
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MS 68 A.S. Gatschet Notebook with vocabularies, texts, notes

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Bottineau, Jno. B. (John B.)  Search this
Toposh, A. J. (Chippewa)  Search this
Bluejacket, Charles, 1817-1897  Search this
Names:
Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
mainly 1878-1879
Scope and Contents:
Contents:

Shawnee, 48 pages. (3-19; 48-62, even pages only; 72-93). Includes texts with interlinear translation: Story of the fox and the wolf, pages 3-6; story about the end of the world, page 18; Waputhua (great rabbit) story, pages 18-19. Vocabulary includes Shawnee names for other tribes, pages 76-79; Shawnee clans, page 80. Informant for part of data, Blue Jacket, Vinita, I. T.

Chippewa, 22 pages. (23-65, odd pages only). Mainly vocabulary from Jean Baptiste Bottineau, Pembina Band; includes clans of Pembina Band, page 59.

Pottawatomi, 7 pages (22-32a, odd pages only). Mainly vocabulary, from A. J. Toposh, Dowagiac, Michigan. Obituary of Simon Pokagon, Pottawatomi chief (died January 27, 1899), page 30.

Narragansett notes, 4 pages. (94-97).

Natchez word, page 97.

Miscellaneous Algonquian vocabulary notes, 1 page (back cover).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 68
Other Title:
Story of the fox and the wolf
Story about the end of the world
Waputhua story
Great rabbit story
Topic:
Eschatology  Search this
Shawnee language  Search this
Chippewa language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Natchez language  Search this
Narragansett language  Search this
Folklore -- Shawnee  Search this
Kinship -- Shawnee  Search this
Kinship -- Chippewa  Search this
Names, tribal -- Shawnee  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 68, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS68
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms68
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MS 2721 Shawnee and Peoria notes and stories collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Finley, George W.  Search this
Skye, Bill  Search this
Stand, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
259 Pages
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Peoria  Search this
Miami  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents:
Shawnee and Peoria linguistic and ethnographic notes and stories collected by Truman Michelson during his fieldwork in Oklahoma. Individuals that Michelson worked with include George Finley, Bill Skye, and Nancy Stand.The stories are primarily in English, but there are some texts in Shawnee and Peoria with interlineal English translations. A couple of the stories are marked Miami.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2721
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistic notes; ethnology; legend" 4/17/2014.
Topic:
Shawnee language  Search this
Miami language (Ind. and Okla.)  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Illinois  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2721, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2721
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2721

MS 235 Notes on the Sac (Sauk) language

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Names:
Jones, William, 1871-1909  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages
2 Notebooks
Culture:
Sauk  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Date:
July, 1895
Scope and Contents:
Contets: Book Number I- Biographical sketch of William JOnes, 1 page. Words and sentences, 12 pages. List of Sauk clans, 1 page. Vocabulary and grammatical notes, 30 pages. Book Number 2. Words and sentences, Sauk personal names, etc. 14 pages. The custom of smoking horses among the Sauks - custom of the Shawnee and Sauks or Kickapoo and Sauks of visiting one another's reservations every other year with description of ceremony- 4 pages. Syllabic notes, 1 page. Legend of the Great Dipper - 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 235
Topic:
Biography -- Jones, William  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Names, Personal  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Social organization -- clan list  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 235, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS235
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms235
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MS 4303 Kickapoo Notes

Collector:
Lewis, J. Harmon Mrs  Search this
Names:
Ellis, Emma Kickapoo Williams  Search this
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Notes on Kickapoo clans, Mexican Kickapoo personal names, with meaning; by ref biog notes, clan affiliation. Notes on Death Ceremony of the Kickapoo, 9 pages. Death Ceremony of the Kickapoo explained, 9 pages. Miscellaneous notes on the following: Indian Dances (Soldier Dance); Kickapoo Spiritualism; Indian Love and Affection; Kickapoo Springs; Indian version of an old Ghost Story; Kickapoo Adoption; Shawnee ball-game; Kickapoo Games; Miscellaneous ethnological notes; copies of correspondence including a letter (copy) from the Department of Public Health regarding the use of peyote; biographical notes on Emma Kickapoo Williams Ellis, who made a "Democratic Quilt" and wrote to Franklin D. Roosevelt regarding it, and stating that if he were elected she would send the quilt to him; miscellaneous notes; 26 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4303
Topic:
Kickapoo Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Names, Personal -- Kickapoo  Search this
Ceremonies -- Kickapoo  Search this
Dance -- Kickapoo  Search this
Games -- Kickapoo  Search this
Peyote -- Kickapoo  Search this
Biography -- Ellis, Emma Kickapoo Williams  Search this
Folklore -- Kickapoo  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4303, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4303
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4303

MS 4891 Reprint of "Notes on Chickasaw Ethnology and Folklore" annotated by John R. Swanton

Creator:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Chickasaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Reprint of "Notes On Chickasaw Ethnology and Folk-Lore," pages 50-58, Journal of American Folk-Lore, Volume XX, 1907, Washongton, D. C. Printed document with A. notations by John R. Swanton. Also bibliographic reference to the Chickasawa in Pennsylvania with the Shawnees. No date. Autograph document by John R. Swanton. 1 slip.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4891
Local Note:
printed document with A. notations
Topic:
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4891, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4891
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4891

MS 27 Shawnee texts, myths, with interlinear English translation

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1878-79 ?
Scope and Contents:
Story of the fox and the wolf, pages 1-2. Same story in Notebook, Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 68, but slightly different orthography and more concise translation here. Also What they tell about the horned snake, pages 3-6.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 27
Other Title:
Story of the fox and the wolf
What they tell about the horned snake
Topic:
Folklore -- Shawnee  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms27
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MS 3906 Story of a Year: Old Sawag'e and her Grandson

Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Myth collected by Jeremiah Curtin. Also includes typed original and two carbon copies, 8 pages each.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3906
Topic:
Folklore -- Shawnee  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3906, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3906
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3906

MS 833 Kickapoo texts from Joseph Murdock

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Translator:
Abraham, Alice  Search this
Extent:
39 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
Shawnee (Okla.)
Date:
1929, 1967
Scope and Contents:
Notebook containing Kickapoo syllabic texts handwritten in 1929 by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo residing in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Also English translations dictated by Alice Abraham of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and handwritten by her granddaugther Susan in 1967. The texts include a story of why rabbits only have fat on their shoulders and an anecdote from Murdock's courtship days. Other texts are on a virginity test, marriage and natal customs, joking relationships, and father and mother-in-law taboos. The notebook also contains 2 pages of linguistic notes in phonetic transcription with English translations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 833
Local Note:
Title changed from "Kickapoo Legends and ethnology 1929" 6/10/2014.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Joking relationships  Search this
Interpersonal relations  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Birth customs  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Kikapoo, Kikapú  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 833, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS833
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms833
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MS 1772 Kickapoo legends from Joseph Murdock

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Translator:
Abraham, Alice  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
Shawnee (Okla.)
Date:
1929, 1967
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson conducted research among the Kickapoo in 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. During this time, he worked with Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo and former student at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This collection contains legends in Kickapoo syllabary collected by Michelson from Murdock. The collection also partial interlineal English translations dictated by Alice Abraham and handwritten by her granddaughter Susan in 1967.
List of stories: Eye juggler; Girls who marry the stars; Snapping turtle goes to war; Wisakea (reflection of deer in the water); Wisakea and the "little frightener"; Wisakea and the snapping turtle quarrel; Wisakea and the wife of the sun; Wisakea and the French saloon keeper; Speech of Waupakiche at a dance in the evening; Wisakea and the place where speaking is forbidden; Adventures with Apaiyashiage brothers, Wisakea flies with ducks; Lynx and rabbit; Ten Brothers together.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1772
Local Note:
Title changed from "Mexican Kickapoo Legends 1929" 6/10/2014.
Topic:
Kickapoo language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Kikapoo, Kikapú  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 1772, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1772
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1772
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MS 1335 Kickapoo notes and texts from Joseph Murdock

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
185 Items (ca. 185 pages)
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Narratives
Field notes
Manuscripts
Folklore
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson conducted research among the Kickapoo in 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. During this time, he worked with Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo and former student at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This collection contains an assortment of Kickapoo lingustic notes, ethnographic notes, and stories that Michelson obtained from Murdock. Topics include sin and social crimes, clan organization, childbirth, puberty, ceremonies and rituals, and daughter and father-in-law taboos. Among the stories is an English translation of the rabbit cycle legend (see MS 1203 for Kickapoo text), Murdock's experiences as a boy, and stories illustrating bashfulness before mothers-in-law.
The following is a list of other stories, which are in Kickapoo without English translations: Exchanging tooth with a garter snake; How corn came to be on this earth; Wisakea and the mallard duck; Wisakea and the skunk; Legend of witches; Why people began to kill each other; Why it is that some people can understand children before they talk and why they understand dogs; Woman and dog; The maiden and the man who frightened her; A thunderer is captured and made prisoner; Wisakea bungling host stories; Boy told by the giant to feed the lion straw and the horse meat; Skunk and opossum; Garter snake tooth; The one who was left behind.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1335
Local Note:
See MS 1203 for rabbit cycle legend in Kickapoo.
Topic:
Kickapoo language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Kickapoo Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Field notes
Manuscripts
Folklore
Citation:
Manuscript 1335, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1335
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1335
Online Media:

MS 1203 Kickapoo rabbit cycle legend by Joseph Murdock

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Folklore
Manuscripts
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
Story of rabbit cycle handwritten in Kickapoo syllabary by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo. Truman Michelson collected the text from Murdock in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1203
Other Archival Materials:
See Manuscript 1335 for English translation.
Topic:
Kickapoo language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Folklore
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 1203, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1203
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1203
Online Media:

MS 2719 Shawnee notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Alford, Thomas Wildcat, 1860-1938  Search this
Billy, Joe  Search this
Nocktonick, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
177 Pages
Culture:
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Date:
1911
1934
Scope and Contents:
Primarily Shawnee linguistic notes and texts with some ethnographic notes collected by Truman Michelson. A large portion of the materials were collected during Michelson's fieldwork among the Absentee Shawnee in Oklahoma in 1911. Michelson obtained ethnographic information and stories from Joe Billy, while Thomas Alford provided linguistic information and served as one of the interpreters for Billy. Also in MS 2719 are Shawnee stories in English that Joseph Nocktonick of Shawnee, Oklahoma, sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1934.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2719
Local Note:
Title changed from "Ethnology; linguistics; texts, etc" 4/16/2014.
Topic:
Shawnee language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2719, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2719
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2719
Online Media:

The story of our corn / selected and retold by Renée Gokey in collaboration with the Eastern Shawnee History Project Team ; Shawnee words provided by George Blanchard ; illustrated by Carrie Silverhorn

Author:
Gokey, Renée  Search this
Illustrator:
Silverhorn, Carrie  Search this
Author:
Skye, Nancy  Search this
Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie 1903-1988  Search this
Gokey, Renée Shawnee history for children  Search this
Contributor:
Eastern Shawnee History Project  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Folklore
Date:
2016
Topic:
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians--Agriculture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1073725

Red Hawk and the Sky sisters : a Shawnee legend / adapted and retold by Gloria Dominic ; illustrated by Charles Reasoner

Author:
Dominic, Gloria 1950-  Search this
Reasoner, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 24 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Tales  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736550

Star Woman and other Shawnee tales / retold by James A. Clifton

Author:
Clifton, James A  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 76 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Folklore
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Legends  Search this
Call number:
E99.S35C58 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_212487

Legends of the Kaw; the folk-lore of the Indians of the Kansas River Valley. By Carrie De Voe

Author:
De Voe, Carrie  Search this
Physical description:
215, [1] p. col. front., illus., 8 pl. (5 col.) 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kansas
Date:
1904
Topic:
Folklore, Indian  Search this
Call number:
E78.K16D4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_233583

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