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A Study of the Fox Language (Dr. Paul H Voorhis)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 141, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Grants and Contracts
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Grants and Contracts
Grants and Contracts / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0141-refidd1e618

MS 3193 Notes by Oscar Kapayou on Fox War Chiefs ceremony

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kapayou, Oscar, circa 1898-  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
1930 July 12
Scope and Contents:
Diagram and Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Oscar Kapayou on War Chiefs ceremony, with English translation by Truman Michelson.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3193
Local Note:
Title changed from "War gens worships the wolf July, 1930" 5/22/2014.
Topic:
clans  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3193, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3193
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3193
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MS 2835 Fox story by Jim Mamasaw of what the Meskwakies did a long time ago

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Mamasaw, Jim  Search this
Extent:
90 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Story of what the Meskwakies did a long time ago, handwritten in Meskwaki syllabary by Jim Mamasaw.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2835
Local Note:
Title changed from "What the Maskwakies did a long time ago Legend" 4/30/2014.
Related Materials:
See also Manuscript 2794, story 65.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2835, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2835
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2835
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MS 2841 Fox word lists and ethnological and linguistic notes by Alfred Kiyana

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
58 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Place:
Tama (Iowa)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Primarily Meskwaki (Fox) word lists handwritten by Alfred Kiyana and other ethnological and linguistic notes. Topics include medicines; foods fed to sick people; laxatives; names of dogs and horses; ethno-etymology; and ethno-ichthyology. There are also lists of founders of ceremonies and rules governing membership in tribal dual division appropriate to various gentes. Some notes are in Truman Michelson's hand. These materials were collected by Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2841
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts" 4/30/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Food  Search this
Zoology -- nomenclature  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 2841, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2841
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2841
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MS 2778 Lists of Fox words by Alfred Kiyana

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
1917
Scope and Contents:
Lists of Meskwaki (Fox) words handwritten by Alfred Kiyana.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2778
Local Note:
Title changed from "List of words, A.K." 4/29/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2778, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2778
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2778
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MS 2779 Fox text by Alfred Kiyana on the man who made four sacred packs

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
100 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text handwritten by Alfred Kiyana on the man who made four sacred packs. Collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2779
Local Note:
Title changed from "The person who made four sacred packs Legend" 4/30/2014.
Topic:
Medicine bundles  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2779, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2779
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2779
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MS 2713 Story of Fox and Wolf in Fox and English by Jonas Poweshiek

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Poweshiek, Jonas  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Story of Fox and Wolf handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary with an English translation by Jonas Poweshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2713
Local Note:
Title changed from "Wolf and Fox Legend" 4/16/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2713, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2713
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2713
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MS 2712 Fox story of a man and his son by Jonas Poweshiek

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Poweshiek, Jonas  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1914 July
Scope and Contents:
Story of a man and his son handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary and English by Jonas Poweshiek. Also linguistic notes by Truman Michelson and Poweshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2712
Local Note:
Title changed from "A man and his son Legend" 4/16/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2712, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2712
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2712
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MS 2711 Fox story of Fox and Wolf by Jonas Poweshiek

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Poweshiek, Jonas  Search this
Extent:
5 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:
Story of Fox and Wolf handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Jonas Poweshiek, with a phonetic transcription and linguistic notes by Truman Michelson.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2711
Local Note:
Title updated from "Fox and Wolf Legend" 4/16/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2711, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2711
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2711
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MS 2710 Partial Fox text by Joe Peters

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Peters, Joe  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Page 100 of Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text handwritten by Joe Peters. May possibly belong with MS 2765.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2710
Local Note:
Author corrected from Jim Peters to Joe Peters; title changed from "Text" 4/16/2014.
Related Materials:
See MS 2765 for what may possibly be the first 99 pages of the text.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2710, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2710
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2710
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MS 2717 Fox text on Benesa sacred bundle dance by Alfred Kiyana

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Brown, Thomas, circa 1891-  Search this
Extent:
246 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text handwritten by Alfred Kiyana on Benesa sacred bundle dance with an English translation by Thomas Brown. Texts collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2717
Local Note:
Title changed from "Penesa Sacred Pack" 4/16/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medicine bundles  Search this
Fox dance  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2717, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2717
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2717
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MS 2656 Three Fox stories by Alfred Kiyana

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
74 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:
Three handwritten stories in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana, collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. The stories are "The story of a great big snake," with an English translation by Ida Poweshiek; "South wind dance;" and "The man who was blessed by an evil manitou long ago," with brief notes by Truman Michelson.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2656
Local Note:
Title changed from "Story of a great snake" 3/28/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2656, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2656
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2656
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MS 2658 Eighteen Fox stories by various authors collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Chuck, C.H.  Search this
Leaf, Bill  Search this
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Sakihtanohkweha, 1875-1957  Search this
Extent:
205 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:
Eighteen stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Bill Leaf, Sakihtanohkweha, C.H. Chuck, Alfred Kiyana, and two unidentified writers. The stories were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. Kiyana authored two texts, titled "The fast runner who ran through the air" and "The Indian woman long ago who was pursued by a grizzly bear." Sakihtanohkweha authored "The man (named) Redstone Pipe" and "The man who suddenly became aware while walking [Pitishaha]." Leaf wrote six texts, one of which includes a brief English translation by Truman Michelson. Chuck authored "Pitishaha."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2658
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts" 3/28/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2658
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2658
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MS 2664 Twelve Fox stories by various authors collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Leaf, Bill  Search this
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Peters, Sam, 1885-  Search this
Peters, Joe  Search this
Shapochiwa  Search this
Extent:
393 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:
Stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana, Sam Peters, possibly Joe Peters, Shapochiwa, Bill Leaf, and other writers. The first seven stories are by Kiyana. They are "Jealous men;" "Man who fasted long ago;" "The winter story of the man who married his daughter;" "The man who was a war leader among warriors who were great fighters;" "The people of long ago;" "A manitou man;" and "Ka da wi a." Shapochiwa (Mrs. Harry Lincoln) may be the author of "One with an elm tree." The ninth text is untitled and is by various authors, including Sam Peters and possibly Joe Peters. Bill Leaf authored the remaining three stories. They are "The old man and woman and their son and daughter-in-law;" "Ten women;" and an untitled text.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2664
Local Note:
Title changed from "Legends" 3/28/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2664, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2664
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2664

MS 2640 Fox text and translation that accompanied a wooden figure collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
33 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:
Handwritten text by an unidentified writer in Meskwaki(Fox) syllabary with an English translation. Titled "The man who was blessed by a manitou by giving him a manitou wooden figure," the text and translation originally accompanied a wooden doll purchased from Mrs. Paquene (according to Ives Goddard, Mrs. Buck Green). These were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2640
Local Note:
Title updated from "Ethnology" 3/27/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
The wooden figurine is at the National Museum of American Indian.
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2640, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2640
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2640
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MS 2222 Fox story of Pichishaha by Sam Peters

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Peters, Sam, 1885-  Search this
Extent:
167 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:
Story of Pichishaha (Petit Jean) handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Sam Peters with a rough English translation by Truman Michelson.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2222
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2222, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2222
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2222
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MS 2221 Fox story by Alfred Kiyana on the wooden manitou buffalo

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Horace  Search this
Extent:
76 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 by Alfred Kiyana on the wooden manitou buffalo with an English translation by Horace Poweshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2221
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2221, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2221
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2221
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MS 2229 Fox story by Charlie Papakie of the couple that killed a Sioux

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Papakie, Charlie  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1913, undated
Scope and Contents:
Story of the couple that killed a Sioux in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Charlie Papakie, with an English translation by Ida Poweshiek. The translation is dated "7-29-'13" while Papakie's text is undated. Collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2229
Local Note:
Title of story previously listed in catalog record as "The couple who were killed by a Sioux." Corrected March 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 2229, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2229
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2229
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MS 2011 Fox syllabic text by George Black Cloud on sacred pack of the Bear Clan

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Black Cloud, George  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Horace  Search this
Extent:
312 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by George Black Cloud on Sakimagewa (Saùkimaùhkweùwa) sacred pack of the Bear Gens. An English translation was provided by Horace Poweshiek. Truman Michelson added grammatical notes throughout the texts.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2011
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medicine bundles  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Citation:
Manuscript 2011, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2011
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2011
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MS 2012 Three untitled Fox stories collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Peters, Sam, 1885-  Search this
Peters, Jim, 1866-  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Horace  Search this
Extent:
138 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:
Three untitled stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary with English translations, collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. Although Jim Peters is identified as the source of the text, the handwriting matches that of his son, Sam Peters. The translations are by Horace Poweshiek. On the notebook cover of the translations is the following note by Truman Michelson: "Jim Peters...Last story partially like Jones' Daughters of Mesoswa (macron over o); partially like last part of Ojibwa Blue Garter (European)."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2012
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2012, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2012
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2012
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