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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 487 Ongwe hanges ha Legend

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 1896
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 487
Topic:
Folklore -- Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 487, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS487
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms487
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MS 2644 Sauk vocabulary

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1911
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2644
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sauk & Fox, Sac, Mesquakie  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2644, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2644
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2644
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MS 2654 Fox text of "When the raccoon married the duck woman"

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Translator:
L.W.  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes syllabary text and English translation
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2654
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2654, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2654
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2654

MS 1522 Notes on names, and linguistic notes on Siouan, Athapascan, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Muskhogean tribes

Collector:
Haggadorn, Francis T.  Search this
Extent:
256 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Pamlico  Search this
Cuchan  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Massachuset Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Micmac Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Aleuts  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Passamaquoddy Indians  Search this
Miami Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Maidu Indians  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Woccon  Search this
Mohegan Indians  Search this
Natick  Search this
Openango  Search this
Pennacook Indians  Search this
Chipewyan Indians  Search this
Massachuset Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1900
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Dakota or Sioux vocabulary, approximately 27 pages. (notebook) Various Languages- brief vocabularies. 22 pages (copy book) Wampanoag vocabulary 5 pages loose. Sioux vocabulary 3 pages. Blackfoot vocabulary 3 pages. Wichita vocabulary 2 pages. Miscellaneous vocabulary 1 page (name not given) Arikara vocabulary 1 page. Apache vocabulary 8 pages. Aleut (Aleouteans) vocabulary 1 page. Iroquois vocabulary 82 pages. Caddo vocabulary 4 pages. Creek vocabulary 2 slips. Mandan vocabulary 4 pages. Passamaquoddy or Openango vocabulary 3 pages. Micmac vocabulary 11 pages. Pamlico (North Carolina) vocabulary 2 pages. Wocon vocabulary 4 pages. Natick vocabulary 1 page. Pennacook vocabulary 1 page. Mohegan vocabulary 1 page. Number 27. Miami, Comanche and Cushna (Maidu) vocabulary 11 pages. Number 28-a Cuchan, Chippewa of St Marys, Chippewa of Traverse Bay, vocabulary 19 pages. Number 28-b Cree (Knisteneaux) Chippewa of Michigan, Chepewyan approximately 17 pages, 7 pages that are full. Creek and Seminole vocabulary 4 pages (brief notations) Creek and Seminole vocabulary 14 pages. Number 31. Chippewa (Ojibwa or Saulteux) vocabulary Approximately 17 pages. Menominee, Shawnee, and Delaware vocabularies Approximately 12 pages. Notes on the Eskimo, Iroquois, Delaware (Lenape), and Massachuset; notes on the languages of Florida, Cherokee and Sioux languages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1522
Topic:
Siouan Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Algonquian Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Caddoan Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Iroquoian Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Penacook  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Massachusett  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1522, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1522
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1522

MS 1530 Onondaga medical notes

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
1897
Scope and Contents:
An address to the Medical Society. Text only- no translation.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1530
Topic:
Religion -- Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Medicine -- Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1530, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1530
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1530
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MS 1516 Peoria vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Gorstey, Stephen  Search this
Extent:
118 Pages
Culture:
Peoria Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1893
Scope and Contents:
With linguistic notes, arranged in catagories based on grammatical elements. Recorded in Department of Interior Blank Book; grammatical categories are entered alphabetically. Includes: "Phonology" for the Peoria language, 4 pages; brief notes headed "Ethnography," 1 page; references to certain page numbers of unstated sources throughout the notebook.
Biographical / Historical:
Date supplied from Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 15, Washington, 1893.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1516
Local Note:
Informant /?/: Stephen Gorstey, N. E. Brunswick, /Illinois ?/.
autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Miami language (Ind. and Okla.)  Search this
Illinois  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1516, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1516
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1516
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MS 661 Notes on Ojibwa grammar collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Jones, William, 1871-1909  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes on Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwa) grammar with reference to a text by William Jones.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 661
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe, Chippeway, Chippewa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 661, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS661
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms661
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MS 3418 Photostat of letter by Pete Messabie in Chippewa

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Author:
Messabie, Pete  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Letters
Date:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Photostat of letter by Pete Messabie in Timagami Chippewa transmitted by A.P. Taylor. Also a page of Truman Michelson's notes on words and phrases in the letter with English translations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3418
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Temagami  Search this
Algonkin, Ojibway, Ojibwe, Chippeway  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 3418, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3418
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3418
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MS 3010 Fox text by Frank Earle on witch medicine

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Earle, Frank  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
100 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Text on witch medicine handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Frank Earle, with an English translation by Ida Poweshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3010
Local Note:
Title changed from "Witch medicine" 6/16/14.
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Shamanism  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3010, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3010
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3010

MS 602 Preface/Introduction to the Condolence Council

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Gibson, John Arthur, 1849-1912  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents:
Preface- introduction only.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 602
Topic:
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 602, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS602
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms602
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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 Indians  Search this
Natchez Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Narragansett Indians  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 2746 Ojibwa linguistic notes from William Potter

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Potter, William  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1915 January
Scope and Contents:
Ojibwa linguistic notes collected by Truman Michelson from William Potter, a Gull Lake Chippewa. The notes consist mostly of vocabulary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2746
Local Note:
Title changed from "Vocabulary" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2746, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2746
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2746
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MS 2748 Truman Michelson's Penobscot linguistic notes

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
200 Items (cards )
Culture:
Penobscot Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Card files containing Truman Michelson's notes on Penobscot grammar and vocabulary. His notes include grammatical tables and a reference to Frank Speck's Penobscot text, by page and line.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2748
Topic:
Penobscot language  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2748, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2748
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2748
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MS 2744 Ottawa notes and stories from Lillian Walker

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Walker, Lillian  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages
Culture:
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Ottawa linguistic notes and stories collected by Truman Michelson from Lillian Walker, age 16. Includes vocabulary, pronominal paradigms, a letter in Ottawa with an English translation, and stories in Ottawa and English. There are also notes on the list of stories known by Walker; information about her family; and locations of the Ottawa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2744
Local Note:
Title updated from "Linguistics; legend" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Ottawa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2744, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2744
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2744
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MS 2745 Diagram of Fox religion dance with notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Young Bear  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diagrams
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Diagram of Meskwaki (Fox) religion dance with notes in Meskwaki and English on two index cards. Information collected by Truman Michelson from Young Bear.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2745
Local Note:
Title changed from "Diagram of Religion dance Ethnology" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Fox dance  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk and Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diagrams
Citation:
Manuscript 2745, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2745
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2745

MS 2739 Fox text by C.H. Chuck

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Chuck, C.H.  Search this
Translator:
Whitewater, Arthur  Search this
Extent:
54 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 on Swan dance handwritten by C.H. Chuck, with an English translation by Arthur Whitewater, a Kickapoo. On the first page of the Meskwaki text is a note in another hand: "Story told by Mr. Wah-be-neh no swah- or Mr. White Buffalo." The English translation is titled, "Story about one Indian being betrayed by Giant butterfly."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2739
Local Note:
Title changed from "Giant Butterfly (?); Swan (?) Legends" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2739, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2739
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2739
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MS 2741 Young Bear stories (legends, miscellaneous; texts)

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Young Bear  Search this
Extent:
180 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2741
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2741, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2741
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2741
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MS 2743 Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Hale, Joe  Search this
Wap, John  Search this
Wap, Jesse  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1917
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's linguistic and ethnographic notes on the Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi. The majority of the materials are from his work among the Potawatomi in Kansas. Michelson worked closely with Joe Hale, who also served as an interpreter. Among the Potawatomi notes are stories in English about Wisaka (Wisakea). The Sauk notes are primarily ethnographic and from his work with John Wap and Jesse Wap.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2743
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistics; ethnology 1917" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Sauk language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2743, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2743
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2743
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MS 2734 Truman Michelson Stockbridge notes and texts, with copies by Frank Speck

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Dick, Lucius  Search this
Miller, Edwin  Search this
Miller, Alfred  Search this
Peters, Sterling  Search this
Butler, Agnes  Search this
Robertson, Bernice  Search this
Informant:
Quinney, Jameson "Sot"  Search this
Translator:
Dick, William  Search this
Extent:
140 Pages
Culture:
Mahican Indians  Search this
Brotherton Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1914
circa 1940s-1950s
Scope and Contents:
Notes and texts on Stockbridge collected by Truman Michelson during his fieldwork in Wisconsin in 1914, with handwritten copies of his notes made by Frank Speck during the 1940s and 1950s. Michelson's notes consist mainly of vocabularies with small amounts of data on the history, population, and racial composition of the tribe and brief notes on the people who knew the language. A few words were collected from a Brotherton informant. The Stockbridge texts include strict interlineal translations and separate free translations. Speck's copies of the notes are in an order different from Michelson's originals. They are incomplete, in part because Speck omitted some vocabulary items when informants agreed as to their form. Speck's material also includes a copy of the report on Michelson's work in Explorations and field work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1914, pages 90-93 (1 page typescript).

All Stockbridge texts are by Jameson "Sot" Quinney, with some translated by William Dick. Other people that Michelson worked with include Lucius Dick (Brotherton), Edwin Miller, Alfred Miller, Sterling Peters, Agnes Butler (previously cataloged as Agnus Butler), and Bernice Robertson (previously cataloged as Robinson; see note below).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2734
Local Note:
Regarding Bernice Robertson's surname: In Michelson's notes, Bernice Robertson's name appears with "Robertson" crossed out and "Robinson" written in. According to Ives Goddard (2007, November 20), "Frank T. Siebert, Jr., collected some words from the same woman in 1935, and he refers to her as Bernice Robertson in notes he sent to Morris Swadesh (APS, Swadesh papers, Freeman Guide #2081 or 2083). I also heard him mention her many times, since he liked to point out that she was one of the last speakers of Mahican even though to look at her she was African American. In his own field notes (1937) Swadesh first wrote Robison and Robeson, but changed this to Robinson. (Robison is a possible mishearing of Roberston, if this name is unfamiliar; less likely that Swadesh would not have caught the common name Robinson.) In his typed list of informants, however, he writes 'Bernice Robertson' (APS as above)."
Topic:
Mahican language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Brothertown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2734, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2734
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2734
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