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MS 1329 Kickapoo linguistic notes from Joseph Murdock

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6 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
Field notes
Vocabulary
Place:
Shawnee (Okla.)
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. These notes contain information from Murdock and include phonetic transcriptions of vocabulary, a list of gentes, and some personal names.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1329
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts 1929" 3/12/2014.
Topic:
Kickapoo Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Names, Personal -- Kickapoo  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 1329, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1329
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ad61e58e-c715-445b-b898-09504e634e8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1329
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MS 2022 Kickapoo texts and notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
63 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
Field notes
Date:
1922, undated
Scope and Contents:
Kickapoo texts and linguistic and ethnographic notes collected by Truman Michelson. Michelson worked with the Kickapoo on multiple occassions in Oklahoma, and these materials were likely collected during one of those trips. There are multiple Kickapoo texts, but only one is accompanied by an English translation, which looks to be incomplete. Among the untranslated texts is the story of the rabbit cycle. There are also some notes with information from Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo who frequently assisted Michelson in his research.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2022
Topic:
Kickapoo language  Search this
Kickapoo Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 2022, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2022
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw394ad1cec-b6ce-4bdc-8ee4-4104511f4737
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2022
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw381707812-7fbb-4d7c-b735-2a5c0e347c7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1335
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MS 2645 Notes on social organization of the Kansas Kickapoo

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Whitewater, Arthur  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2645
Local Note:
Social organization very different from Mexican.
Topic:
Kickapoo Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2645, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2645
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ddc4b0a7-228d-471b-aef3-6ac9fee578f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2645

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32f0cb4dd-6d23-4e4e-b79a-505c3dcc6f90
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4303

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