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MS 4332 Truman Michelson field notes from Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Fontaine, Alec  Search this
MacKenzie, Sylvester, 1876-  Search this
Moreau, Mathieu  Search this
Napes, Pierre  Search this
Picard, Batiste  Search this
Rabbit Skin, Joseph  Search this
Roc, Sylvester  Search this
St. Ange, Daniel  Search this
Extent:
17 Items (0.17 linear feet (10 notebooks and 30 cards)
Culture:
Montagnais Innu  Search this
Cree  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Place:
Betsiamites Indian Reserve (Québec)
Natashquan (Québec)
Sept-Iles (Québec)
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Collection of 10 notebooks containing notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson at Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands in Quebec, Canada, in 1937. Also a set of index cards with linguistic notes, some of which are marked Weenusk (Eastern Swampy Cree). The field notebooks consist primarily of Innu-aimun (Montagnais) linguistic notes, including kinship terms and general vocabulary, and stories in Innu-aimun with phonetic transcriptions and English translations. There are also some ethnological notes and notes on Indians in neighboring areas and at James Bay and Hudson Bay. The English translations of some of the stories in the Natashquan notebooks are based on French translations (not present) of the Innu-aimun texts. Michelson worked with Sylvester Roc at Bersimis; Mathieu Moreau (from St. Augustine) and Pierre Napes (from Mingan) at Natashquan; and Alec Fontaine, Batiste Picard, Joseph Rabbit Skin (from Lake Kaniapiskan), Daniel St. Ange (of Moisie and Shelter Bay), and Sylvester MacKenzie (of Moisie and Bersimis) at Seven Islands.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4332
Local Note:
Title changed from "Truman Michelson field notes from Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands, 1937" 6/9/2014.
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
Cree language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Pessamit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 4332, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4332
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36dbcc2db-0977-400a-b795-15f23101d1aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4332
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Algonquian

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
Culture:
Cheyenne language  Search this
Fox  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Miami  Search this
Mohegan  Search this
Pequot  Search this
Montauk  Search this
Montagnais Innu  Search this
Nanticoke  Search this
Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
circa 1907-circa 1957
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Northeast/Southeast series contains John P. Harrington's Algonquian research. It consists primarily of material he collected; there is very little original data, most of which are undated. The topics covered are Cheyenne grammar, Fox linguistic notes, Menominee grammar, Miami-Peoria grammar, Mohegan-Pequot-Montauk vocabulary, Montagnais miscellaneous notes, Nanticoke-Conoy-Unalachtigo linguistic notes, Ojibwa linguistic notes, Potawatomi linguistic notes, and comparative and miscellaneous notes.

The Cheyenne material consist of two pages of grammatical excerpts from Rodolphe Petter's English-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915).

The Fox notes stem from conversations which Harrington had with Truman Michelson on the Fox syllabary and grammar. One note is dated September 24, 1924; others are undated. One page gives the etymology of the word Chicago and a Potawatomi equivalent. Phonetic material (former B.A.E. MS 6021 pt. and 6025pt.) is based on William Jones's "Algonquian (Fox)" (1911). A bibliography is included, mainly on Michelson's publications and manuscripts which he submitted to the B.A.E.

The Menominee files contain a phonetic key from Leonard Bloomfield's Menomini Texts (1928), a short report on a conversation with Michelson (former B.A.E. MS 6025pt. and 6030), and a brief description of Menominee tentshaking was excerpted from W. J. Hoffman's The Menomini Indians (1896).

Miami-Peoria vocabulary were copied from Albert Gatschet's B.A.E. manuscripts 3025 and 3026b. (Those entries marked 3026b are no longer listed as part of that B.A.E. manuscript.)

An 1890 copy of a 1798 Montauk vocabulary taken by John Lyon Gardiner was loaned to Harrington by Foster H. Saville. There are also a three-page typescript of this manuscript and several pages of a Mohegan-Pequot bibliography.

For Montagnais, there are three bibliographical notes. Two placenames came from J.N.B. Hewitt in November 1926.

Reading notes on Nanticoke, Conoy, and Unalachtigo were taken principally from Speck's The Nanticoke and Conoy Indians . .. (1927) and from Hodge's "Handbook" (1907). Some linguistic and ethnohistoric material is included and there is a brief bibliography.

Ojibwa forms the largest portion of this subseries. It includes notes from a joint interview conducted most likely in 1940 with C. F. Voegelin and his informant, Gregor McGregor, who was technically considered a speaker of Ottawa. There are also notes Harrington took of Voegelin's lecture at the University of Michigan on June 25, 1940 (former B.A.E. MS 6020pt.). There is a slight emphasis on placenames in an otherwise random vocabulary. From James Hammond Trumbull's Notes on Forty Algonkin Versions of the Lord's Prayer (1873), Harrington copied the Southern Chippeway version (pp. 74 -75) and penciled in a slightly different English translation. A final potpourri of undated notes includes a miscellaneous vocabulary from secondary sources and a few pages of grammatical material. The etymologies of several Ojibwa words are briefly developed. Frederic Baraga's A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language is the most frequently cited source (former B.A.E. MS 6020pt. and 6025pt.).

The Potawatomi files contain material from Harrington's interview with Chief Simon Kahquados in Blackwell, Wisconsin (n.d.) with whom he recorded general ethnographic information, particularly regarding the loss of Potawatomi lands due to Indian Office policies and illegal acts of the Menominee. A brief vocabulary is included. Unrelated to this interview is a Potawatomi phoneme chart.

Comparative material includes reading notes regarding the earliest appearances of certain Algonquian phonetic sounds. Harrington consulted primarily the works of Sir Isaac Pitman, Jean Claude Mathevet (Nipissing, Abnaki), and Silas Tertius Rand (Micmac). Additional peripheral bibliographical information is identified in the notes. The only date recorded is March 26, 1951. There are other scattered reading notes with Menominee, Cree, Fox, and Ojibwa phonetic comparisons, based mainly on Leonard Bloomfield's Menomini Texts (1938) and Plains Cree Texts (1934). One page of Arapaho terms was copied from Kroeber.

In the category of general linguistic and ethnographic notes (former B.A.E. ms. 6025pt.), information results from various conversations with fellow linguists: Truman Michelson and J.N.B. Hewitt on September 24, 1924; Hewitt in November 1924 and November 1926; Michelson in October 1930; and Michelson and Frank G. Speck in May 1934. Under the heading "The Southern Delawares," Harrington arranged random information on the Virginia Indians, touching briefly on history and ethnography. He included some Abnaki, Cree, and Cherokee linguistic terms, as well as a general bibliography. Vocabulary material in this series (former B.A.E. MS 6025pt.) consists of terms from various Algonquian languages, most probably taken from unidentified printed sources. One note gives "The Chief from Mass[achusetts]" as an informant. One group of terms is compared with Natick words and with a vocabulary recorded by Roger Williams.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Algonquian languages  Search this
Abenaki language  Search this
Cree language  Search this
Cherokee language  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Menominee language  Search this
Miami language (Ind. and Okla.)  Search this
Mohegan language  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Nanticoke language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 6.1
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 6: Native American History, Language, and Culture of the Northeast & Southeast
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw320d52ed8-2a4a-49a7-b5a3-67bbc9806544
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref14792

MS 2806 Edward Sapir notes on vocabularies of Algonquian languages

Creator:
Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939  Search this
Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages
Culture:
Cree  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Maliseet (Malecite)  Search this
Montagnais Innu  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Abenaki (Abnaki)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
circa 1911
Scope and Contents:
Edward Sapir's typed notes on the vocabularies of various Algonquian languages that he collected in 1911. List of languages covered: Delaware, pages 1-6; Abnaki (Pierreville), page 7-12; Malecite (Riviere du Loup, Thomas Paul), pages 13-17; Micmac, pages 18-23, Cree (Rupert's House), pages 24-25; Montagnais (Louis Clairie, Pointe Bleue), pages 26-28. There are annotations and corrections in ink in Sapir's handwriting (identified by Mary Haas, 4/58). There are also pencil additions signed by Michelson; perhaps all of the pencil additions are his.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2806
Local Note:
Title changed from "Vocabularies" 5/1/2014.
Topic:
Algonquian languages  Search this
Munsee language  Search this
Abenaki language  Search this
Passamaquoddy language  Search this
Micmac language  Search this
Cree language  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Maliseet-Passamaquoddy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2806, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2806
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31caadc41-55ec-4b08-acc8-d99252281777
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2806
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MS 2691 Truman Michelson notes on various Algonquian languages

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages
Culture:
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's handwritten linguistic notes with paradigms (some extracted from the literature) for the following languages: Montagnais, Menominee, Meskwaki (Fox), Cree, Natick, Ojibwa, Passamaquoddy, and Shawnee.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2691
Local Note:
Title changed from "Various verbal tables of different Algonquian tribes" 4/14/2014.
Topic:
Cree language  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Menominee language  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Passamaquoddy language  Search this
Shawnee language  Search this
Wampanoag language  Search this
Algonquian languages  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 2691, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2691
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b36c9590-aa01-4d0f-82f7-da476ed85d31
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2691
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MS 2212 Montagnais anthropometric, linguistic, and ethnographic notes collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Culture:
Montagnais Innu  Search this
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree)  Search this
Mistassini Cree  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's field notes consisting of anthropometric measurements and notes on the linguistics and ethnography of the Montagnais. These were collected by Michelson in Point-Bleue in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. There are also a few references to the Mistassini and Têtes-de-Boules (Attikamek, Atikamekw).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2212
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 2212, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2212
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33dea08fc-34f3-473a-8473-8c7cde63734f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2212
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Dictionnaire français-innu / coordonnatrices, Marie-Odile Junker et Marguerite MacKenzie ; rédacteurs et rédactrices, Jérémie Ambroise ... [and 6 others]

Title:
Aimun-mashinaikan, mishtikushiu-aimun, innu-aimun
Editor:
Junker, Marie-Odile  Search this
MacKenzie, Marguerite  Search this
Ambroise, Jérémie  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2016
Topic:
French language--Dictionaries--Montagnais language  Search this
Montagnais language--Dictionaries--French language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1077556

Lexique montagnais-français du parler de Mingan / Gerry E. McNulty, Marie-Jeanne Basile

Author:
McNulty, Gerry  Search this
Basile, Marie Jeanne  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 54 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Montagnais language--French  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840719

North-West River (Sheshātshīt) Montagnais : a grammatical sketch / Sandra Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Sandra  Search this
National Museums of Canada  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 185 p. : map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Newfoundland
Labrador
Date:
1982
Topic:
Montagnais language--Grammar  Search this
Montagnais language--Dialects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_567655

Aiamieu kukuetshimitun misinaigan : kaiakonigants nte opistikoiats

Title:
L.J.C. et M.I
Author:
Durocher, Flavien 1800-1876  Search this
Catholic Church  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1856
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
Catechisms, Montagnais  Search this
Call number:
PM1924 .D82X 1856
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590835

Lexique montagnais de la santé : glossaire, montagnais-français avec index français-montagnais / Lynn Drapeau

Author:
Drapeau, Lynn 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, [2], 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1990
Topic:
Montagnais language--French  Search this
Health--Montagnais Language  Search this
French language--Montagnais  Search this
Call number:
PM1923 .D76 1990
PM1923.D76 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414513

Dictionnaire montagnais-français / Lynn Drapeau

Author:
Drapeau, Lynn 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 904 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1991
Topic:
Montagnais language--French  Search this
Call number:
PM1923.D73 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435819

Catherin Tekakouita [microform]

Author:
Cholenec, Pierre 1641-1723  Search this
Durocher, Flavien 1800-1876  Search this
Cuoq, J. A (Jean André) 1821-1898  Search this
Subject:
Tekakwitha, Kateri Saint 1656-1680  Search this
Physical description:
52, [4] p. ; 13 cm
Type:
Microforms
Texts
Date:
1993
1876
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
Algonquian languages--Texts  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006512.03
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463739

Apparat français-montagnais / texte présenté et annoté par David Cooter

Author:
Laure, Pierre 1688-1738  Search this
Cooter, David E  Search this
Physical description:
lvi, 767 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1988
Topic:
French language--Montagnais  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Call number:
PM1923 .L37 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474510

Aiamie kushkushkutu mishinaigan

Author:
Durocher, Flavien 1800-1876  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : music ; 18 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1847
Topic:
Mass (Music)  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Call number:
M2011 .A28 1847
M2011.A28 1847
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354514

Montagnais sans maitre = Montagnais without master = Ilnoimun e kakatshishkotomoakent / Luc Sirois

Author:
Sirois, Luc  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
[1937?]
Topic:
Montagnais language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Search this
Call number:
PM850.C22 S57 1937Z
PM850.C22S57 1937Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266735

Dictionnaire français-montagnais, avec un vocabulaire montagnais-anglais, une courte liste de noms géographiques et une grammaire montagnaise redigés par Geo. Lemoine

Author:
Lemoine, George Joseph Guyon 1860-  Search this
Physical description:
281, 63 p. 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1901
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
French language--Montagnais  Search this
Call number:
PM1923.L5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266736

Apparat franc̜ais et montagnais/ par le P. Laure

Author:
Laure, Pierre 1688-1738  Search this
Physical description:
865 p
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1968
1726
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
French language--Montagnais  Search this
Call number:
PM1923 .L37 1726a
PM1923.L37 1726a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278123

Radicum Montanorum silva : ex variis variorum missionariorum scriptis collecta, alphabetico ordini restituta / à Joanne Baptista de laa Brosse

Author:
La Brosse, Jean Baptiste de 1724-1782  Search this
Physical description:
1766
2 v. in 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
1766
Topic:
Montagnais language--Dictionaries--Latin  Search this
Call number:
PM1923 .L12 1766a
PM1923.L12 1766a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278124

Grammaire montagnaise/ par J.B. de la Brosse

Author:
La Brosse, Jean Baptiste de 1724-1782  Search this
Physical description:
201 p
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
1768
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
Call number:
PM1922 .L12 1768a
PM1922.L12 1768a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278220

Lexicon correspondens sylvae radicum Montanarum : ex variis variorum missionariorum scriptis collectum, alphebetico ordini restitutum / à Joanne Baptiste de la Brosse

Author:
La Brosse, Jean Baptiste de 1724-1782  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 450 p
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
1772
Topic:
Montagnais language  Search this
Call number:
PM1922 .L12 1768a
PM1922.L12 1768a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278221

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