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Scope and Contents:
Extracts from printed historical sources and photocopies of manuscripts. [Assembled before 1941.] Typescript document with annotations. Approximately 332 pages. Photostat copies of manuscript document approximately 68 pages. Speck, Frank G. Letter to John R. Swanton enclosing Caddo terms from a manuscript in the [American] Philosophical Society Library. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 16, 1940. Autographed letter signed, 2 pages. Enclosure, 2 pages.
Alphabetically arranged by author or other source.
NAA MS 4120
Manuscript 4120, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Includes Autograph Document (carbon copy) 96 pages. The Wichita texts are entitled, "Wichita Stories," and, except the first, numbered with Roman numerals (II-X). Each of the 10 sections is apparently a separate story, because each begins with an introductory formula. The Kichai translations of four of these Wichita stories are given numbers corresponding to the 4 Wichita stories. Each Kichai translation has an accompanying carbon copy. The vocabularies include separate Kichai and Wichita word lists and phrases as well as a short comparative vocabulary of the two. There is also 1 sheet containing words in other Indian languages as well as Wichita and Kichai.
Biographical / Historical:
Kichai informants: Josie Caley, Old Man Yellowbird, and "Wits and wife." John Hadden was the interpreter with Jose Caley. No Wichita informants are named by Swanton, but the informant for a Wichita version of a Pawnee story is recorded as saying that the "name of Old Pawnee who told him the story [was] giwakodadaka."
The location and date of the collection of this material is mentioned in Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 40, page 5, and Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 41, page 7.
NAA MS 4125
The last 5 Wichita texts, the Kichai translations, and a 16 page Kichai vocabulary were formerly filed under Manuscript Number 4137. They were added to Manuscript Number 4125 as of 6/1970.
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