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MS 4118-a Materials relating to the Tlingit

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Swanton's handwriting (mostly in pencil, and rather faint): (1) Notes on songs. 80 pages. Refers to "Roll Nos." I-XLI; possibly related to cylinder recordings ? (2) Myths: How the Raven Beat the Devil, How the Badger Came to Have Four Toes, How There came to Be Mosquitoes. 4 pages, typed. (3) Vocabulary notes and other miscellaneous notes. Disordered; intended order uncertain. 51 pages. (4) Plant names. 11 pages. (5) "Names in Emmons' Work." 10 pages. (6) Miscellaneous vocabulary and linguistic notes. 10 pages. (7) Notes on technology and food gathering. Approximately 50 slips, various sizes. Materials not in Swanton's hand, but evidently received by him from others: (8) History of the [Seattle] Totem Pole. 23 pages, numbered 558-580. (9) Notes on gambling sticks. 14 pages. Some carry notations in Swanton's hand, though written by others.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4118-a
Other Title:
How the Raven Beat the Devil
How the Badger Came to Have Four Toes
How There came to Be Mosquitoes
Topic:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Botany  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Gathering  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Music  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Toys and games -- gambling sticks  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4118-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4118A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4118a

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