MS 1299 Modoc myths and legends

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1299
Creators:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
450 items
ca. 450 pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
145 in number. List of Modoc myths: 1 Girl saved by a mountain- 1 page. 2 Five Gusessolam brothers- 1 page. 3 Nanihlas (Bat) 1 page. 4 Lok (Grizzly bear) and Koe (a large white bird) 1 page. 5 Skunk 1 page. 6 Tsasas (skunk) 1 page. 7 Lok steals the food of Pseutiwas 1 page. 8 Kumuc, Wicink (snake) and Mank (squirrel) 1 page. 9 Kumush 1 page. 10 Kumac and his daughter 1 page. 11 Wus and the three moons of winter 1 page. 12 Habits of Modoc women 1 page. 13 Wus (coyote) running with the clouds 1 page. 14 Limalimaas (thunder) is killed by the little boy Nulwi. 4 pages. 15 Kai makes two winter months out of five---2 pages. 16 Gwin-win- 2 pages. 17 Gak pretends to be dying, kills deer, meets Wus, kills Yemal, and then goes with Wus to the mountains. 5 pages. 18 Mice. 2 pages. 19 Lulusdewieas who went under the lava beds to Mt Shasta. 3 pages. 20 Tcackai and the old man with the ground hogs 2 pages. 21 The five Blaiwas brothers, or the man with the blue leg. 3 pages. 22 Swaia runs a race- 3 pages. 23 Skunk and the sister at Blaiwas- 24 Snow escapes from the bag- 3 pages. 25 Kawaduilala and her two grandsons who appear to Kiuks in dreams- 3 pages. 26 Wus disobeys the laws of swimming ponds and from a person is changed to an animal- 3 pages. 27 The five Utususamts brothers- 5 pages. 28 Tsasas (skunk) steals his sister's roots- 2 pages.
Scope and Contents
29 Kaiutsis brothers and Gak visit Skel- 4 pages. 30 Utususas and the ten birds- 3 pages. 31 Owl Rock teaches a young man to gamble- 3 pages. 32 Tcackai kills the five sons of Sok, is carried off by Sok, and saved by Skel. 4 pages. 33 Kumuc brings about a battle between the Swat and Djajak people. 4 pages. 34 Wus sent after the wandering fire by his mother 4 pages. 35 Neogiwuls (thrown out) and his father 6 pages. 36 The child was carried off by a Skoks 2 pages. 37 Kaiutsis (gray wolf) of Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta) 3 pages. 38 The son-in-law of Wamnuks (rattlesnake). 6 pages. 39 The Kiuks who was killed and entered into his mother's body. 3 pages. 40 Kaiutsiamts and his son-in-law Tsisgigi. 2 pages. 41 The man who wouldn't marry Buzzard's sister. 2 pages. 42 Tsakiak kills Kaiutssiamts. 2 pages. 43 Kumuc gets Daplal (duck) to destroy the fish dam. 2 pages. 44 Skel and his brother-in-law Dukdukwas. 3 pages. 45 Lolokokokas becomes a Skoks. 3 pages. 46 Wus meets the Water Basket and Fire drill brothers. 3 pages. 47 Trial of strength between Bat and Raven. 3 pages. 48 The son of Walkatckas and the Djaudjau sisters. 2 pages. 49 Bat hide the deer,. 3 pages.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1299

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Girl saved by a mountain
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Five Gusessolam brothers
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Nanihlas (Bat)
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Lok (Grizzly bear) and Koe (a large white bird)
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Skunk
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Tsasas (skunk)
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Lok steals the food of Pseutiwas
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Kumuc, Wicink (snake) and Mank (squirrel)
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Kumush
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Kumac and his daughter
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Wus and the three moons of winter
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Habits of Modoc women
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Wus (coyote) running with the clouds
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Limalimaas (thunder) is killed by the little boy Nulwi
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Kai makes two winter months out of five
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Gwin-win
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Gak pretends to be dying, kills deer, meets Wus, kills Yemal, and then goes with Wus to the mountains
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Mice
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Lulusdewieas who went under the lava beds to Mt Shasta
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Tcackai and the old man with the ground hogs
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The five Blaiwas brothers, or the man with the blue leg
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Swaia runs a race
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Skunk and the sister at Blaiwas
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Snow escapes from the bag
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Kawaduilala and her two grandsons who appear to Kiuks in dreams
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Wus disobeys the laws of swimming ponds and from a person is changed to an animal
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The five Utususamts brothers
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Tsasas (skunk) steals his sister's roots
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Kaiutsis brothers and Gak visit Skel
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Utususas and the ten birds
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Owl Rock teaches a young man to gamble
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Tcackai kills the five sons of Sok, is carried off by Sok, and saved by Skel
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Kumuc brings about a battle between the Swat and Djajak people
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Wus sent after the wandering fire by his mother
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Neogiwuls (thrown out) and his father
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The child that was carried off by a Skoks
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Kaiutsis (gray wolf) of Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta)
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The son-in-law of Wamnuks (rattlesnake)
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The Kiuks who was killed and entered into his mother's body
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Kaiutsiamts and his son-in-law Tsisgigi
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The man who wouldn't marry Buzzard's sister
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Tsakiak kills Kaiutssiamts
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Kumuc gets Daplal (duck) to destroy the fish dam
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Skel and his brother-in-law Dukdukwas
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Lolokokokas becomes a Skoks
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Wus meets the Water Basket and Fire drill brothers
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Trial of strength between Bat and Raven
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The son of Walkatckas and the Djaudjau sisters
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Bats hide the deer

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1299, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Modoc Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Losa ? Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modoc Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wintu Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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