MS 1335 Kickapoo notes and texts from Joseph Murdock
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1335
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Murdock, Joseph
Dates:
1929
Languages:
Algonquian languages
Materials are in English and Kickapoo.
Physical Description:
185 Items
ca. 185 pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm-University of Michigan, Anthropology. 10/52. Sol Tax-9/11/56.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.
Author
Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1335

Local Note
Local Note
See MS 1203 for rabbit cycle legend in Kickapoo.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1335, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Kickapoo language Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mexican Kickapoo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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