National Anthropological Archives

MS 1772 Kickapoo legends from Joseph Murdock

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1772
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Murdock, Joseph
Abraham, Alice
Dates:
1929, 1967
Languages:
In
Kickapoo
and
English
.
Physical Description:
98 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 legends in Kickapoo syllabary collected by Michelson from Murdock. The collection also partial interlineal English translations dictated by Alice Abraham and handwritten by her granddaughter Susan in 1967.
Scope and Contents
List of stories: Eye juggler; Girls who marry the stars; Snapping turtle goes to war; Wisakea (reflection of deer in the water); Wisakea and the "little frightener"; Wisakea and the snapping turtle quarrel; Wisakea and the wife of the sun; Wisakea and the French saloon keeper; Speech of Waupakiche at a dance in the evening; Wisakea and the place where speaking is forbidden; Adventures with Apaiyashiage brothers, Wisakea flies with ducks; Lynx and rabbit; Ten Brothers together.

Administration
Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm- University of Michigan, Anthropology 10/52.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.
Custodial History
English translations by Alice Abraham were mailed to Paul H. Voorhis and received and transmitted to Archives by him as follows: "Spying eye." pages 1-4. June 5, 1967. "This is about what two virgins did." (Girls who married stars.) pages 5-6.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1772, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1772

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Mexican Kickapoo Legends 1929" 6/10/2014.


Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Kickapoo language Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shawnee (Okla.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kikapoo, KikapĂș Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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