MS 1859 Two Fox legends and linguistic notes collected by Truman Michelson
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1859
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Poweshiek, Horace
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Dates:
1924
Languages:
Multiple languages
In
English
and
Meskwaki
(Fox).
Physical Description:
21 Items
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic texts by Alfred Kiyana; English translations by Horace Poweshiek; phonetic text by Truman Michelson of one of the stories; and Michelson's linguistic notes. The titles of the stories are "The person who the months blessed" and "The one who knew how to use things." Michelson's phonetic text is of the first text, which he labeled, "Months." His linguistic notes include vocabulary and notes on months and calendrical information from William Jones and Thomas Forsyth.

Administration
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 1859

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Legends 1924" 3/18/2014.

Digital Content

Bibliography
Bibliography
An English paraphrase of "The person who the suns blessed" was published in Truman Michelson's Fox Miscellany (Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 114) as "The one whom the moons blessed." His linguistic notes were also incorporated into the publication.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1859, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fox language Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Linguistics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narratives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vocabulary Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fox Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/