MS 1931 Kutenai myths and legends
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1931
Creators:
Chamberlain, Alexander Francis, 1865-1914
Dates:
1891
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
49 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
In 4 sections: 1. Kootenay Indian Legends and Myths. Native text 14 pages Translation of 1 myth, 1 page. 2. Other Animal Stories and Myths. 19 pages. Native text only. 3. A Brief Text in Kutenai. Coyote and grizzly bear text, with interlinear translation and discussion by Chamberlain. 4. Myths and Legends...of which the Native Text is not obtained. 6 pages. English. Informants not given, but see Number 1962.
Scope and Contents
Number 1931: (1) Stories and Myths: Woman and giant, 2 pages. Coyote and Trout, 2 pages; native texts only. Coyote and the Woman, native text 1 page; translation, 1 page. Skunk and Mountain Lion, 3 pages. Skunk and Mountain Lion, 2 pages. Deluge Legend, 2 pages. Frog and Deer, 2 pages. Native text only. 1931 (2) Other Animal stories and Myths: 1. Owl and chipmunk, 2 pages. 2. Tomtit and Wolf, 1 page. 3. Tomtit and Elk (female), 1 page. 4. Beaver and Turtle, 3 pages. 5. Mosquito, 1 page. 6. Star and , 1 page. 7. Frog and Grouse, 1 page. 8. Toad, 2 pages. 9. Skunk and Mountain Lion, 3 pages. 10. Frog and Deer, 1 page. 11. Skunk and Mountain Lion, 2 pages. 12. Rabbit and Snow bird, 1 page. Native text only. 1931 (3) Text with interlinear in Kutenai "Coyote and Grizzly Bear" and discussion by Chamberlain, the whole entitled "A Brief Text in Kutenai, 9 pages. 1931 (4) Native text not obtained: (All in English) Informants not given. I Coyote and Mountain Spirit, 2 pages. II Fox and Wolf, 1 page. III Origin of Cattle, 1 page. IV The attempt to fly, 1 page. V The Man in the Moon, 1 page. VI Origin of the Stars, 1 page. VII Origin of thunder and lightning, 1 page. VIII Origin of clouds, 1 page. IX Origin of the sun, 1 page. X Origin of the moon, 1 page. XI Origin of horses, 1 page. XII Origin of women, 1 page. XIII A Origin of Kootenay, 1 page. XIII B Origin of Kootenay, 1 page. XIV The Deluge, 1 page.

Local Numbers
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NAA MS 1931

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Woman and giant
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Coyote and Trout
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Coyote and the Woman
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Skunk and Mountain Lion
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Deluge Legend
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Frog and Deer
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Owl and chipmunk
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Tomtit and Wolf
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Tomtit and Elk
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Beaver and Turtle
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Mosquito
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Star and
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Frog and Grouse
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Toad
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Skunk and Mountain Lion
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Frog and Deer
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Rabbit and Snow bird
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Coyote and Grizzly Bear
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A Brief Text in Kutenai
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Coyote and Mountain Spirit
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Fox and Wolf
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Origin of Cattle
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The attempt to fly
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The Man in the Moon
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Origin of the Stars
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Origin of thunder and lightning
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Origin of clouds
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Origin of the sun
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Origin of the moon
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Origin of horses
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Origin of women
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Origin of Kootenay
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The Deluge

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Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1931, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Kutenai Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kootenai Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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