MS 2048-b The History of sun and moon; Adaogim Giamgum ziushta dilth. Giamgum atk

Collection ID:
Tate, Henry W.
Physical Description:
16 pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Myth; native text with interlinear English translation, both in same hand; with annotations in red ink and pencil, apparently in the hand of Franz Boas.
Scope and Contents
Appears to be tale 4 in a series in the Library of Columbia University. CU's #1-4 are missing.
Scope and Contents
Relevant correspondence is in APS. See Guide, page 215, item 1934 (erroneously under Kwakiutl).

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2048-b

Local Note
Local Note
This manuscript was found in file Number 2048 (now 2048-a), to which it appeared to be unrelated. The handwriting and source of the main text and translation are unidentified, but the story is similar to to the Tsimshian myth given by Boas, 31st Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, pages 113-116, which is a translation from the German of Boas, 1908, "Eine Sonnesage der Tsimschian," Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie, XL, pages 776-797. The native text given by Boas in the latter source appears to be a word-for-word transcription of this, but with different orthography. This manuscript (2048-b), by an unknown native writer, was probably the source for the article.--MCB, 1957.
Local Note
Tate's handwriting identified from autograph signed document in APS furnished by Sally McClendon, Hunter College, 10/2/78.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2048-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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