MS 2501 Ten Fox stories by Alfred Kiyana, Bill Leaf, and unidentified writers
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2501
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Leaf, Bill
Lincoln, Harry
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Multiple languages
In Meskwaki (Fox) and English.
Physical Description:
199 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana, Bill Leaf, and two unidentified writers, with English translations from Harry Lincoln in Truman Michelson's hand. These were collected by Michelson in Tama, Iowa. One text, titled "The buffalo who lived with an Indian woman," is by Alfred Kiyana. Bill Leaf authored "Two men, one became a fish," "Indian Baseball Wisahkeha and Turtle," and "Indian cowboy Wisahkeha." There is an English translation of a fourth text by Leaf, "Bill Leaf's French," but the original Meskwaki text is not present. The authors of the other 5 stories are unidentified. The titles are "A man who was torn to pieces," "The last time the Meskwakis had a war," "The Indian that came to be a manitou," "The person who was blessed by a hawk(?)," and "The man who was blessed by the Apayashihaki brothers."

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 2501

Local Note
Local Note
Jack Bullard was originally identified as one of the writers, but his handwriting does not match of any of the texts. Title changed from "Legends" 3/27/2014.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2501, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fox language 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
Manuscripts 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
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