MS 2569 Modoc myths, tales and words, collected in Oklahoma and California

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2569
Creators:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Dates:
1885, 1888
Languages:
Multiple languages
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Physical Description:
0.63 Linear feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
According to note by Hewitt, many of these were published by Curtin or Mrs. Curtin. The material is not systematically arranged, and the unpublished material, if any, has not been identified as such. In 1959 two items, "Book 10, last book of stories in Modoc" (42 pages), and a myth, "The Bat" (2 pages), were added to this file from file Number 3538-- a miscellaneous collection of papers found in Hewitt's office in 1937; possibly these two items include unpublished material.
Title information from note by J.N.B. Hewitt.
Information from Don Hann, District Archaeologist, Bear Valley Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, 528 East Main Street, John Day, Oregon, 97845. November 29, 1992. Bureau of American Ethnology manuscripts #1299 and #2569 contain 2-330 pages of material (mostly myths) gathered from the Wintu and Losa (sp ?) Indians. I saw no indication that anyone knows that these documents contain anything but Modoc material. The Wintu are from Northern California but I've never heard of the Losa. Unfortunately these documents are very disorganized and I don't know which manuscript the material came from.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2569

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Manuscript 2569, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Modoc Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Losa ? Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modoc Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wintu Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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