MS 2822 Cheyenne stories and ethnological notes collected by Truman Michelson
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2822
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
American Horse, 1840-1908
Bull Thigh, circa 1829-
Grasshopper, circa 1857-
Handing Crow (Cheyenne)
Iron Shirt, circa 1835-
Left Hand Bull, circa 1826-
Medicine Top
Sweet Medicine, circa 1867
White Bull, circa 1835-
White Eagle, circa 1853-
Somers, William Abe, circa 1865-
Duster, Albert, circa 1889- (interpreter)
Wolf Chief, circa 1851
Dates:
1910
Languages:
In
Cheyenne
and
English
.
Physical Description:
158 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Cheyenne stories and ethnological notes collected by Truman Michelson at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. Michelson worked with William Somers, White Bull, White Eagle, Albert Duster, Wolf Chief, Left Hand Bull, American Horse, Grasshopper, Iron Shirt, Medicine Top, Handing Crow, Sweet Medicine, and Bull Thigh. The topics include camp divisions, war societies, weapons, dances, camp circle, personal narratives, and origin myths. Somers, who served as translator for Michelson, also authored many of the stories in this collection. These include: "Story of Great Foolish Dogs Society," "Morning Star or White Rabbit," "The Star Husband," "Indian looking for work," and "Story of Pipe and Smoke."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2822

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Ethnological notes on Cheyenne origin myths, camp divisions, war societies, weapons, dances, camp circle, and personal narratives and stories, August-September 1919" 4/1/2014.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Manuscript 2822, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Social structure Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian dance -- North America Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne language Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethnology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narratives Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
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