National Anthropological Archives

MS 3218 Narrative of Coyote, a Southern Cheyenne man, collected by Truman Michelson

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3218
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Coyote, circa 1859-
Haag, Mack
Dates:
1931 Summer
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
127 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Narrative of Coyote, a 72 year old Southern Cheyenne man, handwritten in English by Truman Michelson and Mack Haag, also a Southern Cheyenne. The text includes a recounting of the history of the Cheyenne and stories from Coyote's life. Topics include skirmishes with U.S. soldiers, the construction of tipis, hunting, relations between men and women, and his observations of a Sioux Sun Dance at a Brule camp. Although the Bureau of American Ethnology catalog card indicates that this text was collected at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, it is likely incorrect. The notes are dated June, during which time Michelson was in Oklahoma working with the Southern Cheyenne (Explorations and field work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1932).

Administration
Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm on file.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3218, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3218


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sun Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adultery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manners and customs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tipis Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians -- History Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narratives Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autobiographies 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
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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