MS 3394 Cree notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3394
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Allan, William
Ricard, Frank
Smallboy, Harvey, 1879-1947
Trapper, Emily
Dates:
1935 Summer
Languages:
In
Cree
and
English
.
Physical Description:
6 Notebooks
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Truman Michelson's field notes on the Cree of James Bay and Hudson Bay in Canada. The materials, consisting primarily of texts and linguistic notes and some ethnological notes, were collected as part of Michelson's efforts to make a linguistic map of the area. The coverage of the notes is thus expansive and includes the Cree of Moose River, Rupert House, East Main, Albany River, English River, Severn Island, Weenusk, Waswanipi, Great Whale River, and Fort George. The texts are mostly stories from Frank Ricard and Harvey Smallboy, written in Moose Cree syllabic and phonetic text with English translations. There is also a story from Emily Trapper written in Rupert House Cree syllabary and translated into Moose Cree and English. Michelson worked closely with William Allan, who provided a great deal of linguistic and ethnological information and translated most of the Cree texts into English.

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 3394

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Texts Summer of 1935" 5/30/2014.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3394, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
Manuscript 3395 contains typescripts of the English translations of the Cree texts, while Manuscript 3415 contains additional phonetic transcriptions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cree language Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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James Bay (Nunavut) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rupert's House Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field notes Type 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
Vocabulary Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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