MS 3396 Eskimo and Cree notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson at Great Whale River
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3396
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Masty, David
Dates:
1935 summer
Languages:
Multiple languages
In East Cree, Inuktitut, and English.
Physical Description:
2 Notebooks
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Handwritten texts and linguistic and ethnological notes from Truman Michelson's 1935 research among the Cree and Inuit at Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada. Among the people that Michelson worked with were David Masty and Thomas, speakers of Great Whale Cree; Rhoderick, a speaker of Rupert House Cree; and Cookie and Harrold, speakers of Great Whale River Inuit. The texts include stories by Masty in Cree syllabary with English translations by Rhoderick. Also present is an English translation by Harrold of Cookie's Inuit syllabic text in Manuscript 3393. The notes largely focus on the vocabulary and kinship systems of the Cree and Inuit of Great Whale River. There are also Rupert House Cree vocabulary as well as notes on the Cree and Inuit in neighboring areas at Hudson Bay and James Bay.

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 3396

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Eskimo tales and vocabulary; some Indian tales; ethnology; kinship system summer of 1935" 6/3/2014.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3396, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
See MS 3393 for the original Inuit text of Cookie's story.

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Repository Contact
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