MS 3535 Wintun stories

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3535
Creators:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Dates:
ca. 1888-89
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
218 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
In handwriting of a scribe. Contents: "Tirumenasa and The daughters of Tsararokkiemila." 17 pages. Places: Pitt River. "Berit loses the Daughter of Taretkiemila and his own hair by dreaming of Kahit." 6 pages. Places: Mt. Shasta. "The Journey of Sedit and Poharamasherit to the land of Puidalladekiemila. 30 pages. Places: Pitt River, Lassen Butte. "Death of Suptcit and Resurrection of the Nompatits by Winispukic." 10 pages. Places: Sacramento River. "Sedit buys three barks of Nohlospatkilis." 8 pages. Place: Stillwater. "Sulaloimis at Nelwakut." 16 pages. Places: Sacramento River, Anderson. "Sedit and Kalihuri at Dekesnorton." 10 pages. Places: Sacramento River. "Tsileuherit and the Tcitiwirik Sisters." 10 pages. Places: Sacramento River, Lassens Butte. ""Kuril splits himself and becomes the Man and Woman Kukipiwit." 7 pages. Places: Redding, Rockbridge (near Shasta City). "Memtulitkiemila and Tsuratkiemila on Puimem." 9 pages. Places: Pitt River. "Pitisherit and Klakherit." 26 pages. "The Birth of Walokitila and Tumukitila." 19 pages. Places: List of geographic locations with this myth gives "Wintun name" and translation. "The visit of Puipawinmak and Tsikipatharamas to their brother Topiwaikalalti in the land of Topitcikiemila. 23 pages. Places: Sacramento River, Redding, Pitt River, McCloud River, places near Anderson, and Shasta City, Stillwater.
Scope and Contents
"Hlutcustcinaila and Nopyarhpak's daughters." 27 pages. Places: McCloud River. Sedit "wolf" (coyote) in Wintun.--Curtin, Wintun vocabulary. Manuscript #841, recorded 1888-1889, Shasta County, California.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3535

Local Note
Local Note
These myths have been catalogued for many years as "California myths" on the basis of place-names, but have not been more specifically identified. However, three stories mention Sedit, "wolf" (or "Coyote") in Wintun (see Curtin, Manuscript Number 841, Wintun vocabulary recorded 1888-89, Shasta County, California); and one story gives the "Wintun name" in a list of geographic locations. Presumably all of the stories are Wintun.--MCB, 5/66

Other Title
Other Title
Tirumenasa and The daughters of Tsararokkiemila
Other Title
Berit loses the Daughter of Taretkiemila and his own hair by dreaming of Kahit
Other Title
The Journey of Sedit and Poharamasherit to the land of Puidalladekiemila
Other Title
Death of Suptcit and Resurrection of the Nompatits by Winispukic
Other Title
Sedit buys three barks of Nohlospatkilis
Other Title
Sulaloimis at Nelwakut
Other Title
Sedit and Kalihuri at Dekesnorton
Other Title
Tsileuherit and the Tcitiwirik Sisters
Other Title
Kuril splits himself and becomes the Man and Woman Kukipiwit
Other Title
Memtulitkiemila and Tsuratkiemila on Puimem
Other Title
Pitisherit and Klakherit
Other Title
The Birth of Walokitila and Tumukitila
Other Title
The visit of Puipawinmak and Tsikipatharamas to their brother Topiwaikalalti in the land of Topitcikiemila
Other Title
Hlutcustcinaila and Nopyarhpak's daughters

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3535, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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