MS 3538 Several short manuscripts collected by Jeremiah Curtin

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3538
Creators:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Pitt, Jesse
Koalak'aka
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
In addition to Modoc materials, there are items which relate or may relate to the Shasta, Achomawi, Wintun and Yana. Possibly not all are in Curtin's handwriting.
Scope and Contents
Contents of file: (1) "Modoc Words." February 23, 1884. 34 pages total: vocabulary 24, 2 pages; myth, 2 pages (note on outside cover reads, "One Kumush story in this book"); notes on several myths which are identified by number only, 6 pages. This entire item may belong in file 2569. (2) "Customs. Information given by Jesse Pitt." Modoc. 9 pages, numbered 421-9. Marked "not to be used in "Modoc Myths;" see letter 7/8/12." This notation is crossed out. (3) "Medicine. The Doctor. This information was given by Koalak'aka. I afterward questioned the old men at Klamath Agency and found out that it was accurate." 8 pages numbered 414-20. Same notation as above, crossed out. (4) "Names of Places on the Triangle East of Redding and South of Pit River. Achomawi ? 30 pages. (5) Personal names, Achomawi ? Shasta ? Wintun ? Yana ? 15 pages. (6) Item moved to Yana vocabulary # 2060 (5/66) (7) Vocabulary. Tribe ? 6 pages. Mentions terms relating to Mt. Shasta page 2; Redding, page 3, Pit River, page 4, Maj. Redding, page 5, Stillwater, page 5. (8) Miscellaneous vocabulary notes. Tribes ? 7 pages.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3538

Other Title
Other Title
Modoc Words
Other Title
Customs. Information given by Jesse Pitt
Other Title
Medicine. The Doctor.
Other Title
Names of Places on the Triangle East of Redding and South of Pit River

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3538, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Filed in archives December 1937, from collection of old manuscripts in Mr. Hewitt's office.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Modoc Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Names, place -- Achomawi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Names, Personal -- Achomawi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social structure -- Modoc Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Achumawi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Achomawi Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modoc Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shasta Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wintun Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yana Indians 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
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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