MS 3765 Letter to Henry Wetherbee Henshaw

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3765
Creators:
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899
Dates:
August 22, 1890
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
4 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letter transmits "a short story relating to the origin of maple sugar" and "some words relating to the maple trees, etc.," giving an account of the Mid'e ceremonies among the Menominee Indians. Also "Notes [vocabulary] relating to Maple Sugar." 1890. Manuscript document. 2 pages.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3765

Local Note
Local Note
The maple sugar story has not been located.
Local Note
autograph letter signed

Bibliography
Bibliography
Ref.: W.J. Hoffman, "The Menomini Indians," 14th Bureau of American Ethnology AR, part 1 (1892-93) contains the "maple sugar story": "The Origin of Maple Sugar and of Menstration," pages 173-175.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 3765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Religion -- Menominee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maple sugar -- Menominee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Menominee (Menomini) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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