MS 3777 Tahwah's Geology, or The Legend of the Big Beaver

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3777
Creators:
Chapman, R. H. (Robert Hollister), 1868-1920
Dates:
September 7, 1900
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Probably a Kutenai story or a Salish (Flathead or Kalispel; the 2 Salish tribes have lived together near Flathead Lake for many, many years.) The Kutenai on the Flathead Reservation live near Big Arm, on west side of Flathead Lake. Both Kutenai and Flathead Salish have told me myths about Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake is in western Montana, not in the area of any Algonquian tribe. If the correspondence reveals the tribal origin of the story, will you please let me know ? I don't know whether it is Kutenai or Salish. Ella E. Clark- 1956.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3777

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Manuscript 3777, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Salish Indians -- (identification uncertain) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salish Indians -- (identification uncertain) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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