MS 4332 Truman Michelson field notes from Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4332
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Fontaine, Alec
MacKenzie, Sylvester, 1876-
Moreau, Mathieu
Napes, Pierre
Picard, Batiste
Rabbit Skin, Joseph
Roc, Sylvester
St. Ange, Daniel
Dates:
1937
Languages:
In
Innu-aimun
, Eastern Swampy
Cree
, and
English
.
Physical Description:
17 Items
0.17 linear feet (10 notebooks and 30 cards
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection of 10 notebooks containing notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson at Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands in Quebec, Canada, in 1937. Also a set of index cards with linguistic notes, some of which are marked Weenusk (Eastern Swampy Cree). The field notebooks consist primarily of Innu-aimun (Montagnais) linguistic notes, including kinship terms and general vocabulary, and stories in Innu-aimun with phonetic transcriptions and English translations. There are also some ethnological notes and notes on Indians in neighboring areas and at James Bay and Hudson Bay. The English translations of some of the stories in the Natashquan notebooks are based on French translations (not present) of the Innu-aimun texts. Michelson worked with Sylvester Roc at Bersimis; Mathieu Moreau (from St. Augustine) and Pierre Napes (from Mingan) at Natashquan; and Alec Fontaine, Batiste Picard, Joseph Rabbit Skin (from Lake Kaniapiskan), Daniel St. Ange (of Moisie and Shelter Bay), and Sylvester MacKenzie (of Moisie and Bersimis) at Seven Islands.

Administration
Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.
Custodial History
Miscellaneous manuscript material taken from Dr. Michelson's office shortly after he became ill and prior to his death on July 26, 1938.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4332

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Truman Michelson field notes from Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands, 1937" 6/9/2014.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4332, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Montagnais language Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree language Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Linguistics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethnology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinship Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Betsiamites Indian Reserve (Québec) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Natashquan (Québec) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sept-Iles (Québec) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pessamit Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narratives Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vocabulary Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montagnais Innu Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
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