MS 4332 Truman Michelson field notes from Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands
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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
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.
Author
Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

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

Custodial History
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.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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