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MS 4620 Notes, identified in part as Kalapuya

Collection ID:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Kenoyer, Louis, 1868-1937
ca. 1914-15
Physical Description:
60 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contents: 1. "Tfa'lat'ya material obtained at Toppenish, Washington from Louis Q'inai' (Kenoyer), July 10, 1915. Louis 47 years old has not spoken nor heard his language since he was 17 years old. Was at Chemawa when his father died." Vocabulary notes, apparently for a text with pages numbered 1-59. 7 pages, handwritten in red ink. 2. Copy of letter sent by Frachtenberg to Franz Boas, from Chemawa, Oregon, October 28, 1914, outlining Kalapuya morphology. 7 pages. "Diagram of Transitive Forms," apparently an enclosure, 1 page. 3. Vocabulary (unidentified but not so marked): English, Independent forms, and suffixes. 5 pages. 4. Vocabulary (unidentified but not so marked) with phrases showing usage, and some grammatical analysis. 7 pages. 5. Notes for forms to be obtained in the field. 3 pages. 6. English synopses of 30 myths. (Kalapuya? Last one refers to Quileutes.) 30 pages typed. Cf. 36th A. R., Bureau of American Ethnology, page 20: "He obtained 30 myths, tales, historical narratives, and ethnographic descriptions, told in the various Kalapuya dialects..."

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Manuscript 4620, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4620

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Kalapuya Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalapuya Indians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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