MS 794-b Wintun myths and legends

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS794B
Creators:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Dates:
ca. November 1880
Languages:
Undetermined
In
English
.
Physical Description:
205 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Partly in Powell's handwriting, most in hand of a clerk. Also 21 pages vocabularies and notes in Powell's hand, apparently Wintun, found with Curtin's Karok myths (Number 269) and added to this file (4/60).
Scope and Contents
Contents (In Powell's hand) 1 page. Introduction 49 pages. Numklactawa creates the Sacramento River 9 pages. Hot, the Great Musician 7 pages. Vegetal food provided 5 pages. Light and Darkness 10 pages. [Ages of the Wintuns] 3 pages. Thunder and Lightning 2 pages. The Wind Maker 1 page. The Origin of the Rainy Season 3 pages. Sed-it is caught in a tree: a Tar-baby Story 8 pages. Ber-rit- the Giant of Mt. Shasta 2 pages. Blue-jay, the Medicine Woman 2 pages. The Buzzard aspires to the Chief 7 pages. The Comet-Goddess 1 page. Whirlwinds 1 page. Wak-porc, the God of Fire 8 pages. Wo-mul-num-kai-a, the Red-headed Woodpecker 6 pages. To-ri-has, the Bald Eagle 3 pages. The Great Magician 8 pages. Bul-ti-hok, the Screech Owl1 page. Tul-tcu-her-ris 9 pages. [No-dal-mo-no-ko, an orphan] 11 pages. Lightning and Thunder & other stories (Powell's hand) 23 pages. [Ka-het, the Monster Bat] 1 page. Portion of paper (?) pages 17, 32, and 38 to 50 incl. (Powell's hand) 3 pages. Notes on medicine, word lists, list of Indians from whom Wintun Mythology was procured, etc. One sheet is dated November 12, 1880 7 pages. 204 pages total.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Both parts of this file filmed (together) for University of California, Berkeley, 4/60. No negative in National Anthropological Archives.
Author

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 794-b

Local Note
Local Note
Note: The second part of this file is incorrectly listed in Harvey Pitkin's Wintun bibliography, International Journal of American Linguistics, Volume 28, Number 1, 1962, page 47 at the end of entry 48 (Manuscript 269 by Curtin) instead of at the end of entry 47 (Manuscript 794-b).

Other Title
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Numklactawa creates the Sacramento River
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Hot, the Great Musician
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Vegetal food provided
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Light and Darkness
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Ages of the Wintuns
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Thunder and Lightning
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The Wind Maker
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The Origin of the Rainy Season
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Sed-it is caught in a tree: a Tar-baby Story
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Ber-rit- the Giant of Mt Shasta
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Blue-jay, the Medicine Woman
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The Buzzard aspires to the Chief
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The Comet-Goddess
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Whirlwinds
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Wak-porc, the God of Fire
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Wo-mul-num-kai-a, the Red-headed Woodpecker
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To-ri-has, the Bald Eagle
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The Great Magician
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Bul-ti-hok, the Screech Owl
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Tul-tcu-her-ris
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No-dal-mo-no-ko, an orphan
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Lightning and Thunder & other stories
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Ka-het, the Monster Bat
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Kol-chi-bi-chi the Magician

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 794-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Wintun Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wintun Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wintu Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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