MS 833 Kickapoo texts from Joseph Murdock
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS833
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Murdock, Joseph
Abraham, Alice
Dates:
1929, 1967
Languages:
In
Kickapoo
and
English
.
Physical Description:
39 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notebook containing Kickapoo syllabic texts handwritten in 1929 by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo residing in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Also English translations dictated by Alice Abraham of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and handwritten by her granddaugther Susan in 1967. The texts include a story of why rabbits only have fat on their shoulders and an anecdote from Murdock's courtship days. Other texts are on a virginity test, marriage and natal customs, joking relationships, and father and mother-in-law taboos. The notebook also contains 2 pages of linguistic notes in phonetic transcription with English translations.

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
Microfilm- Sol Tax- 9/11/56; University of Michigan-Anthropology, 10/52.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.
Custodial History
English translations by Alice Abraham mailed to Paul H. Voorhis, who in turn sent them to the NAA.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 833

Local Note
Local Note
Title changed from "Kickapoo Legends and ethnology 1929" 6/10/2014.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 833, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Repository Contact
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