National Anthropological Archives

MS 2827 Truman Michelson field notes on Piegan Blackfoot

Summary

Collection ID:
NAA.MS2827
Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Duvall, David C., 1877-1911
Little Young Man
Mountain Chief, 1848-1942
Pablo, George
Thomas, Norah
Vielle, James
White Swan, Julie
Dates:
1910 June-July
Languages:
Primarily in
English
with some Piegan.
Physical Description:
150 Pages
Approximate
Repository:

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson during his field work among the Piegan Blackfoot in Montana in 1910. The materials consist primarily of stories in English and ethnographic notes covering topics such as Crazy Dog society, Sun Dance, and other ceremonies and societies. There are also notes on Piegan vocabulary and Chippewa Sun Dance and Medicine Dance. Michelson obtained information from various people, including David Duvall, who also served as an interpreter; Mountain Chief; George Pablo; Little Young Man; Norah Thomas; James Vielle; and Julie White Swan.

Administration

Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Digital Content


Using the Collection

Preferred Citation
Manuscript 2827, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers

Local Numbers
NAA MS 2827

Local Note

Local Note
Title changed from "Field notes concerning Piegan Blackfoot ethnography, including ceremonials and societies, with some linguistic notes June-July, 1910" 5/13/2014.


Keywords

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Rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social structure Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethnology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Linguistics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance -- North America Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blackfoot Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vocabulary Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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