Names chief deity of each group.
Cathlamet- 38 pages: 1. 11 pages, untitled (Woman named Ak asque nasquena) 2. Ne kciamtcact, pages 12-16. 3.The robin and the salmon berry, pages 17-21. 4. Tia pequoacqoac.-Kataloma- pages 22-29. 5. Mink, pages 30-38. Chehalis- 14 pages. Chinook- 50 pages-5 stories. Clatsop- 3 pages. Untitled. (Coyote and Snake fish for salmon.) Salishan- 54 pages.
The folklore (stories, jokes, and sayings) was recorded by Hurston and used to prepare her book Mules and Men. The NAA vertical files includes a letter from Drs. Akua Duku Anokye and Sally McLendon with related copies of letters written by Hurston concerning the background of the document and Anokye and McLendon's opinion that it represents the "sc...
Comments on similarity of myth of So-kuswai-un-ants (published by Powell in Report of Exploration of Colorado River) and Egyptian tradition reported by Herodotus.
Also section captioned "Nosa [Yana] stories, Jennie, May, 1885."
Two set of folk tales in Tehuelche with English translations. Also includes a letter from Wolf to Franz Boas and transmittal and acknowledgement letters exchanged between Ralph Linton and Boas's secretary.
Ottawa linguistic notes and stories collected by Truman Michelson from Lillian Walker, age 16. Includes vocabulary, pronominal paradigms, a letter in Ottawa with an English translation, and stories in Ottawa and English. There are also notes on the list of stories known by Walker; information about her family; and locations of the Ottawa.
Three Micmac stories handwritten in English by Chief Nicholas Jerome. These were collected by Truman Michelson during his fieldwork among the Micmac of Restigouche, Canada in 1910. The stories are: "The wejiboque," "The man who married the beaver," and "The man who married among the giants."
Vocabulary listed according to categories in Powellʼs printed outline with added information on culture, customs and religion.
Includes: Prevention of smallpox, scarlatina, and other contagious diseases; ku-ne' -hra-ye-nen; ka-ne-sen'-the; na't-ken-hya'-ks-ru-nrn-hru'; Tree of language (Tuscarora); Fire; Cats; Medicine notes; John Foxe's seventy dollar medicine; child bed; diarrhea; dropsy; black jaundice; asthma; love potion; age of puberty; A-ku-tren'-we; A-tu-ta-ho'.