Osage Naming Ceremony video
Video record of an Osage Naming Ceremony (1994). Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive …
Ivan Livingstone photographs
The collection contains 527 color 35mm slides taken by Ivan Livingstone in West Africa (primarily the Republic of Benin but also in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) circa 1972-1973. Images depict market scenes, Egúngún and Ifa ceremonies, religious ceremonies of the Celestial Church of Christ, funeral processions, decoration and ornament, clothing and dress, and musicians. There are also several images of the palace of the Oni of Ife. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Yoruba, Ifè, Oyo, Somba, Fon,Dan and Fula peoples.
Film of Nigeria
Edited film documents a celebration of Nigerian independence attended by British royalty (possibly Queen Elizabeth). Pageantry includes processions of various leaders and their tribal members and dances. Film also includes street scenes in Lagos with a parade of Catholics and Protestants adults and children, school children in their uniforms, a …
MS 2231 Fragment of Fox text by Harry Lincoln of a speech at a clan feast
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Harry Lincoln. It appears to be page 12 of a speech given at a clan feast.
MS 1309 English translation by Truman Michelson of text on Fox gens festivals
English translation by Truman Michelson of a text on Meskwaki (Fox) gens festival. The whereabouts of the original Meskwaki text is unknown.
MS 2761 Fragment of Fox text by Sam Peters of a speech at a clan feast
Peters, Sam, 1885-
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Sam Peters. The text is part of a speech given at a clan feast.
MS 2765 Fox text by Joe Peters on religion dance
Text handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Joe Peters on religion dance. Collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
MS 1892 Two Fox texts on mortuary rites by Alfred Kiyana
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
This collection contains two texts on mortuary rites in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana. The English translated titles are "When there is an adoption" and "Ghost Feast." These are accompanied by a notebook containing phonetic transcriptions by Tom Scott and Harry Lincoln and English translations by Truman Michelson. On …
MS 3002-a Fox text and English translation of "Singing around rite" collected by Truman Michelson
Young Bear, George
Information from Shapochiwa regarding the rituals of the Singing Around Society, handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by an unidentified writer and translated into English by George Young Bear. There are also two pages of notes at the end of the translation on members and initiation to the society.