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Ho-Chunk
Alternate forms: Winnebago
Language(s): English | Ho-Chunk
Date: 1908-1930 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 49 items
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) history, culture, and language. Some items are written in Ho-Chunk, with and without English translations. This large collection includes 34 original field notebooks; numerous short and long stories (Hare cycle, Aleck Linetree [probably Alec Lone Tree], the origin of the Buffalo clan, the story of the holy one, the boy who wished to be immortal, etc.); several longer pieces, such as a typed manuscript titled "The legend of Mother-of-all-the-Earth," speeches of Charlie Houghton, multiple versions of "How Blowsnake joined the medicine dance," "Origin myth of the medicine dance," etc.; several published secondary sources; over 3,000 slips for an English-Winnebago [i.e. Ho-Chunk] dictionary and other items relating to Ho-Chunk phonetics, lexicon, linguistics, etc.; several phonetic texts, some with English translation; and a variety of other items with ethnographic, historical, and linguistic data pertaining to ceremonies, tales, clans, medicine, origins, dance, burial, peyote, names, and sweat-baths. Individuals mentioned (some as ) include: Jacob Russell, Charlie Houghton, Oliver LaMere, Sam Blowsnake, John Rave, Thomas Clay, Robert Lincoln, James Smith, Tom Big Bear, and George Ricehill.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Huave
Date: 1929-1947
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 14 items
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of and work on the Huave languages of Mexico. Includes notes, drafts, and other materials relating to his preparation of an English-Huave dictionary and a work on Huave grammar, including notes on Huave grammar, adjectives, pronouns, phonetics, and other lexical concepts. Specific variety of Huave not specified.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Language(s): English
Date: Undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 7 items
Description: Materials relating to Radin's linguistic studies. No clearly identified language. Includes lexical slips, phonetic charts, interlineal translations (One Rib is mentioned), vocabularies (deer hide is mentioned), notes on third plural, etc. Also includes "Is there a substratum language in America?" an outline attempt to classify languages by common phonetic characteristics.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway
Language(s): English | Ottawa
Date: 1926 and undated
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of Odawa culture and history, with some Ojibwe material as well. Several items are headed "Ojibwa-Ottawa notes," though it is unclear from the descriptions provided what might be Odawa and what might be Ojibwe. Topics include Midewewin, religion, war and warfare, medicine and magic, death and burial, life cycle, games, ceremonialism, social organization, disease, dreams, and material culture. Items include a Nanabojo text concerning White Feather; ethnographic notes from published sources; 23 pages of male and female names; photographs (1926) with explanatory notes; typed slips and field notes on slips, most of them later transcribed for typed slips; and a 1-page letter signed Ake Sulkrantz and dated Stockholm, December 2, 1950. Two items are of particular note: 1) an unfinished manuscript relating 20 dreams of Miskwanda and 10 of Jim Pontiac, together with analysis. Chapters on legend and fact in the history of L'Arbre Croche and an ethnohistoric account based on the Jesuit Relations. Not included is a proposed account of "The culture of L'Arbre Croche as illustrated by Miskwanda's drawings." Interesting narrative of Radin's field work and methods and 2) 154 original drawings by Miskwanda--traced, arranged and commented on by Radin--intended to illustrate culture of L'Arbre Croche.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Patwin
Language(s): English | Patwin
Date: 1932-1946 and undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 11 items
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of the Patwin language. Includes two English-Patwin lexicons amounting to over 3,000 slips, drafts and outlines of "A grammatical sketch of the Patwin language," notes on Patwin stems, notes on Patwin phonology, and numerous other notes.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)