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Culture: Anishinaabe | Ho-Chunk | Kiowa | Menominee | Meskwaki | Miami | Narragansett | Ojibwe | Odawa | Potawatomi | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Fox, Menomini, Odawa, Ojibwa, Sauk, Winnebago
Contributor: Bosin, John | Burrows, Edwin | Bush, Frank | Bush, John | Deyo, Rodney | Fulton, Ann | Fulton, Bruce | Fulton, Douglas | Lacasse, Fred | McCarus, Ernest | Neyome, Jack | Pamp, Betty | Root, Alex | Shaffer, Jim Eagle | Shigonie, Bill | Thomas, Eli
Subject: Folklore | Michigan--History | Personal names | Religion | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (9 hr., 55 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: The first section (Series I) of this recording collection consists of 13 episodes of the radio program "Red Man in Michigan," broadcast on WUOM radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These programs use extensive clips from field recordings made by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, and cover a wide range of historical and contemporary topics directed to a general non-Native audience. Series II consists of tapes including Ottawa language hymns from a series of programs titled "Comparisons of Chippewa Revival Hymns, Michigan and Ontario, 1953-1962"; interviews on the organization of United Church, on the organization of Camp Meetings, on missionary experiences, especially at Perry Island and Moose Point, Ontario; recordings of powwows at Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Hastings, including some Kiowa performances by John Bosin; an interview with Jim Eagle Shaffer; and an interview with Anna Fulton, Douglas Fulton, and Bruce Fulton on socio-economic conditions and racial discrimination against Native people in Michigan. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Observations on Michigan Indians (Mss.Rec.63)
Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Chippewa, Odawa
Subject: Anthropology | Medicine | Religion | Social life and customs | Folklore | Dance | Witchcraft | Migrations | Warfare | Personal names | Clans | Rites and ceremonies
Extent: 3 items
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of Ojibwe culture and history. Includes a discussion of the origin and spread of the medicine dance; notes from informants and excerpted from published sources: clan names and religion, ceremonial organization, magical rites, magic and witchcraft, war customs, migration tale of the Mississauga, naming and names, lists of personal names with 4 pages, outline of monograph; two outlines for works on Odawa culture and a comparative and contrastive discussion of "The Two Boys" and "Twin Myth"; text of an interview with Jim Pontiac including the description of thirty-two Ojibwe villages of the Upper Peninsula in English or French and Ojibwe; etc.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway
Date: 1926 and undated
Subject: Michigan--History | Medicine | Religion | Social life and customs | Folklore | Warfare | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Personal names | Rites and ceremonies
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)
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Odawa
Contributor: Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch
Extent: 1 volume
Description: The draft of an unpublished book. Includes pictures and musical scores. Attempts, by detailed analysis and description of present-day customs in historical perspective to evaluate powwows, feasts, and camp meetings in Ottawa culture. Twelve chapters give brief history, biographies, and locations; describe festivals and dances in detail; analyze native songs (scores); describe a Chippewa Methodist camp meeting and hymns, with analysis of hymn texts and tunes. Also, presnnts Ottawa superstitions (bear walking, medicines, herbs), 42 Ottawa myths (see also #2642), material on natural-history usage. Attempts to reconstruct function of ritual, with historical references.
Collection: Religious Customs of Modern Michigan Algonquians (Mss.497.3.K965a)
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Iroquois, Odawa
Contributor: Albert, Whitney | Brown, George | Buck, Gordie | Buck, Morris | Buck, Richard | Kenosha, David | Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch | Lewis, Thomas | Link, Sam | Martin, John | Miller, Huron | Pamptopee, Betty | Roberts, Wilson | Shagonaby, Susan | Shalifoe, Thomas | Smoke, Percy | Thomas, Eli
Extent: 1 phonograph disc (45 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: A compilation LP record of Native American musical and dance recordings made by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath at numerous locations from 1952 to 1954, published in 1956. Also includes a 20-page booklet with extensive background information, biographical info on the performers, explanations of songs, musical analysis, and sheet music. All of the Onondaga and all but one of the Cayuga recordings in the collection are restricted due to cultural sensivity concerns.
Collection: Songs and Dances of Great Lakes Indians (Mss.Rec.22)