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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)

Anishinaabe | Cayuga | Haudenosaunee | Meskwaki | Ojibwe | Onondaga | Odawa | Seneca
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Iroquois, Odawa
Date: 1952-1956
Genre: Essays | Songs
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)

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Odawa
Language(s): English | Chippewa | Ottawa
Date: 1953-1955
Genre: Hymns | Songs | Lectures
Extent: 3 hr., 32 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: Traditional and Christian songs in the Ottawa and Chippewa languages, recorded with numerous singers in multiple communities in Michigan in the mid-1950s. Recorded as part of Gertrude Kurath's broader study of contemporary religion and music among Anishinaabe communities in Michigan. Includes traditional songs, Catholic hymns, and Free Methodist revival meetings. Also includes one talk entitled, "Longfellow's Use of Michigan Indian Tales." (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: Songs and Dances of the Rural Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Mss.Rec.20)