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Omushkego
Alternate forms: Cree, Swampy, Mushkegowuk, Omushkigowack
Language(s): Cree, Swampy | English
Date: 1950s
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 6 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: The Swampy Cree materials in the Ilse Lehiste Papers consist of 4 audio recordings: 3 are stories relating to moose hunting and polar bears, told mainly by Joe Linklater at Fort Albany / Kashechewan, and one of an unidentified song. (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: Ilse Lehiste papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.62)

Omushkego
Alternate forms: Cree, Swampy, Mushkegowuk, Omushkigowack
Language(s): Cree, Swampy | English
Date: 1976, 1986, 1998-2001, 2009
Extent: 97 hours
Description: Audio recordings of interviews and narrations primarily by or with Louis Bird of Peawanuck. Major topics include Omushkegowak folklore, history, wihtigo, and other topics. The recordings include consist of three general types: stories and commentaries recorded directly by Louis Bird in Cree with some English explanation; interviews conducted by Louis Bird in Cree with elders and other residents of Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, and Kashechewan; and interviews by Maureen Matthews with Louis Bird in English on a variety of topics. Some of the interviews conducted by Matthews were recorded in the context of producing radio documentaries for CBC Radio One. (See Series I, Subseries 12 for the broadcast version of these documentaries.)
Collection: Maureen Matthews Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.164)