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Anishinaabe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Odawa
Language(s): English | Ottawa
Date: circa 1925-1967
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Odawa (Ottawa) language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are both in Subcollection I. They consist of an "Ottawa" file with several pages of handwritten linguistic notes in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes; and a file labeled "Williams, Angeline--Genealogy" with genealogical information about the Williams family in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-C: Other. Angeline Williams was an Odawa language consultant who worked with C. F. Voegelin, Erminine Wheeler-Voegelin, and Leonard Bloomfield, and participated in a field methods course taught by Voegelin and Bloomfield.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway
Language(s): English | Ottawa
Date: 1926 and undated
Extent: 7 items
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)