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Alternate forms: Winnebago
Extent: 281 pages, 11 notebooks
Description: The Ho-Chunk materials in the ACLS collection consists primarily of three items in the "Winnebago (Ho-Chunk)" section of the finding aid. The bulk of the material is Amelia Susman's 11 field notebooks, which contains texts with interlinear translation, Vocabularies, ethnographical and linguistic notes, and some songs. Two additional items also by Susman are extended analyses based upon field work with Sam Blowsnake and wife: "The accentual system of Winnebago" and "The Winnebago syllabary." In the "Chiwere (Iowa)" section of the finding aid, Gordon Marsh's "Materials for a study of the Iowa Indian language" include some Ho-Chunk grammatical notes, and Ho-Chunk cognates with Chiwere. Lastly, in the "Dakota" section, Franz Boas' "Miscellaneous Dakota notes" (item X8a.3) includes a Dakota-Ho-Chunk comparative word list.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Alternate forms: Winnebago
Contributor: Joos, Martin | Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | LaMere, George | Ritzenthaler, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1911-1980
Description: The Ho-Chunk materials in the Lounsbury Papers consists of a large number of recordings of George LaMere singing Buffalo Dance, Medicine, War Party Dance song, etc. The correspondence, in Series I, consists of Winnebago songs by George LaMere including a list of songs and typescript of LaMere's introductory comments listed under Robert E. Ritzenthaler,
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)
Contributor: Decorah, Arthur | Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Miller, Wick R. | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Yellow Thunder
Extent: 3 folders
Description: Haas' short file of Ho-Chunk/Winnebago materials consists of a 19-page lexicon with consultants Chief Yellow Thunder and Arthur Decorah, and a card file likely derived from this, organized by Wick R. Miller. This can be found in Series 2 Subseries ‘Ho-Chunk' and Series 9 respectively. There is additionally a discussion of the transfer of Paul Radin's field notes, containing Ho-Chunk materials, to the American Philosophical Society.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)
Alternate forms: Winnebago
Date: 1908-1930 and undated
Contributor: Radin, Paul, 1883-1959
Subject: Linguistics | Siouan languages | Anthropology | Medicine | Religion | Social life and customs | Folklore | Dance | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Warfare | Personal names | Clans | Rites and ceremonies | Peyote | Origin
Genre: Field notes | Notebooks | Notes | Drafts | Essays | Stories | Dictionaries | Autobiographies | Speeches
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)
Alternate forms: Winnebago, Ojibwa, Chippewa
Contributor: Kelso, Henry B.
Extent: 1 volume
Description: Ojibwa-English vocabulary, no order. Ho-chunk numerals. Family genealogical data and miscellaneous jottings.
Collection: Indian dictionary, Green Bay (Mss.497.3.K295)
Alternate forms: Chiwere, Ioway, Oto, Otoe
Subject: Dhegihan languages | Ethnography | Iowa--History | Language families | Linguistics | Siouan languages
Extent: 1,000+ pages, 18 photographs, 4,000 cards, 75 bluebooks (4-8 pages each)
Description: The Iowa materials in the ACLS collection consist primarily of materials collected by Gordon Marsh in the late 1930s, all located in the "Iowa" section of the finding aid. Marsh's materials, recorded with the assistance of Iowa speakers, especially Robert Small and Julia Small, include numerous texts on a variety of subjects, which are in the manuscripts in both initial handwritten form (in bluebooks) and in later typescript form, with both interlinear translations and free translations, of which some of the latter were made by Robert Small. This material also includes a draft version of a grammar of the Iowa extensive lexical files including Iowa-English, English-Iowa, and comparisons to related languages (Osage, Dakota, Lakota, Omaha-Ponca, Kansa, and Ho-chunk); and other linguistic notes, with related correspndence. There are also 18 photographs of Iowa people with whom Marsh worked. In this same section, there is also a brief descriptive grammar by William Whitman based on field work with an Iowa speaker and an Oto speaker.
Alternate forms: Menomini, Winnebago
Contributor: Blackhawk, Andrew | Fraenkel, Gerd | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Smoke, Elias James | Stacy, Alvin | Stacy, Stella | Thundercloud, Adam
Extent: 14 sound tape reels (13 hr., 54 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ho-Chunk songs and stories, primarily given in Ho-Chunk only. Includes stories on a variety of topics, including traditional stories, historical events, and discussions of ceremonies and traditional lifeways. Also includes linguistic elicitations sessions for words and phrases, as well as re-readings of Ho-Chunk texts published by Paul Radin. Most of the recordings contains a continuous background hum. Copies made by Gerd Fraenkel of his own original tapes held at the Archives of Languages of the World, Indiana University. (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: Winnebago Texts (Mss.Rec.29)