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Alternate forms: Anishinaabe, Chippewa, Ojibwa, Saulteaux
Extent: 0.25 Linear feet
Description: The bulk of the material in this manuscript collection consists of 2 notebooks and 1 set of notes on interview with multiple Plains Ojibwe people in North Dakota and southern Manitoba regarding ceremonies, kinship, and history. Also contained in the collection are a comparative chart of Plains Ojibwe kinship terms, a draft manuscript essay on "Social Change on the Northwestern Prairie," and a group portrait of 32 Plains Ojibwe men, women, and children, many in regalia or traditional dress, on rodeo grounds at Long Plain, Manitoba.
Collection: Harold W. Scheffler Papers (Mss.SMs.Coll.24)
Culture: Anishinaabe | Cayuse | Klallam | Cree | Dakelh | Haida | Heiltsuk | Kalapuya | Klickitat | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwe | Secwépemc | Squamish | Syilx | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Carrier, Haíɫzaqv, Kootenai, Kootenay, Kutenai, Nehiyaw, Okanagan, Okanagon, Saulteaux, Shuswap, Skwxwú7mesh, Clallam, S'Klallam, nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm, Niska, Nishga, Nisgha
Language(s): Cayuse | Klallam | Cree, Plains | Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ) | Haida | Heiltsuk-Oowekyala | Kalapuya | Kutenai | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwa, Western | Okanagan | Secwepemc | Squamish | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Contributor: Black, Samuel | Dorion, Babtiste | Gardiner, Meredith | McKenzie, Benjamin | Ogden, Peter | Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851
Subject: Linguistics | Alaska--History | Washington (State)--History | Idaho--History | Oregon--History | British Columbia--History | Ontario--History | Saskatchewan--History
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: This collection contains two manuscript volumes collected by the naturalist John Kirk Townsend, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. The first volume contains a collection of multiple comparative vocabulary lists of languages of modern-day Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. Languages included are: "Okanagan" (N̓səl̓xcin), "Attnaha" or "Shoushwap" (Secwepemctsin), "Walla Walla (Sahaptin), "Squalyamish" (Squamish / Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ?), "Nooselalum" (Klallam / nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm), "Haeeltzuk" (Heiltsuk), "Billichoola" (Nuxalk), "Nass" (Nisga'a), "Haidah" (Haida), "Tongaase" (Tlingit, possibly inland variety), Nez Perce, Chinook [Jargon], "Carrier or Takelhé" (Dakelh), "Kayouse" (Cayuse), and "Kootenai" (Ktunaxa). The second volume is a collection of vocabulary lists of 19 Indigenous languages, primarily of the Pacific Northwest, re-copied from earlier notes in an orderly fashion with an index and additional introductory information on the area where each language is spoken and the source of the vocabulary. 15 of the vocabularies are re-copied out from the first volume in this collection. This volume includes the languages listed for that volume, plus Cree (possibly Plains Cree), "Kalapooyah" (Kalapuya), Klikatat (Sahaptin or Yakama), and "Seauteux" (Western Ojibwa/Ojibwe).
Collection: John Kirk Townsend Indian vocabularies collection (Mss.497.3.T66)
Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Ojibway, Chippewa, Nehiyaw, Saulteaux
Language(s): English | Naskapi | Cree, Plains | Cree, Swampy | Cree, Woods | Oji-Cree (ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᒧᐏᐣ) | Ojibwa, Western
Contributor: Kendall, Daythal | Voorhis, Paul H. | Merriam, Kathryn Lavely | Whitehawk, Madeleine | Lamirande, Ernie | Wood, Elizabeth | Courchene, Rick | Jaurdain, Mary
Extent: 1.5 linear feet; audio
Description: After finishing his PhD, Daythal Kendall accepting a position at Brandon University, Manitoba to teach local varieties of Cree and Ojibwe, as a temporary replacement for Paul Voorhis. He therefore possessed a large number of Paul Voorhis' Cree publications (Series 5), and during this time produced a large volume of lessons to teach Canadian Aboriginal syllabics. These are in various forms in Series 3, including students' exercises. There is also correspondence relating to this period with Paul Voorhis and Katherine Merriam, as well as a separate conversation relating to American Philosophical Society materials (Series 1). Series 11 contains numerous audio recordings in several Ojibwe and Cree languages, including stories (some unidentified) and langauge exercises.
Collection: Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148)
Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Ojibway, Oji-Cree
Contributor: Fiero, Charles E. | Aamatinaa | Black, Alex | Black, Joseph | Black, Maggie | Bushey, James | James, Aglaba | James, Magnus | Kakegamick, Bello | Kanate, Isaac | Keeper, William | Keesic, Tony | Keesick, Leo | Keesigwayaush, Joe | King, John George | Lawson, Christine | Lawson, Isaac | Loon, Peter | Meekis, Donald | Mezzetay, Jimmy | Miciki (Mihcuje) | Moose, Absalom | Moose, Joe | Paishk, Joe | Pehcec | Perrault, Albert | Perrault, John | Perrault, Mary | Pittman, R. S. | Quill, Benjamin | Quill, Emma | Quill, Isaiah (Ayisheya) | Quill, Lillian | Quill, Mary Ann | Quill, Norman (Nwaaman) | Quill, Rose | Quill, Samuel | Quill, Sam, Sr. | Rae, Delius | Strang, Beychayj | Strang, David | Strang, George D. | Suggashie, Willie | Taylor, Maggie | Thompson, Albina | Thompson, Jonah | Thompson, Tommy | Turtle, Albert | Turtle, Edward | Turtle, Ethel | Wassaykeesic, Albert | Yesno, John
Subject: Hunting | Petroglyphs | Food | Religion | Clothing and dress | Linguistics | Ontario--History | Minnesota--History
Extent: 2.75 linear feet
Description: Almost all of the Charles E. Fiero Papers reflect varieties of Ojibwe/Anishinaabemowin. Fiero, a missionary linguist, is best known within the field for creating the double-vowel orthography. Series I (the bulk) contains manuscripts, while Series II contains a small volume of digital media that has yet to be transferred. The collection represents fieldwork originally done between 1957 and 1993 (bulk 1957-1970s), chronologically arranged by date of first fieldwork, and contains many retranscriptions and reanalyses by Fiero from subsequent decades, illustrating his understanding of the material. The fieldnotes mostly comprise lexica and texts, and individual folders typically contain detailed background information. Fieldwork was mostly conducted in Ontario. Place names include: Berens River, Deer Lake, Pauingassi, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Red Lake, White Earth, Cat Lake, Doghole Bar, Fort Hope, Grassy Narrows, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake, and Pickle Lake.
Collection: Charles E. Fiero Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.187)
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Saulteaux
Date: 1955-2011 (bulk 1992-2011)
Contributor: Belanger, Virginia | Berens, Alex | Berens, Edmond | Berens, Gordon | Berens, John | Berens, Percy | Bignell, Darren | Bignell, Quintin | Bittern, Alan | Bittern, Atoine | Brown, Jennifer S. H., 1940- | Butikofer, Gary | Constant, Peter | Courchene, Viola | Crow, Joseph | Crowe, Joyce | Demery, Virginia | Everett, Kenneth | Everett, Oliver | Flett, Moses | Flett, Stanley | Francis, Eva | Green, Ida | Green, Walter | Keeno, Jacob | Keeper, Mary Anne | Laughlin, Joel | Levesque, Elizabeth | Levesque, Galani | Levesque, Rita | Matthews, Maureen Anne, 1949- | Neufeld, Henry | Owen, Annette | Owen, Charlie George | Owen, David | Owen, Elaine | Owen, Elizabeth | Owen, Jacob | Owen, James | Owen, Kenneth | Owen, Louis | Owen, Moses | Owen, Nelson | Owen, St. John | Owen, Yellowbird | Owen, Walter | Pascal, Boushey | Pascal, Elizabeth | Pettipas, Cathy | Prince, Thomas, Jr. | Rattlesnake, Harriet | Raven, William | Richthammer, John | Ross, George | Roulette, Roger | Simmons, Kyle | Simmons, Margaret | Stevenson, Laurence | Strang, George D. | Strang, James | Strang, Mangoose | Strang, Sugashki | Swain, Rebecca | Swan, Margaret | Thompson, Mark | Thomas, William | Traverse, Miles | Williams, Alice | Young, Louis
Subject: Drums | Folklore | Hunting | Manitoba--History | Material culture | Museums | Ontario--History | Religion | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
Genre: Conversations | Interviews | Photographs | Radio programs | Stories | Transcriptions | Translations
Extent: 350+ hours; 2500+ photographs; 100+ documents
Description: Audio recordings, photographs, and born-digital manuscripts documenting Ojibwe communities and individuals primarily in Manitoba and Ontario, with a smaller number from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Subject matter includes the photographs and ethnography of A. Irving Hallowell in these communities in the 1930s, thunderbirds, memegwesiwag, Ojibwe language, religion, ceremonies, and other traditions. The main communities concerned are Berens River, Pauingassi, Little Grand Rapids, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, and Jackhead. The majority of the audio materials are interviews recorded in the context of producing radio documentaries for CBC Radio One from the early 1990s through late 2000s. (See Series I, Subseries 12 for the broadcast version of these documentaries.) Transcripts for both the finished documentaries and some of the interviews are located in Series II. Photographs taken during Matthews' visits to indigenous communities, museums, and other locations can be found in Series III.
Collection: Maureen Matthews Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.164)