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Alternate forms: Odawa
Date: 1699 and undated
Subject: Missions | Linguistics | Algonquian languages | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Sulpicians | Religion
Extent: 2 items
Description: Materials prepared by French Sulpician missionaries in New France in the French and Ottawa [or Odawa] languages. Includes a petit catechisme, a literal, page-by-page translation into Ottawa of the "Catechisme des fetes principales de l'annee publie a Chartres par Etienne Massot le Jeune en 1683"; and "Racines de la langue 8ta8aise et algonquine," A to S only. The last 56 pages of the latter contain "Instructions sur les exhortations relatives aux commandements" while the cover reads "Instruction sur les symboles." Originals in Seminaire de Montreal, les Pretres de Saint-Sulpice.
Collection: Indian manuscripts, 1661-1879 (Mss.Film.1109)
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway
Date: 1926 and undated
Subject: Michigan--History | Medicine | Religion | Social life and customs | Folklore | Warfare | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Personal names | Rites and ceremonies
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)
Alternate forms: Odawa
Subject: Linguistics | Algonquian languages | Missions | Religion | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Jesuits | Séminaire de Québec
Extent: 2 items
Description: Part of a collection comprised of religious and linguistic materials in various Native American languages. Many were written by Jesuit missionaries of New France. These particular items relate to the Ottawa (Odawa) language and include prayers, hymns, and catechisms. Originals at the Archives de l'Archeveche de Quebec and Universite Laval, Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Odawa
Contributor: Kenosha, David | Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch | Shagonaby, Susan | Shalifoe, Thomas | Albert, Whitney | Thomas, Albert | Thompson, Stith, 1885-1976 | Peters, Jim | Sprague, Selkirk | Soney, William | Soney, Fred | Thomas, Eli | Pamp, Betty | Joan Pamp | Rickard, Glenna
Subject: Michigan--History | Religion | Music | Social life and customs | Methodists | Catholic Church
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)