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Contributor:Susman, Amelia, 1915- | Schultz, Elias | Amacher, Werner | Schild, Martha | Huggler, Viktor | Thoeni, Gertrude | Aman, Reinhold | Knetschke, E. | Moulton, William G. (William Gamwell), 1914-2000 | Statistisches Bureau des Kantons Bern
Subject:Linguistics | Switzerland--History | Economic conditions | Religion | Education | Childbirth | Marriage customs and rites
Extent:2.5 linear feet
Description: Between around 1948 and 1950, Amelia Susman did fieldwork in Brienz, Switzerland, documenting the local variety of Highest Allemanic German as well as the social and economic organization of the village and surrounding areas. This is all contained within Series I. Of particular note are a reel-to-reel tape and some associated transcriptions, a set of 13 field notebooks, a lexical file, topically-arranged ethnographic notes, some correspondence with consultants (scattered throughout), and preparatory materials for several publications.
Collection:Amelia Susman Schultz Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.171)
Contributor:Trudeau, Jean-Baptiste, 1748-1827
Subject:Childbirth | Clothing and dress | Dance | Expeditions | Marriage customs and rites | Social life and customs | Warfare
Description: "Description abrègée du Haut-Missouri adressé: a Monsieur don Zénon Trudeau," an account of a journey up the Missouri River, with descriptions of the life and manners of the Indian tribes, prepared for Don Zenon Trudeau, Lieutenant Governor of the Country East of the Illinois (n.d., [after 1795]). Extracts from journals, June 7, 1794-June 1796 (part printed from copy in Department of State Archives, Washington), 190 pages. Approximately 200 pages of letters. Materials contain descriptions of the culture of the Plains Indians (Cheyenne, Arikara, Mandan, Pawnee, Gros Ventres, Sioux, Poncas), dress, customs, marriage, birth; calumet dance, sun dance, buffalo dance; warfare. Printed (in English translation), Trudeau (1914) and (1912) and Abel (1921). Original in possession of the Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection:Journal among the Arikara Indians, and other papers, 1794-1796 (Mss.Film.1036)
Contributor:Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823 | Vaughn, John, 1756-1841
Description: Six editorial corrections to Heckewelder's Account...(1819), with page references, "in case a new edition ever is made." Concerns religion, warfare, marriage and family life, childbirth, swimming, and fears. Never printed. Prepared. for John Vaughan; should be compared with Heckewelder's suggestions in his correspondence with Du Ponceau.
Collection:Notes, amendments, and additions to Heckewelder's account of the Indians (Mss.970.1.H35n)