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Southern Cheyenne personal narratives and legends collected by Truman Michelson, 1931-1932

collector
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Creator
Lame Bull Cheyenne
Slow Bull Cheyenne
Haag, Mack
informant
Medicine Woman
White Buffalo Cheyenne
Date
1931
1931-1932
Type
Folklore
Collection descriptions
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Physical Description
96 pages
Local number
NAA MS 3220
Culture
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Notes
Digital surrogates are available online.
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Summary
Southern Cheyenne personal narratives and stories in English collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. The stories were handwritten by Mack Haag and another person. Contents include: "Medicine Woman. 55 years old. Cheyenne" (written by Mack Haag.), 37 pages; "The Unknow[n] Greyhound" (writer unidentified.), 7 pages; "Plum Man" (writer unidentified), 2 pages; The Stuff[ed] Bear" 3 pages; "The Spider and the Rat" (writer unidentified), 5 pages; "Tipi Decorator. White Buffalo [daugther of Black Kettle]. 43 years old. Cheyenne" (writer unidentified), 17 pages; "The Beaded back tipi" (writer unidentified), 8 pages; "Lame Bull. True Story" (writer unidentified), 4 pages; "The Buffalo Robe" (writer unidentified), 4 pages; and "Slow Bull. (Cheyenne age 60). 1931" (written by Mack Haag), 9 pages.
Publications
A slightly edited version of Medicine Woman's story was published in Truman Michelson's "The Narrative of a Southern Cheyenne Woman," Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 87(5), 1932
Cite as
Manuscript 3220, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Data Source
National Anthropological Archives
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