Skip to main content

As a public health precaution, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please continue to check back frequently at npg.si.edu or si.edu for updates. In the meantime, please explore our website, resource materials and online exhibitions. 

Truman Michelson notes on Cheyenne and Sutaio, 1913 August 11-15

Creator
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Wolf Chief circa 1851
Bull Thigh circa 1829-
Wrapped Hair circa 1836-
interpreter
Whiteman, Milton
Date
1913
1913 August 11-15
Type
Folklore
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Vocabulary
Physical Description
50 pages
Local number
NAA MS 2684-a
Culture
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Notes
Negative microfilm
Digital surrogates are available online.
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Title changed from "Notes on Cheyenne and Sutaio. August 11-15, 1913" 4/7/2014.
Summary
Cheyenne and Sutaio notes collected by Truman Michelson from Wolf Chief, Bull Thigh, and Wrapped Hair, with Milton Whiteman as interpreter. Subjects include: Sutaio-Cheyenne history, Cheyenne relationship terms, joking relationship, English-Cheyenne-Sutaio vocabulary, Cheyenne soldier societies (Red Hoof society, Dog Soldiers, Elk society, Fox soldiers), Sutaio tales (Everybody starving, Prairie chicken), Sutaio customs, Cheyenne customs, and berdaches. According to the BAE catalog card, these notes were collected in Clinton, Oklahoma, which is most likely incorrect. His 1913-1914 correspondence in the Records of the BAE and the 35th BAE Annual Report indicate that he conducted fieldwork on the Sutaio during this period at Tongue River Reservation in Montana.
Cite as
Manuscript 2684-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Data Source
National Anthropological Archives
See more items in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Place
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Usage
Usage conditions apply