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Browsing Meskwaki texts from the Truman Michelson collection by Issue Date

Browsing Meskwaki texts from the Truman Michelson collection by Issue Date

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  • Alfred, Kiyana; Goddard, Ives (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about a friendly cannibal giant who was the son of a tree spirit and who helped protect the people from unfriendly monsters before being changed into a bird by Wi:sahke:ha.
  • Leaf, Pearl; Poweshiek, Horace; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about an underwater manitou made of golden metal who kidnaps and later kills a human baby. The manitou is killed by a notably lazy man who later proves to be a thunderer disguised as a human.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a story about a contest between Skunk and Grizzly Bear. Grizzly Bear is unable to kill Skunk with his claw, but Skunk easily kills Grizzly Bear with his anus.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a story about a young man who marries first a wolf and then a bear. He has a son with his bear wife. Eventually he turns into a bear himself. He is then reclaimed by his human relatives and turned back into a human.
  • Morgan, Maggie; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about a woman who is impregnated by the sun and who later has to rescue her sons, a boy and a puppy, from Toad-Woman. Her sons then rescue their mother's brothers from the ogre who killed them.
  • Kiyana, Alfred; Goddard, Ives (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about a man whose wife consorted with a bear.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a story about two young men who spend a winter lost in a cave full of bears and mountain lions and bats.
  • Sa:kihtanohkwe:ha; Goddard, Ives (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about a man who contends with Hill-Owner (who then turns into a turkey vulture) and then successfully marries the youngest of an ogress' ice maiden daughters.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a story about an old man and a grizzly bear who take turns chasing each other. The grizzly bear finally flees in terror from the old man's rattle.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a joking story about a Sioux woman who kills a grizzly bear by means of a ruse.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a story about a Sioux hunter treed by a grizzly bear. The grizzly bear starts to dig up the tree but the man manages to set the bear's fur on fire, killing it.
  • Young Bear; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a story about a man who is chased onto a frozen river by a grizzly bear. The grizzly bear is unable to keep its footing on the ice and the man shoots it, killing it.
  • Anonymous No. 5; Thomason, Lucy (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about a skilled hunter who is killed in battle and who is then brought back to life by the animals he had always treated exceptionally well. He is given medicine that has the power to revive the dead.
  • Chuck, Charley H.; Goddard, Ives (2011-11-21)
    This is a winter story about a boy whose uncle tries in vain to kill him by means of various monsters.

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