Lakota texts by George Bushotter, Stories 56-110 and 1513, 1887
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These 55 stories form a portion of Lakota texts by George Bushotter collected by James Dorsey in Manuscript 4800: (188.8.131.52) . Interlinear translations are by Dorsey, aided by Bushotter and Bruyier. Each story is numbered. 56.) Why horses are called, in Lakota, "mysterious dogs." 57.) The man who could understand ravens. 58.) Of the two small stones that were servants of the people. (Brief note at the end appears to be in Swanton's hand.) 59.) The Wahanksica, a strange animal. 60.) The animal in the Missouri River which breaks up the ice in the spring of the year. 61.) How the wind brought sickness to Medicine Butte Creek. 62.) Beliefs about day and night. 63.) The man in the forest and his contest with ghosts. 64.) The feast in honor of the Anti-Natural God. 65.) Of the Heyoka man who dreamed of his death by lightening. 66.) Fight between the Lakota and the Blackfeet. 67.) Of the mysteriousman who knew about the distant war party. 68.) Of the wise man who caught his eloping wife. 69.) How the Rees or Blackfeet came against the Lakotas. 70.) Origin of the buffalo. 71.) The Sun Dance. Includes figures and diagrams. 72.) The man who could lengthen his arm at will. 73.) What a young man must do before he can marry. 74.) How the Crows surrounded some Lakotas. 75.) A raid on a Lakota camp. 76.) Story of a warrior who was not wounded. 77.) Fight between the Lakota and white soldiers. 78.) Of the Santees, and their fondness for certain foods. 79.) What the Lakota thought of the first white people whom they saw. 80.) Belief respecting lakes. 81.) Belief about this world. 82.) The calumet dance. Includes 2 diagrams. 83. How they honor the dead (the Ghost Feast). 84.) Men who are arrow and bullet proof. 85.) Of love potions, etc. 86.) The acts of a wounded warrior. 87.) Actors clothed in buffalo robes with the hair out detect wrongdoers. 88.) Those who imitate the elk. 89.) Why a man may not speak to his mother in law. 90.) Rules for feasting, smoking, and visiting. 91.) Of certain boyish customs. 92.) A ghost story. 93.) Origin of the white people. 94.) Games and their seasons. 95.) Education of a boy. 96.) Of youth killed in battle, and of his faithful horse. 97.) The people who lived in the north. Includes 2 sketches. 98.) The ghost woman and the robin. 9 pages. Note at end by Bruyier. 99.) The Flying serpent whose touch was fatal. 100.) Origin of twins. 101.) George Bushotter's autobiography. 102.) Belief concerning a loved one who has been called by a ghost. 103.) Fight between two gamblers near Chamberlain, Dakota. 104.) The singing elk. 105.) Belief about Spider. 106.) War of the Lakota against the Omaha. 107.) Narrow escape of Bark Bird's Tail (a Lakota). 108.) Busnotter's cousin's war adventure. 109.) How certain men (doctors, priests, etc.) have become mysterious. 110.) How the Lakota fought the Cheyennes and Black Men (Commanches ?). 1513) Transcription of beginning of text 109. Also note from W. H. Holmes to J. N. B. Hewitt requesting the latter to identify the manuscript. Formerly MS 1513.
Organization: The stories are organized in folders in the following manner: 56-60; 61-65; 66-70; 71; 72-79; 80-84; 85-91; 92-100; 101; 102-110
Cite as: Manuscript 4800 James Dorsey Papers , National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number: NAA MS 4800: (184.108.40.206) [103, 56-110 & 1513]
Physical description: 793 pages (11 folders)
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Culture: Teton Indians
Culture: Indians of North America Great Plains