The Resource "The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative

"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative

Label
"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative, circa 1830s
Title
"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative
Inclusive dates
circa 1830s
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes the handwritten narrative "The Acts and Character of Nan bo Shoo" circa 1830s. The name "Nan bo Shoo" is a misspelling of the Potawatomi legendary hero "Nanabozho." Nanabozho is known by a number of names among the Anishinaabe tribes and his character and attributes vary among the stories from the different Native American communities. The narrative in this collection was likely written down by Col. Abel C. Pepper, an Indian agent in Indiana in the 1830s and great-grandfather of the donor of the narrative, Mrs. Gertrude P. Moore
Biographical or historical data
The Potawatomi people are Native Americans of the Algonquian language family. They originally resided on lands around the Great Lakes region, including what is now Northern Indiana. On September 4, 1838, the Potawatomi were forcibly removed from Indiana and taken to reservation land in Kansas. This removal is known as the Potawatomi Trail of Death.The Potawatomi had many folktales and traditional stories passed down from one generation to the next. Nanabozho (Nanabush) is a legendary hero in stories and is often portrayed as a trickster, but is never disrespectful of Native American culture. Sources:"Legendary Native American Figures: Nanabozho (Nanabush)." Native Languages of the Americas. Accessed September 1, 2017. http://www.native-languages.org/nanabozho.htm."The Trail of Death." The History Museum. Accessed September 1, 2017. http://historymuseumsb.org/the-trail-of-death.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pepper, Abel C
  • Folklore
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Nanabush (Legendary character)
  • Potawatomi Indians
Label
"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2545
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/09/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/01 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21271731
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Gertrude P. Moore in 1973/07.
System control number
(OCoLC)1012939306
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2545
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/09/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/01 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21271731
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Gertrude P. Moore in 1973/07.
System control number
(OCoLC)1012939306
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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