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Notes on the Fox Indians

Journal of American Folklore24 • Published In 1911 • Pages: 209-237

By: Jones, William.

Abstract
This source is a collection of notes on various subjects in no particular order published posthumously from manuscripts which Jones had left. They contain myths, traditional history, and various other information concerning Wisa'ka, the culture hero; the origins and travels of the Sauk and Fox; Manitous (supernatural spirits); clans; witchcraft; ghosts and the soul; tobacco; the country of Iowa; how we hear and understand others' words; clothing; feasts; the Kicko and To'kan moieties; adoption ceremonies; children fasting, and the attainment of spirit power; death and burial; the moccasin game; the etiquette of visiting another's home; Wabasaiy, a mythical chief; the etymology of the name Chicago (Place-of-the-Skunk); warfare with other Indians, and the Black-Hawk War in which White settlers and the army forced the Fox out of Illinois and into Iowa. No context for the source of their collection or their significance is given.
Subjects
Mythology
Burial practices and funerals
Dying
Games
Athletic sports
Adoption
Eschatology
Spirits and gods
Sorcery
Visiting and hospitality
Clans
Asceticism
Ethnopsychology
Revelation and divination
External relations
Moieties
culture
Fox
HRAF PubDate
2014
Region
North America
Sub Region
Eastern Woodlands
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist, Indigene-5
Analyst
Martin Malone ; 1976
Coverage Date
1897-1904
Coverage Place
Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, United States
Notes
Willliam Jones
no bibliography
LCCN
17028737
LCSH
Fox Indians