DOBES Archive

flute playing
The recordings contains several songs played with a flute. It's only music. There is no text file.
dance performance
The recordings shows a variety of dances performed by Hoocąks for people interested in their culture. Lance Tallmadge explained the meaning of each dance before it was performed. He also decribes the dresses. performance: Hoocąk flag song, sneak up dance, grass dance, jingle dress dance, fancy dance, green corn dance, snake dance
Different songs were recorded.
The text is about the second war between the Winnebago/Hoocąks and the Foxes in the 18th century (1728-1737). In this great war the Winnebago faught with the French, Menominee and Ojibwe against the Foxes. Our consultants have not heard the story before.
Explanation about the traditional way of making baskets during an audience. This file is not yet processed.
Explanation about the traditional way of making baskets during an audience. This file is not yet processed.
The raconteur describes a picture which shows eight men playing the moccasin game. He first describes what he sees on the foto (old black-and-white foto; one of the men is the raconteur's uncle) and then goes on explaining the rules of the game by narrating how these men may have played it.
Explanation about the traditional way of making baskets during an audience. This file is not yet processed.
FS14 tells/instructs FS8 how to make a medallion with beads.
The conversation is conducted while cutting chickens.
This is an instructive text. FS2 explains how to make frybread.
MS7 speaks about the sacredness of fire.
MS7 and FS2 are speaking about the food they are making. FS2 is talking to JL. She explains again how to make frybread. MS7 is talking to JL. The cooking outside is an Hoocąk custom.
The conversation is conducted while cutting chickens outside.
The speaker says some sentences about his job and indicates the cooperation between the documentation project team and the Language Division in Mauston, WI.
There are two speakers: MS31 and MS14. MS31 introduces MS14 who then explains the importance of the Hoocąk documentation project to future Hoocąk generations and acknowledges the efforts made by the project team members and the consultants.
The text is about how one gets to the earthmaker after one's death. Having arrived there one will be offered to be born again in whatever form.
Keremanishak (member of the Medicine Rite) visits an Iowa and takes presents for him and his family along. In return the Iowa wants to give Keremanishak a present. In order to receive it Keremanishak was told to go back home and sleep for 4 nights. After this time the Iowa came along and offered Keremanishak to choose between a child's and a woman's pouch. Keremanishak chose the latter since the former was beyond his power.
The story is about the passing on of true and good knowledge. Men possessing this knowledge are able to forsee some days.
A woman lamenting her husband (a member of the Medicine Rite) was offered (by the remaining 3 members of the MR) to obtain the knowledge of her husband's religion. To do so she was to "strech her body for them". Instead she accepted her son's help. From this time on poisoning was introduced in the MR to cause one another to be "sore at heart".