DOBES Archive

giving directions
There are two participants in this recording: the speaker (speaker 1) and another one who mainly acts as hearer (speaker 2). The speaker is describing/giving instructions on how to get from place A (the Language Center in Mauston, WI) to place B (junction Arlington Ave and Crescent St. in Mauston). Prior to the recording he is given a map of Mauston where the route is already drawn in. The "hearer" is also given a copy of this map. He is asked to draw in the route described by the speaker. The "hearer" sometimes interacts with the speaker (e.g. asking to repeat something, or confirming that he has found it on the map).
MS23 explains how the moccasin game is played by demonstrating it. An audience of about 5 elderly people (they already know the rules) is present.
birthday song
MS35 sings a birthday song in Hoocąk and in English.
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 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".
This story is about how a Hoocąk obtained two medicine pouches from a Sauk.
It's a re-narration about the content of OH1.4 and a discussion whether this recording is useable or not. File not yet processed.
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
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.