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Manuscript Collection: Penobscot Questionnaire

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1771
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Colonel Goldthwait, who is also referred to as "Captain", questions an Indian who says he belongs to the Mataugwesauwack Nation located beyond the "great lake, meaning Lake Superior ... towards the setting of the sun." He describes the country, the crops raised, and the kind of fowl and animals found for food. He also tells of their way of life, marriage customs, and worship- or lack of it- and various other living conditions.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

Restrictions: Please, contact the Rights and Reproduction Department for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Gilcrease Museum as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.

Availability: This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). Contact the Library at 918-631-6441 or in advance to inquire if materials exist pertaining to your research interests.

Arrangement Title Description Date
Penobscot Questionnaire, Folder 1 Copy of an interview of a Mataugwesauwack Indian

Folder 1

July 1771