Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Creek and English.
Extent: 6 items.
Collection Date Range: 1905 – 2008
Creators: Margaret McKane Mauldin
Collection Identifier: RSC
Abstract: The Robert Schick Collection is comprised of early 20th century correspondence letters written in Creek, accompanied by Creek/English translations composed by Margaret McKane Mauldin (Creek) in 2008.
Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum in 2009 by Robert Schick.
Access Restrictions: The materials are open for research. Contact the NALC at (405) 325-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cite As: [title], [catalog number], Robert Schick Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.
Collection Scope and Contents: The Robert Schick Collection is a collection of three letters from Emahaka, Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma, handwritten in Creek, a Muskogean language spoken primarily in Oklahoma and distinct from the dialect of Seminole Creek, spoken primarily in Florida. Along with the letters are the original mailing envelopes, each stamped with postal dates from before statehood.
Accompanying each item is a corresponding typed translation completed by Margaret McKane Mauldin, former Creek instructor at the University of Oklahoma, in the summer of 2008. Mauldin rewrites the original letters for clarity and then translates each sentence by breaking down the grammar before presenting a complete translation. Prior to this, she explains her process in analyzing the handwriting and justifies her translation.
|RSC-001.001||Letter and Envelope Addressed to Mr. B???a Harjoe, City, dated June 24, 10AM, 1905|
|RSC-001.002||Creek and English Translation of a Letter and Envelope Addressed to Mr. B???a Harjoe, City, dated June 24, 10AM, 1905|
|RSC-002.001||Letter and Envelope Addressed to Mrs. Lue D. Harjoe, Sasakwa, Indian Territory, August 10, 1906|
|RSC-002.002||Creek and English Translation of a Letter and Envelope Addressed to Mrs. Lue D. Harjoe, Sasakwa, Indian Territory, August 10, 1906|
|RSC-003.001||Letter and Envelope Addressed to Mr. Bujime Harjoe, Sasakwa, Indian Territory, February 15, 1906|
|RSC-003.002||Creek and English Translations of a Letter and Envelope Addressed to Mr. Bujime Harjoe, Sasakwa, Indian Territory, February 15, 1906|