[Algonquiana] Butterfly

Roland Bohr r.bohr at uwinnipeg.ca
Fri Apr 14 20:33:46 EDT 2017


Hello All, 

Though not Algonquian, but Siouan, the Crow leader Plenty Coups, who grew up in the later nineteenth century, related to the ethnographer Frank B. Linderman how in his childhood, he and other boys were exorted by their elders to run and catch butterflies and rub them on their chests to obtain the butterfles' speed and agility. 



Roland Bohr
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From: Algonquiana <algonquiana-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> on behalf of Lynn Whidden <WhiddenL at BrandonU.CA>
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And Densmore recorded a Chippewa song (Vol 2) sung by a warrior named Butterfly.

Lynn






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From: Algonquiana [algonquiana-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org] on behalf of Goddard, Ives [GODDARDI at si.edu]
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Subject: Re: [Algonquiana] Butterfly

It may be of interest that Meskwaki mêmêkêha 'butterfly' is one of the names used traditionally for a male dog (or horse) by men of the Thunder Clan.

Ives

Ives Goddard
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Subject: [Algonquiana] Butterfly

Hi everyone,

I am looking for references about the symbolism of butterflies in Algonquian cultures. I am interested in powwow regalia, especially for children, where this design is often represented.
Thanks in advance,
Marie-Pierre.

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