Interview with Frances Perry, Wisconsin Historical Society Archives

Conducted May 21, 1958. Held in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.

Interview contains discussion of the Ho-Chunk syllabary and its origin, the creation of symbols for the syllabary, the role of religious conversion in the syllabary and translation of Ho-Chunk lamguage, and the role of religious belief in the Ho-Chunk language. 

Cultural Narrative: 

Frances Perry discusses the role specifically of the creation of tobacco and relationships with spirits in the creation of a syllabary, as well as the potential avenues through which the syllabary is created. Perry adds Mitchell Red Cloud's name specifically in this discussion, and also says several words in the Hoocąk language. 

Location Description: 

Black River Falls, Wisconsin