Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick
- Existence: 1915 - 1967
Jack Frederick Kilpatrick, 1915-1967, American folklorist and professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Kilpatrick interviewed Cherokee folk healers in the 1960s and collected manuscripts relating to traditional medicine. His research with his wife Anna Grits Kilpatrick resulted in books including Friends of Thunder (1964), Walk in Your Soul (1965), Run Toward the Nightland (1967), and Notebook of a Cherokee Shaman (1970).
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: WA MSS S-2707
Overview: The Kilpatrick collection of Cherokee manuscripts consists of material created and accumulated by Jack Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. The material, entirely in the Cherokee syllabary, documents vernacular literacy in the Cherokee language, the practice of traditional medicine, social aspects of Christian religion and church organizations, dates and circumstances of death, funerary practices, and other topics relating to the history and culture of the...