Stories in Chitimacha

Nuu-chah-nulth includes: Nootka, Nutka, Aht, Westcoast
Chitimacha | Nuu-chah-nulth
1933, 1934
Paul, Benjamin | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Thomas, Alex | Ducloux, Delphine
Folklore | Linguistics | Louisiana--History
Sound recording
Autobiographies | Elicitation sessions | Vocabularies | Stories
2 sound tape reels (1 hr., 53 min.) : DIGITIZED
This collection primarily contains Chitimacha material, with some additional Nootka material, originally recorded on 23 wax cylinders by Morris Swadesh in 1933 and 1934. The recordings were transferred circa 1951 to 2 sound tape reels. Due to the poor condition of the original cylinders, the sound quality of the recordings is generally poor. Tape 1 contains elicited sentences, folklore, and autobiographical stories told in Chitimacha by Benjamin Paul, chief from 1903 to 1934, and Delphine Ducloux, the last known speaker of Chitimacha. Recorded in Louisiana in 1933 on 22 wax cylinders. Tape 2 contains elicited sentences, unidentified narrative, and some singing in Nootka by Alex Thomas. Recorded at Port Alberni, British Columbia, on 1 wax cylinder in 1934. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Stories in Chitimacha Mss.Rec.7