Tunica materials, Mary R. Haas Papers

Seminole includes: Yat'siminoli
Koasati includes: Coushatta
Choctaw includes: Chahta
Alabama includes: Alibamu
Atakapa includes: Atacapa
Avoyelles includes: Avoyel
Tunica | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Muscogee | Mikasuki | Apalachee | Alabama | Koasati | Natchez | Atakapa | Chitimacha | English | Timucua | Spanish
Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Youchigant, Sesostrie | Sesostrie, Sam Young | Picoter, Alice | Chiki, Cora | Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907 | Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Linguistics | Ethnography | Folklore | Genealogy | Music | Louisiana--History | Oklahoma--History
Text | Still Image
Vocabularies | Correspondence | Dictionaries | Field notes | Notebooks | Drafts | Grammars | Photographs | Stories
3 linear feet
Mary Haas conducted extensive fieldwork on Tunica with last speaker Sesostrie Youchigant, subsequently publishing a grammar as her PhD dissertation, and later texts and a dictionary. Fourteen field notebooks can be found in the dedicated subseries in Series 2, along with abundant grammatical and lexical notes and sheet music. Tunica was an integral part of Haas' comparative work on the Gulf hypothesis, so extensive comparisons can be found, especially in the lexical slip files of Series 9. Haas' Tunica work also contains more ethnographic notes than most of her files. Photographs of Sesostrie Youchigant are present in Series 11 and can be viewed at the Digital Library.
Mary R. Haas Papers Mss.Ms.Coll.94