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Alternate forms: Shoshoni
Language(s): English | Shoshoni
Date: 1967-1968
Extent: 3 folders
Description: Materials relating to James M. Crawford's interest in and study of the Shoshone (formerly Shoshoni) language. These materials are located in three folders in Series IV-D. Research Notes & Notebooks--Other. "Shoshoni Notebook #1" is a field notebook dated to 1967-1968 containing linguistic data. Language consultants and contacts mentioned include Mrs. Dorothy Le Clair, her sister Lillian Vallely who worked at the agency office, Mrs. Bessie Judson, Joe Gross, Ernie Devinne, Bea Condit, Jon Weyley, etc. "Shoshoni Notebook #2" is a continuation, picking up soon after #1 ends and going to May, 1968, and is only about a quarter full. This notebook contains work on a story (including a full English translation) about two brothers, the elder who disappeared while out hunting and the younger, Mosquito-Blood, who found the remains of the elder in the teeth of an infant; he buried the remains and the elder returned. The final folder, "Shoshoni Notes," is dated to 1967 and contains about 20 sheets of linguistic notes. Consultants mentioned include Mr. Pocatella and Mr. and Mrs. Racehorse, all audited with Swedish folklorist and linguist Sven Liljeblad.
Collection: James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)