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Date: March 8-25, 1925
Extent: 22 items
Description: The Coahuiltecan materials, John Alden Mason Papers consist of a letter from William E. W. MacKinlay to John Alden Mason; Maratin song and fragment as given by Fr. Santa Maria with Spanish and English interlinear gloss; a Tonkawa word list with English glosses (mostly names of other tribes); Mason's reply.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)
Culture: Achumawi | Chibcha | Coahuiltecan | Lenca | Ngäbere | Subtiaba | Washo | Xinca | Yana | Yuki
Language(s): Achumawi | Chibcha | English | Lenca | Ngäbere | Subtiaba | Washo | Xinca | Yana | Yuki
Date: 1917-1925, 1931
Subject: Caddoan languages | Coahuiltecan languages | Hokan languages | Language families | Linguistics | Muskogean languages | Siouan languages
Extent: 1 page, circa 1,300 cards and slips
Description: The Hokan materials in the ACLS collection consist mainly of two items in the "Hokan" section of the finding aid. The main item is Sapir's "Hokan-Siouan comparisons" lexical file. This consists of comparisons among various families of the proposed Hokan-Siouan phylum. Dividers separate sections as follows: Hokan-Siouan (Yuki; Muskogean: Caddoan; Siouan; Hokan-type Coahuiltecan-Butiaba); Washo-Hokan; Hokan-Coahuiltecan; Yana-Hokan. Subdivided by stems, grammatical categories, and occasionally by meaning. There is an additional brief document by Kroeber with work lists of 21 English items with equivalents in Yuman, Hokan, Subtiaba, Xinca, Lenca, Chibcha, Guayom, Chibchan, Zoque, and Mixe, taken from published and unpublished sources. In the "Achumawi" section of the finding aid, there are two items by Jaime de Angulo examining the relationship of Achumawi to the proposed Hokan language family.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Culture: Innu | Cree | Delaware | Seneca | Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Penobscot | Yurok | Yana | Arapaho | Cheyenne | Paiute | Hokan | Coahuiltecan | Dene
Alternate forms: Montagnais, Lenape, Athabaskan, Athapascan
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974 | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
Subject: Linguistics | Ethnography | Anthropology | Material culture | Specimens | Kinship | Art | Motifs | Migrations
Extent: 4 folders
Description: Materials relating to linguistics. Includes an undated 4-page list of 34 questions on culturally patterned aspects of language attributed to Hallowell; correspondence with Boas relating to the American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Research in American Native Languages, principally consisting of reports on grants and their progress (1927-1934); and two folders containing 30 letters from Sapir (1911-1924). The Sapir letters cover a range of topics including Northeast material-culture specimens;s of Speck;s of Sapir; linguistic field work among the Montagnais [Innu], Cree, Delaware, Seneca, Mohawk, and Penobscot; relation of Algonquian and Wiyot-Yurok; on Yana (with Ishi); Arapaho-Cheyenne; Sapir's paper on Levirate marriage; Yurok kinship; a scheme to test response of anthropologists to an Indian design; work on his grammar of Paiute; reduction of language stocks to 6 (1920); his work on Subtiaba; relationships in and around Hokan-Coahuiltecan, and some discussion of migrations, seeing Athabaskan as late arrival. Discussion of colleagues: Mechling, Barbeau, Heye, Radin, Dixon, Skinner, Goldenweiser, Gifford, Frachtenberg, Reichard, Goddard, Boas, Hawkes.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)