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Alternate forms: Mayan
Date: 1924 and undated
Extent: 4 pages, 1 map
Description: The Maya materials in the ACLS collection consist of two items in the "Maya" section of the finding aid. The first is a brief word list recorded by Edward Sapir containing terms for numerals, natural objects, animals, parts of the body; obtained from the "Mortiniano tribe." (The specific Mayan language the list reflects is currently unidentified.) The second item is a linguistic map of Chiapas by Rudolf Schiller form 1924, which includes locations of Lacandon, Chol, Tzotzil, "Tsoke," "Tzendal" (Tzeltal?), and Chicomuceltec.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Bricker, Victoria Reifler, 1940-
Subject: Chiapas (Mexico)--History | Folklore | Humor | Language study and teaching | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs | Warfare
Extent: 26 sound tape reels (43 hr., 54 min.)
Description: NOTE: This guide entry only describes the audio collection (formerly call number Mss.SMs.Coll.15), which has been merged with recently processed manuscripts materials to form the Victoria R. Bricker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.178). This entry does not reflect manuscript materials or any understanding of the audio since receiving the manuscript materials, and is in the process of being updated. Field recordings made in Chiapas in Tzotzil communities including Chamula, Chenalhó, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Zinacantán. These recordings include research conducted in relation to Bricker's book "Ritual Humor in Highland Chiapas." These include recordings of ritual humor and performances surrounding religious festivals, joke texts, songs, and Tzotzil language exercises.
Collection: Victoria R. Bricker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.178)