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Dene | Navajo | Denesuline | Tsuut'ina
Alternate forms: Athabaskan, Athapascan
Language(s): English
Date: 1935; undated
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: Items relating to the study of Dene languages, including a letter from Sapir to Hoijer regarding comparative Athapascan linguistics and two items composed of Hoijer's notes and writings on the subject. One is his 27-page "Comparative Athapascan Affixes," including charts of comparative data taken from 33 Athapascan languages and dialects (with English glosses). The other consists of about 300 handwritten slips on Comparative Athapascan with comparative lexical data described as Sarsi, Chipewyan, and Navajo, alphabetically arranged, according to the English gloss.
Collection: Harry Hoijer Collection (Mss.497.3.H68)

Cree | Flathead | Inca | Haudenosaunee | Kaingang | Kiowa | Maya | Natchez | Navajo | Ojibwe | Pawnee | Sahaptin | Purepecha | Seneca | Zuni
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Navaho, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, Sioux, Tonawanda, Tarascan, Tarasco
Language(s): English
Date: 1935-1937
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 2 volumes, 150 p.
Description: These items include notes on "primitive economics" (Incan) for A. Irving Hallowell and from seminars with Linton Satterthwaite (on Mayan architecture), E. B. Howard (on problems of the Clovis site in New Mexico), and others at the University of Pennsylvania. There are also notes taken at the 1936 meeting of the American Anthropological Association of papers by various anthropologists in attendance, including Ruth Benedict, Frederica de Laguna, Waiter Dyk, William N. Fenton, Alfred V. Kidder, David G. Mandelbaum, George P. Murdock, Arthur C. Parker, Elsie Clews Parsons, Gladys A. Reichard, William A. Ritchie, Linton Satterthwaite, Gene Weltfish, and others regarding Cree, Flathead, Iroquois (Haudenosaunee), Kaingang (Southern Brazil), Kiowa, Mayan, Natchez, Navajo, Ojibwa, Pawnee, Pueblos, Sahaptin, Saulteaux, Siouan, Tarascan, Tonawanda (Seneca), Zuni, etc.
Collection: Ernestine H. Wieder Singer notes (Mss.970.1.Si6)

Apache, Chiricahua | Apache, Mescalero | Apache, Jicarilla | Dakelh | Galice | Hupa | Navajo | Tolowa | Tsetsaut | Tsuut'ina
Alternate forms: Carrier, Sarcee, Sarsi, Na:tini-xwe
Date: 1935; 1976
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two letters in the "Series I: Correspondence" section. A letter from Edward Sapir to Harry Hoijer, dated November 2, 1935, includes comparative data on verb forms in Dakelh ("Carrier"), Hupa, Tsetsaut, with some info on Tsuut'ina ("Sarsi"). A second letter, from Dorothy Hoijer to Whitfield Bell, includes brief identifying information on Harry Hoijer's Galice, Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Jicarilla consultants, plus a note on "Navaho Texts."
Collection: Harry Hoijer Collection (Mss.497.3.H68)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1994-1996
Genre: Interviews
Extent: 20 audiocassettes (14 hr., 15 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Interviews with numerous Navajo individuals regarding language use, education, and community identity. Recorded in Tsalie, Arizona. (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.)
Collection: Language and ideology in a Navajo school and community (Mss.Rec.260)

Cherokee | Apache | Caddo | Calusa | Ojibwe | Choctaw | Delaware | Gwich'in | Haudenosaunee | Inuit | Karankawa | Mattaponi | Meskwaki | Muscogee | Navajo | Onondaga | Pueblo | Seminole | Seneca | Shawnee | Sioux | Slave | Timucua | Tuscarora | Tutelo | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Creek, Eskimo, Fox, Kuchin, Kutchin, Loucheux, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Mvskoke, Sauk, Huron, Wendat
Language(s): English
Date: 1939-1945; 1947-Circa 1961; 1951-1962;
Type:Text
Extent: Circa 350 volumes; 75 photographs; 75 newspaper clippings; 70 manuscripts
Description: Research on culture primarily related to Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation, and United Keetowah Band.
Collection: Miscellaneous items pertaining to the American Indian (Mss.497.3.G41)

Navajo | Yuchi | Cherokee | Creek | Choctaw | Penobscot | Innu | Naskapi | Maliseet | Tunica | Chitimacha | Catawba | Inuit | Tsimshian | Seneca | Cayuga | Haudenosaunee | Cheyenne | Maya | Pueblo | Nanticoke | Catawba | Mi'kmaq | Quechua | Dakota | Chinook | Kwakwaka'wakw | Klamath | Pamunkey | Chickahominy | Rap
Alternate forms: Montagnais-Naskapi, Eskimo, Iroquois, Malecite, Micmac, Sioux, Kwakiutl
Language(s): English | German
Date: 1904-1950
Type:Text
Extent: 46 folders
Description: Materials relating to Speck's research and other professional activities. Items include Speck's notes taken during graduate work at Columbia University under Franz Boas, and utilized for his own anthropology courses at the University of Pennsylvania; Speck's miscellaneous notes comprising circa 500 bibliographic cards and reading notes sorted out by tribe and/or language, dealing with tribes and countries in which Speck did no field work [other entries of this type are to be found among the various groups of materials in the Speck collection, according to tribe]; correspondence concerning exhibits and specimens for the Chicago World's Fair and for the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts in New York City; two letters from Boas regarding the work of the Committee on Research in Native American Languages; correspondence regarding topics such as the double-curve motif, family hunting areas, indigenous foods and cooking methods, wampum, silverwork, birch-bark technique, baskets, Speck's research and publications, the research and publications of others, obtaining indigenous material cultural specimens for Speck, purchases of indigenous material culture specimens (baskets, masks, etc.) from Speck, Speck's identification of items in the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford University, Speck's bibliography, and Speck's obituary; letters requesting copies of Speck's publications, or acknowledging the transmission of publications between Speck and others; copies and/or drafts of several of Speck's presentations and publications, including "Lectures on Primitive Religion," "Land Ownership Among Hunting Peoples in Primitive America and the World's Marginal Areas," "Review of Lowie's Introduction to Cultural Anthropology," and "The Double-Curve Motive in Northeastern Algonquian Art"; a bibliography of Speck's publications through 1942; rough drafts of miscellaneous papers, 1928-1948; Speck's notes on topics such as crane posture; Birket-Smith's 1946 "Plan for Circumpolar Research"; ten distribution maps for circumpolar culture traits, colored in with crayon to show distribution of traits including divination and miracle shamanism, sweat bath, turtle Atlas myth and world-tree concept, bone divination, bear veneration, curative power of mystic words and formulae, dog-ancestor myth, dog as soul leader, curvilinear patterns, and confession to cure taboo violation; and a prepublication manuscript of Hallowell's "The nature and function of property as a human institution" with additions and corrections.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1995
Extent: 1 cassette (DAT, 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Navajo conversation between two speakers recorded in Alburquerque, New Mexico in the summer of 1995. (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.)
Collection: Navajo Conversational Discourse (Mss.Rec.256)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1993
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (1 hr., 11 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Navajo Vocabularies for vowel contrasts and tones recorded with 5 monolingual and 10 bilingual Navajo speakers. (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.)
Collection: Navajo language recordings (Mss.Rec.227)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1995
Genre: Poems | Stories
Extent: 3 sound tape reels (3 hr., 58 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Navajo language recordings made by Andrej A. Kibrik in Arizona in 1995. Consists of three stories told in Navajo, two retold in English, including discussion, and two poems read, translated, and discussed. Also includes elicitations focusing on coordinate constructions and adverbial clause constructions. (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.)
Collection: Navajo language recordings (Mss.Rec.235)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1929-1930; 1932
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 18 notebooks (approximately 125 pages each), approximately 11,000 slips, 172 loose pages
Description: The Navajo materials in the ACLS collection include 3 items in the "Navajo" section of the finding. The largest of these is Sapir's "Navajo texts, field notes, and Vocabularies" which includes 17 notebooks of texts with interlinear translations and a word slip file derived from these texts that numbers around 11,000 slips. There is also Sapir's "List of Navaho stems," and Morris Swadesh's class notes based on Edward Sapir's lectures on the Navaho language, containing grammatical notes, texts with translation, 175-word vocabulary, and a brief descriptive essay. In the "Yana" section of the finding aid, see also Swadesh's "Yana and Navaho notes," containing class notes from Sapir's lectures on Yana, Navaho, with comparative Athapascan material.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)