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Innu | Cree | Lenape | Seneca | Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Penobscot | Yurok | Yana | Arapaho | Cheyenne | Paiute, Southern | Coahuiltecan | Dene
Alternate forms: Montagnais, Lenape, Athabaskan, Athapascan
Language(s): English
Date: 1911-1934
Type:Text
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)

Paiute, Northern | Paiute, Southern
Date: 1976, 1979, 1981, 1986-1990, 2012-2013
Type:Text
Extent: 1407 pages, 10 CDs
Description: The Paiute materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 6 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Bunte (based on fieldwork on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation), Knack, Ramsay (based on fieldwork on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation), Thornes, and Toosarvandani (recordings of Mono Lake Northern Paiute).
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Paiute, Southern
Date: 1959-1962 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 18 folders
Description: Several items relating to the Southern Paiute language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. In Subcollection I, there is a typed invitation in Paiute and English from Vivian Jake and Florence Voegelin inviting friends to dinner after "the Navaho Show" in Series I. Correspondence; five "Paiute, Southern" folders dating to 1959-1961 and containing field notes made with Vivian Jake (along with references to associated tapes/reels throughout, and genealogical information in #4) in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes; and four unbound Southern Paiute texts in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-B: Texts. In Subcollection II, there is a letter to Vernon E. Jake, Chairman of the Kaibab Paiute Tribal Council, regarding a proposed language speaker census (with particular interest in discerning how well children really know the language) in Series I. Correspondence; and a Southern Paiute folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi. Finally, Southern Paiute is also one of the languages Voegelin considered in a grammatical analysis of Uto-Aztecan languages. Drafts of seven chapters of this work can be found in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III: Uto-Aztecan book.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Chemehuevi | Ute | Paiute, Southern
Date: 1953-1967
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: Between 1992 and 1993 especially, William Bright made audio recordings of Ute vocabulary (especially place names) (Series 6), some of which is documented in a field notebook (Series 3 Subseries 1), and contributed orthography recommendations to the Southern Ute tribe (Series 4). Among other correspondence, Bright had a version of J. P. Harrington's Chemehuevi noun list, edited by Kenneth Hill, as part of assorted materials relating to Harrington's fieldwork (Series 1), as well as the pamphlet "The Chemehuevi Indians of Southern California" (Ronald Dean and Peggy Jeanne Miller, 1967, published by the Malki Museum Press).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Paiute, Southern | Ute
Alternate forms: Kaibab, Uinta, Uintah, Uncompahgre
Date: 1909-1910; 1916
Type:Text
Extent: 350 cards, 259 pages, 5 notebooks (150 p. each)
Description: The Ute-Southern Paiute materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials in multiple sections of the finding aid. In the "Paiute" section, Sapir's "Field notes on Kaibab Paiute, Linguistic and ethnologic" (item U.3) include ethnographic notes, linguistic terms and names for numerous types of objects, illustrations of materials culture such as pencil sketches of utensils, dwellings, and blankets. In the "Southern Paiute" section of the finding aid, Sapir's "Ute and Kaibab Paiute linguistic material" (item U.5) include 5 notebooks recorded from speaker Tony Tillohash, including paradigms, grammatical notes and texts for Uncompahgre and Uintah Ute and for Kaibab Paiute.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Huichol | Nahua | Tarahumara | Tepecano | Tepehuán | Tohono O'odham | Yaqui | Mayo | Akimel O'odham | Ute | Paiute, Southern | Hupa | Maya | Cora | Ópata
Alternate forms: Cahita, Papago, Pima, Hiaki, Yoeme, Na:tini-xwe, Eudeve
Date: 1914-1962
Type:Text
Extent: 21 items
Description: Materials relating to John Alden Mason's interest and research in Uto-Aztecan languages and cultures. Items include notes and letters on Uto-Aztecan historical Mason's "Some initial phones and combinations in Utaztecan stems," an abstract and full text of a paper delivered at the Philadelphia meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1951); unattributed corresondence discussing that 1951 paper; Mason's correspondence with Edward Sapir regarding Mason's work on the Tepehuan, Papago [Tohono O'odham], Sonoran and Yaqui languages, Sapir's work on Paiute and Hupa, and mentioning Boas, Rivet, Speck, Spier, and Whorf; earlier correspondence with Sapir relaying Tepehuan, Tepecano, Papago [Tohono O'odham], and Nahua examples, data from Mason for Sapir's use in Uto-Aztecan comparative work, Sapir's comments on Mason's data and analysis, and Sapir's views on Uto-Aztecan historical Mason's corresondence with Ruth Benedict regarding work on Papago [Tohono O'odham], Pima, and Yaqui languages, an honorarium for Franz Boas, and Ruth Underhill's Papago Rites and ceremonies; correspondence with George Herzog regarding Tepehuan music and language, Pima-Papago language, and mentioning Franz Boas, Gene Weltfish, Edward Sapir, Ruth Underhill, Frank G. Speck, and others; correspondence with David H. Kelley regarding comparison of Polynesian and Uto-Aztecan languages (Kelly's dissertation); part of Kelley's Harvard University doctoral dissertation regarding the borrowing of Uto-Aztecan words into Polynesian; Benjamin Lee Whorf on Uto-Aztecan languages, including a table of relationships and a photo reproduction of Whorf's Azteco-Tanoan tree; correspondence with Whorf regarding Whorf's grant application to the Social Sciences Research Council to work on modern Nahuatl, and also touching on Uto-Aztecan phonology, Maya glyphs, Nahuatl, Papago [Tohono O'odham], Tepecano, Tepehuan, Yaqui, and subgrouping; and correspondence with Morris Swadesh regarding establishing an official Aztec alphabet, Swadesh's glotto-chronological work in Uto-Aztecan, disagreement between Mason and Swadesh over the number of stop series in Papago [Tohono O'odham], Swadesh's retraction (to be published in Word) of his criticisms of Mason's Papago [Tohono O'odham] grammar, and copies of letters from Swadesh to [Dean] Saxton and Andre Martinet. Undated linguistic materials include notes, Vocabularies, vocabularies, comparisons with notes about correspondences, comparative vocabularies, notes on numerical systems, cognates with English glosses, cognates with Spanish glosses, lexicostatistical compilations, etc. Languages represented (and not merely mentioned) include Huichol, El Nayar Cora, Nahuatl, Opata, Tarahumara, Tepecano, Tepehuan, Tohono O'odham, Tubar, Yaqui, and Mayo; it is unclear, however, which specific Tarahumara and Tepehuan languages are represented.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)