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Bannock | Paiute
Language(s): English | Paiute, Northern
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Genre: Notes | Essays
Extent: 1 folder
Description: One item relating the Bannock (Northern Paiute) language has been identifed in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. It consists of a Bannock folder containing a typewritten grammatical sketch in Subcollection II, Series II. Research Notes, Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi. Researchers should also view the enter for Northern Paiute.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Anishinaabe | Hawaiian | Potawatomi | Paiute | Cheyenne | Dakota | Arapaho | Kiowa
Language(s): English
Date: circa 1942-1968
Description: There are many items relating to Indigenous American languages in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. This entry is intended as a catch-all for materials that cover Indigenous American languages in general and might not show up in narrower searches. Researchers should also view the entries for specific languages and regions. For this more general category, there is relevant material in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II. In Subcollection I, there are 7 folders relating to Voegelin's intended publication "American Indian Language" in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin [see also the associated material in Oversized]. Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-C: Other contains one file on inscribed stones and the Dene syllabary system and another on the Summer Linguistic Institute (in which many Native North American languages are mentioned). There are also two images of a stone inscribed with what were supposed to be Potawatomi petroglyphs in Series VII. Photographs. Also in Series VII are several language maps (i.e., "Indian language groups in the state of Illinois" and "American Indian Languages"), in which Algonquian languages are particularly well-represented. In Subcollection II, there is relevant correspondence with Wallace Chafe (regarding a census of speakers of indigenous languages), Kenneth Croft (regarding the state of American language work in Mexico, the use of mechanical recording equipment, Cheyenne materials, etc.), Samuel H. Elbert (regarding place names in Hawaii, comparison with Oceania and North America), Dell Hymes (regarding Anthropological Lingustics), Vernon E. Jake (regarding proposed language speaker census, particularly how to discern whether children really know the language), Luis S. Kemnitzer (a thank-you note in which Voegelin revealingly acknowledges, "Although I once worked with the Dakota language, I know little of its culture."), Jerome Kirk (a thank you known in which Voegelin asserts, "I've never found any speaker among the twenty American Indian languages I've worked with who got them [directional terms] straight."), and Morris Swadesh (many languages). Also in Subcollection II, there is a file of notes on classification of North American languages in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries XI. General; some "Ungrouped Tales," two folders with stories about Pechiha (Kickapoo?) and Yellow Horse (Arapaho?) attributed to Joe Pierce and Bruno Nettl, respectively, and a folder on sources in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries II. American Indian Tales for Children; and drafts, linguistic notes and maps in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries V. American Indian Languages.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Innu | Cree | Lenape | Seneca | Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Penobscot | Yurok | Yana | Arapaho | Cheyenne | Paiute | 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)

Southern Paiute | Paiute
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)

Hopi | Luiseño | Mono | Nahua | Tohono O'odham | Shoshone | Paiute | Tepecano | Tübatulabal | Warao | Tarahumara
Alternate forms: Bannock, Payómkawichum, Monachi, Monache, Aztec, Papago, Yao
Date: circa 1925-1967
Type:Text
Extent: 34 folders
Description: There are many materials relating to Uto-Aztecan languages in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. This entry is intended as a catch-all for materials labeled as Uto-Aztecan. Researchers should also view the entries for specific Uto-Aztecan languages and culture groups. Uto-Aztecan materials are located in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II. In Subcollection I, there are two files of Uto-Aztecan linguistic notes (including lists of possessive forms and an envelope of vocabulary slips in #2) in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes. In Subcollection II, there is relevant correspondence with Morris Swadesh in Series I. Correspondence. There is also a subseries devoted to Uto-Aztecan languages in Series II. Research Notes. Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi contains a Uto-Aztecan cognate list, Uto-Aztecan comparative notes, Uto-Aztecan comparative vocabulary lists, and several files devoted to specific languages and language areas. These include Baja California, Bannock, California, Hopi, Luiseño, Mono, Nahuatl, Papago (Tohono O'odham), Shoshone, Southern Paiute, Tepecano, Tübatulabal, Warao, and Zacapoaxtlateco (Nahuatl). Subcollection II contains another subseries devoted to Uto-Aztecan, Subseries III: Uto-Aztecan book of Series III. Works by Voegelin. This subseries contains drafts, primarily typewritten, of 7 chapters of Voegelin's grammatical analysis of Uto-Aztecan languages: Tübatulabal, Tarahumara, Luiseño, Mono, Southern Paiute, Nahuatl ("Nahuatlan"), Tohono O'odham ("Papago").
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Huichol | Nahua | Tarahumara | Tepecano | Tepehuán | Tohono O'odham | Yaqui | Mayo | Akimel O'odham | Ute | Paiute | 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)