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Culture: Assiniboine | Blackfoot | Coeur d'Alene | Wenatchi | Syilx | A'aninin | Kalispel | Salish | Séliš-Ql̓ispé | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Yakama
Alternate forms: Assiniboin, Atsina, Gros Ventre, Kutenai, Kootenai, Flathead, Pend d'Oreille
Language(s): Assiniboine | Blackfoot | Columbia-Wenatchi | Coeur d'Alene | Okanagan | Crow | Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille | Kutenai | Nez Perce | Yakama
Date: 1976 and undated
Extent: 21 reels
Description: These language texts, produced in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, include dictionaries, grammars, vocabularies, and religious materials (primarily Christian) of the Assiniboine, Blackfoot (including the Piegan dialect), Chelan (an Interior Salish group speaking Columbia-Wenatchi), Coeur d'Alene, Wenatchi (Columbian), Colville (Okanagan), Crow, Kalispel (including Gros Ventre), Kutenai (Ktunaxa), Nez Perce, and Yakama (Yakima) languages. From originals on deposit by the Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus at the Pacific Northwest Indian Center, Spokane, Washington. Guide book included.
Collection: Indian language collection: the Pacific Northwest tribal languages (Mss.Film.1365)
Alternate forms: Shahaptin, Tygh, Walla Walla, Yakima
Date: 1966, 1988
Contributor: Hunn, Eugene | Jacobs, Melville, 1902-1971 | Rigsby, Bruce | Sturgis, Sam | Winishut, Linton
Subject: Folklore | Idaho--History | Linguistics | Oregon--History | Orthography and spelling | Place names | Washington (State)--History
Extent: 158 pages
Description: The Sahaptin materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 4 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Hunn and Rigsby. The Hunn material consists of a typeset manuscript draft "Plateau Place names"; copy of fieldnotes; Sahaptin place name transcriptions, with information about itinerary, along Columbia River, Oregon. Rigsby's materials consist of 3 items: "A Short Practical Dictionary of the Yakima Sahaptin Language," which includes a history of language documentation, notes about orthography, and a ca.670-item lexicon; "Report on 1966 Sahaptin Linguistic Field Research"; and "Yakama Sahaptin texts," containing 4 stories modified from Melville Jacobs' "Northwest Sahaptin Texts, Part II."
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Alternate forms: Yakima
Extent: 5 pages
Description: The Yakama materials in the ACLS collection consist of a single item in the "Yakama" section of the finding aid: Sapir's notes on "Pandosy's Yakama grammar."
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: Daythal Kendall participated in the 1994-1995 Penutian Workshops, collecting a wide range of material from before and after that conference that sought to solidify some of the various Penutian phylum hypotheses, including of two languages spoken at Yakama Reservation: Yakama Sahaptin and Wasco-Wishram Chinook. This material is extensive and can be found mostly in Series VII. Conferences, under "Penutian Workshops", with related correspondence in Series I. Correspondence.
Collection: Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148)
Alternate forms: Yakima
Extent: 1 letter
Description: There is currently one Yakama-related letter identified in this collection, from Edward Sapir to Franz Boas on August 5, 1925. This collection contains the bulk of correspondence between Franz Boas and his professional colleagues, though there are also other Boas collections in the library. The correspondents listed above contain some correspondence related to the culture or language listed in this entry. In the finding aid listings for some of these correspondents, the individual letters pertaining to this culture or language will be identified by a subject heading, though for some correspondents this indexing has not yet been completed. Some letters may contain only brief mentions of work being conducted in relation to the topic. Some additional correspondences in this collection that have not yet been indexed may also contain additional material.
Collection: Franz Boas Papers (Mss.B.B61)