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Culture: Hupa | Wiyot | Karuk | Shasta | Achumawi | Atsugewi | Yana | Wintu | Maidu | Modoc | Tübatulabal | Yokuts
Alternate forms: Karok, Na:tini-xwe
Language(s): English | Hupa | Wiyot | Karuk | Shasta | Achumawi | Atsugewi | Yana | Wintu | Maidu, Northwest | Maidu, Northeast | Klamath-Modoc | Tübatulabal | Yokuts
Date: 1949-1952 and undated
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Francescato, Giuseppe | Massey, William C.
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | California--History | Folklore | Ethnography | Hokan languages | Penutian languages | Uto-Aztecan languages
Extent: 5 folders
Description: Several items relating to the indigenous peoples and languages of the region now known as California have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. This entry is intended as a catch-all for items Voegelin himself grouped under the general heading of "California." Researchers should also view the entries for specific culture groups and languages. The various subseries devoted to Hokan, Penutian, and Uto-Aztecan languages in Subcollection II, Series II. Research Notes might also be of interest. The following "California" items are all located in Subcollection II. They include a comparative vocabulary of California tribes (with words from from Hupa, Wiyot, Karuk, Shasta, Achumawi, Atsugewi, Konkow [Northwest Maidu], Yana, Wintu, Maidu, and Modoc) in Subcollection II, Series II. Research Notes, Subseries V. Hokan. There are two items in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi: a folder on "Baja California" containing notes excerpting "Tribes and Languages of Baja California" by William C. Massey, vol 5, pp. 272-307 (1949), and a folder containing comparative charts of . There are two stories--"Coyote and the Women Hunters" (Tübatulabal) and "Measuring Worm Rescues Two Boys" (Yokuts)--in the California Indian Tales category in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries II: American Indian Tales for Children. Finally, there is a copy of Giuseppe Francescato's masters thesis "A Structural Comparison of the Californian Penutian" (1952) in Series IV. Works by Others.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Alternate forms: Chukchansi
Date: circa 1970-1985
Contributor: Berman, Howard | Newman, Stanley S. (Stanley Stewart), 1905-1984 | Kelly, John | Wessell, Viola
Extent: 58 pages
Description: This collection includes a 1985 cover letter from Howard Berman to Stephen Catlett of the American Philosophical Society donating two letters from Stanley Newman (1981 and 1984), a manuscript entitled "Central Sierra Miwok Vocabulary," and an offprint of Berman's article "Some California Penutian Morphological Elements." The letters are Newman's reply to Berman's queries regarding the former's sources for certain elements of the Chukchansi [Yokuts] language--which Berman cited in his article--and Newman's comment on that article. The Miwok manuscript is based on Berman's fieldwork in 1970, working primarily with Miwok speaker John Kelly and to a lesser extent Viola Wessell. Berman notes that this was his first fieldwork and that his inexperience led to some inaccuracies: "I believe that in the instances where Freeland and I disagree, Freeland's recordsings are to be preferred." Note that the offprint has been moved to printed materials.
Collection: Central Sierra Miwok vocabulary (Mss.497.9.B45c)
Alternate forms: Chukchansi
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | Ethnography | California--History | Penutian languages | Folklore
Extent: 19 pages
Description: These stories, "The Stink Bug and the Coyote" and "Burden Basket Woman," were told to linguist Howard Berman by Mrs. Maryan Ramirez. Included are English with interlinear Chukchansi translations, grammatical and lexical notes. These stories were published as "Coyote Stories II" in IJAL-NATS Monograph #6, 1980 (International Journal of American Linguistics).
Collection: Two Chukchansi Coyote stories, 1970 (Mss.497.9.B45)