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Miwok
Language(s): English
Date: 1927, 1951
Type:Text
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: William Bright possessed two books on “Yosemite” (most likely Ahwahnechee) stories and history.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Innu
Alternate forms: Montagnais
Language(s): English | Innu-aimun
Date: circa 1822
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: This volume of Champlain's "Voyages de la Nouvelle France" contains Albert Gallatin's marginalia. Gallatin's notes are in the section on Native Americans. Includes one page of remarks on Canadian Indians, and a one-page list of words of Montagnais [Innu] language.
Collection: Albert Gallatin Marginalia (Mss.917.1.C35)

Apache, Western | Apache, Jicarilla
Alternate forms: Ndee
Date: 1981-2003
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 3 folders
Description: William Bright's Apache file consists mostly of correspondence with Philip Greenfeld, particularly of Spanish loanwords into Western Apache (Series 1). There is also a Jicarilla Apache dictionary, with marginalia by Bright, in Series 2.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Cahuilla
Date: ca.1950s-2004
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: William Bright's most significant Cahuilla materials consist of audio recordings of Cahuilla songs and wordlists made between the 1950s and 1980s. Katherine Siva Saubel is identified as a speaker on some, while others contain singing from an unidentified male. These can be found in Series 6 and the Digital Library. In addition are Bright's own interlinear glosses of Cahuilla songs and notes on J. P. Harrington's Cahuilla materials (Series 4), a lexical slip file comparing several Takic languages (Series 5), correspondence (Series 1) and copies of several small publications on Cahuilla language and culture, including a lexicon by Saubel (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Cherokee
Language(s): Cherokee | English
Date: 1960s-2000s
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright collected a small number of books on Cherokee language and culture, including a copy of the Cherokee Advocate newspaper (Series 2), as well as corresponding with Carl Masthay on Cherokee place names and with Pamela Munro on Cherokee linguistic analysis (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Salish, Coast | Lushootseed
Alternate forms: Northern Puget Sound
Language(s): English
Date: 1980
Type:Text
Genre: Books
Extent: 1 volume
Description: William Bright possessed a copy of “Ways of the Lushootseed People”, on ceremonies and traditions of Indigenous Coast Salish people (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Cupeño
Date: ca.1959-1975
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright's small Cupeño collection consists of publications on Cupeño lexica, newspaper clippings collected during the 1960s, a history of a Californian mission (Series 2), and a comparative Takic language lexical slip file (Series 5).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Lenape | Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Oneida | Seminole
Alternate forms: Lenape, Iroquois
Language(s): French
Date: circa 1837
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: These two bound volumes contain a published first edition, 1837, of Jean Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle's Etats-Unis D'Amerique (History of the United States of America), a Frenchman's take on American history and culture, and a companion volume of original sketches used for the 96 engraved plates. Many of the images--of American scenes and history--in the second volume appear to be based on the work of de Bry and other artists. Some are in color. There are 27 original drawings of Native Americans and 27 steel engravings of the same. They depict indigenous people, primarily from the, in native attire hunting, fishing, playing, mourning, warring, eating, cooking, and celebrating. Some illustrations accompanying the early text are based on Theodore De Bry's engravings of John White's watercolor drawings of Roanoke in 1585. The later historical text is accompanied by illustrations of Oneidas, Mohawks, and Delawares conferring or warring with Europeans. There are also sketches of petroglyphs, pottery, wampum, and headgear. Illustrators and engravers include Vernier, Branche, and Milbert. Some images have been digitized.
Collection: Etats-Unis d'amerique (Mss.917.3.R76)

Gwich'in
Alternate forms: Kutchin, Loucheux
Language(s): Gwich'in | English
Date: 1998
Contributor: Peter, Katherine
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: William Bright's Gwich'in materials consists of a copy of “Gwich'in Junior Dictionary/Dinjii Zhuh Ginjik Nagwan Tr'iltsaii”, published by the University of Alaska.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Hopi
Language(s): Hopi | English | Spanish
Date: 1977; 1996-1999
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: William Bright conversed with Jane H. Hill on Spanish borrowings into Hopi (“Hispanisms”, Series 1 and Series 5), and possessed a copy of the book “Field Mouse Goes to War”, a bilingual Hopi story (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)