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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)

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)

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)

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)

Hupa
Alternate forms: Na:tini-xwe
Language(s): Hupa | English
Date: undated, 2001-2004
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: In addition to copies of several small publications on Hupa history, stories and songs (Series 2), Bright possessed a sketch map of Shastan languages distributed throughout California (Series 5), and corresponded with several researchers, most significantly Juliette Blevins, in which there is a lexicon of plants and animals (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Luiseño
Alternate forms: Payómkawichum
Date: ca.1991-2003
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright corresponded with several linguists on the Luiseño language, including on Spanish loanwords, vocabulary and prosody (Series 1). Comparison between various Takic languages forms a lexical slip file (Series 5), and there is also a small publication (Series 2).
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 | Stories
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)