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Hupacasath | Nuu-chah-nulth | Tseshaht
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): English | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1960-1990
Extent: 10.5 linear feet; 34 hours
Description: The Susan Golla Papers include research notes, subject files, field notes, copies of archival documents (photocopies; microfilm), audio recordings, 35 mm slides, and printed materials. The entirety of the collection concerns the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island, primarily the Hupacasath and Tseshaht of the Port Alberni region where Golla conducted her fieldwork in the 1970s. Series 1 contains correspondence. Series 2 contains 28 field notebooks from 1967, 1976-1979, and 1990-1991. This series also contains notes relating to work with the Tseshaht elder Mabel Taylor on translation of "The Legendary of Tseshaht," an untranslated story from Edward Sapir's field notebooks, originally told by Tom Sayachapis and recorded by Edward Sapir in November 1910. Series 5 includes an incomplete set of Ha-Shilth-Sa, the newspaper of record for the Nuu-chah-nulth communities of Vancouver Island, from 1976-1989. Series 6 includes 334 color slides of Hupacasath and Tseshaht ceremonies, 1976-1979. Includes images of singing, dancing, and bartering of wealth with gifts of food and goods at weddings and other community events. Prints also display regalia, traditional musical instruments, and the carving and raising of a pole. Series 7 includes interviews with Tseshaht elders Mabel Taylor, Margaret Shewish, Hughie Watts, on Nuu-chah-nulth language, food prepration, and Sayachapis. Additional tapes are of sessions working with Mabel Taylor on the translation of "The Legendary History of the Tseshaht." NOTE: Some portions of the field notes may be restricted due to privacy concerns surrounding personal information.
Collection: Susan Golla papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.89)

Seneca | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Tonawanda
Language(s): English | Seneca
Date: 1958-1982
Extent: .5 linear feet
Description: The Seneca materials in the Eilsabeth Tooker papers are found in most sections of the finding aid. The majority of the Seneca material relates to Tonawanda and can be located by searching for that name. In Series I, see correspondence with William Fenton, Corbett Sundown, and others. There may be additional relevant material in other correspondence folders. Series II includes issues of Tonawanda Indian Community News from 1972 to 1973. Series III contains numerous drafts of works by Tooker relating to Tonawanda history and social life. Series V contains 6 folders of Tooker's field notes from Tonawanda from 1958-1972. (Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns.) Also found in Series V are genealogies collected and revised by Tooker in July 1966 and then revised again by Veronica Evaneshko in January 1973. Additional related research notecards are found in Series VII. Series VI contains a cabinet card of Ely S. Parker’s sister, Caroline Parker Mountpleasant, a Seneca Indian of the Wolf Clan.
Collection: Elisabeth Tooker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.84)