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Chitimacha
Language(s): English | Chitimacha
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 1 folder
Description: Materials relating to James M. Crawford's interest in and study of the Chitimacha language. Chitimacha materials in the Crawford Papers are located in Series IV-D, Research Notes & Notebooks--Other, and consist of one folder containing six pages of undated notes on Chitimacha history and language, including bibliographic information.
Collection: James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)

Choctaw
Language(s): English | Choctaw
Date: 1971-1973
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders, 2 boxes
Description: Materials relating to James M. Crawford's interest in and study of the Choctaw language. Items include card-sized paper slips, Choctaw-English and English-Choctaw, with pencilled notes in Series V. and two folders of Choctaw notebooks in Series IV-D. Research Notes & Notebooks--Other. Folder 1 contains a field notebook of Choctaw vocabulary and other linguistic material dated to winter 1971-1972. Ruth Farmer is noted as the Choctaw consultant and students Mary McCall, Marjory Holden, and Mr. Chappel are also noted as using the notebook and eliciting information (mostly vocabulary) from the consultant. Folder 2 contains a field notebook dated to 1973, and notes Phillip Martin, Tribal Chairman of Choctaws, as consultant. This notebook deals more with grammar and sentence structure and includes work on a story or history (in both Choctaw and English) revolving around Choctaw laws or treaties, including the observation that the Choctaws (perhaps Martin?) want the laws transcribed from English to Choctaw.
Collection: James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)

Houma | Creek | Tohono O'odham | Akimel O'odham | Lenape
Alternate forms: Papago, Pima, Munsee
Language(s): English
Date: 1929-1947
Extent: 11 folders
Description: Materials relating to Speck's study of Houma history and culture. Includes correspondence with Houma consultants such as members of the Billiot family, Ann Celestine, Dorothy Celestine, and Ben Paul about topics including museum specimens (a pirogue, beaded belts, baskets, blow guns, etc.), land questions, and schooling problems; correspondence with government officials and academic colleagues including Willard Beatty, William Zimmerman, Joseph McCaskill, Alice Marriott, and John Reed Swanton, and others regarding Speck's field work, various aspects of his research, and the social and economic conditions of the Houma people; a draft and copy of Speck's "Report...on Houma Indians" prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, concerning the history and condition of the Houma and their educational needs; notes and correspondence regarding Houma medicine and traps; and Houma specimens consisting of six bone and wood points for canoe arrows and a model of canoe with two paddles.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Biloxi | Catawba | Dakota | Tunica
Alternate forms: Sioux
Language(s): Biloxi | Catawba | Dakota | English | Tunica | Yuchi
Date: 1976 and undated
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Materials relating to James Crawford's interest in and research on the Tunica language. Items consist of one folder, titled "Haas' Tunica Texts,” containing four sheets of handwritten notes on the history of the study of Tunica, from historical sources to anthropologists and ethnographers to Haas and other linguists, in Series IV-D. Research Notes & Notebooks--Other; and another folder, "Some Possible Cognates Between Yuchi and Siouan and Between Yuchi and Tunica," containing a typed three-page chart comparing Yuchi, Dakota, and Biloxi (also some Catawba examples), in Series IV-B. Research Notes & Notebooks--Yuchi.
Collection: James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)