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Haudenosaunee | Seneca | Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1967
Extent: 5 sound tape reels (2 hr., 41 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: A radio program in a 5-part series on the Haudenosaunee produced in 1967 by Bill Siemering (later a co-founder of NPR) at WBFO at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Each episode is based around interviews conducted at Tuscarora Reservation and Tonawanda with various Haudenosaunee people, including Mad Bear, Corbett Sundown, and Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Wilson. The five episodes are "Early History," "Trails of Tears," "Indian Affairs," "Religion," and "Legends and Speeches." (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Nation Within a Nation (Mss.Rec.234)

Navajo
Language(s): Navajo
Date: 1968
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (26 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: This collection consists of a recording of a Navajo language radio program in Holbrook, Arizona, and a recording of autobiographical remarks given by Elsie Benally of Bellemont, Arizona. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Navajo Radio Program and Autobiographical Remarks (Mss.Rec.64)

Anishinaabe | Ho-Chunk | Kiowa | Menominee | Meskwaki | Miami | Narragansett | Ojibwe | Odawa | Potawatomi | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Fox, Menomini, Odawa, Ojibwa, Sauk, Winnebago
Language(s): English
Date: 1953-1967
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (9 hr., 55 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: The first section (Series I) of this recording collection consists of 13 episodes of the radio program "Red Man in Michigan," broadcast on WUOM radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These programs use extensive clips from field recordings made by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, and cover a wide range of historical and contemporary topics directed to a general non-Native audience. Series II consists of tapes including Ottawa language hymns from a series of programs titled "Comparisons of Chippewa Revival Hymns, Michigan and Ontario, 1953-1962"; interviews on the organization of United Church, on the organization of Camp Meetings, on missionary experiences, especially at Perry Island and Moose Point, Ontario; recordings of powwows at Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Hastings, including some Kiowa performances by John Bosin; an interview with Jim Eagle Shaffer; and an interview with Anna Fulton, Douglas Fulton, and Bruce Fulton on socio-economic conditions and racial discrimination against Native people in Michigan. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Observations on Michigan Indians (Mss.Rec.63)

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Saulteaux
Date: 1955-2011 (bulk 1992-2011)
Extent: 350+ hours; 2500+ photographs; 100+ documents
Description: Audio recordings, photographs, and born-digital manuscripts documenting Ojibwe communities and individuals primarily in Manitoba and Ontario, with a smaller number from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Subject matter includes the photographs and ethnography of A. Irving Hallowell in these communities in the 1930s, thunderbirds, memegwesiwag, Ojibwe language, religion, ceremonies, and other traditions. The main communities concerned are Berens River, Pauingassi, Little Grand Rapids, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, and Jackhead. The majority of the audio materials are interviews recorded in the context of producing radio documentaries for CBC Radio One from the early 1990s through late 2000s. (See Series I, Subseries 12 for the broadcast version of these documentaries.) Transcripts for both the finished documentaries and some of the interviews are located in Series II. Photographs taken during Matthews' visits to indigenous communities, museums, and other locations can be found in Series III.
Collection: Maureen Matthews Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.164)

Omushkego
Alternate forms: Cree, Swampy, Mushkegowuk, Omushkigowack
Language(s): Cree, Swampy | English
Date: 1976, 1986, 1998-2001, 2009
Extent: 97 hours
Description: Audio recordings of interviews and narrations primarily by or with Louis Bird of Peawanuck. Major topics include Omushkegowak folklore, history, wihtigo, and other topics. The recordings include consist of three general types: stories and commentaries recorded directly by Louis Bird in Cree with some English explanation; interviews conducted by Louis Bird in Cree with elders and other residents of Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, and Kashechewan; and interviews by Maureen Matthews with Louis Bird in English on a variety of topics. Some of the interviews conducted by Matthews were recorded in the context of producing radio documentaries for CBC Radio One. (See Series I, Subseries 12 for the broadcast version of these documentaries.)
Collection: Maureen Matthews Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.164)

Cree
Language(s): Cree, Plains | English
Date: 1994-1999, 2009
Extent: 20+ hours
Description: Audio recordings of interviews with Cree people on topics including Cree language, history, horses, wihtigo, thunderbirds, and other topics. The bulk of the interviews are with Stan Cuthand and Neal McLeod. The majority of the audio materials are interviews recorded in the context of producing radio documentaries for CBC Radio One from the early 1990s through late 2000s. (See Series I, Subseries 12 for the broadcast version of these documentaries.) Transcripts for both the finished documentaries are located in Series II.
Collection: Maureen Matthews Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.164)

Chumash | Tuscarora
Language(s): English
Date: 1966-1967
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (51 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Conversation with Semu Huaute, Chumash Medicine Man, on a variety of topics. Recorded at a powwow held at Tonawanda, New York, in the summer of 1966. Broadcast by Radio WBFO (Buffalo, N.Y.) in November 1967. Also includes a brief speech by Mad Bear recorded at the same time. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Semu Huaute, Medicine Man (Mss.Rec.233)

Language(s): English
Date: 1984
Subject: Museums
Extent: 1 audiocassette (54 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Radio broadcast: "Manhattan at Large." Councilman Stanley Michaels, host. Topic: "The Future of the Museum of the American Indian." Guests: Dr. Edmund Carpenter, Anthropologist, Member Board of Trustees, Museum of the American Indian; Pamela Mann, Asst. N.Y., Attorney General; N.Y. Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell, Jr.; Randle Borshi, Deputy Commissioner, N.Y. City Dept. of Cultural Affairs. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: The Future of the Museum of the American Indian (Mss.Rec.183)