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Date: 1970
Extent: 2 hr., 23 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: The Mobilian material in James Crawford's "Recordings of Native American languages" collection consist of two sets of recordings pertaining to Crawford's research into remaining speakers of the Mobilian trade language, or "Mobilian Jargon." One recording is located in "Series 9: Mobilian," which is discussion and inquiry into the language with Arzelie Langley, who is interpreted into English by her granddaughter. This is conducted primarily in Choctaw and Koasati, with some Mobilian words and phrases. A second set of Mobilian recordings are scattered among "Series 14: Yuchi." See especially item 27-11, "Mobilian words and phrases," recorded with speaker Leonard Lavan, which includes conversation about use of the language and remaining speakers. (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: James Crawford Recordings of Native American languages (Mss.Rec.184)

Tunica | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Creek | Seminole | Apalachee | Alabama | Koasati | Natchez | Atakapa | Chitimacha | Avoyelles
Alternate forms: Coushatta, Avoyel
Date: ca.1933-1960s
Extent: 3 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas conducted extensive fieldwork on Tunica with last speaker Sesostrie Youchigant, subsequently publishing a grammar as her PhD dissertation, and later texts and a dictionary. Fourteen field notebooks can be found in the dedicated subseries in Series 2, along with abundant grammatical and lexical notes and sheet music. Tunica was an integral part of Haas' comparative work on the Gulf hypothesis, so extensive comparisons can be found, especially in the lexical slip files of Series 9. Haas' Tunica work also contains more ethnographic notes than most of her files. Photographs of Sesostrie Youchigant are present in Series 11 and can be viewed at the Digital Library.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)