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Cayuse | Nez Perce | Walowa | Walla Walla
Alternate forms: Liksiyu
Language(s): Cayuse | English | Nez Perce
Date: 1930
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks; circa 800 slips
Description: The Cayuse materials in the ACLS collection consist of 3 notebooks and a lexical file in the "Cayuse" section of the finding aid. The notebooks (section Ps1a.1) contain texts with interlinear translations, as told to Morris Swadesh by Gilbert Minthorne, in the Niimi'ipuutímt language, including one text later published by Jarold Ramsey as "Fish Hawk's Raid Against the Sioux" (in the book "Coming To Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America", ed. Brian Swann, 1994, Vintage Books, New York). The lexical files contains approximately 800 slips, with Cayuse forms with English equivalents, arranged alphabetically by Cayuse. One section, "Wai'letpu Ethnology," concerns use of Cayuse dialect by Walowa and Walla Walla.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Nez Perce
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: 1990-1991
Extent: 6 audiocassettes (5 hr., 51 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Interviews and discussions with Dorothy Jackson, Mari Watters, and Julia Pablo on a variety of topics, including personal and musical experiences, songs and dances (including lullaby, flute, war dances, women's dances, soup dance, dance for picking up the feather, personal medicine songs), Nez Perce flute, Seven Drum religion, Protestant hymns, gender roles, and “Songs from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.” (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: Musical roles of Nez Perce women (Mss.Rec.155)

Nez Perce
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: 1988-1989
Subject: Kinship | Linguistics
Extent: 20 audiocassettes (19 hr., 42 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic field recordings of the Nez Perce language. Consists predominantly of elicitation sessions regarding Nez Perce kinships terms, adjectives, grammar, and number, with frequent intermixed discussion. Recorded by Shila Baksi with consultant Horace Axtell in Lewiston, Idaho from April 1988 to May 1989. (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: Nez Perce kinship terms (Mss.Rec.146)

Nez Perce | Cayuse
Alternate forms: Niimíipu
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: 1897, 1929-1930, 1935, Circa 1939
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks; Circa 25,150 slips; 27 pages
Description: The Nez Perce materials in the ACLS collection consist of several items, primarily found in the "Nez Perce" section of the finding aid. Noteworthy materials include 1897 field notes by Livingston Farrand, 2 notebooks of Archie Phinney recorded at Fort Lapwai with his mother Wayilatpu, and grammatical analyses by Swadesh and Velten. There is also an extensive "Sahaptin lexicon," based largely upon Phinney's published "Nez Perce texts" (1934). In the "Cayuse" section of the finding aid, Swadesh's "Cayuse interlinear texts" (section Ps1a.1) are in the Niimi'ipuutímt language as told by Gilbert Minthorne, including one text later published by Jarold Ramsey as "Fish Hawk's Raid Against the Sioux" (in the book "Coming To Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America", ed. Brian Swann, 1994, Vintage Books, New York). In the "Quinault" section, a small number Farrand's notebooks may contain some Nez Perce texts in English. Identification within the notebooks is unclear.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Nez Perce
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: 1891-1938; 1966
Extent: 1 reel
Description: This collection of materials on American Sign language is based on the work of Presbyterian missionaries in Idaho in the nineteenth century. Includes a Nez Perce hymnal; discussion and illustrations on the meaning of symbols and on the use of sign seven published works; miscellaneous clippings; photographs; and correspondence of sisters Mary and Elizabeth Crawford. The published works include the history of the Idaho mission and sign language translations by Mr. Levi W. Jonas (native Nez Perce superintendent of the Kamiah church) and In-go-nom-pa-shi. Includes over 1,500 sign language hand symbols of the Nez Perce language with thirty portraits of missionaries and Nez Perce Indians of Idaho from 1891-1938. Illustrations from different published works such as Gospel hymns in the Nez Perce language (1897); The Sign language and the invention of Mr. Lewis F. Hadley (Chicago, 1891); and Sign language; talk by In-go-nom-pa-shi. Also, clippings from various Presbyterian publications. From materials in possession of Miss Jean Rumsey.
Collection: American Sign language, 1891-1938 (Mss.Film.1226)

Nez Perce
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: circa 1930s-1960s
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 1 box
Description: One item relating to the Nez Perce has been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. It is a box of linguistic notes located in Subcollection I, Series II. Card Files.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Nez Perce
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: 1987-1991, 1996-1998
Extent: 708 pages, 3 photos
Description: The Nez Perce materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 4 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Ackerman, Baksi, James-Stern, and Jones.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Sahaptin | Umatilla | Waluulapam | Tayx | Yakama | Molala | Nez Perce | Colville
Date: ca. 1953-1969
Type:Text
Extent: 2 reels; 18 notebooks and ca. 380 loose pages
Description: Fieldnotes across the Plateau region, especially in Pendleton OR (near the Umatilla Reservation), Nespelem WA (in the Colville Reservation), and Toppenish WA (Yakama Reservation), between 1963 and 1969, supplemented by materials collected from other recent secondary sources. Copies held by the APS were privately microfilmed by Bruce Rigsby; the APS does not possess the originals. Notebooks 1-8 mostly represent work at and around the Umatilla Reservation in 1963, and notebooks 9-18 were recorded mostly near the Colville and Yakama reservations, 1964 onwards. The notebooks contain elicited lexica, with some texts, and details on the knowledge and use of languages by specific individuals. The loose notes at the end are mostly texts. A full inventory of the notebooks and notes, with individual contributor, place and language information, is in the collection finding aid.
Collection: Sahaptin field notes (Mss.Film.1261)

Sahaptin
Language(s): Nez Perce | English
Date: 1955
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Description: The Sahaptin materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers include just three items. A Nez Perce and Northern Sahaptin comparison, a word list, and Morris Swadesh's work on the language are located in Subcollection II, Series 2; Subseries 5.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)