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Ahtna
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Language(s): English
Date: November 17, 1901; Undated (circa 1958)
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: See George Davidson letter from 1901 to Newell Wardle regarding the Copper River and the name "Atna" given to it by local native peoples. In undated section, see 8-page document by de Laguna, "Atna Indians, Copper River, Alaska," which includes names of consultants, contents of reels, and comments for the recordings cataloged as Mss.Rec.31.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

Ahtna | Eyak | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1958
Extent: 8 sound tape reels (7 hr., 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ahtna songs and stories recorded in Copper Center, Alaska by Frederica de Laguna in 1958. Includes numerous interviews on autobiographical topics, explanations of Ahtna songs, sleep doctors, and traditional narratives. Also includes vocabulary related to kinship terms. Songs include potlatch songs, love songs, drinking songs, and songs of Tlingit origin. (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: Ahtna Songs and Texts Recorded at Copper Center, Alaska (Mss.Rec.31)

Ahtna | Tanana, Upper | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1966, 1968
Extent: 27 sound tape reels (14 hr., 55 min.)
Description: Ahtna songs and stories recorded in 1968 by Frederica de Laguna at Copper Center, with additional ones also recorded at Cantwell, Chistochina, Gulkana, and Upper Tanana material recorded at Tetlin. Includes dance songs, sorry songs, potlatch songs, sleep doctor songs, and others. Includes "Gulkana Potlatch Given by Bill Joe and Kate Sanford for Recovery of Maggie Joe from Illness." Some songs are Tlingit, Upper Tanana, or Tanacross in origin. Includes Ahtna stories, autobiographical accounts, vocabularies, and interviews, as well as a few Southern Tutchone songs recorded at Burwash Landing, Yukon Territory. Also includes Tetlin potlatch songs recorded in 1966.
Collection: Ahtna and Southern Tutchone recordings (Mss.Rec.68)

Haida | Tlingit
Language(s): English
Date: 1941
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 7 leaves
Description: The Alaska materials, John Alden Mason Papers include notes regarding the description, history, and disposition of two totem poles from Sukkwan, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Ahtna | Tanana, Upper | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Atna, Ahtena
Date: 1960-1968
Type:Text
Extent: 2 reels
Description: These reels contain materials relating to Ahtna, Upper Tanana, and Southern Tutchone communities. Included are lists of plants, and transcripts of interviews. Detailed table of contents pending.
Collection: Atna of the Copper River Valley (Mss.Film.1278)

Cup'ik | Yupik
Alternate forms: Yup'ik
Language(s): English | Cup'ik, Chevak
Date: 1977-1978
Extent: 7 audiocassettes (9 hr., 56 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings of the Chevak Cup'ik language made in Chevak, Alaska by Anthony C. Woodbury. Includes autobiographical stories and historical accounts, including a story of the Yukon Wars, tales, accounts of traditional ways, and recordings made in Chevak's Qaygiq, containing conversation, songs, and stories.  (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: Central Alaskan Yup'ik, Chevak dialect (Mss.Rec.113)

Chukchi | Koryak | Dakota | Yukaghir | Samoyed | Yeniseian | Sakha | Kerek | Evenki | Itelmen | Lakota | Yupik, Siberian
Alternate forms: Chukchee
Language(s): Chukchi | English | Lakota | Dakota | Koryak | Itelmen
Date: undated; 1905-1928
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks; 64 pages; over 2000 index cards
Description: The Chukchi materials in the ACLS collection consist of 10 items. These materials relate to the Northern Siberian section of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition of 1897-1902, and appear to be mostly or entirely secondary sources. Some of what Waldemar Bogoras described as "Chukchee" is in fact the Itelmen language, so it is likely the case that some of the Chukchi materials here are actually Itelmen. The majority of the Chukchi materials are in the "Non-American and non-linguistic material" section. Waldemar Jochelson's "My Life" (item 8) includes a Chukchi autobiographical story with ethnographic notes and some Chukchi language. Items ASCh.1, ASCh.2 and ASCh.3 ("Chukchi and Lakota notebook", "Chukchi word list" and "Chukchi word lists and texts") are three notebooks by Franz Boas, derived from work by Waldemar Bogoras, including some lexica and interlinear texts. Item ASCh.4 "Chukchi Lexicon" is around 2000 index cards written by Waldemar Bogoras. "The Study of Paleoasiatic and Tunguse languages in the USSR for the last ten years (1918-1928)" (item ASPa.1) summarises work on various Indigenous languages of the USSR, including descriptions of education programs at the Great Eastern Institute of Leningrad, Leningrad University, and the Khabarovsk Committee. "Catalogue of phonograph records from the Jesup North Pacific Expedition" (item ASPa.2) describes phonograph recordings obtained by Waldemar Jochelson and Waldemar Bogoras in various locations in Chukotka, Kamchatka and along the Kolyma River. In the "Eskimo (Inuit and Iñupiat)" section, Boas' "Comparative word list of Alaskan Eskimo [Iñupiat], Siberian Eskimo [Yupik], and Chukchee" (item E1.1) consists of a 1200-word comparative vocabulary that includes Chukchi. Finally, in the "Kutenai" section, Boas' "Kutenai lexicon" includes "a few" Chukchi word slips, according to Morris Swadesh.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Deg Xit'an
Alternate forms: Deg Hit'an,  Deg Hitan,  Degexit'an,  Kaiyuhkhotana, Ingalik (pej.)
Language(s): Deg Xinag | English
Date: 1923
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Deg Xit'an materials in the ACLS collection consist of 1 notebook of elicited words and phrases, located in the "Deg Xinag" section of the finding aid. These were recorded with the speaker Thomas Reed of Anvik, Alaska, who Sapir met while Reed was at Camp Red Cloud in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1923.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Deg Xit'an
Alternate forms: Deg Hit'an,  Deg Hitan,  Degexit'an,  Kaiyuhkhotana, Ingalik (pej.)
Language(s): Deg Xinag | English
Date: 1920
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Deg Hit'an materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of one folder titled "Alaskan Eskimos - Notes" found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes." These notes were recorded from Thomas Reed of Anvik, Alaska. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Dena'ina
Alternate forms: Tanaina
Language(s): Dena'ina | English
Date: 1977
Contributor: Pete, Shem
Type:Text
Extent: 31 pages
Description: William Bright had a copy of Shem Pete's "Diqelas Tukda", an interlinear text with gloss and free translation, published by the Alaska Native Language Center (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)