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Anishinaabe | Blackfoot | Cree | Dakota | Métis | Kainai | Nakoda | Ojibwe | Secwépemc
Alternate forms: Blood, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, Shuswap, Simpcw, Sioux, Stoney
Language(s): English
Date: 1905-1910
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: Norman Leonard Jacobs was an engineer and surveyor with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Canada. The collection consists of his correspondence with Bessie Frank (later Anathan), an acquaintance from Pittsburgh. Jacobs wrote of daily life in Canadian cities like Winnipeg and Edmonton, interactions with First Nations, and daily hardships encountered in the field (extreme cold, snowblindness, and lack of food), but also spoke of his work with pride and enthusiasm. In addition to the letters, Jacobs wrote twenty-eight pages of a "Diary of a Tenderfoot." Also included in the collection are two photobooks and various loose photographs, which display various aspects of camp life, details of work sites and the Canadian landscape, and First Nations peoples. Some of the photographs are extremely faded. Native peoples mentioned include Ojibwe, Blackfoot, Cree, "Surteau" (likely Saulteaux),"Bloods" (Kainai), "Stonies" (Nakoda, or "Stoney"), as well as Native people at Tete Jaune Cache who are likely Simpcw. The images include family groups; men, women, and children fishing; men (some apparently hired by Jacobs or his company to act as guides and carriers in the field) working with an infant in a cradleboard; Ojibwe graves; tepees [tipis]; "Sioux" warriors; a sweat bath; horse races; individuals like Joe KaeKwitch, Chief Handorgan, Chief Wingard, Muskowken, etc. Most of these materials have been digitized and are available through the APS's Digital Library. Also see the finding aid for more background information on Jacobs and detailed itemized lists for both Series I. Correspondence and Series II. Graphic Materials.
Collection: Anathan-Jacobs Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Collection (Mss.SMs.Coll.13)

Squamish
Alternate forms: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh
Language(s): English | Squamish
Date: 1976
Extent: 179 pages
Description: This paper, co-authored by Nancy J. Turner and Randall (Randy) T. Bouchard, gives the comparative linguistic transcriptions of the native plant names, the botanical identification, and the common English-language names of the plant species, as well as their utilization as food or in technology, medicine, or mythology. Includes photographs. See also the other volumes in the same series in the APS collections: Bouchard and Dorothy I. D. Kennedy's "Knowledge and usage of land mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians by the Squamish Indian people of British Columbia" (1976) (Mss.970.6.K38.k); and Bouchard and Kennedy's "Utilization of fish, beach foods, and marine mammals by the Squamish Indian people of British Columbia" (1976) (Mss.970.6.K38). These publications were disseminated by the British Columbia Language Project.
Collection: Botany of the Squamish Indian people of British Columbia (Mss.970.6.B66)

Tsilhqot'in
Alternate forms: Chilcotin
Language(s): English | Tsilhqot'in
Date: 1992
Extent: 1 audiocassette (19 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Narrative about a white man named Robertson who lived in the Nemaiah Valley, British Columbia, given in the Chilcotin language. Includes conversation in English. Recorded at Nemaiah Creek Valley, British Columbia on 3 October 1992. (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: Chilcotin language recording (Mss.Rec.257)

Salish, Coast | Nooksack | Puyallup | Salish | Skagit | Suquamish | Lushootseed
Language(s): English
Date: 1975
Contributor: Amoss, Pamela T.
Type:Text
Extent: 26 pages
Description: The Puget Sound Salish materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 1 Item. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Amoss: "Catalogue of The Marian Smith Collection in the Library of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland," consisting of report (1 p.); catalog of manuscript materials (20 p.); inventory of photographs (5 p.). The catalog lists documents on the Salish, the Kwakiutl, and Indian Shakers; correspondence between Marian Smith and Ernest Bertelson; typewritten notes of Arthur Ballard on Salish; photographs on various topics.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Schitsu'umsh
Alternate forms: Coeur d'Alene
Language(s): Coeur d'Alene | English
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Genre: Stories
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Coeur d'Alene materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of 1 folder labelled "Coeur d'Alene Indian Text," which includes an Interlinear text written down by Gladys Reichard.
Collection: Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers (Mss.B.B61p)

Cowichan
Alternate forms: Coast Salish
Language(s): English | German | Halkomelem
Date: 1886, 1888
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Cowichan materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1886 #3 and Field notes 1888 #2.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Dakelh
Alternate forms: Carrier
Date: 1987-1988, 1999
Type:Text
Extent: 58 pages
Description: The Dakelh materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 2 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Larsen and Prunet.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Ditidaht
Alternate forms: Nitinat
Language(s): Ditidaht | English | German
Date: 1886
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Ditidaht materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1886 #3.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Ditidaht | Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nitinat
Language(s): Ditidaht | English
Date: 1931-1932, 1935
Type:Text
Extent: 14 notebooks and approximately 6700 slips
Description: The Ditidaht materials in the ACLS collection are found in the "Nitinat" section of the finding aid. The bulk of the material consists of field notebooks recorded by Mary Haas and Morris Swadesh primarily from Chief Peter (Batlisqawa) and his son Jasper of Port Renfrew in 1931. The notebooks include numerous texts of traditional stories, histories, autobiographical stories, and other content including place names, Vocabularies, and grammatical notes. A full table of contents of these notebooks is available. An extensive lexical file of over 6700 terms, derived from these field notebooks, is also found in this collection. See the Ditidaht materials in the Mary Haas papers for addtional notebooks and photographs recorded during this fieldwork.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Salish, Coast | Musqueam | Qayqayt | Stó:lō | Tsawwassen | Tsleil-Waututh
Alternate forms: Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Language(s): English | German | Halkomelem
Date: 1890, 1934
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks, and approx. 100 loose pages
Description: The Downriver Halkomelem materials in the ACLS collection include 1 item in the "Chinook" section of the finding aid. This item is "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset." Notebooks 3 and 4 include ethnographic and linguistic notes on "Lower Frasier" language, some of which was recorded with George Sts'ailes. Some of these notes are in German shorthand. In the "Nooksack" section of the finding aid, Smith's "Vocabularies in Nooksack and other Coast Salishan languages" consists of a comparative word list that includes "Muskokwim" (probably Musqueam) and Katzie. In the "Halkomelem" section of the finding aid, see "Nanaimo, Cowichan, and Lower Fraser materials."
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)