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Inuit | Inuvialuit
Alternate forms: Eskimo
Date: 1968
Extent: 11 sound tape reels (2 hr., 4 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings of Inuit languages recorded in 1968 in Eskimo Point, Baker Lake, Coppermine, Cambridge Bay, Baffin Island, and Rankin Inlet. The language consultants include Tom Kalanyek (Inuvik), Edward Felix (Tuktoyaktuk), Naomi Niptnatiak (Kugluktuk), Doris Kekpak (Cambridge Bay), Thomas Angutitchauk (Gjoa Haven), Jimmy Gibbons (Repulse Bay, resident of Arviat), Hugh Ungunga (also named Tapatai?) (Baker Lake), Phillip Sheetoga (Rankin Inlet), David Uvingayak and Thomas Katlak (Arviat), Rebecca Kitsualik (Pond Inlet, resident of Gjoa Haven), Martha Adams (Kuujjuaq, resident of Rankin Inlet).  (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: Canadian Eskimo Dialects (Mss.Rec.74)

Hopi
Language(s): English | Hopi
Date: 1968-1969
Extent: 8 sound tape reels (7 hr., 18 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded by Carleton T. Hodge in 1968 and 1969 in Flagstaff, Arizona with the assistance of speaker and consultant Fritz Poocha. Contains autobiographical stories and descriptions of kivas, old-time hunting, and clowning given in Hopi and English; four kachinas songs; definitions of Hopi words given in Hopi; a long speech given by a Hopi elder to students; and a phrase-by-phrase translation of this speech and other autobiographical stories from Hopi to English. Portions of this collection may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity concerns.
Collection: Hopi texts (Mss.Rec.70)

K’áshogot’ıné
Alternate forms: Hare
Language(s): English | Slavey, North
Date: 1961-1962
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (14 hr.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made at Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, in the summers of 1961 and 1962. Includes vocabulary and phrase lists relating to hunting, animals, berry-picking, material culture, place names, health, and body parts; songs; autobiographical stories; animal stories; conversations with children. (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: Legends, etc., collected among the Hare Indians, Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., Canada (Mss.Rec.38)

Abenaki | Maliseet | Wabanaki
Alternate forms: Abnaki, Malecite
Date: 1959
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 11 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic field recordings made at Woodstock Reserve, New Brunswick, Canada, in June 1959. A reading of Malecite words and their English equivalents for multiple varieties and groupings of animals and plants, fish, dwellings, canoes and other water craft, hunting & fishing, and numbers & measures. The final 6 minutes of the recording consist of a reading from from Joseph Laurent's "New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues" (St-Francis, Quebec, 1884). (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: Malecite words pertaining to natural history (Mss.Rec.34)

Ojibwe | Anishinaabe
Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Ojibway, Oji-Cree
Date: 1957-2017
Extent: 2.75 linear feet
Description: Almost all of the Charles E. Fiero Papers reflect varieties of Ojibwe/Anishinaabemowin. Fiero, a missionary linguist, is best known within the field for creating the double-vowel orthography. Series I (the bulk) contains manuscripts, while Series II contains a small volume of digital media that has yet to be transferred. The collection represents fieldwork originally done between 1957 and 1993 (bulk 1957-1970s), chronologically arranged by date of first fieldwork, and contains many retranscriptions and reanalyses by Fiero from subsequent decades, illustrating his understanding of the material. The fieldnotes mostly comprise lexica and texts, and individual folders typically contain detailed background information. Fieldwork was mostly conducted in Ontario. Place names include: Berens River, Deer Lake, Pauingassi, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Red Lake, White Earth, Cat Lake, Doghole Bar, Fort Hope, Grassy Narrows, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake, and Pickle Lake.
Collection: Charles E. Fiero Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.187)

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: 1950s
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 6 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: The Swampy Cree materials in the Ilse Lehiste Papers consist of 4 audio recordings: 3 are stories relating to moose hunting and polar bears, told mainly by Joe Linklater at Fort Albany / Kashechewan, and one of an unidentified song. (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: Ilse Lehiste papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.62)

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)

Anishinaabe | Ottawa
Alternate forms: Odawa
Language(s): Ottawa | English
Date: 1947-1948
Extent: 21 sound tape reels (8 hr., 28 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: This collection consists of Ottawa songs, interviews, Vocabularies, legends, Nanabojo stories, autobiographical stories, and information on Ottawa history. Some of the material is given in both Ottawa and English, some in Ottawa only. Recordings in Series 1 made by Jane Ettawageshik in Philadelphia in 1947, and Series 2 in Michigan in 1948. Transcriptions and translations of some of the collection can be found in Mss.SMs.Coll.20, "Anishinaabe Language Tape Transcriptions of Anishinaabe Language Recordings by Anishinaabe People from the Traverse Area of Michigan During the 1940s". (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: Ottawa material (Mss.Rec.1)

Abenaki | Mi'kmaq | Penobscot
Language(s): English | Abenaki, Eastern
Date: 1669; 1678; 1725-1796; 1809-1884; 1900-1995
Extent: 12 linear feet; 3 hrs. (audio)
Description: The Penobscot materials in the Frank Siebert Papers are concentrated in Series III. Siebert collected census material, treaties and treaty minutes, placenames, with a strong representation of songs, stories, and linguistic materials. There are detailed notes about Indian claims in Maine and genealogical information. There are also educational materials for the teaching of the Penobscot language as well as a wealth of information on Penobscot linguistics. Series V, Siebert's notebooks, have extensive grammatical, phonetic, and vocabulary of the Penobscot language. Both Series III and V reflect Siebert's deep interest in the history of Maine and the Eastern Abenaki including archaeological, pre-history, and colonial era documents such as the Eliot Bible, which Siebert owned a rare copy in his library, which was sold at auction. Series VI and VII contain various drafts of essays on Penobscot culture, language, and history. Series XII contains approximately 3 hours of Penobscot language recordings, primarily from the 1930s and 1950s.
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)