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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)

Blackfoot
Alternate forms: Nitsitapi, Siksika
Language(s): Blackfoot | English
Date: 1950
Extent: 3 sound tape reels (1 hr., 22 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: The Blackfoot materials in William Fenton's "Indian Language Field Recordings" collection are located in "Series 9: Blackfoot Songs and Dances." One recording includes a very brief word list in Crow.  (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: Indian Language Field Recordings (Mss.Rec.138)

Cherokee
Language(s): Cherokee | English
Date: 1941-1946; 1951-1952
Extent: 1,652 pages, 920 slips, 59 phonograph discs, 4,500 cards
Description: The Cherokee materials in the ACLS collection consist of 3 sets of material located in the "Cherokee" section of the finding aid. The smallest item is Frans Olbrechts' brief essay comparing Cherokee and Ethiopic syllabaries. Two linguistic studies comprise the bulk of the remaining materials. Zellig Harris and John Witthoft's "Cherokee materials" was conducted in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania and consists of grammatical Vocabularies and utterances, extensive grammatical notes and analyses, and numerous ethnographic and autobiographical stories, plus some songs, recorded on phonograph discs with Molly Sequoyah (mainly) and Will French. A small number of texts are written in the Cherokee syllabary as well. A second linguistic study by William Reyburn, conducted in Cherokee, N.C., consists of 1000+ pages of linguistic notes, transcriptions of recordings, and analyses, plus an extensive lexical file organized according to morpheme class. Reyburn's accompanying recordings are cataloged as Mss.Rec.16, "Cherokee materials gathered...on the Cherokee reservation at Cherokee, N.C.," listed separately in this guide.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Cheyenne
Language(s): Cheyenne | English
Date: 1948
Extent: 5 sound tape reels (7 hr.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made on 10 wire spools in 1948 in Lame Deer, Montana and El Reno, Oklahoma. Consists of traditional and historical stories, autobiographical narratives, unidentified texts, all given in Cheyenne only. Also includes discussions of the state of Cheyenne learning among the younger generation, and a variety of peyote, war dance, and hand game songs. Originally recorded on wire spools. (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: Cheyenne material (Mss.Rec.5)

Cheyenne
Language(s): Cheyenne | English
Date: 1963-1964
Extent: 2 sound tape reels (2 hr., 24 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Cheyenne folkloric and autobiographical stories, given by 9 different speaekrs in Cheyenne only. Recorded in Norman, Oklahoma in 1963 and 1964. (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: Cheyenne stories (Mss.Rec.51)

Lenape
Alternate forms: Lenape, Lenni-Lenape
Language(s): Delaware | English
Date: 1928
Genre: Songs | Speeches
Extent: 2 sound tape reels (41 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Songs performed by Chief James Webber (Witapano'xwe,) May 10, 1928. Originally recorded on wax cylinders, dubbed to sound tape reels in 1950. Included are dance songs, peyote songs, women's social dance songs (with Shawnee and Iroquois versions), a speech, portions of a big house ceremony, and songs for First Day. (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: Delaware Indian material (Mss.Rec.4)

Arapaho | A'aninin
Alternate forms: Arapahoe, Atsina, Gros Ventre
Language(s): Arapaho | Atsina | English
Date: 1995
Genre: Interviews | Songs
Extent: 5 sound tape reels (4 hr., 44 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic and cultural fieldwork about songs associated with the Crow Dance of the Northern Arapaho and its relation to the Ghost Dance and other tribes' dances. Consists of linguistic and cultural analysis and transcription of 16 pre-recorded songs sung by Fred Gone, Sr. an with Arapaho consultant, William C'Hair. Also includes extensive discussion of Arapaho customs and ceremonies. Recorded in Arapahoe, Wyoming on 18 July 1995. (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: Ghost Dance-era Songs of the Arapaho Crow Dance (Mss.Rec.242)

Shawnee | Seneca
Language(s): English | Shawnee
Date: 1700s-1989
Extent: 40 linear feet
Description: This collection consists almost entirely of photocopies of secondary and primary materials relating to Shawnee history and culture, and the history of the Ohio River region. The majority of the materials are copies of published sources, from the 18th to 20th century, with Stevens' notes on them. The collection is organized according to the topics by which Stevens kept his copies and notes, covering a very broad range of subject matter.
Collection: Harry Stevens Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.99)

Hopi | Huichol | Tarahumara | Tewa
Language(s): English | Hopi | Tewa
Date: 1964-1965
Extent: 14 sound tape reels (28 hr.)
Description: The recordings include names of plants, birds, reptiles, and other animals (including domesticated); costumes (including Kachina); Migration legend; place-names; kinship terms; numerals; weaving; pottery; Hopi, Huichol, and Tarahumara belts; medicine man; etc. Informants include: Frank Capella (Hopi and Tewa), Grace Chapella (Tewa), Ralph Charlie (Hopi?), George Cochase (Hopi and Tewa), Jim Kewanwytewa (Hopi), Donald Mahkewa (Tewa), Nettie Masayumptewa (Hopi?), Edmund Nequatewa (Hopi), Garnet Pavatea (Hopi?), Frank Sehma (Hopi), Henry Sheldon (Hopi), Annette Silas (Hopi), Albert Sinquah (Hopi), Dennis Sinquah (Hopi and Tewa), David Tawameiniwa (Hopi?), Joe Tevenyouma (Hopi?), Barton Wright (Hopi?), and Margaret Wright (Hopi?). Some materials in this collection may be designated as culturally sensitive and not reproducible.
Collection: Hopi and Tewa recordings (Mss.Rec.104)