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Miwok | Yokuts
Alternate forms: Chukchansi
Date: circa 1970-1985
Type:Text
Extent: 58 pages
Description: This collection includes a 1985 cover letter from Howard Berman to Stephen Catlett of the American Philosophical Society donating two letters from Stanley Newman (1981 and 1984), a manuscript entitled "Central Sierra Miwok Vocabulary," and an offprint of Berman's article "Some California Penutian Morphological Elements." The letters are Newman's reply to Berman's queries regarding the former's sources for certain elements of the Chukchansi [Yokuts] language--which Berman cited in his article--and Newman's comment on that article. The Miwok manuscript is based on Berman's fieldwork in 1970, working primarily with Miwok speaker John Kelly and to a lesser extent Viola Wessell. Berman notes that this was his first fieldwork and that his inexperience led to some inaccuracies: "I believe that in the instances where Freeland and I disagree, Freeland's recordsings are to be preferred." Note that the offprint has been moved to printed materials.
Collection: Central Sierra Miwok vocabulary (Mss.497.9.B45c)

Chickasaw | Choctaw | Catawba | Tutelo | Natchez | Caddo | Delaware | Sauk | Meskwaki | Tunica | Beothuk | Montauk | Seminole | Cherokee | Yuchi | Creek
Alternate forms: Fox
Language(s): English
Date: 1915-1950
Type:Text
Extent: 18 folders
Description: This entry concerns materials relating to Speck's general study of Native American peoples, languages, and cultures east of the Mississippi, as well as to his activities as a consulted expert in the field. Includes Speck's miscellaneous notes on the southeast; notes on "tribal remnants" in the southeast; notes on shamanism in the northeast; notes on the 1941 symposium Man in Northeastern America; offprints, drafts, and synopses of the work of others, sometimes with Speck's notes, including several that were printed in Frederick Johnson's 1946 volume based on the symposium, Man in Northeastern North America; archaeological reports on southeastern pottery, mound sites, and the Georgia coast; a student's master's thesis on mound-builders; and letters from various correspondents regarding eastern Indian baskets, museum specimens, the sale of Indian art and specimens, the ethnohistory of the southeast, Indian place names, archaeological sites in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, scapulimancy, copies of Indian treaties from a museum in Nova Scotia, and other topics.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Maidu | Konkow | Wailaki | Nomlaki
Alternate forms: Concow, Noamlakee, Nomelaki
Date: 1930s-1970s
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: During the late 1930s, Amelia Susman Schultz conducted fieldwork on acculturation at the Round Valley Indian Reservation, California, for a Ph.D. thesis eventually published in 1976. Series II of the Amelia Susman Schultz Papers reflects both periods of research, though mostly the late 1930s. Of particular interest are: ten field notebooks from 1937, most containing some language data (undetermined as yet which languages) in addition to ethnographic notes from discussions with consultants; ethnographic notes arranged by subject (see items titled "Ethnographic notes by subject" in addition to "Notes on full sheets" and "Notes on half sheets"); descriptions of Round Valley's chronology, population history, genealogy, and socioeconomic surveys; and Schultz's works-in-progress, including the original dissertation.
Collection: Amelia Susman Schultz Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.171)

Shoshone
Alternate forms: Shoshoni
Language(s): English | Shoshoni
Date: 1967-1968
Type:Text
Extent: 3 folders
Description: Materials relating to James M. Crawford's interest in and study of the Shoshone (formerly Shoshoni) language. These materials are located in three folders in Series IV-D. Research Notes & Notebooks--Other. "Shoshoni Notebook #1" is a field notebook dated to 1967-1968 containing linguistic data. Language consultants and contacts mentioned include Mrs. Dorothy Le Clair, her sister Lillian Vallely who worked at the agency office, Mrs. Bessie Judson, Joe Gross, Ernie Devinne, Bea Condit, Jon Weyley, etc. "Shoshoni Notebook #2" is a continuation, picking up soon after #1 ends and going to May, 1968, and is only about a quarter full. This notebook contains work on a story (including a full English translation) about two brothers, the elder who disappeared while out hunting and the younger, Mosquito-Blood, who found the remains of the elder in the teeth of an infant; he buried the remains and the elder returned. The final folder, "Shoshoni Notes," is dated to 1967 and contains about 20 sheets of linguistic notes. Consultants mentioned include Mr. Pocatella and Mr. and Mrs. Racehorse, all audited with Swedish folklorist and linguist Sven Liljeblad.
Collection: James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)

Tillamook
Language(s): English | Tillamook
Date: 1890-1939
Type:Text
Extent: 4 reels
Description: These materials include notes and vocabularies of Salish languages and dialects, manuscripts concerning the Tillamook language and folk tales, and notebooks containing information from various interviews. From originals in the University of Washington Libraries.
Collection: American Indian linguistic materials, 1890-1939 (Mss.Film.1275)

Wasco-Wishram
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: circa 1905-1909
Contributor: McGuff, Peter
Type:Text
Genre: Stories
Extent: 27 pages
Description: This item consists of handwritten texts on historic and mythic topics written in Wasco-Wishram with English translation on lined loose-leaf paper. The stories were apparently gathered by Peter McGuff; there are also a few personal notes and ethnographic observations sprinkled throughout. The seven stories are designated by teller and by subject as follows: "This story told by an old lady how they went short of provisions some seventy years ago, at the Cascades" (2 pages); "This is parts of the sk!uliyE story that Louie [Simpson] missed, Given by Yaryarone (Wicxam [Wishram])...." (5 pages); "From Sophia Klickitate (age 64) What happened at Cascades before any white person known of in that part of the country...." (2 pages); "From Jane Meachum Age 80 years (Wicxam [Wishram])" (2 pages); "Raccoon, Pheasant, Coyote, and Crow" (7 pages); "Racoon Continued" (3 pages--at the bottom of the third page is a personal note from Pete to Ed asking for feedback on the quality of the work and noting that he can't make a living from it unless Ed makes a guarantee of steady work); and "from anEwikus age 65" (6 pages). Louis "Louie" Simpson and Peter "Pete" McGuff were both Wishram language consultants who worked with Edward Sapir; Sapir described them in Sapir (1909), and Michael Silverstein discussed them both in Natural Histories of Discourse (1996), a volume co-edited by Silverstein and Greg Urban.
Collection: Transcriptions of Wishram texts (Mss.497.3.M17t)

Zuni | Hopi
Language(s): English | Zuni
Date: circa 1938-1970
Extent: 5 folders
Description: Five items relating to the Zuni language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Subcollection I contains relevant correspondence with Dennis Tedlock (regarding Tedlock's Zuni consultants' dealings with Hopi) in Series I. Correspondence. In Subcollection II, materials include correspondence with George L. Trager (regarding Tanoan, Picuris, Zuni, and Taos) and Stanley Newman (regarding his fieldwork at Laguna and Zuni and subsequent publications) in Series I. Correspondence; and a Zuni folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VI. Penutian, including Mayan and Zoque. Zuni is also represented on Harry Tschopik's map of "Indian Languages in New Mexico, A.D. 1600" (1938) in Subseries V: American Indian Languages. This item has been digitized and is available through the APS's Digital Library.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)