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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)

Alabama
Alternate forms: Alibamu
Language(s): Alabama | English
Date: 1973
Subject: Linguistics | Music
Extent: 3 sound tape reel (5 hr., 51 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: The Alabama material in James Crawford's "Recordings of Native American languages" collection consist of numerous stories and songs located in "Series 1: Alabama." (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: James Crawford Recordings of Native American languages (Mss.Rec.184)

Arapaho
Alternate forms: Arapahoe
Language(s): Arapaho | English
Date: 2000-2001
Contributor: Cowell, Andrew
Extent: 11 audiocassettes (8 hr., 25 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recordings of speakers of the Arapaho language, primarily focusing on conjunct order verb forms and aspectual material. Also includes a long autobiographical text, conversation, brief stories, rabbit dance songs, and pow-wow-songs. Recorded at Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.), Lander (Wyo.), and Boulder (Colo.) in 2000 and 2001. (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: Arapaho Verbal Morphology (Mss.Rec.278)

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)

Cahuilla
Date: ca.1950s-2004
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: William Bright's most significant Cahuilla materials consist of audio recordings of Cahuilla songs and wordlists made between the 1950s and 1980s. Katherine Siva Saubel is identified as a speaker on some, while others contain singing from an unidentified male. These can be found in Series 6 and the Digital Library. In addition are Bright's own interlinear glosses of Cahuilla songs and notes on J. P. Harrington's Cahuilla materials (Series 4), a lexical slip file comparing several Takic languages (Series 5), correspondence (Series 1) and copies of several small publications on Cahuilla language and culture, including a lexicon by Saubel (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

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)

Haudenosaunee | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Seneca
Date: 1936
Genre: Songs | Speeches
Extent: 4 sound tape reels (4 hr., 10 min.)
Description: Ceremonial Songs of Tonawanda Seneca Longhouse, recorded by Martha Champion Randle on phonograph discs in 1936. A portion of these recordings is restricted due to cultural sensitivity concerns.
Collection: Ceremonial Songs of Tonawanda Seneca Longhouse (Mss.Rec.17)

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 (Ge'ez) syllabaries (item I2.1). Zellig Harris and John Witthoft's "Cherokee materials" (item I2.4) 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 (item I2.3), conducted in Cherokee, North Carolina, 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)

Cherokee
Language(s): Cherokee
Date: 1936
Genre: Songs | Speeches
Extent: 6 min.
Description: The Cherokee materials in the Frank Speck recording collection consist of a speech, "Story of Long Life and Going to Heaven," given by Will West Long, and a "Bear Hunt Song" given by Wesley Driver. The latter of these recordings is restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection: Recordings of Cherokee, Creek, Naskapi, Penobscot, Sioux, Santee, Tutelo, and Winnebago (Mss.Rec.49)