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Alsea
Language(s): Alsea | English
Date: 1900, 1918
Type:Text
Extent: 428 pages
Description: The Alsea materials in the ACLS collection are located in the "Alsea" section of the finding aid. They consist of 2 items, the largest of which is Frachtenberg's "Yakonan (Alsea) grammar" intended for publication in Handbook of American Indian Languages, but never printed. Based on field work of J. Owen Dorsey (1884-Siletz, Oregon: vocabularies), Livingston Farrand (1900-Siletz reservation) and the author (1910). Table of contents, grammar, and texts with interlinear and free translations and grammatical notes. The collection also includes 6 pages of linguistic notes recorded by Edward Sapir in 1900.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Cayuse | Nez Perce | Wallowa | Walla Walla
Alternate forms: Liksiyu
Language(s): Cayuse | English | Nez Perce
Date: 1930
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks; circa 800 slips
Description: The Cayuse materials in the ACLS collection consist of 3 notebooks and a lexical file in the "Cayuse" section of the finding aid. The notebooks (section Ps1a.1) contain texts with interlinear translations, as told to Morris Swadesh by Gilbert Minthorne, in the Niimi'ipuutímt language, including one text later published by Jarold Ramsey as "Fish Hawk's Raid Against the Sioux" (in the book "Coming To Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America", ed. Brian Swann, 1994, Vintage Books, New York). The lexical files contains approximately 800 slips, with Cayuse forms with English equivalents, arranged alphabetically by Cayuse. One section, "Wai'letpu Ethnology," concerns use of Cayuse dialect by Wallowa and Walla Walla.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Chinook
Language(s): English | Chinook
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 3 folders
Description: Three items relating to the Chinook (Chinookan) language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are all in Subcollection II, and consist of a folder with information on "Miscellaneous languages"--including Inuit ("Eskimo"), Takelma, Siouan, Maidu, Chinook, Tsimshian, Haida, Coos, and Siuslawan (Lower Umpqua)--in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries I. Eskimo-Aleutian; a folder on "Chinookan: Chinook, Wishram, Kathlamet" in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VI. Penutian, including Mayan and Zoque; and a Chinook folder in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries I: General works.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Chinook | Clackamas | Kathlamet | Wasco-Wishram
Alternate forms: Cathlamet
Date: 1950s-1990s
Type:Text
Extent: 2.5+ linear feet
Description: The Chinookan materials in the Dell Hymes Papers are located in multiple sections of the finding aid, mostly within Subcollection 2. These materials relate to Hymes extensive linguistic, ethnopoetic, and other work on Clackamas, Kathlamet, Wasco-Wishram, and other Chinookan languages and traditions. Additional materials may be found in the correspondence series. Subcollection 2 of the Dell Hymes Papers is currently being processed and will be described upon completion.
Collection: Dell H. Hymes papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.55)

Coquille
Language(s): English
Date: 2002-2003
Extent: 12 audiocassettes (19 hr., 26 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recordings made as part of a project called "Coquille Interviews at Important Cultural Sites." The recordings are not currently indexed with additional detail for subject matter. (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: Coquille Interviews (Mss.Rec.277)

Takelma
Language(s): English | Takelma
Date: 1979
Contributor: Kendall, Daythal
Type:Text
Genre: Essays | Stories
Extent: 41 pages
Description: This is a typed copy of an article submitted by Daythal L. Kendall of the American Philosophical Society for a 1979 IJAL NATS volume of Coyote stories. It consists of Kendall's literary analysis of two Takelma myths collected by Edward Sapir from Francis Johnston at the Siletz Reservation, Oregon, in 1906. The myths appear in both Takelma and English.
Collection: Coyote and Pitch, amd Coyote Goes Courting (Takelma) (Mss.497.3.K341)

Kalapuya | Chinook | Salish, Coast
Language(s): English
Date: 1835-1848
Type:Text
Extent: 1 reel
Description: Letters, principally of Rev. Jason Lee to Dr. Nathan Bangs, pertaining to the conduct of the Methodist Mission at Willamette, Oregon, for Flat Head [Salishan or Chinookan peoples], Kalapooya [Kalapuya], and other Indians (the Oregon Mission of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church). From originals held by the Board of Missions, Methodist Church, Philadelphia.
Collection: Documents relating to the Oregon Mission, 1835-1848 (Mss.Film.889)

Anishinaabe | Cayuse | Klallam | Cree | Dakelh | Haida | Heiltsuk | Kalapuya | Klickitat | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwe | Secwépemc | Squamish | Syilx | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Carrier, Haíɫzaqv, Kootenai, Kootenay, Kutenai, Nehiyaw, Okanagan, Okanagon, Saulteaux, Shuswap, Skwxwú7mesh, Clallam, S'Klallam, nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm, Niska, Nishga, Nisgha
Date: 1834-1836
Type:Text
Genre: Notebooks
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: This collection contains two manuscript volumes collected by the naturalist John Kirk Townsend, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. The first volume contains a collection of multiple comparative vocabulary lists of languages of modern-day Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. Languages included are: "Okanagan" (N̓səl̓xcin), "Attnaha" or "Shoushwap" (Secwepemctsin), "Walla Walla (Sahaptin), "Squalyamish" (Squamish / Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ?), "Nooselalum" (Klallam / nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm), "Haeeltzuk" (Heiltsuk), "Billichoola" (Nuxalk), "Nass" (Nisga'a), "Haidah" (Haida), "Tongaase" (Tlingit, possibly inland variety), Nez Perce, Chinook [Jargon], "Carrier or Takelhé" (Dakelh), "Kayouse" (Cayuse), and "Kootenai" (Ktunaxa). The second volume is a collection of vocabulary lists of 19 Indigenous languages, primarily of the Pacific Northwest, re-copied from earlier notes in an orderly fashion with an index and additional introductory information on the area where each language is spoken and the source of the vocabulary. 15 of the vocabularies are re-copied out from the first volume in this collection. This volume includes the languages listed for that volume, plus Cree (possibly Plains Cree), "Kalapooyah" (Kalapuya), Klikatat (Sahaptin or Yakama), and "Seauteux" (Western Ojibwa/Ojibwe).
Collection: John Kirk Townsend Indian vocabularies collection (Mss.497.3.T66)

Kalapuya
Alternate forms: Atfatali, Tualatin
Language(s): English | Kalapuya
Date: 1915-1930
Type:Text
Extent: 430 pages
Description: The Kalapuya material in the ACLS collection is concentrated primarily in the "Kalapuya" section of the finding aid, which contains several manuscripts relating to Kalapuya language, folklore, and ethnology, primarily recorded by Leo Frachtenberg and Jaime de Angulo. Additional materials can also be found in the "Tualatin" section of the finding aid, which includes autobiographical stories and linguistic analyses.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Klamath
Language(s): English
Date: 1950-1951
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: The Klamath materials in the William Fenton papers consist of two items. In Series III, "Report on the Status of Tribal Government in Three Tribal Cultures: Taos, Klamath, and Blackfeet," which only contains information on Klamath in outline form. In Series V, Fenton's "Klamath" research file contains notes from his visit to Oregon researching Klamath political organization.
Collection: William N. Fenton papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.20)