Transcriptions of Wishram texts

Mss.497.3.M17t

Date: Circa 1905-1909 | Size: 1 Volumes, 27 p.

Abstract

This item consists of handwritten texts of traditional and historical 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'u li yE 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 an E wi' kers 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.

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Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 27 p.

Provenance

Dell H. Hymes, gift.

Indexing Terms


Personal Name(s)

  • Hymes, Dell H.
  • Hymes, Dell H.
  • Klickitate, Sophia
  • McGuff, Peter
  • Meachum, Jane
  • Yaryarone
  • anEwikus

Subject(s)

  • Tlakluit Indians
  • Tlakluit language


Detailed Inventory

Story on running short of provisions
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: "This story told by an old lady how they went short of provisions some seventy years ago, at the Cascades"

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Part of the sk!uliyE story that Louie [Simpson] missed
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: "This is parts of the sk'u li yE story that Louie [Simpson] missed, Given by Yaryarone (Wicxam [Wishram])...."

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What happened at Cascades before any white person known of in that part of the country
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: "From Sophia Klickitate (age 64) What happened at Cascades before any white person known of in that part of the country...."

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Story from Jane Meachum
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: "From Jane Meachum Age 80 years (Wicxam [Wishram])"

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Raccoon, Pheasant, Coyote, and Crow
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: "Raccoon, Pheasant, Coyote, and Crow"

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Raccoon Continued
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: Full title on manuscript: "Racoon Continued." Reverse of final page says "Mr. Heye's specimens"

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Story from anEwikus
circa 1905-1909 

Abstract: "from an E wi' kers age 65"

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.

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