Sahaptin field notes, 1963-1969

Mss.Film.1261

Date: 1963-1969 | Size: 2 microfilm_reel(s)

Abstract

These notes are contained in eighteen notebooks and on 200 miscellaneous pages, and include translations of selected words and phrases. Includes vocabulary, paradigms, sentences, texts, and English translations. Covers multiples Sahaptian languages and dialects: Cayuse, Celilo, Kittitas, Molale, Nez Percé, Palouse, Pšwanwapam (Wenatchi?), Qayáwlali (Tenino), Rock Creek, Tayx (or Tygh), Umatilla, Walúla (Walla Walla), Walúpam (Walla Walla), Wanapam, Wayakma, Wayam, Wuxinsyáy (Umatilla), Yakama. Includes list of Umatilla speakers.

Collection Information

Physical description

2 microfilm reels.

Provenance

Presented by Bruce Rigsby and accessioned, 1969 (1969 730mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in possession of Bruce Rigsby.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Field notes.

Subject(s)

  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Shahaptian languages


Detailed Inventory

Notebook 1. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Vera Jones (Umatilla), Inez Spino (Umatilla). Places: Pendleton OR, Adams OR.

Notebook 2. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Inez Spino, Joe Williams (Cayuse), Alice Barnhart, Sam Slickpoo (Nez Perce, from notebook of W. W. Elmendork). Places: Pendleton OR, Lapwai ID.

Notebook 3. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Alice Barnhart, Vera Jones. Places: Pendleton, OR.

Notebook 4. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Charles McKay, Alice Barnhart. Places: Pendleton OR, Joseph OR. Elicitations from Vera Jones mostly kinship terms, objective pronouns.

Notebook 5. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Walter Pond, Alice Barnhart. Places: Pendleton OR. Also mentions Bill La Course speaking Umatilla. Includes 2 texts by Walter Pond on trip to the south in the late summer for meat and berries, on annual annual celebration of 4th of July at Cayuse, Oregon.

Notebook 6. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Charles McKay, Alice Barnhart. Places: Pendleton OR, Joseph OR.

Notebook 7. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963
1963 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Oswald Tias (Palus?), Alice Barnhart. Places: Pendleton OR.

Notebook 8. Field notes from the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, Summer 1963, Winter 1964
1963-1964 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Alice Barnhart, Inez Spino, Susie Joe, Lillian Spino, Minnie Shawaway. Places: Pendleton OR.

Notebook 9. Notes on the Wayam Dialect of Sahaptin
1962-1964 

First section: "Paradigmatic elicitation from tape of Flora Thompson at Celilo" and "Joe Pierce tape of 9/12/62". Second section: "Flora Thompson 2/29/64 transcribed from tape".

Notebook 10. Notes in Sahaptin dialects
1964 

Consultants: Philip Guyer (Cause), Charlie Williams (Palouse), Tom Andrews (Palouse), Sam Sturgis, Ed Welsh/Edward Joseph (Wenatchi), George Nanamkin (Wenatchi). Places: Nespelem, WA.

Notebook 11. Notes in Sahaptin dialects
1964 

Consultants: Ed Welsh/Edward Joseph, Sam Sturgis (Walúpam/Walla Walla), Gilbert Conner (Nez Perce/Niimiipu), Winnie Burke (Walúpam/Walla Walla), Alex Saluskin (Yakama), Frank Sohappy (Yakama/Wanapam). Places: Nespelem WA, Toppenish WA, Wapato WA.

Notebook 12. Notes in Sahaptin dialects
1964 

Consultnats: Alex Saluskin, Frank Sohappy, Gilbert Conner, Victor George (Rock Creek Umatilla). Places: Toppenish WA, Wapato WA.

Notebook 13. Notes on Sahaptin dialects
1964 

First pages of notebook were not microfilmed. Consultants: Victor George, Henry Thompson (Wayam), Winnie Burke, Vera Jones, Oswald Tias. Places: Celilo OR.

Notebook 14. Notes in Sahaptin dialects
1964 

Consultants: Vera Jones, Louis Mitchell, Linton Winashat/Winishut, May Peters.

Notebook 15. Notes in Sahaptin dialects and Molala
1964 

Consultants: George Nanamkin, Tom Andrews (Palus), Charlie Williams, Fred Yelkes (Molale), Eva Winashat/Winishut (Tygh Valley).

Notebook 17
1966-1967 

The cover was not microfilmed, so no title is provided. Consultants: Sam Sturgis, Alex Saluskin, Linton Winishut. Includes a long Yakima Sahaptin text from Saluskin.

Notebook 18
1967-1968 

Consultant: Alex Saluskin. Place: Toppenish WA.

Loose notes
 380 p.

Mostly texts. Consultants: Alice Barnhart, Susie Joe, Winnie Burke, Vera Jones, Minnie Shawaway, Walter Pond, Victor George, Annie Joe, George Nanamtgan (Nanamkin?), Sam Sturgis.