Cherokee materials gathered...on the Cherokee reservation at Cherokee, N.C.

Mss.Rec.16

Date: 1951-1952 | Size: 9 reel(s)

Abstract

Includes folkloric stories, conversation (concerning religion, sons in the military, letters from friends), and a variety of elicitations to test freedom of word order between two generations of speakers, classificatory verbs, word pairs with contrast of vowel length and stress, verb affixes and suffixes, and immediate and regular imperative verbs. Recorded at the Cherokee Indian Reservation, North Carolina from 1951-1952.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

9 sound tape reels (4 hr., 26 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.

9 sound tape reels (4 hr., 26 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.

Provenance

Presented by William Reyburn in 1952. This material was recorded with the assistance of a Phillips Fund grant.

Processing information

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Related material

Transcriptions and translations accompanying this recording are available in the Franz Boas Collection of Materials for American Linguistics (Mss.497.3.B63c I2.3, pt. 3).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Cherokee Indians -- Folklore
  • Cherokee language
  • Military service, Voluntary -- United States


Detailed Inventory

Audio recordings
  
01-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Minimal word pairs with contrast of vowel length and stress
1951-09-101 .mp3; 00:15:59

Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:15:59


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Phonology; Cherokee language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4222

01-02. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Race of the Deer and the Four Turtles
1951-09-101 .mp3; 00:02:51

Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:02:51


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee Indians -- Folklore; Turtles -- Folklore; Deer -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4224

01-03. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Bear and Rabbit Invitation to Eat
1951-09-101 .mp3; 00:03:08

Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:03:08


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Rabbits -- Folklore; Cherokee Indians -- Folklore; Bears -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4225

02-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Grammatical elicitations
1951-07-101 .mp3; 00:29:39

Possessive pronomial suffixes; Verb stems and affixes; Word order permutations. Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:29:39


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Verbs; Cherokee language -- Morphology; Cherokee language; Cherokee language -- Syntax

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4221

03-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Contrasting pairs of words with 1st and 3rd sg. pronomials with H.; Classificatory verbs
1951-07-201 .mp3; 00:33:26

"Many contrasting pairs of 1st & 3rd persons employing non 1st person H.; List of classifactory verbs expressing long, round flexible and liquid properties." Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:33:26


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Syntax; Cherokee language -- Verbs; Cherokee language -- Morphology

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4226

04-01. Youngdeer, Jess. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Prayer before meal with full half-hour of uninterrupted conversation while eating breakfast
1951-08-061 .mp3; 00:30:39

"This reel is a recording of the conversation between Jess Youngdeer and Annie Conseen at the breakfast table of the latter. Aug 6, 1951. Reel begins with the saying of grace by A. Conseen. The natural conversation that follows is a discussion of their common interests, covering such subjects as religion, sons in the service, letters from friends, note the greater contour risings in the speech of A. Conseen." Includes brief conversation in Englsh. Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:30:39


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language; Letter writing; Military service, Voluntary -- United States; Religion; Prayers

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4223

05-01. Conseen, Annie Oocumma. Arch, Sarah. Welch, Woodrow. Welch, Enoch. Reyburn, William D..
Series of utterances designed to test freedom of word order between two generations of speakers
1952-01-151 .mp3; 00:30:18

"This reel is a group informant response designed to test the freedom of word order in Cherokee utterances.... Sentences allowing complete permutations of word order." Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:30:18


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language; Historical linguistics; Cherokee language -- Syntax

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4232

06-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Verb paradigms to indicate thematic elements and stem classes
1951-11-101 .mp3; 00:26:42

"Verb paradigms of approximately 50 verbs. This includes pronomial variations and verb stem suffixes also provides stems indicating majority of verb stem classes." Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:26:42


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Verbs; Cherokee language -- Morphology; Cherokee language -- Syntax

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4230

07-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Verb stems with various affixes
1952-01-251 .mp3; 00:31:47

"This material includes approximately 100 verb stems with affix variations. These verb stems are used as part of a looser corpus upon which the verb stem classification is based." Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:31:47


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Morphology; Cherokee language -- Syntax; Cherokee language -- Verbs

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4231

08-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Verbs exhibiting the suffix whose range of meaning is immediate imperative, recent past and conditional
1952-01-301 .mp3; 00:32:50

"Imperative verb suffixes. Immediate imperative; Regular imperative." Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:32:50


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Verbs; Cherokee language -- Syntax; Cherokee language -- Morphology

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4228

09-01. Reyburn, William D.. Conseen, Annie Oocumma.
Verb suffixes and word order
1952-02-051 .mp3; 00:28:43

"Verb suffixes giving relative order or suffixes. Suffix 'repeated action' with morphological suffixes following. Syntactic order of words in sentence." Recorded as part of research funded by an APS Phillips Fund grant.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:28:43


Geographic Name(s): Cherokee Indian Reservation (N.C.)

Subject(s): Cherokee language -- Verbs; Cherokee language -- Syntax; Cherokee language -- Morphology

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:4229