Lakhota Conversations

Mss.Rec.188

Date: August 1993 | Size: 5 reel(s)

Abstract

Recordings of two Lakhota conversations and one monologue made at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, in August 1993, for the purpose of studying gender-specific particles in Lakhota speech. All recordings are in Lakhota only, except for brief identification information in English. Topics include family and relationships, past and present religious practices and rituals, Lakhota history, and advice on proper living and Lakhota identity.

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Collection Information

Physical description

5 sound tape reels (2 hr., 25 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.

5 sound tape reels (2 hr., 25 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.

Provenance

Donated by Sara S. Sistrunk in 1994 (Acc. 1994-650r). 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

Manuscripts created in conjunction with this audio material are available in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4), under "Sistruck, Sara."

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Lakota dialect
  • Teton Indians -- History
  • Teton Indians -- Social life and customs


Detailed Inventory

Audio Recordings
  
Tape 1
 1 sound_tape_reel
01-01. Sistrunk, Sara A..
Three-way Lakhota conversation [1 of 4]
1993-08-1000:26:41

Conversation between three Lakhota speakers, identified as a 50-year-old man, his 40-year-old nephew, and a woman approximately 50 years old. Original tape 1A, Side 1.

General physical description: 00:26:41


Geographic Name(s): Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

Subject(s): sociolinguistics; Teton Indians; Lakota language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21268

01-02. Sistrunk, Sara A..
Three-way Lakhota conversation [2 of 4]
1993-08-1000:07:43

Conversation between three Lakhota speakers, identified as a 50-year-old man, his 40-year-old nephew, and a woman approximately 50 years old. Original tape 1A, Side 2.

General physical description: 00:07:43


Geographic Name(s): Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

Subject(s): sociolinguistics; Teton Indians; Lakota language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21269

Tape 2
 1 sound_tape_reel
02-01. Sistrunk, Sara A..
Three-way Lakhota conversation [3 of 4]
1993-08-1000:32:47

Conversation between three Lakhota speakers, identified as a 50-year-old man, his 40-year-old nephew, and a woman approximately 50 years old. Original tape 1B, Side 1.

General physical description: 00:32:47


Geographic Name(s): Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

Subject(s): Lakota language; sociolinguistics; Teton Indians

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21270

Tape 3
 1 sound_tape_reel
03-01. Sistrunk, Sara A..
Three-way Lakhota conversation [4 of 4]
1993-08-1000:31:42

Conversation between three Lakhota speakers, identified as a 50-year-old man, his 40-year-old nephew, and a woman approximately 50 years old. Original tape 1B, Side 2.

General physical description: 00:31:42


Geographic Name(s): Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

Subject(s): sociolinguistics; Teton Indians; Lakota language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21271

Tape 4
 1 sound_tape_reel
04-01. Sistrunk, Sara A..
Monologue on life history and Lakota history
1993-08-1100:20:35

Identified in collector's documentation as "a monologue of a 55-year old male telling of his life and general Lakhota history." Original tape 2, Side 1

General physical description: 00:20:35


Geographic Name(s): Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

Subject(s): sociolinguistics; Teton Indians -- History; Lakota language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21272

Tape 5
 1 sound_tape_reel
05-01. Sistrunk, Sara A..
Lakhota conversation
1993-08-1800:25:16

Identified by the collector as "a half-hour conversation between an 80-year-old male and a 40-year-old male. The older man [exhorts] the younger about the proper way to live and truly be Lakhota. Other topics intervene." Original tape 3, Side 1.

General physical description: 00:25:16


Geographic Name(s): Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

Subject(s): sociolinguistics; Teton Indians -- Social life and customs; Lakota language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:21273