Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse

Mss.Rec.40

Date: 1961-05-03 | Size: 1 tape(s)

Abstract

Recording of the Lord's Prayer by Chief Wild Horse (Clinton Mye Haynes), identified by Day as the "last speaker of Wampanoag dialect, a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians." Recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts, May 3, 1961. Wild Horse's identified status as "last speaker" may be reconsidered critically in relation to active revitalization of the dialect by Jessie Little Doe Baird and The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, begun in 1993, which is teaching children Wôpanâak as a first language.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

1 sound tape reel (4 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 3 in.

1 sound tape reel (4 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 3 in.

Provenance

Acquired through purchase in 1962.

Processing information

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

Related material

Related material can be found in Mss.Film.1104.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Lord's prayer
  • Wampanoag language


Detailed Inventory

Audio recordings
  
01-01. Day, Gordon M.. Wild Horse.
The Lord's Prayer
1961-05-031 .mp3; 00:03:49

Recording of the last speaker of Wampanoag dialect, a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians.

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: 00:03:49


Geographic Name(s): New Bedford (Mass.)

Subject(s): Lord's prayer; Wampanoag language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:3742