Diegueño texts

Mss.Rec.76

Date: 1963-1964 | Size: 3 reel(s)

Abstract

Field recordings made with Kumiai / Kumeyaay (Diegueño) speakers from numerous communities in San Diego County, California, and Sonora, Mexico. Primarily consists of traditional stories, including Coyote stories. Also includes word lists, conversations, description of the preparation of acorns for food, identification of museum artifacts, and an extended account of the Mission Indian Federation.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

3 sound tape reels (6 hr., 34 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track, mono ; 7 in.

3 sound tape reels (6 hr., 34 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track, mono ; 7 in.

Provenance

Donated by Margaret Langdon in 1970. This material was recorded with the assistance of a Phillips Fund grant.

Processing information

The final 35 minutes of tape 2 contain material identical to the first three programs on tape 3 but is of poorer quality and so was not digitized. Tape 1, track 2 begins with 32 minutes of silence that was not transferred when the material was migrated to DAT format. Tape 2, track 2 switches program speed from 3 3/4 ips to 7 1/2 ips from 4:50 to 6:21. Adjustment was made during transfer to DAT.

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

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Acorns as food
  • Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends
  • Foxes -- Folklore
  • Kamia Indians -- Folklore
  • Kamia Indians -- Social life and customs
  • Kamia Indians -- Songs and music
  • Kumiai language
  • Mission Indian Federation


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
  
01-01. Robertson, Rosalie. Lopez, Ortiz. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Identification of Diegueno artifacts at Museum of Man
19631 .mp3; 00:29:50

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mission Valley dialect. The program contains some print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:29:50


Geographic Name(s): San Diego (Calif.)

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6225

01-02. Robertson, Rosalie. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Word list
1963-04-281 .mp3; 00:26:00

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Campo dialect. The program contains some print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:26:00


Geographic Name(s): Campo Indian Reservation (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6230

01-03. Largo, Teneslado. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
How God made relatives
19631 .mp3; 00:00:59

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Campo dialect. The program contains some print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:00:59


Geographic Name(s): Campo Indian Reservation (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6232

01-04. Largo, Teneslado. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Women crying in ritual fashion at wake
1963-05-041 .mp3; 00:02:07

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Campo dialect. The program contains some print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:02:07


Geographic Name(s): Campo Indian Reservation (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Social life and customs

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6227

01-05. Kwaha, Fernando. Robertson, Rosalie. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
General talk including star lore
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:57:04

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Ha'a dialect.

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: 00:57:04


Geographic Name(s): Sonora (Mexico : State)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Stars -- Folklore; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6234

Tape 2
  
02-01. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Juan. Hinton, Leanne.
Three songs, with discussion
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:07:46

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:07:46


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Songs and music; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6235

02-02. Murillo, Alejandrina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Coyote baptizes the chickens
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:02:20

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:02:20


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6231

02-03. Machado, Anjelina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Stinkbug and Coyote (Spanish)
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:02:00

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:02:00


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6228

02-04. Murillo, Alejandrina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Stinkbug and Coyote (Kumiai)
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:01:36

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:01:36


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6229

02-05. Machado, Anjelina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
The singing burro (Kumiai)
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:03:54

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:03:54


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Donkeys -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6233

02-06. Machado, Anjelina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
The singing burro (Spanish)
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:03:43

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:03:43


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Donkeys -- Folklore; Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6226

02-07. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Aldama, Maria.
Conversation between Maria Aldama and Matias' wife
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:11:05

The speakers are identified as speakers of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:11:05


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6247

02-08. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Aldama, Maria.
Preparation of acorns
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:00:41

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:00:41


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Acorns as food; Kamia Indians -- Food

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6246

02-09. Murillo, Alejandrina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Fox and Coyote
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:02:52

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:02:52


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Foxes -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6257

02-10. Machado, Anjelina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Fox and the moon
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:00:41

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:00:41


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Foxes -- Folklore; Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6260

02-11. Machado, Anjelina. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Mountain lion and Coyote
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:01:38

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the La Huerta dialect.

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: 00:01:38


Geographic Name(s): La Huerta (Sonora, Mexico)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Puma -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6253

02-12. Robertson, Rosalie. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
The Two Sisters who went away
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:09:47

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Campo dialect.

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: 00:09:47


Geographic Name(s): Campo Indian Reservation (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Sisters -- Folklore; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6240

02-13. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. La Chappa, Mary Leon.
First woman [2 of 2]
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:02:33

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Cuyapaipe-Jamul dialect.

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: 00:02:33


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6259

02-14. Robertson, Rosalie. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. La Chappa, Mary Leon.
General conversation and 'bad songs'
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:14:19

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Campo dialect. The program contains print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:14:19


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Social life and customs; Kamia Indians -- Songs and music; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6258

02-15. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Thing, Isabel.
The Fish People
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:11:31

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Jamul dialect. The program contains print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:11:31


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6238

02-16. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. La Chappa, Mary Leon.
First woman [1 of 2]
circa 19631 .mp3; 00:12:44

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Cuyapaipe-Jamul dialect. The program contains print-through of audio elsewhere on the tape.

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: 00:12:44


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6245

02-17. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Barrett, Florence.
Reminiscences of childhood
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:03:21

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Baron Long dialect.

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: 00:03:21


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Childhood

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6252

02-18. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Testing of audio equipment
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:00:41

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: 00:00:41


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6256

02-19. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Unidentified text
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:00:53

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: 00:00:53


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6248

02-20. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Ponchetti, Steve.
The Lord's Prayer (incomplete)
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:00:57

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:00:57


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

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

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6250

02-21. Ponchetti, Steve. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
The Lord's Prayer
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:00:56

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:00:56


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

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

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6237

02-22. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Ponchetti, Steve.
The Serenity Prayer
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:00:37

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:00:37


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Serenity prayer

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6261

02-23. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Hutcheson, Christina.
The Story of Chaup
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:01:01

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:01:01


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6255

02-24. Couro, Ted. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005.
Jonny Bear
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:30:59

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect. Volume drops out between 12:24 and 13:13.

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: 00:30:59


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6251

02-25. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Hutcheson, Christina. Couro, Ted.
Conversation between Ted Couro and Christina Hutcheson
1964-03-211 .mp3; 00:10:42

The speakers are identified as speakers of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:10:42


Geographic Name(s): Escondido (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6244

02-26. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Hutcheson, Christina.
How to prepare acorn
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:02:01

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:02:01


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Food; Kumiai language; Acorns as food

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6249

02-27. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. La Chappa, Maria Paipa.
Coyote and Rabbit; Coyote and Mountain Lion
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:06:42

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Inyaja dialect.

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: 00:06:42


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language; Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Puma -- Folklore; Rabbits -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6239

Tape 3
  
03-01. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Alto, Rebecca.
Story of Eagle Peak
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:25:07

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Santa Ysabel dialect.

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: 00:25:07


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kamia Indians -- Folklore; Mountains -- Folklore; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6242

03-02. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Hutcheson, Christina.
Word list
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:03:06

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Mesa Grande dialect.

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: 00:03:06


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6241

03-03. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Ames, Ramon.
General talk about the Mission Indian Federation
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:27:16

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Barona dialect.

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: 00:27:16


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Indians of North America -- California; Mission Indian Federation; Kumiai language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6254

03-04. Langdon, Margaret, 1926-2005. Ames, Ramon.
General talk about the Mission Indian Federation continued
circa 19641 .mp3; 00:37:44

The speaker is identified as a speaker of the Barona dialect.

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: 00:37:44


Geographic Name(s): San Diego County (Calif.)

Subject(s): Mission Indian Federation; Kumiai language; Indians of North America -- California

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:6243