Wichita language materials

Mss.Rec.77

Date: 1965 | Size: 1 reel(s)

Abstract

Elicited Wichita word and phrase list; 3 stories given in Wichita: "Why the Dove Mourns," "How the Dove is Sad," and "Turtle, Buffalo and Coyote." Free translations by collector given in transcripts.

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Collection Information

Physical description

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

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

Provenance

Donated by David Rood in 1969. 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

Report on fieldwork and dissertation on the Wichita language available in Phillips Fund collection (Mss.497.3.Am4).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Wichita Indians -- Folklore
  • Wichita language


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
  
01-01. Rood, David S.. Miller, Frank.
Wichita word and phrase list: 1-255
19651 .mp3; 00:29:56

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: 00:29:56


Geographic Name(s): Anadarko (Okla.)

Subject(s): Wichita language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:14413

01-02. Rood, David S.. Miller, Frank.
Story about how the dove was sad
19651 .mp3; 00:01:34

Story given in Wichita only. The collector's free translation is as follows: "Once upon a time a dove was cooing a great deal. We Wichita would say he was mourning. At the same time the mocking bird was mocking all the birds. When he heard this, the dove said to the mocking bird, 'You are constantly mocking all kinds of birds. But in my case, my spirits are sad and depresesed. I am mourning. May the day never come when I happend to hear you mocking me, because I am mourning. I am not cooing at all. If the day comes when you mock me, you will not be safe. I will kill you.' So that is the story of how the dove was sad and his spirits were depressed."

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: 00:01:34


Geographic Name(s): Anadarko (Okla.)

Subject(s): Doves -- Folklore; Wichita Indians -- Folklore; Wichita language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:14416

01-03. Rood, David S.. Miller, Frank.
Wichita word and phrase list: 256-407
19651 .mp3; 00:17:43

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: 00:17:43


Geographic Name(s): Anadarko (Okla.)

Subject(s): Wichita language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:14420

01-04. Rood, David S.. Provost, Bertha.
Wichita word and phrase list: 1-87
19651 .mp3; 00:11:06

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: 00:11:06


Geographic Name(s): Anadarko (Okla.)

Subject(s): Wichita language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:14423

01-05. Rood, David S.. Provost, Bertha.
Why the Dove Mourns
19651 .mp3; 00:01:18

Story given in Wichita only. The collector's free translation is as follows: "The dove is always mourning, day after day, all the time. The dove used to be a gambler; he gambled and gambled all the time. He was always losing everying he had. Then one day his brother died. Someone came and told him, 'Your brother is dead, and I have come to get you.' He said, 'Wait a while.' Again he told him, and again he said, 'Wait.' So the messenger went back, and when he got back they had already buried him--because his brother had not come. Finally he came, after a long time. 'Where is he?' he asked. 'We already buried him, because you did not come for a long time,' they told him. And that is the way it is. To this day, the dove mourns all the time."

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: 00:01:18


Geographic Name(s): Anadarko (Okla.)

Subject(s): Wichita language; Doves -- Folklore; Wichita Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:14399

01-06. Rood, David S.. Provost, Bertha.
Turtle, Buffalo and Coyote
19651 .mp3; 00:05:36

Story given in Wichita only.

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: 00:05:36


Geographic Name(s): Anadarko (Okla.)

Subject(s): Wichita language; Coyote -- Folklore; Turtles -- Folklore; Wichita Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:14402