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Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings, 1962-1988View associated digital content.

The Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings were made by Joe E. Pierce during his study of Native American languages in Oregon and include interviews with members of the Coquille and Siletz tribes.
ID: OH 012
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings (OH 012), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: These sound recordings were transferred from the Oregon State University Anthropology Department in 2001.
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Series 1: Audiocassettes, 1962-1964 Add to Shelf
This series consists of audiocassettes prepared ca. 1988 from original reel-to-reel recordings created ca. 1962-1964. The cassettes are arranged in accordance with the reel number from which they were originally extracted. Content from reel #33 is missing from this collection.
Extent: 57 items
Box-Item 1.1-1.2: Brown, Amelia, June 28, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "She drinks"; "I buy a dress"; "Next year I'll be going away"; "If I was going to walk next year"; "Do they drown?" Conversation regarding bleeding; coyote stories. [OH12:01]
Box-Item 1.3-1.4: Brown, Amelia, June 14-15, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa phrases including: "water"; "We walked together"; "It is day"; "Six people on each side." Conversation regarding catching salmon; the importance of sharing; the high cost of fish steaks. [OH12:02]
Box-Item 1.5-1.7: Brown, Amelia, June 17, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa phrases and ethnography including: "Bump up against something"; "For that reason he fell ill; "Early in the morning"; "He always got a bone in his throat"; "Don't step on that ant"; "Wherever did you find that?" Conversation regarding number of meals eaten in a day; the Indian Shaker Church; discussion of death. [OH12:03]
Box-Item 1.8-1.10: Brown, Amelia, June 21-26, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa phrases including: "Just about fell over"; "I'm taller than he is"; "I was washing a pot in the water"; "high tide"; "He speaks too fast"; "The canoe floats"; "I have to run fast to get there in time." [OH12:04]
Box-Item 1.11-1.13: Brown, Amelia, July 28-31, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa adjectivals including colors. Phrases including: "house is white"; "they dug pretty deep"; "I got in the canoe"; "He was afraid to hit me back"; "He spoke to me again"; "If they keep this up, I'll go hungry all winter"; "The winter lasts a long time"; "But I bet he does." Conversation regarding food preservation; baskets for storage; attitudes toward stealing and generosity. [OH12:05]
Box-Item 1.14-1.15: Brown, Amelia, August 13, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary, ethnography and phrases including: "stick"; "It is raining"; "Those cats killed the baby rabbits"; "Leave that alone"; "My dog walks"; "Old people have a lot of wisdom." [OH12:06]
Box-Item 1.16-1.21: Brown, Amelia, August 18, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa words and phrases including: "deer tallow"; "slough." Conversation regarding Sea Otter story; Indian doctoring; Lopez Creek; Coyote stories; Acorn soup; names of other Indian peoples; geographical locations. [OH12:07]
Box-Item 1.22-1.24: Brown, Amelia, August 23, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa ethnography: Conversation regarding waves; fishing; boats; smoking fish; hunting deer; relationships; woodpecker scalps; trading; subsistence activities; matches; fire building; burial places; visiting names for insects; stories about death; termites; Coyote and Star Woman story; Camas Baby story. [OH12:08]
Box-Item 1.25: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa ethnography: Conversation regarding "Coyote and the Willow"; "How Coyote Lost His Insides"; "Wood Devil Story." [OH12:09]
Box-Item 1.26-1.28: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "He walks"; "I hit my hand on the floor"; "I've been drinking water"; "Balance a coin on edge"; "Own the knife"; "elk meat"; "swamp." Conversation regarding Mrs. Cooks; Indian Wars. [OH12:10]
Box-Item 1.29-1.31: Brown, Amelia, July 28-31, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa phrases including: "A snake crawled in my bed"; "The fire is warm"; "Don't know what's the matter with that boy"; "He's a bad fisherman too"; "Come back again"; "We're all related now"; "Its stomach." Conversation regarding fishing and slipping in the mud; sweat houses. [OH12:11]
Box-Item 1.32-1.33: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "hair"; "older sister"; terms for kin; terms for cooking; "sore"; "scab"; "flowers." Conversation regarding gambling. [OH12:12]
Box-Item 1.34: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa phrases including: "Don't touch it"; "I like to hunt"; "I like fishing better." Conversation regarding problems with tape. [OH12:13]
Box-Item 1.35: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "mouth"; "Yes, John Logan owns one house"; "Yes, he owns that big house." [OH12:14]
Box-Item 1.36: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "head"; "your body"; "their shoulders are tired." [OH12:15]
Box-Item 2.1: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "hip"; "I made some black paint"; "necklace." [OH12:16]
Box-Item 2.2: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa vocabulary and phrases including: "My spine aches"; "The women laughed yesterday"; "I am laughing right now"; "to sleep." [OH12:17]
Box-Item 2.3: Brown, Amelia, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa verb paradigms including: "sit down"; "get lost." [OH12:18]
Box-Item 2.4-2.5: Lopez, Sam (Mr. and Mrs.), ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tolowa songs and word list including an Indian gambling song. Phrases including: "He drank some water"; "How many times did he do it?" [OH12:19]
Box-Item 2.6: Lopez, Sam (Mr. and Mrs.), July 6, 1962 [?] Add to Shelf
Tolowa phrases including: "You saw me"; "I sneeze"; "I am walking today." [OH12:20]
Box-Item 2.7: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "belt"; "Do you own many small houses?"; terms for kin. [OH12:21]
Box-Item 2.8: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "to sing"; "Does this woman own many horses?" [OH12:22]
Box-Item 2.9: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "head"; "His shoulders are tired." [OH12:23
Box-Item 2.10: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "belly"; "kidney." [OH12:24]
Box-Item 2.11: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "headdress of feathers"; "Mary and Alice fought yesterday." [OH12:25]
Box-Item 2.12: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "Can we do it again?"; "frost"; "You and I swam yesterday." [OH12:26]
Box-Item 2.13: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "married man"; "alike." [OH12:27]
Box-Item 2.14: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "saliva"; "How many widows are sitting there?" [OH12:28]
Box-Item 2.15: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "island"; "hot stove" [OH12:29]
Box-Item 2.16: Bensell, Ida, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "How many?"; "groom [married man]" [OH12:30]
Box-Item 2.17: Bensell, Ida, May 18, 1964 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "road"; "white" [OH12:31]
Box-Item 2.18: Streets, Carrie, ca. 1962 Add to Shelf
Tututni vocabulary and phrases including: "plate"; "John smoked" [OH12:32]
Box-Item 2.19-2.21: Simmons, Hoxy and Miller Collins, September 1962 Add to Shelf
Coquille/Siletz stories and "paradigmatic eliciting." [OH12:34]
Series 2: Sound Recordings Inventory, ca. 1988 Add to Shelf
Created ca. 1988 by the OSU Department of Anthropology, the Sound Recordings Inventory includes an accession number for each cassette tape as well as date of recording (often estimated), name of interviewer, name of interviewee, place of recording and brief content description. This inventory is available online.
Box-Folder 3.1 Add to Shelf