National Anthropological Archives

MS 961 Yuki Vocabulary

Collection ID:
Berton, Francis, 1830-1885
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
May, 1851
Mr Gatschet states: "This dialect was spoken by a tribe he (Mr Burton) could not remember. These Indians then lived fifty miles south of the grand lagoon or Clear Lake, but no Indians live there now, not even in the neighborhood, for the whole section has been taken up by wheat-growing farmers. The dialect was understood also by the Indians on the shores of Clear Lake and in Napa Valley. The Indians speaking our (?) dialect had a very dark complexion. The words are put down in
orthography, and their transcription into the scientific alphabet presents no difficulty. "This dialect diverges considerably from the Yuki dialects printed in Contributions, Volume III, page 484, etc., excepting the dialect Number 4, whose vocabulary was taken by Mr J. R. Bartlett, near Knight's Farm."-- From Gatschet's copy from Burton's original in January, 1878.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contents: (a)-Vocabulary (in French-Yuki)- 15 pages in notebook. (b)-Copy and transliterations of vocabulary Number 961-a, made by A. S. Gatschet. Ca. 10 pages.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 961-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 961-a-b

Local Note
Local Note
The material was collected by Mr Berton in May, 1851, and written down by him on November 15, 1852. A copy was also made by Alex. Pinart in 1877.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yuki Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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