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Creators:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
undated
Size:
8 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1922
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Also reprint from American Anthropologist, Volume 12, Number 1-January-March 1910 containing Mr Harrington's article comparing the Kiowan and the Tanoan phonetics.

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Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Dates:
undated
Size:
2 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1024B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copy in hand of George Gibbs, marked, "Simpson No. 3." Gives one native term only for each English word.

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Creators:
Trager, Felicia Harben, 1930-
Zaharlick, Ann Marie, 1947-
Trager, George L.
Dates:
1952 - 1990
Size:
130 Sound recordings
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2012-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection consists of Amy Zaharlick's research and sound recordings on Picuris and other Pubeloan languages as well as the field recordings and notes given to Zaharlick by anthropologist and fellow Picuris specialist, George L. Trager.

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Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Loew, O. (Oscar), 1844-
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899
Antonia, Marie
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Dates:
ca. 1890's
Size:
216 Items (ca. 216 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2028
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The material is in the handwriting of A.S. Gatschet, in a composition book. In the same volume are numerous miscellaneous notes, many in German script; brief bibliographic notes, and notes of an apparently personal nature. There are also extracts from the Codex Wangianus, from Charles Lyell, and from others. In addition, there is a Chinese vocabula...

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Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886
Husband, Bruce
Encinas, Fr
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863
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Dates:
undated
Size:
183 Items (numbered pages )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1627
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

On page 129-134, there is a Comanche vocabulary alongside with Spanish and Luiseno. Follows items called for in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. Some Comanche terms lacking.

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Creators:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-
Dates:
1886, 1914, 1956-2011
Size:
31.77 Linear feet (55 boxes, 1 map folder)
196 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Robert Rankin papers, 1886, 1914, 1956-2011, document his field work, research, and professional activities, primarily in relation to his work studying American Indian languages. Rankin was professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. The collection consists of sound recordings, field notebooks, vocabulary lists and bibliographies, dictionaries, research files, slip files, word lists, correspondence, ephemera, notes, readings and reprints, writings, drafts, and teaching materials. This includes materials from Rankin's work with the last native speakers of the Quapaw and Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) languages and subsequent research, writings, and collaborations with tribes and fellow linguists.

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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