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    • Collection number: LA49
    • Relations to this collection: SCL 2015-03 relates to this Collection
    • Primary contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Additional contributors: Edna Webster (consultant), Rile Webster (consultant), Craven Gibson (consultant), John Craig (consultant), Lela Rhoades (researcher)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Dates: 1970-1974
    • Scope and content: Linguistic field recordings: linguistic data; stories; ethnographic data; songs; additional ethnographic or ethnohistorical texts, conversation in English, reminiscences. Some English glosses and translations provided.; Digitization supported by NEH Preservation/Access Grant
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings, LA 49, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/collection/10089

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    • Item number: LA49.001
    • Date: 25 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.001.001.wav was formerly segment number 001_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  English only. Begins with discussion of LA 49.042 (my re-elicitation of a de Angulo creation story ms. with Johnnie Craig). I was checking the re-elicitation with her. She contrasts her story about coming to earth from a first home on the moon. She refers to Kwan as Jesus. Discussion of character of the animals and the mythic people so named, particularly Coyote and Silver-gray Fox.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Discussion of the creation of the world and creation stories, LA 49.001, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17096
    • Item number: LA49.002
    • Date: 25 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.002.001.wav was formerly segment number 002_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Alternate title "LR2: Fox and Hungry Coyote". Story that was prefaced in LA49.001. This is after the creation of the world. Fox obtains food, etc. by magical, prayerful means. Coyote attempts the same methods, with unfortunate results.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Coyote and Fox after the creation of the world, LA 49.002, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17097
    • Item number: LA49.003
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.003.001.wav was formerly segment number 003_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Alternate title, "LR2: From the Moon to the Earth". The story that was prefaced in LA49.001. How the old home on the moon was destroyed by fire, but Fox helped people escape. Coyote got on at the last minute. Later, he started introducing bad ways again. That's what's happening today.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Escape from the moon and creation of the world, LA 49.003, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17098
    • Item number: LA49.004
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.004.001.wav was formerly segment number 004_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Song in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Alternate name "LR: Songs" 14. From Samson Grant (Lela Rhoades' father).
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Gambling song, LA 49.004, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17099
    • Item number: LA49.005
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.005.001.wav was formerly segment number 005_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Song in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Some discussion in English. 1. 0:00 Song for warm-up wardance (vocables). 2. 1:10 (alternate title "LR: Songs" 7) Song describing Samson Grant's vision. 3. 2:08 Discussion.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Two war dance songs, LA 49.005, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17100
    • Item number: LA49.006
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.006.001.wav was formerly segment number 006_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Song in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Some discussion in English. Alternate name "LR: Songs" 8. "Death flute" prophesy song. Sissun Jim was Wintun, sang in Pit River. The segment begins with a song about a pileated woodpecker, LA 49.054, belonging to LA 49.011, rejected as the wrong song for this. It appears that Sissun Jim was the Wintun doctor referenced in that story, who drove the deer away. Discussion of flute-making.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Sissun Jim's prophesy song, LA 49.006, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17101
    • Item number: LA49.007
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.007.001.wav was formerly segment number 007_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Song in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Some discussion in English. Alternate title "LR: Songs" 9. Song of Big Valley doctor, "Pete", telling his vision of heaven when he was doctoring Lela Rhoades' mother. Followed by explanation of the sayyi ("diamond", a coveted bright object). Discussion identifies some of the stories and songs she could record (and later did).
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Untitled song with discussion, LA 49.007, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17102
    • Item number: LA49.008
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.008.001.wav was formerly segment number 008_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Songs in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Discussion in English and Achumawi/Pit River. Begins with words of song on LA 49.007 (alternate title "LR: Songs"). 1:49 Words of Samson Grant's love song; 3:01 the song; 4:02 English (alternate title "LR: Songs" 10). 7:12 Her grandmother's love song; 8:18 Discussion of song about girl who froze to death under her lover (alternate title "LR: Songs" 11). 9:12 That song; 10:12 English; 11:17 Courtship song explanations (alternate title "LR: Songs" 12). 12:12 Courtship song (alternate title "LR: Songs" 13).
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Discussion of love songs; includes some songs, LA 49.008, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17103
    • Item number: LA49.009
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.009.001.wav was formerly segment number 009_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Song in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Discussion in English. Alternate title "LR: Songs" 2. Samson Grant's Butterfly Woman (=angel) song.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Heavenly Butterfly Woman song with discussion, LA 49.009, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17104
    • Item number: LA49.010
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.010.001.wav was formerly segment number 010_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Song in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Discussion in English. Samson Grant's prophesy about little devils, equated with young people who have turned bad. Advice to caution ones children against them. 0:56 song. Alternate title "LR: Songs" 7.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Little Devil's Coming. A prophesy song with discussion., LA 49.010, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17105
    • Item number: LA49.011
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.011.001.wav was formerly segment number 011_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description: , 3:1, and 3:2. Story in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Discussion in English. Alternate title "LR: Father finds the deer". Begins with discussion of what doctors can do. No one could find deer to kill for several years. Samson Grant uses his power to find out why and to fix the problem, and they are able to find and kill deer again. English rendition published in Luthin (2002) Surviving through the days.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Story of when the consultant's father finds a deer, LA 49.011, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17106
    • Item number: LA49.012
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.012.001.wav was formerly segment number 012_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Alternate title "LR: Bear Doctor cures a thief". English first, then Pit River at 9:06.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: A woman bear doctor cures a thief, LA 49.012, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17107
    • Item number: LA49.013
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.013.001.wav was formerly segment number 013_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Discussion in English. Discussion of Deer Man, whose story and song are given in LA 49.015. Lela's son Willard wanted to be a doctor. Samson Grant's father and grandmother (related to the Bear Woman doctor) were both doctors.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Discussion of consultant's family, LA 49.013, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17108
    • Item number: LA49.014
    • Date: 27 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.014.001.wav was formerly segment number 014_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Enlglish then retold in Achumawi/Pit River. Alternate title "LR: Lone Goose Basket Design". Pit River begins at 4:50.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Story of the Lone Goose in the basket design, LA 49.014, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17109
    • Item number: LA49.015
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.015.001.wav was formerly segment number 015_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Discussion in English. Story told in Enlglish then retold in Achumawi/Pit River. Discussion of consulting three doctors independently about a crime before conviction. His song begins at 9:16 (alternate title "LR: Songs" 5). His story in Pit River begins at 14:13 (alternate title "LR: Deer Man").
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Story of Deer Man; includes a song. Many introductory remarks and discussion of justice before the story, LA 49.015, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17110
    • Item number: LA49.016
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.016.001.wav was formerly segment number 016_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Enlglish then retold in Achumawi/Pit River. Describes how Samson Grant located a drowned man. Pit River begins at 8:39.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Story of when the consultant's father found a dead man, LA 49.016, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17111
    • Item number: LA49.017
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.017.001.wav was formerly segment number 017_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River then retold in English.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Story about a lost shawl, LA 49.017, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17112
    • Item number: LA49.018
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.018.001.wav was formerly segment number 018_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River of how Lela Rhoades' grandmother escaped from soldiers with her sister. Alternate title "LR: Grandmother's escape".
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Story of consultant's grandfather's escape from soldiers, LA 49.018, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17113
    • Item number: LA49.019
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.019.001.wav was formerly segment number 019_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Cattle ate poisonous plants and died. People made use of the hide, were accused of theft, fighting resulted.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Poisoned cattle lead to war, LA 49.019, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17114
    • Item number: LA49.020
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.020.001.wav was formerly segment number 020_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River then retold in English of Lela Rhoades' grandfather's life and death. Pit River first, then English at 9:53. Compare LA 49.027.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Life and death of the consultant's grandfather, LA 49.020, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17115
    • Item number: LA49.021
    • Date: 28 Nov 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.021.001.wav was formerly segment number 021_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Text in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. An addendum to LA 49.020, part of the story that she forgot to tell.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Text, LA 49.021, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17116
    • Item number: LA49.022
    • Date: 15 Feb 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.022.001.wav was formerly segment number 022_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River, beginning at 17:57. Incomplete because she would fall asleep before her grandfather finished the story.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: A battle over a diamond, LA 49.022, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17117
    • Item number: LA49.023
    • Date: 16 Feb 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.023.001.wav was formerly segment number 023_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River, beginning at 14:57. The first gambling people.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: God's first gamble, LA 49.023, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17118
    • Item number: LA49.024
    • Date: 16 Feb 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.024.001.wav was formerly segment number 024_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Text in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Continuation of LA 49.027 on other side of tape. Ends with English phrase, "Then let's see, what..come[s] next."
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Untitled text, LA 49.024, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17119
    • Item number: LA49.025
    • Date: 17 Feb 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.025.001.wav was formerly segment number 025_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River then retold in English, beginning at 8:53. The defining and naming of seasons and months.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: The first winter time, LA 49.025, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17120