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    • Collection number: LA256
    • Primary contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Additional contributors: Verdena Parker (singer), Silis-ch Jackson (speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Dates: approximately 2003 - 2006
    • Extent: 35 cassette tapes, 6 film reels
    • Historical information: Verdena Parker was born and raised in Hoopa Valley, California in 1936 and spoke Hupa as her first language. She later moved with her family to Winston, Oregon but continued to speak Hupa daily until the death of her mother in 1997. One of the few remaining fluent first-language speakers of Hupa, in the early 2000s she got involved with Hupa revitalization and documentation activities, serving as a consulting expert on the Hupa language for various projects and classes in Hoopa Valley. Beginning in 2005 she also collaborated with researchers based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
    • Scope and content: The recordings in this collection are the result of Verdena Parker's efforts to document her knowledge of the Hupa language for posterity. From approximately 2003 to 2006, she created a series of audio cassettes featuring her speaking Hupa for use in language revitalization programs. The recordings include a wide variety of texts (traditional stories, oral history, and other narrative genres), vocabulary, translations of English texts into Hupa, and observations on traditional and contemporary life in Hoopa Valley. Some of the texts are told in Hupa alternating with English translations, but many others are told in Hupa alone.
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films, LA 256, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/collection/10222
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    • Item number: LA256.003
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 003_A.wav and 003_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Side A includes discussion of sexual mores and Verdena telling anecdotes from her life in Hupa with English translations. Side B contains miscellaneous Hupa vocabulary followed by the story of Rough-nose in Hupa with English translation.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.003, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14763
    • Item number: LA256.004
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 004_A.wav and 004_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Edited copy of tape 005 (LA 256.5).
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.004, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14805
    • Item number: LA256.021
    • Date: approximately 2003
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 021_A.wav and 021_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: First in a series of ten cassettes containing untranslated Hupa texts. Contents are described more fully by Mrs. Parker in a notebook on file with the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. This tape, labeled "#1" by Mrs. Parker, is described in that notebook as including a description of a visit to Hoopa Valley, anecdotes from her own life, and stories about strange happenings in Hoopa Valley, a famine and a huge animal, an underground tunnel up a mountain, a small child who went missing, and old people.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.021, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14820
    • Item number: LA256.011
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 011_A.wav and 011_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa traditional stories told in Hupa and English. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.011, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14811
    • Item number: LA256.013
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 013_A.wav and 013_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories and vocabulary. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.013, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14813
    • Item number: LA256.008
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 008_A.wav and 008_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Discussion of Hupa marriage customs in English and translation of wedding vows from Engish into Hupa.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.008, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14808
    • Item number: LA256.019
    • Date: 2006 March 10
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 019_A.wav and 019_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Verdena Parker reads a text by Sam Brown about the Jump Dance published in P.E. Goddard's "Hupa Texts". See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.019, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14818
    • Item number: LA256.015
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 015_A.wav and 015_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories and vocabulary. Much of the content is duplicated on tape #14 (LA 256.15), but the two do not appear to be exact copies of each other. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.015, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14815
    • Item number: LA256.005
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 005_A.wav and 005_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa texts, vocabulary, and phrases. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.005, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14836
    • Item number: LA256.002
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 002_A.wav and 002_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Miscellaneous Hupa vocabulary and phrases with discussion in English of traditional and contemporary Hupa life and culture. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.002, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14835
    • Item number: LA256.027
    • Date: approximately 2003
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 027_A.wav and 027_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Seventh in a series of ten cassettes containing untranslated Hupa texts. Contents are described more fully by Mrs. Parker in a notebook on file with the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. This tape, labeled "#7" by Mrs. Parker, is described in that notebook as including a number of texts. See audio segments for more detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.027, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14826
    • Item number: LA256.023
    • Date: 2003 May 2
    • Relations to this bundle: LA 256.024 references this Item
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 023_A.wav and 023_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Third in a series of ten cassettes containing untranslated Hupa texts. Contents are described more fully by Mrs. Parker in a notebook on file with the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. This tape, labeled "#3" by Mrs. Parker, is described in that notebook as including a number of traditional stories: "Across the Sea Old Man," the creation of animals, a story about Skunk, and a story about Animal people. Also includes commentary about medicine men and the Jump Dance.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.023, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14822
    • Item number: LA256.020
    • Date: 2003 March 18
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 020_A.wav and 020_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Untranslated texts in Hupa. Labels on cassette ("Hoopa Talk" and "Original tape #1") suggests the content may be the same as the content on tape LA 256.31, but the two are not exact copies of each other.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.020, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14819
    • Item number: LA256.017
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 017_A.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Side A: Translation of a poem from English to Hupa and discussion of vocabulary used in the translation. Side B blank.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.017, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14816
    • Item number: LA256.009
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 009_A.wav and 009_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories and vocabulary, including discussion in Hupa of high-profile criminal cases in the media (Scott Peterson, Robert Blake, Michael Jackson).
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.009, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14809
    • Item number: LA256.025
    • Date: approximately 2003
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 025_A.wav and 025_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Fifth in a series of ten cassettes containing untranslated Hupa texts. Contents are described more fully by Mrs. Parker in a notebook on file with the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. This tape, labeled "#5" by Mrs. Parker, is described in that notebook as including texts about doctoring and the Brush Dance, prayers, traditions concerning chiefs, marriage, and death, and a war at Deesh Ton-Ah-Din. See audio segments for more detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.025, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14824
    • Item number: LA256.016
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 016_A.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Side A: Miscellaneous Hupa vocabulary and phrases, including words related to swimming, measuring time, and emotions. Side B: blank.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.016, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14837
    • Item number: LA256.028
    • Date: approximately 2003
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 028_A.wav and 028_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Eighth in a series of ten cassettes containing untranslated Hupa texts. Contents are described more fully by Mrs. Parker in a notebook on file with the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. This tape, labeled "#8" by Mrs. Parker, is described in that notebook as including a number of texts. See audio segments for more detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.028, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14827
    • Item number: LA256.031
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 031_A.wav and 031_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Untranslated texts in Hupa. Label on cassette ("Hoopa Talk, Original #1") suggests the content may be the same as the content on tape LA 256.20, but the two are not exact copies of each other.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.031, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14830
    • Item number: LA256.006
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributors: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker, singer), Silis-ch Jackson (speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 006_A.wav, 006_A-1.wav, 006_A-2.wav, 006_A-3.wav, and 006_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories and vocabulary. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.006, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14806
    • Item number: LA256.022
    • Date: approximately 2003
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 022_A.wav and 022_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Second in a series of ten cassettes containing untranslated Hupa texts. Contents are described more fully by Mrs. Parker in a notebook on file with the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. This tape, labeled "#2" by Mrs. Parker, is described in that notebook as including a story about her grandmother and grandfather's life together, discussion of graves, the story of the Frog and the Moon, the story of Miss Bat and Mr. Rat, and several stories about Coyote.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.022, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14821
    • Item number: LA256.033
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 033_A.wav and 033_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Miscellaneous Hupa vocabulary and phrases. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.033, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14832
    • Item number: LA256.012
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 012_A.wav and 012_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories; discussion of marriage customs. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.012, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14812
    • Item number: LA256.014
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 014_A.wav and 014_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories and vocabulary. Much of the content is duplicated on tape #15 (LA 256.15), but the two do not appear to be exact copies of each other. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.014, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14814
    • Item number: LA256.007
    • Date: approximately 2003-2006
    • Contributor: Verdena Parker (creator, speaker)
    • Language: Hupa
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Previously named 007_A.wav and 007_B.wav
    • Extent: 1 cassette
    • Description: Hupa stories and vocabulary. See audio segments for detailed descriptions of Side A and Side B.
    • Collection: The Verdena Parker Collection of Hupa Sound Recordings and Films
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Hupa audio recording, LA 256.007, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/14807