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    • Collection number: 2015-03
    • Relations to this collection: LA 49 relates to this Collection
    • Primary contributor: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher)
    • Additional contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (recorder), Paul Hinze (speaker), Reitha Amen (speaker, consultant), Ruby Miles (consultant), Leo James (consultant, performer), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Dates: 1971-1994
    • Extent: 1 box of file slips, 14 digital files
    • Scope and content: The materials include file slips and audio recordings from Bruce Nevin's fieldwork on Achumawi with various consultants. File slips in the collection come from work with consultant Lela Rhoades in 1971-1974. Sound recordings include several Achumawi texts, songs, and conversations, as well as discussions on various topics in English, English versions of two Pit River stories, and citations by Bruce Nevin on various aspects of the Achumawi language.
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Bruce E. Nevin materials on the Achumawi/Pit River language, SCL 2015-03, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X22V2D2D
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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: 2015-03.007
    • Date: 20 Jun 1994 to 21 Jun 1994
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Reitha Amen (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Recording of two Achumawi stories, in English: "Mother Deer and Mother Bear" and "Pumice-Stone Man". The stories were told to Bruce Nevin's daughters while Reitha (Tiny) Amen (daughter of Lela Rhoades) was visiting the Nevins in Gloucester ca. 1993. 2015-03.007.1 Beginning of "Mother Deer and Mother Bear" is missing. After story, discussion of bear hunting. About 21:00, little ground squirrel gets a belly ache. 25:00 Dancing with the Milky Way girls. 28:55 Coyote and Q̓awílˑá. 33:16 Ground squirrel the fire builder goes to visit Pumice-stone Man (=sát wic̓íˑlúˑyí, “one who smooths obsidian with his feet”). Ends with the squirrel pushing the bear off and running toward where Pumice-stone Man was hiding; the conclusion of this segment, putting an end to the bearʼs presumption, is missing. 2015-03.007.2 Begins with Ground Squirrel going hunting with his bark arrowheads, and Pumice-stone Man giving him good ones, concludes with his return home
    • Collection: Bruce E. Nevin materials on the Achumawi/Pit River language
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: "Mother Deer and Mother Bear" and "Pumice-Stone Man", 2015-03.007, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X26H4FDV
    • Item number: 2015-03.002
    • Date: August 7, 1973; August 12, 1973; August 18, 1973
    • Relations to this bundle: 2015-03.001 references this Item
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Two dictated texts: "The Mouse Brothers and Sayyi" and "Pumice-Stone Man". Digital asset 2015-03.002.001 contains "The Mouse Brothers and Sayyi" in its entirety (alternate title "Mouse Brothers") and the first part of "Pumice-Stone Man" (alternate title "LR: Pumice-Stone Man (A)"), while 2015-03.002.002 contains the final portion of this second text (alternate title "Pumice-Stone Man (B-D)"), beginning at (B) 2:20. File slips derived from the texts are located in 2015-03.001.
    • Collection: Bruce E. Nevin materials on the Achumawi/Pit River language
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: "Mouse Brothers" and "Pumice-Stone Man", 2015-03.002, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2V9861C
    • 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: LA49.038
    • Date: 12 Oct 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.038.001.wav was formerly segment number 037_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Her grandmother and her children.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: A vision, LA 49.038, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17133
    • 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: 2014-21.004.011
    • Date: 1877 to 1957
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), M.A. Baumoff (author)
    • Languages: Yahi, Yana (ynn)
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Extent: 1 folder
    • Description: Copy of “Reports of the University of California Archaeological Survey, No. 40: An Introduction to Yana Archaeology”, by M. A. Baumhoff, dated Oct. 20, 1957, with a few notes written in it; pages 46-47, 62, 69-73, 122, 125, 133, and 250 of a document describing Yana/Yahi materials deposited in archives, possibly limited to materials kept at UC Berkeley, and encompassing work by T.T. Waterman, C.E. Kelsey, E. Sapir, and R.B. Dixon; a photocopying order form the American Philosophical Society filled out by Bruce Nevin for materials on various Californian languages; photocopies of a resource listing manuscripts relating to American Indian Tribes, Language families, and areas, with some notes; copy of Chapter XXIX of Powers and Powell (1877), “Tribes of California: Vol. 3”, entitled “The No’zi, etc”. The materials all originate from a folder labeled “Archive Notes”.
    • Collection: William H. Jacobsen Materials on Indigenous Languages of North America
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Archive Notes, 2014-21.004.011, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23137
    • Item number: 2015-03.004
    • Date: 16 Sep 1992
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Ruby Miles (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Brief autobiographical text by Ruby Miles, from Stone Coal Valley (southwest of Canby, probably "Hantyu", #4 on Kniffen's map, which he considered Astaˑqíˑw̓awí territory, but she thought of it as quite apart unto itself.) Pit River; 13.22 English.
    • Collection: Bruce E. Nevin materials on the Achumawi/Pit River language
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Autobiography, 2015-03.004, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2KS6PJG
    • Item number: LA49.035
    • Date: 05 Oct 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.035.001.wav was formerly segment number 034_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses. Alternate name "LR: Bear woman and Deer Woman". Becomes very faint.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Bear woman, deer woman, and their children, LA 49.035, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17130
    • Item number: LA49.034
    • Date: 05 Oct 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.034.001.wav was formerly segment number 033_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Bigfoot (3 texts), LA 49.034, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17129
    • Item number: LA49.051
    • Date: 20 Nov 1972
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.051.001.wav was formerly segment number 050_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River, beginning at 19:39. Brother Ernie's near-death experience, and the remainder of his life.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Brother Ernie's dream and aftermath, LA 49.051, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17146
    • Item number: LA49.056
    • Date: 20 Nov 1972
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.056.001.wav was formerly segment number 055_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River then retold in English, starting at 2:51. How she nursed her father in his illness. Visitors present told people in church, who then caller her a witch and tried to expel her.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Calling a witch, LA 49.056, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17151
    • Item number: LA49.037
    • Date: 12 Oct 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.037.001.wav was formerly segment number 036_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Consultant's autobiography up to marriage, LA 49.037, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17132
    • Item number: LA49.061
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.061.001.wav was formerly segment number 061_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River, beginning at 6:58.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Consultant's daughter's dream, LA 49.061, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17156
    • Item number: LA49.057
    • Date: 20 Nov 1972
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.057.001.wav was formerly segment number 056_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River, beginning at 10:49. Her father's story of the 1852 round-up and forced march to Round Valley.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Consultant's father's drive to the reservation, LA 49.057, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17152
    • Item number: LA49.048
    • Date: 04 Aug 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), John Craig (consultant), Craven Gibson (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.048.001.wav was formerly segment number 047_1.
    • Place: Bieber
    • Description:  Discussion in Achumawi/Pit River. English glosses for some.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Conversation between consultants, LA 49.048, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17143
    • 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: LA49.036
    • Date: 12 Oct 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.036.001.wav was formerly segment number 035_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Coyote and bullhead fish, LA 49.036, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17131
    • Item number: LA49.039
    • Date: 12 Oct 1971
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.039.001.wav was formerly segment number 038_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Coyote and frog's disguise, LA 49.039, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17134
    • Item number: LA49.058
    • Date: 20 Nov 1972
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Lela Rhoades (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.058.001.wav was formerly segment number 057_1.
    • Place: Redding
    • Description:  Story told in English then retold in Achumawi/Pit River, beginning at 20:32. Continuation of LA 49.057 up to the time of his decision to return to Hat Creek at about age 30.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Death of consultant's father's father and Father's childhood and travels, LA 49.058, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17153
    • Item number: LA49.050
    • Date: 27 Jul 1970
    • Contributors: Edna Webster (consultant), Bruce E. Nevin (researcher)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.050.001.wav was formerly segment number 049_1.
    • Place: Fall River Mills
    • Description:  Discussion in Achumawi/Pit River then English.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Discussion of church fellowship, LA 49.050, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17145
    • 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: LA49.047
    • Date: 10 Feb 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Craven Gibson (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.047.001.wav was formerly segment number 046_1.
    • Place: Bieber
    • Description:  Discussion in Achumawi/Pit River then in English, starting at 4:45.
    • Collection: The Bruce E. Nevin collection of Achumawi/Pit River sound recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Discussion of girl's puberty rites, LA 49.047, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17142
    • 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: LA49.001
    • 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: LA49.046
    • Date: 10 Feb 1970
    • Contributors: Bruce E. Nevin (researcher), Craven Gibson (consultant)
    • Language: Achumawi (acv)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Digital asset LA49.046.001.wav was formerly segment number 045_1.
    • Place: Bieber
    • Description:  Discussion in Achumawi/Pit River. No English glosses.
    • 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 proof that the consultant's sister-in-law is Pit River, LA 49.046, Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/17141