Language

A. Audio Recordings

 

A1. Nez Perce Cultural Camp & Wilson, Elizabeth; Nez Perce Stories. [2008] 2008.

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 7 of Nimipuutímt. Vol. 1: 1 CD.

Contents: “Track 1: Mountain Goat weeyekin song,” “Track 2: Indian Religion,” “Track 3: River Wind tiiyaapoo,” “Track 4: Coyote Story,” “Track 5: Cannibal story & songs,” “Track 6: Walla Wallapoo,” “Track 7: Medicine Man’s Cure,” “Track 8: Coyote Story,” “Track 9: Coyote Story,” “Track 10: Walla Wallapoo part 1,” “Track 11: Walla Wallapoo part 2”

Description: Stories and songs, religious or otherwise. Stories told in English, songs sung in Nez Perce.

Keywords: Legends, Culture, Religion, Language, Oral Traditions, Audio Recordings

 

B. Transcriptions

 

B1. Axtell, Horace and Aragon, Margo; A Little Bit of Wisdom: Conversations with a Nez Perce Elder [1997] 1997

A Little Bit of Wisdom / Conversations with a Nez Perce Elder / by / Horace P. Axtell / and / Margo Aragon / A James R. Hepworth Book / Confluence Press / Lewiston, Idaho

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. picture of Horace Axtell; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Table of Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-xi. ‘Preface;’ xii. blank; 1. half title; 2-211. text; 212. blank; 213-14. ‘Epilogue;’ 215-17. ‘Glossary;’ unpaginated page. blank; unpaginated page. design; unpaginated blank

Text Contents: “It’s Good to Have an Indian Name,” “Strong Spiritual Feelings,” “Grandmother Told Me This,” “Borrowed Language,” “These Old Powers,” “All My Uncles,” “The Old Man,” “They Wanted To Kill Us,” “Warriors and War,” “Inside the Walls,” “Getting Back To My Plan,” “It’s My Turn,” “Coming Back to the Indian Ways,” “Don’t Call Me Chief,” “Washington, D.C.,” “When You Talk From Your Heart”

Description: Transcriptions of autobiographical oral recordings by Isluumts (Horace Axtell), a contemporary Nez Perce elder. Special focus on Nez Perce and Christian religions among the Nez Perce living side-by-side.

Keywords: Culture, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B8. Hunn, Eugene S., Morning Owl, E. Thomas, Cash Cash, Phillip E., and Engum, Jennifer Karson; Čáw Pawá Láakni: They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla [2015] 2015

Čáw Pawá Láakni / They Are Not Forgotten / Sahaptian Place Names Atlas / of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla / Eugene S. Hunn / E. Thomas Morning Owl / Phillip E. Cash Cash / Jennifer Karson Engum / with / Daniel B. Haug, Roberta L. Conner, Bruce J. Rigsby, / John M. Chess, Modesta J. Minthorn / Tamástslikt Cultural Institute / Pendleton, Oregon / In association with Ecotrust / Portland, Oregon

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. picture of the Blue Moutains; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi-vii. ‘Contents;’ viii-ix. ‘Maps;’ x. blank; xi. ‘Opening;’ xii. blank; xiii. ‘Foreword: Iwaačanáay ‘This Is How It Was;’’ xiv. quote from Eugene S. Hunn; xv. ‘Preface: Áwna Wiya’uyikíkta ‘Now We Will Begin From Where We Left Off;’’ xvi. quotes from Roberta L. Conner and Jennifer Karson Engum; xvii. ‘Preface: Nawapxwiśtáymaśa ‘Voicing Diverse Thoughts;’’ xviii. blank; xix. ‘Preface: Šapásukwatimat ‘For You to Understand the Writing;’’ xx. blank; xxi. ‘Preface: Phonetic Pronounciation Key for Sahaptian;’ xxii. blank; 1. half title; 2. ‘Where We Lived and Traveled’ map; 4-187. text; 188. blank; 189. ‘Closing;’ 190. blank; 191. ‘Kwałánawašamataš ‘Thankful to You All;’’ 192. picture of Wáapnis; 193-228. ‘Appendices;’ 229-30. ‘Bibliography;’ 231-32. ‘Authors and Contributors;’ 233. ‘Illustration Credits;’ 234. blank; 235-40. ‘Subject Index;’ 241-44. ‘Native Place Names Index; 245-48. ‘English Place Names;’ 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Part I – Testimonies: Waapaxwináwaša ‘Speaking Words of Testimony’”: Pawiyáninxana ‘They Used to Travel Around,’” “Wiyá’uyt Wapáxwini ‘We Are Beginning Our Testimony,’” “Naamí Tiičaamítimná ‘The Heart of Our Country,’” “Tiičám ku Sínwit ‘Lands and Languages,’” “Núunim Titwatíitin’ Wéetes ‘Our Storied Earth,’” “Walsáyčasminšmi Tiičám ‘The Land of Story Time,’” “Wéeteskin’ix Cùukwe ‘Knowledge From the Earth,’” “Panáykukša Ánimay ‘They Are Gathering for Winter,’” “Pašúwaša Tímanina Tiičámna ‘They Are Cutting Up the Marked Land,’” “Panakpuušayšáykš ‘Caring for a Legacy,’” “Anakú Waníčtna Papáyšinxa ‘When They Bring Out a Name,’” “Patánaknuwiša Naamípa Áwtnipamápa ‘They Are Protecting Our Sacred and Traditional Sites’” “Part 2 – Place Names and Maps: Tiičaminšmí Sukwanáwit ‘Espistimology of the Land’”: “Uytpamá Kútkut ‘The First Work,’” “Naamí Watikš ‘Our Tracks’”

Description: Atlas of place names used by the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla.

Note: Many place names recorded in a language known as Nuumiipuutím, or Cayuse Nez Perce. The two tribes are closely related.

Keywords: Culture, Geography, Language, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B12. Karson, Jennifer, ed.; wiyáxayxt: as days go by: wiyáakaa’awn: Our History, Our Land, and Our People: The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla

wiyáxayxt * as days go by * wiyáakaa’awn / Out History, Our Land, and Our People / The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla / Edited by Jennifer Karson / Published by Tamástsliky Cultural Institute, Pendleton / & Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland / in association with the University of Washington Press, Seattle and London

Location: Joseph Public Library; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. ‘Cayuse Sisters;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; v-vi. ‘Contributors;’ vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-x. ‘Foreword: A Conversation with Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.;’ xi-xii. ‘Preface;’ xiii. ‘Acknowledgements;’ xiv. blank; xv-xix. ‘As Days Go By: An Introduction;’ unpaginated blank; 1. quote by Donald Grinde, Jr.; 2. portrait; 3-242. text; 243. blank; 244. portrait; 245-52. ‘Epilogue: Asserting Sovereignty into the Future;’ 253-63. ‘Index;’ unpaginated blank; unpaginated page. ‘Photographs and Credites;’ 3 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Tamánwit,” “Oral Traditions of the Natítaytma,” “Early Contact and Incursion, 1700-1850,” “Wars, Treaties, and the Beginning of Reservation Life,” “Through Change and Transition: Treaty Commitments Made and Broken,” “The Beginning of Modern Tribal Governance and Enacting Sovereignty,” “Self-Determination and Recovery,” “Other Important Events in Contemporary Tribal History”

Description: History of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes based on oral histories by tribe members themselves.

Note: Though this book is not specifically a work about the Nez Perce, it has been included for two reasons: the Cayuse’s close relationship to the Nez Perce in many regards and the fact that many contributors for the book profess Nez Perce heritage.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Culture, Geography, Politics, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions, Language, Legends

 

H. Criticism

 

H10. Penn, W.S.; Feathering Custer [2001, 2004] 2001

University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln & London / W. S. Penn Feathering Custer

Location: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 2 unpaginated blank; i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vi. ‘Contents;’ viii. ‘Acknowledgements;’ ix. half title; x. blank; 1-226. text; 227-40. ‘Notes;’ 8 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Tonto Meets Chuang Tzu,” “Paving with Good Intentions,” “Tradition and the Individual Imitation,” “Leaving the Parlor,” “Donne Talkin’,” “Killing Ourselves with Language as Such,” “In the Gazebo,” “In the Garden of the Gods,” “Feathering Custer,” “Critical Arts”

Description: Essay collection by part-Nez Perce author W. S. Penn regarding writing, language, and the Nez Perce/Native American experience.

Reviews: Nelson, Joshua B. “Review of Feathering Custer by W. S. Penn.” Review of Feathering Custer, by W. S. Penn. Great Plains Quarterly, Summer 2003. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3408&context=greatplainsquarterly

“Feathering Custer.” Review of Feathering Custer, by W. S. Penn. Publisher’s Weekly, August 27, 2001. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8032-3731-5

Keywords: Criticism, Culture, Language

 

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