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Choctaw Festival Day 1 - Choctaw Song

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Choctaw Festival Day 2 - Choctaw Song

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Robert Rankin papers

Creator:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
31.77 Linear feet (55 boxes, 1 map folder)
196 Sound recordings
Culture:
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Field notes
Date:
1886, 1914, 1956-2011
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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. The collection includes 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.

The 196 sound recordings include material from Rankin's work with the last native speakers of both the Quapaw and Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) languages. The collection includes extensive research on these languages along with research on other facets of the Siouan language family. Rankin's close collaboration with colleagues and tribes is well documented, especially his work with linguists John E. Koontz and W.L. Ballard, as well as his contributions to language documentation efforts including the Handbook of North American Indians, the Annotated Dictionary of Kaw (Kanza), and the Comparative Siouan Dictionary. The collection also includes sound recordings and notes from Rankin's study of the Romanian language as part of his graduate study.
Arrangement:
The Robert Rankin papers are arranged in 9 series: Series 1. Quapaw, 1972-1991, undated; Series 2. Kaw (Kansa, Kanza), circa 1970-2011, undated; Series 3. Field notebooks, 1981-1983, 1995, undated; Series 4. Subject and correspondence files, 1886, 1956-2007, undated; Series 5. Conferences and professional associations, 1974-2010; Series 6. Writings, 1975-2010, undated; Series 7. Teaching and academic files, 1973-2006, undated; Series 8. Romanian study, 1914, 1962-1972, undated; Series 9. Sound recordings, 1963-1987, undated.
Biographical Note:
Chronology

1939 -- Born January 17

1960 -- Graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Romance Languages

1966-1968 -- Fulbright Fellowship in Romania researching Romanian dialects

1968 -- M.A. in Linguistics, University of Chicago

1969 -- Started at the University of Kansas as an Acting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

1972 -- Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Chicago

1972 -- Became an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kansas

1973 -- Language work with the Quapaw

1973-1974 -- Began work with the Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) language that continued for the rest of his life

1986 -- Became a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kansas

2005 -- Retired from the University of Kansas

2014 -- Died on February 24

Robert Rankin was a professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas who spent the majority of his career working with American Indian languages in the Siouan language family. He began his career studying romance languages as part of his undergraduate and graduate work and completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Romania (1966-1968) examining regional linguistic differences. He began teaching at the University of Kansas in 1969 and was introducted to the Choctaw language in Summer 1972 while teaching a field methods course. He became fascinated with American Indian languages and started working with the remaining native speakers of the Quapaw tribe in early 1973. When there were no more native speakers left, he started working with the Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) language. When he began this research in 1973-1974, there were only four fluent speakers of Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) left. He continued studying the language until well after his retirement from the University of Kansas in 2005. Rankin died on February 24, 2014 in Kansas City, MO.

Sources consulted: "Robert L. Rankin obituary," Lawrence Journal-World, March 1-5, 2014 http://obituaries.ljworld.com/obituaries/ljworld/obituary.aspx?pid=169905179
Provenance:
This collection was transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Robert Rankin's wife, Carolyn Rankin, in 2014.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Yuchi language  Search this
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Field notes
Citation:
Robert Rankin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2014-16
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Field methods, liguistics 280: Choctaw language, field notes

Collection Creator:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Robert Rankin papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Robert Rankin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 2435 English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Sylestine, Harden  Search this
Extent:
5,400 Items (cards )
4 Boxes
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dictionaries
Date:
1906-1913
Scope and Contents:
Alabama-English, 2433 typed cards in 2 boxes; English-Alabama, approximately 3000 typed and autograph A. cards in 2 boxes. Includes terms written in pencil and marked "(K)," which may be terms in Koasati. Informants are Harden Sylestine and others.
Swanton's arrangement of the Alabama-English section is generally alphabetical, with many terms grouped together by stesm. The cards have been stamped with consecutive numbers 1-2433, and Swanton's order has been preserved. Cards that had been clipped together now have a second number, beginning with 1 for the first in a clipped group (e.g., if cards 25-27 were found clipped together, they would now be numbered 25-1, 26-2, 27-3).
The Alabama-English section (with sequentially numbered cards) contains utterances identifiable by a following number in parentheses. If the number does not begin with zero, apparently if refers to Swanton's page numbers in his rough field notes (M 4151 "second set"). Numbers beginning with zero seem to refer to the"first set," MS 4151-- Karen Lupardus, August 18, 1978.
Biographical / Historical:
The note by Swanton preceding Alabama-English section reads? "The material marked (H) was furnished by an Alabama Indian, Harden Sylestine, who translated in his own way. His translation is usually preserved lest a mistake be made in altering; the material is to be corrected later. This includes all of my Alabama material except 12 pages of text by native informants and a vocabulary which for the most part duplicates what has been given."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2435
Place:
Texas Polk County
Other Archival Materials:
Related Collection: Manuscript 4151
Related Collection: Manuscript 7360
Related Collection: Manuscript 7361
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Dictionaries
Citation:
Manuscript 2435, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2435
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2474 Choctaw vocabulary and local names

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
McCurtain, Edmund, 1842-1890  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2474
Local Note:
Notebook
Place:
D.C Washington
Topic:
Choctaw language  Search this
Names -- Choctaw  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2474, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2474
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4484-b "A few hints to aid the English student at the commencement of his study of the Choctaw language"

Creator:
Byington, Cyrus, 1793-1868  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
July 7, 1868
Scope and Contents:
Contains grammatical notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4484-b
Local Note:
Annotated document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4484-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4484B
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 665 Grammar of the Choctaw language

Author:
Byington, Cyrus, 1793-1868  Search this
Extent:
288 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1865
Scope and Contents:
There appear to be several revisions of an original designed to have nine chapters. For full description, see Pilling's Muskogean bibliography (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 9, page 16). Dr. Brinton published a brief summary of this work in 1870.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 665
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 665, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS665
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 580-c Choctaw vocabulary

Creator:
Wright, Allen, active 1873-1880  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1866
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary in handwriting of Reverend Allen Wright. Autograph notation on page 1: "For comparison with Wright's" (Choctaw vocabulary.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 580-c
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Topic:
Choctaw language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 580-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS580C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 584 Choctaw vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Hudson, Peter James, 1861-1938  Search this
Extent:
72 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January, 1885
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in J.W. Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1877.
Biographical / Historical:
According to a notation on the title page, Peter Hudson, of Eagletown, Indian Territory, was a sophomore in January 1885 and enrolled in the classical course at Drury College, North Springfield, Missouri. "Paul Roulet of that institution writes: "He (P. Hudson) came to us six years since, not knowing a word of English, and has proved himself far superior in intellectual power to any we have yet had from the Indian Territory."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 584
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Place:
North Springfield Missouri
Topic:
Choctaw language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 584, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS584
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 586 Cha'hta (Choctaw) vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1881-82
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in J.W. Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. It is a dialect of southeastern Louisiana, collected in various settlements in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana.
Biographical / Historical:
Includes on title page autograph notes regarding Gatschet's efforts in collecting "only terms for concrete objects and actions" which are not to be found in Byington's Dictionary."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 586
Local Note:
Additional notes, page 239, on the words and sentences collected at New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14, 1882 read: "They could not be revised with the help of any other Indians, and therefore no implicit reliance can be placed on them."
Manuscript signed document
Topic:
Choctaw language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 586, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS586
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 567 Words, phrases, and sentences in the Cha'hta language. Collected in October 1886 at Trout Creek, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Johnson, Samuel Gibson  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes added Manuscript annotations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 567
Local Note:
Manuscript document signed
Place:
Trout Creek, Catahoula Parish Louisiana
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 567, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS567
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 580-b Autograph copy of Manuscript Number 580-a, "Chahta or Choctaw" vocabulary in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary, with some revised Manuscript annotations

Creator:
Wright, Allen, active 1873-1880  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca.1866
Scope and Contents:
"Choctaw Alphabet," with orthographic and phonetic notations. No date. Manuscript document. 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 580-b
Local Note:
Manuscript document signed
Topic:
Choctaw language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 580-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS580B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 580-a Chahta or Choctaw vocabulary

Creator:
Wright, Allen, active 1873-1880  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January 26, 1866
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. Includes names of the "Chahta Delegation to Washington, 1866."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 580-a
Local Note:
Manuscript document signed
Topic:
Delegations -- Choctaw  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 580-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS580A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4201 Southeast ethnographic and vocabulary notes

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Billy, Baptiste  Search this
Informant:
Billiot, Billy  Search this
Verdine, Yeet  Search this
Bohanan, Anthony  Search this
Lewis, Jackson  Search this
Extent:
163 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Ofo  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Houma  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diaries
Date:
May, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Includes: census of Indian families in several Louisiana towns, pages 2 and 200; Houma vocabulary, pages 3, 198, and 4; Alibamu belt design, page 8; Hitchiti and Creek stories, pages 29-33, 172-169; and diagram of "Stomp ground in Greenleaf Mtns. for Natchez and Cherokee," page 58. Diary of May 2-22 [1907] in Louisiana; then proceeds to Indian Territory. In stenographic notebook. Is numbered 1-100 on on side of pages and 101-200 running back the other way on reverse; but notes have been taken in normal order. Partial outline of contents prepared summer, 1970 by M. C. Blaker gives page numbers in order inscribed, Incomplete outline of contents left with manuscript.-- MCB, 6/1972.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4201
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Censuses  Search this
Ofo language  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Alabama language  Search this
Atakapa language  Search this
Hitchiti language  Search this
Creek language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Natchez language  Search this
Tunica language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4201, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4201
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Choctaw Nation Tribe Code Talkers, United States, 2014

Maker:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .7 cm x 7.7 cm; 9/32 in x 3 1/32 in
Object Name:
medal
Place made:
United States
Date made:
2014
Date on object:
2008
Credit Line:
Transfer from the U.S. Mint
ID Number:
2016.0205.71
Accession number:
2016.0205
Catalog number:
2016.0205.71
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9c80-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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CHOCTAW LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: CHAHTA ANUMPA

Type:
Books
Date:
2001
Topic:
Choctaw language--Grammar  Search this
18.91 American Indian languages  Search this
73.06 ethnography  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Choctaw (taal)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Family education and government a discourse in the Choctaw language by L.S. Williams

Title:
Vlla ya╠▓ achukmalit kostininchit, hofanticha he isht anumpa hoke
Duties to children
Author:
Williams, L. S (Loring Stearns) 1796-1879  Search this
Author:
Wright, Alfred 1788-1853  Search this
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  Search this
Printer:
Crocker & Brewster  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages 19 cm
Type:
Texts
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
1835
Topic:
Children--Conduct of life  Search this
Choctaw language  Search this
Christian education of children  Search this
Domestic relations  Search this
Families--Religious life  Search this
Moral education  Search this
Parenting--Religious aspects  Search this
Call number:
PM874 .W55 1835
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Beautiful beyond [sound recording] : Christian songs in native languages / presented by the National Museum of the American Indian

Title:
Christian songs in native languages
Author:
Bass, Howard  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (71 min., 32 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
1988
P2004
Topic:
Sacred music  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Call number:
M2198 .M43 2004
disc 000555
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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The books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, translated into the Choctaw language = Choshua, nan Apesa Vhleha holisso, micha Lulh holisso aiena kvt toshowvt Chahta anumpa toba hoke

Author:
Wright, Alfred 1788-1853  Search this
Physical description:
151, [1], 339, [1] pages 18 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1871
Topic:
Choctaw language  Search this
Call number:
BS345 .C61 1871
BS345.C61 1871
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284954

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