Pages numbered in sequence from 3496-3706. Pages 3496-3673: Aleut-English vocabulary, sentences and grammatical constructions, in partial alphabetical order. Approximately 1900 words. Pages 3674-3706: Ingalik-English vocabulary, in alphabetical order, approximately 350 words.
Biographical / Historical:
This volume is listed in Pilling, B.A.E. Bulletin 1, 1887, page 94, as part of a manuscript folio that he calls "Contributions to the natural history of North America." Report on observations made in Ungava and Labrador in 1882-1884 by Lucien M. Turner. "B.A.E. Manuscripts 2505-a and 2505-b also form part of this report, and three is an additional volume with pages numbered 1842-2127 (listed in Pilling as "Ethnology of the Innuit,") which had not been located in 6/63. Manuscript 2505-c has not been titled by Turner, but the cover is marked in his handwriting with Roman Numerals XXV & XXVI. These numberals do not seem to be related to the pagination and possibly refer to the state before binding.
Includes: (1) "A Comparison between Yuma, Acoma, and Alaska Indian Songs" 19 pages. (2) Descriptive analysis of seven Acoma songs 7 pages. (3) Material relating to eight Alaska Indian songs sung by James Fox and recorded by the Reverend John W. Chapman at Anvik, Alaska. The songs are those of the waterspirit, crane, fox, owl, woodpecker, jay, porcupine, and crow. They have been identified as being Ingalik, perhaps on the basis of where they were recorded. The words, if there were any, have not been included in the transcriptions. (a) Descriptive analysis 2 pages. (b) Three sets of musical transcriptions (15 pages) plus a photostatic copy of one set. The three transcriptions differ in small but significant ways. (c) Forms used in analyzing the songs 16 pages. (d) Fragment of a note that includes information about Fox, Chapman, and the acquisition of the sound recordings by the Bureau of American Ethnology 1 page. (e) Fragment of a note about the songs and the quality of the recordings 1 page. (f) Fragment of a letter, Chapman to Densmore, May 11, 1931, including information incorporated in f, above 2 pages.
NAA MS 3137
A Comparison between Yuma, Acoma, and Alaska Indian Songs
Texts with interlinear and free translation. Contents: (1) The Raven. Text, 6 pages, no free translation. (2) How the Fox became red. Text, 1 page, free translation. 1 page. (3) Gichluan (a bird). Text, 1 page, free translation, 1 page. (4) The Sun and Moon. Text, 5 pages, free translation, 4 pages.