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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Cowboys continued; Native American & Hawaiian Music; NEA Folk Arts Program: Kmhmu

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Federal Cylinder Project; Native American: Appalachian Ballads

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Federal Cylinder Project: Ethnic Radio

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection - NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 1949-1952

Help up transcribe "NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 1949-1952" (Photo folder 1-3) from the Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection. Please note, we are only seeking transcriptions of the text within these collections. Please do not describe the images. This project contains 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, produced by NABISCO, and packaged in NABISCO Shredded Wheat boxes. These cards were produced in sets of 36 per year for the years 1949 to 1952, were marketed towards children, and depict outdoor activities as romanticized constructions of American Indian identity and life. Language on the cards states the following: "This Injun-uity Manual will help you be resourceful in the woods, in open country, at home, in school, in play, and at work. This manual was prepared by Fred L. Meagher, Indian illustrator and authority, for NABISCO Shredded Wheat." Examples of outdoor activities include Indian Bow Making, Archery, Help Signals, Tracking Game, Points of a Horse, Indian Dances, Fire Prevention, and many more.

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Eastern Algonquian (Mahican/Munsee, Powhatan, Nipmuck): MS 1827: Massachusetts or Natick vocabulary

Created by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and probably published in his major six-volume study of American Indians in the 1850s, this manuscript was utilized during the 2013 Breath of Life Archival Institute held at the NAA, by linguists and researchers of Eastern Algonquian (including Mahican/Munsee, Powhatan, Nipmuck) languages

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Edward William Nelson - Mexico, October 1892 - April 1893

Nelson's anthropologically-flavored journal takes the reader from late 1892 into the spring of 1893, as his journey continues into the Mexican state of Michoacán. His narrative continues on its trajectory of keen, omnivorous observation, and offers his insights into the native Mexican peoples he encounters on this stage of his journey. Get transcribing, volunpeers, and see what Nelson discovered!

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Elayne Zorn Collection - Taquile: Field Notes, 1975-1977

Help us transcribe “Taquile: Field Notes, 1975-1977” (Box 2, Folder 2) from the Elayne Zorn Collection! This notebook contains Zorn’s notes on traditional weaving techniques from the Island of Taquile, in the Puno Region of Peru. Elayne Zorn (1952-2010) was an anthropologist, weaver and musician who specialized in the study of textiles, of tourism and of cultural change in the Andes. In the 1970s she began a long association with the community on the Island of Taquile, in the Puno region of Peru, conducting fieldwork on native weaving techniques. Zorn worked as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida from 1998 until 2010. In addition to her academic duties, throughout her career Zorn collaborated with various museums and cultural institutions as a consultant and collector. Zorn’s collection of field notes and photographs documents her extensive work in Peru and Bolivia throughout her career and accompanied a large collection of textiles and musical instruments donated to the National Museum of the American Indian.

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English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary 1906-1913

With over 5400 cards in 4 boxes, this study of Native American vocabularies in the southern states offers insight into language choices. Transcribe these cards and learn, for instance, the many phrases available in the Alabama language to refer to the concept of walking.

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George Conner Carlisle Indian School collection - Booklet: "This is Carlisle," 1908

Help up transcribe "Booklet: "This is Carlisle," 1908" (Box 1, Folder 2) from the George Conner Carlisle Indian School collection . Please note, we are only seeking transcriptions of the text within these collections. Please do not describe the images. This booklet was produced and published by the Carlisle Indian School printing press in 1908. It includes photographs, a description of the school activities and history, and lists of students. This collection contains booklets and correspondence circa 1900-1914 related to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania and collected by George Conner (Tse-da-ha), a former alumnus. George Conner, also known as Tse-dah-ha (Buffalo Hide), was born on the Osage Reservation in Kansas in 1870. His parents were Wah-kon-tah Shinka (Little Doctor) and Le-ah-tsa, both of the Little Osage tribe. Le-ah-tsa was the daughter of Wa-caba-shinka (Little Bear) who was the Principal Chief of the Little Osage.

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George L. Nelson papers - Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy: First Convention Speech, c. 1920

Help up transcribe "Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy: First Convention Speech, circa 1920" (Box 1, Folder 10) from the George L. Nelson papers! Chief George L. Nelson (Rappahannock) was born circa 1883 in Indian Neck, Virginia to parents Samuel and Virginia Nelson. A member of the Rappahannock community, Nelson began working to incorporate his tribe under the state laws of Virginia. The Rappahannock Indian Association was founded in 1921 with George Nelson as Chief. The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the possession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy.

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