Browse Projects

Prev

100% Complete

5 Total Pages 4 Contributing Members

Thomas Henry Tibbles papers - Department of the Interior: Omaha Documents, 1883, 1899

Help us transcribe "Department of the Interior: Omaha Documents, 1883, 1899" (Box 1, Folder 9) from the Thomas Henry Tibbles papers! These are two separate documents prepared by the Department of the Interior regarding the Omaha Agency. Thomas Henry Tibbles (1840-1928) was as a journalist and lecturer on Indian rights from the 1870s until his death in 1928. His papers include articles, essays, correspondence, lectures and photographs. Of particular note are the documents related to his work on the Standing Bear (Ponca) vs. George Crook Habeas Corpus trial in 1879.

Go

100% Complete

2 Total Pages 12 Contributing Members

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) records – Santa Fe, NM: Treaty of Peace, Friendships and Mutual Assistance, 1947

Help us transcribe “Santa Fe, NM: Treaty of Peace, Friendships and Mutual Assistance, 1947” (Box 2, Folder 1) from the Records of the National Congress of American Indians. These documents can be found in Series 1: Conventions and Mid-Year Conferences of the NCAI records. NCAI was established in 1944 when close to 80 delegates from 50 tribes and associations in 27 states came together in Denver, Colorado to establish the National Congress of American Indians at the Constitutional Convention. Founded in response to the emerging threat of termination, the founding members stressed the need for unity and cooperation among tribal governments and people for the security and protection of treaty and sovereign rights. The Founders also committed to the betterment of the quality of life of Native people. To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI.

Go

100% Complete

4 Total Pages 6 Contributing Members

Thomas Henry Tibbles papers - Articles of Agreement, 1872

Help us transcribe "Articles of Agreement, 1872" (Box 1, Folder 1) from the Thomas Henry Tibbles papers! This document relates the sale of a loom of Thomas H. Tibbles' invention to B.F. Berry and P.S. Frank. Thomas Henry Tibbles (1840-1928) was as a journalist and lecturer on Indian rights from the 1870s until his death in 1928. His papers include articles, essays, correspondence, lectures and photographs. Of particular note are the documents related to his work on the Standing Bear (Ponca) vs. George Crook Habeas Corpus trial in 1879.

Go

100% Complete

4 Total Pages 7 Contributing Members

H. Arlo Nimmo Papers - Songs, Binua, Box 9

The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music. Help us transcribe the series of Bajau songs that Nimmo recorded and translated to make this material searchable and more accessible for researchers around the world. Binua are lullabies in Bajau, and are usually sung during the evening to soothe sleepy or fussy babies. Please note that this material may be in English and/or other languages of the Malayo-Polynesian language family.

Go

100% Complete

3 Total Pages 9 Contributing Members

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) records – Phoenix, AZ: Proposal for Television Newsreel, 1953

Help us transcribe “Phoenix, AZ: Proposal for Television Newsreel, 1953” (Box 4, Folder 7) from the Records of the National Congress of American Indians. These documents can be found in Series 1: Conventions and Mid-Year Conferences of the NCAI records. NCAI was established in 1944 when close to 80 delegates from 50 tribes and associations in 27 states came together in Denver, Colorado to establish the National Congress of American Indians at the Constitutional Convention. Founded in response to the emerging threat of termination, the founding members stressed the need for unity and cooperation among tribal governments and people for the security and protection of treaty and sovereign rights. The Founders also committed to the betterment of the quality of life of Native people. To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI.

Go

100% Complete

3 Total Pages 5 Contributing Members

H. Arlo Nimmo Papers - Songs, Kalangan Kalitan, Box 9

The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music. Help us transcribe the songs that Nimmo recorded and translated to make this material searchable and more accessible for researchers around the world. The kalangan kalitan, or "shark song," is sung almost exclusively by Bajau men, while fishing- alone or in pairs- for sharks in the open sea. While fishing, the men shake coconut shell-rattles in the water as they murmer these songs to attract the shark. The songs are meant to flatter the sharks to attract them to the hooks. Please note that this material may be in English and/or other languages of the Malayo-Polynesian language family.

Go

100% Complete

3 Total Pages 3 Contributing Members

H. Arlo Nimmo Papers - Songs, Lia Lia, Box 9

The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music. Help us transcribe the series of Bajau songs that Nimmo recorded and translated to make this material searchable and more accessible for researchers around the world. Lia-Lia are Bajau songs commonly sung by small children, often during anger. This form of song among the Bajau provides an opportunity for children to vent their displeasure through song. Please note that this material may be in English and/or other languages of the Malayo-Polynesian language family.

Go

100% Complete

2 Total Pages 4 Contributing Members

H. Arlo Nimmo Papers - Songs, Kalangan Kamun, Box 9

The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music. Help us transcribe the songs that Nimmo recorded and translated to make this material searchable and more accessible for researchers around the world. Similar to the kalangan kalitan, the kalangan kamun are songs meant to attract a certain type of fish. The "kamun" are reef-dwelling crustaceans fished by Bajau men and boys during low tide. Fisherman, sing these comic songs to coax reluctant female kamun. Please note that this material may be in English and/or other languages of the Malayo-Polynesian language family.

Go

Pages