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Keywords: northern paiute (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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BN-301584-24Agency-wide Projects: Humanities IndicatorsStewart Indian School Cultural Center & MuseumStewart Indian School Records Project4/1/2024 - 3/31/2025$30,000.00BobbiJ.Rahder   Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & MuseumCarson CityNV89701-8563USA2024 Humanities IndicatorsAgency-wide Projects300000300000

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FN-260674-18Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsTimothy J. ThornesWadateka'a Nadeguyengana: Harney Valley Paiute Stories8/1/2018 - 3/31/2019$25,200.00TimothyJ.Thornes   Boise State UniversityBoiseID83725-0001USA2018 Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsResearch Programs252000252000

Research and analysis in preparation of a book of Northern Paiute folktales and autobiographical narratives that document the language and history of the Wadateka’a in Harney Valley, Oregon.

The Wadateka'a Nadeguyengana: Harney Valley Paiute Stories project involves the preparation of recorded narratives in the Northern Paiute language (categorized as Western Numic, Uto-Aztecan) as spoken by a few remaining speakers on the Burns Paiute reservation in Harney Valley, Oregon. The present-day community is part of the band known as the Wadateka'a (seepweed seed-eaters). The goal of the project is to complete the thorough transcription, analysis and translation of more than 70 narratives of various genres for publication as a book. As a critically endangered language, such material in Northern Paiute is not widely available. The final product will include supplemental material in the form of basic grammatical information, a detailed description of the writing system, and photos, maps, and drawings. The selection and vetting of the material by the community is ongoing, as feedback has already been solicited and received on draft portions modeled upon what will be the final product. The publication will serve both the field of linguistics and the various communities that identify the language as a fundamental part of their cultural heritage. Tribes are interested in capturing elements of history that take the perspective of the community more fully into account. Such history, in the form of folktales and legends as well as ethno-historical and autobiographical narrative in the indigenous language, is invaluable to the task of reclaiming and asserting that perspective. (Edited by staff)

FN-50084-11Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsTimothy J. ThornesA Grammar of the Northern Paiute Language6/1/2011 - 7/31/2012$25,200.00TimothyJ.Thornes   University of Central ArkansasConwayAR72035-5001USA2011LinguisticsDynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsResearch Programs252000252000

This fellowship will support the preparation for publication of a comprehensive grammatical description of Northern Paiute (Western Numic; UtoAztecan), a highly endangered language of western North America. The proposed description will incorporate a more complete understanding of grammatical aspects of the language resulting from 1) a significantly expanded text corpus developed by the Principal Investigator in collaboration with elder fluent speakers and language teachers and 2) access to the extensive grammatical notes of the late Sven Liljeblad and other legacy materials from different dialects currently archived in Special Collections at the University of Nevada at Reno and at the University of California at Berkeley. The entire fellowship tenure will be dedicated to the preparation of the core of the grammatical description. (Edited by staff)

GZ-*1748-80Public Programs: Humanities Projects for YouthFort Bidwell Indian Tribal CouncilFort Bidwell Indian Youth Cultural Discovery and Generation Gap Bridge Project10/1/1980 - 8/31/1981$2,500.00PatriciaA.Barry   Fort Bidwell Indian Tribal CouncilFort BidwellCA96112USA1980History, GeneralHumanities Projects for YouthPublic Programs2500025000

To support planning for a project in which northeastern Modoc County, CA youth will learn about Native American tribal units and the environmental adaptations of the Northern Paiute tribe, including survival techniques still useful today.

PG-52500-15Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsSIRSusanville Indian Rancheria Collections Preservation Assessment1/1/2015 - 6/30/2016$6,000.00Meredith Gosejohan   SIRSusanvilleCA96130-3628USA2014Native American StudiesPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

Hiring a consultant to undertake a preservation assessment for a collection of stone utilitarian objects, beads, baskets, and other material culture items documenting the history and culture of the four tribes (Maidu, Northern Paiute, Pit River, and Washoe) that make up the Susanville Indian Rancheria.  The consultant would assist this northern California rancheria in planning for storage and rehousing of the collection, which is used by tribal members and local school groups.  The consultant’s recommendations would be used to improve preservation of and access to collections.

The Preservation Assistance Grant will support a general preservation assessment for the Susanville Indian Rancheria (SIR) humanities collection. The SIR will contract with Catherine Magee Conservation to conduct an assessment of an estimated 500 items in the prehistoric and historic collection currently stored in boxes. The collection contains lithics or stone artifacts including mortar bowls, metates, pestles, grinding stones, and hammer stones as well as projectile points of various sizes and shapes, beads, shells, drills, pendants, and knives. The SIR also possesses a woven Maidu basket and a small Maidu Cradle Board. The assessment will focus on the size and condition of the collections as well as the current state of storage and display spaces. The assessment will yield an item-level inventory and a summary of findings as well as recommendations for short-term remedial improvements to storage and display and long-term actions and improvements relating to collections preservation.