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BIA Southeast Alaska ANCSA 14(h)1 Sites Oral History Recordings Collection


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BIA Southeast Alaska ANCSA 14(h)1 Sites Oral History Recordings Collection, 1978-1980 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Zachary R. Jones, Archivist

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Title: BIA Southeast Alaska ANCSA 14(h)1 Sites Oral History Recordings Collection, 1978-1980Add to your cart.

ID: MC/037

Primary Creator: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Other Creators: Haida Indians, Tlingit Indians.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/15/2012

Subjects: Haida Indians--History., Tlingit Indians--History.

Languages: Tlingit, Haida, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of forty-five recordings of oral history interviews of Tlingit and Haida elders conducted between 1978 and 1980 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) ANCSA Office to document 14(h)1 historic sites in Southeast Alaska. These recordings were conducted in partial connection to the Sealaska Corporation’s 1974 historic sites interviews, also held by Sealaska Heritage Institute.

The recordings in this collection are arranged according the date of the interview, an arrangement created by the BIA. The interviewee’s name and the area of their knowledge are provided. The elders interviewed were considered to be some of the most authoritative individuals on historic sites, at the time the interviews were conducted.

The content on these recordings document Tlingit and Haida historic sites in a question and answers type of interview, often as elders looked over maps. The interviews contain cultural content, such as clan histories, stories, and songs, which tie the Tlingit and Haida to their historic lands for thousands of years.

The collection also contains two partial transcriptions of recordings, presumably transcribed by UAF staff during the 1990s

Subject/Index Terms

Haida Indians--History.
Tlingit Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Access Restrictions: Restrictions: The materials in this collection are restricted to the public for the protection of 14(h)1 sites, but access can be granted to researchers with a valid research request. Consult the archivist for further details.

Use Restrictions: Intellectual Properties Note: Since SHI adheres to the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, and since we desire to honor Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian traditional cultural belief that clans retain the intellectual property rights to clan stories or songs, patrons who use or study clan songs or stories are asked to credit clan ownership to stories and songs.

Acquisition Source: Sealaska Corporation

Acquisition Method: The materials in this collection are copies of original recordings on cassette in possession of the Sealaska Corporation, access provided to SHI for migration of cassette recordings to CD in March 2012. Some cassettes in this collection were obtained by SHI from UAF’s Oral History Collection, Rasmuson Library, prior to 2007.

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Box 2: Transcriptions/TranslationsAdd to your cart.
Fd 1:    Partial transcriptions of the 1) Johnny C. Jackson, Tommy Jackson, and Herman Kitka recording, and the 2) Isaac Katasee interview. Partially transcribed by UAF staff circa 1990s.

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