Levi Spotted Corn Collection

Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Arapaho, Cheyenne and English.

Extent: 5 items

Collection Date Range: circa 1990s

Creators: Levi Spotted Corn

Collection Identifier: LSC

Abstract: A collection of audio recordings of Arapaho songs, language classes and educational material in addition to original video footage of Arapaho Native Donald Spotted Corn, Sr. detailing his experience as a prisoner of war.

Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum in 2005 and 2007 and were deposited by Levi Spotted Corn.

Access Restrictions: The materials are open for research. Contact the NALC at 405-325-3332 or language.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu.

Cite As: [title], [catalog number], Levi Spotted Corn Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.

Collection Scope and Contents: The Levi Spotted Corn Collection is an audio and video collection centered on the Arapaho and Cheyenne languages. On the audio side are original recordings of Southern Arapaho songs and a two hour interpretation of the Arapaho language, narrated and sung by Saul Birdshead; an Arapaho language class, spoken by Levi Spotted Corn; and a late 20th century recording of Kathryn Bull Coming translating numbers from English to Arapaho. On the video side is original footage documenting Arapaho Native Donald Spotted Corn, Sr.’s experience as a prisoner of war.

Catalog #Title
LSC-001Arapaho Oral History: Donald Spotted Corn Sr.'s POW Experiences as Told to Butch Harrison, Dec. 13, 1998
LSC-002Southern Arapaho Songs
LSC-003Southern Arapaho Language Vol. 1 and 2, by Saul Birdhead
LSC-004Cheyenne Arapaho Counting
LSC-005Northern Arapaho Language Class