Sauk Language Program Collection

Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Sauk, Euchee (Yuchi) and English.

Extent: 38 items

Collection Date Range: 1995 - 2011

Creators: Sauk Language Program

Collection Identifier: SLP

Abstract: This collection consists of historical and educational materials produced by the Sauk Language Program in Stroud, Oklahoma.

Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum in 2011 and were deposited by Terry Kinsey.

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], Sauk Language Program Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages. 

Collection Scope and Contents: The materials in this collection are from the Sauk Language Program, located in Stroud, Oklahoma. The program serves to revitalize and integrate the Sauk language back into the daily lives of the Sauk people, producing stories, games, videos and educational resources to assist in supporting their mission to teach the language.

Sauk is one of several dozen languages in the Algonquian language family and is closely related to the Meskwaki dialect and Kickapoo language. Sauk was once spoken in areas of present day Kansas, Illinois and Michigan. Today it is still the traditional language used by a decreasing number of elder speakers of the Sac and Fox of Oklahoma.

There are 38 items in the Sauk Language Program Collection. They include:

  • Video footage of Guy Wakolee telling the story of the migration of the Sac and Fox people (in Sauk with English subtitles)
  • Meskwaki versions of Shawnee dance songs
  • Extensive transcribed audio recordings of words produced by the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, plus other words spoken by Carl Butler
  • Puppet and animation films
  • Educational videos
  • Language tools translated into Sauk, English and Euchee
  • Childrens’ books
  • Dictionaries
  • Conversational guides
  • Colorful, illustrated language workbooks for young learners
  • Ephemera
Catalog #Title
SLP-001A concise dictionary of the Sauk language
SLP-002Sauk language basics workbook
SLP-003Sauk language basics workbook supplement
SLP-004Sauk Bookmark: Commands
SLP-005Sauk Bookmark: Shopping
SLP-006Sauk Bookmark: Phrases
SLP-007Mahwêwa
SLP-008Kemiyâwi
SLP-009“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”
SLP-010Sauk counting book: Numbers in Sauk and English
SLP-011“Conversational Sauk: A Practical Guide to the Language of Black Hawk”
SLP-012Guy Wakolee Speaks: Sac & Fox Migration Story
SLP-013The Shawnee Dance (Meskwaki Version)
SLP-014Sauk traditional night: Sac & Fox Powwow 2009
SLP-015Sauk traditional night: Sac & Fox Powwow 2010
SLP-016Passage excerpts from the Carl Butler Sauk language tapes
SLP-017Sauk Language Compilation #1
SLP-018Sauk Language Compilation #4
SLP-019Sauk Language Compilation #6
SLP-020Sauk Language Compilation #7
SLP-021Sauk Language Compilation #10
SLP-022Sauk Language Compilation #11
SLP-023Friends and relatives: Words and phrases spoken in English and Sauk
SLP-024Foods: Words and phrases spoken in English and Sauk
SLP-025Basic Sauk words and phrases
SLP-026Using numbers
SLP-027Sauk Street
SLP-028“Animals, Colors, and What's Your Name”
SLP-029“Let's Come Together”
SLP-030“Fox Plants a Garden”
SLP-031Sit, Stand, Walk, Jump & Run, Demonstrated Lesson 1
SLP-032Counting 1 to 10 Sauk Language
SLP-033Sauk pronunciation guide
SLP-034.001Euchee and Sauk language supplemental resource
SLP-034.002Euchee and Sauk Language supplemental resource
SLP-035“I Love Sauk Language” bumper sticker
SLP-036Sauk Language Department pocket calendar
SLP-037Plastic Sauk language department beverage cup