Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Plains Apache, Central Ojibwa, and English.
Extent: 111 items
Collection Date Range: Undetermined
Creators: Harry Hoijer, Mary-Louise Liebe-Harkort and William Bittle
Collection Identifier: RYA
Abstract: This collection is comprised of the linguistic field notes of William Bittle, Harry Hoijer and Mary-Louise Liebe-Harkort as they pertain to the Plains Apache language.
Acquisition Information: The documents in this collection were gifted to Racquel-Maria Sapién, by Marie-Louise Liebe-Harkort, who gifted them to the Sam Noble Museum in 2015.
Access Restrictions: The materials are open for research. Contact the NALC at 405-325-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cite As: [title], [catalog number], Racquel Yamada Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.
Collection Scope and Contents: The Bittle, Hoijer and Liebe-Harkort Plains Apache Collection is comprised of field notes or slip files from three individuals: William Bittle, Harry Hoijer and Mary-Louise Liebe-Harkort.
Hoijer, born in the early 20th century, was an American linguist who studied with renown anthropologist-linguist Edward Sapir, focusing his work on Athabaskan languages and the now-extinct Tonkawa language. Hoijer’s student, William Bittle, was a professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. Mary-Louise Liebe-Harkort is former Editor-In-Chief of Mouton de Gruyter.
The collection is arranged into three series with the first consisting of Hoijer’s Kiowa Apache documentation, followed by Liebe-Harkort’s original Kiowa Plains Apache materials, followed by Bittle’s slip files. All of the documents in the collection are in the Plains Apache language. The documents cover topics such as sentence structure and grammar with occasional translations in English. Bittle’s slip files also include his work on Central Ojibwa.