Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Arapaho, Cheyenne and English.
Extent: 83 items
Collection Date Range: 1903 – 2015
Creators: Gordon Yellowman
Collection Identifier: GYE
Abstract: The Gordon Yellowman Collection consists of a reproduction of an Arapaho Bible originally published in 1902, along with more than 80 hours of Cheyenne and Arapaho Sundance and pow-wow recordings and music.
Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum in 2012 and 2016 and were deposited by Gordon Yellowman.
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], Gordon Yellowman Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.
Collection Scope and Contents: The Gordon Yellowman Collection features a digital reproduction of an Arapaho Bible, in addition to more than 80 hours of audio recordings pertaining to the Cheyenne and Arapaho languages. The majority of the materials (catalog numbers GYE-001 through GYE-082) were donated to the Native American Languages Collection (NALC) by Gordon Yellowman in 2012, with a subsequent donation of recordings in 2016 (catalog number GYE-083).
The 2012 donation came to the museum with an initial inventory and no systematic method of arrangement. Most of the tapes were labeled as sundance or pow-wow recordings from the Arapaho/Northern Arapaho or Southern Cheyenne. The rest of the recordings were labeled as particular Cheyenne and/or Arapaho meetings, songs or other events. During processing the NAL staff rearranged the collection into six series’ The first item in the lot is a digital reproduction of an Arapaho Bible (catalog number GYE-001). The other items in the lot (catalog numbers GYE-002 through GYE-082) are all original audiocassettes first collected by Gordon’s mother, June Yellowman, prior to 2011. The collection was digitized by NAL in 2012.
A description of each series is as follows:
Series 1: Arapaho Bible
Series 1 features a digital reproduction of an Arapaho Bible, published in 1903 and digitized by the NALC in 2012.
Series 2: Arapaho/Northern Arapaho Sundance Recordings
Series 2 features audiocassette tapes originally labeled as Arapaho or Northern Arapaho Sundance recordings. Recordings in this series are arranged chronologically by date, beginning with the earliest date of 1994, and ending with those without known dates.
Series 3: Cheyenne Arapaho Pow-Wow Recordings
Series 3 features audiocassette tapes originally labeled as Cheyenne Arapaho Pow-Wow recordings. Recordings in this series are undated.
Series 4: Cheyenne Sundance Recordings
Series 4 features audiocassette tapes originally labeled as Cheyenne Sundance recordings. Recordings in this series are arranged chronologically by date, beginning with the earliest date of 1982, and ending with those without known dates.
Series 5: Northern Arapaho Pow-Wow Recordings
Series 5 features audiocassette tapes originally labeled as Northern Arapaho pow-wow recordings. Recordings in this series are arranged chronologically by date, beginning with the earliest date of 1991 to 1994.
Series 6: Other Events
This series features all miscellaneous recordings from this accession that fall outside the realms of Series 1, 2 and 3. Recordings in this series are arranged alphabetically by the event title or speaker/singing group name.
|GYE-001||1||Hethadenee Waunauyaunee Vadan Luke Vanenana / The Gospel According To Luke (In Arapaho)|
|GYE-002||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance 1991|
|GYE-003||2||Arapaho Sundance August 5, 1994|
|GYE-004||2||Arapaho Sundance August 6, 1994|
|GYE-005||2||Arapaho Sundance August 7, 1994|
|GYE-006||2||Arapaho Sundance July 13, 1995/July 16, 1995|
|GYE-007||2||Arapaho Sundance July 14, 1995|
|GYE-008||2||Arapaho Sundance July 14, 1995|
|GYE-009||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance July 1995|
|GYE-010||2||1996 Northern Arapaho Sundance|
|GYE-011||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance 1996|
|GYE-012||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance July 19, 1996|
|GYE-013||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance July 20, 1996|
|GYE-014||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance July 20, 1996, Ethete, Wyoming|
|GYE-015||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance July 21, 1996, Ethete, Wyoming|
|GYE-016||2||Arapaho Sundance July 9 - 10, 1999|
|GYE-017||2||Arapaho Sundance July 10, 1999, Ethete, Wyoming|
|GYE-018||2||Arapaho Sundance July 11, 1999, Ethete, Wyoming|
|GYE-019||2||Arapaho Sundance July 11, 1999, Ethete, Wyoming|
|GYE-020||2||Arapaho Sundance 2000 (Friday)|
|GYE-021||2||Arapaho Sundance 2000 (Saturday)|
|GYE-022||2||Arapaho Sundance 2000 (Sunday)|
|GYE-023||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance 2000|
|GYE-024||2||Arapaho Sundance (no date)|
|GYE-025||2||Northern Arapaho Sundance (no date)|
|GYE-026||3||Cheyenne Arapaho pow-wow|
|GYE-027||4||Cheyenne Sundance Songs, Concho, Oklahoma, August 1, 1982|
|GYE-028||4||Cheyenne Sundance 1994 (Sunday), Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-029||4||Cheyenne Sundance 1994 or 95, Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-030||4||Cheyenne Sundance 1994, Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-031||4||Cheyenne Sundance, July 1994 - Chief Songs, Oath, Willie Fletcher|
|GYE-032||4||Cheyenne Sundance June 29 - July 2, 1995, Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-033||4||Cheyenne Sundance 1996 Lone Tipi, Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-034||4||Cheyenne Sundance June 21, 1996|
|GYE-035||4||Cheyenne Sundance June 22, 1997|
|GYE-036||4||Cheyenne Sundance 1997; NAGPRA meeting 03/26/1997; NPS - Fritch, TX, August 4-6, 1997; Pipe consultation, December 1997|
|GYE-037||4||Cheyenne Sundance June 23-25, 2000, Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-038||4||Cheyenne Sundance June 23-25, 2000, Concho, Oklahoma|
|GYE-039||4||Cheyenne Sundance (no date)|
|GYE-040||4||Cheyenne Sundance (no date)|
|GYE-041||5||Northern Arapaho pow-wow, Arapaho, Wyoming, August 4, 1991|
|GYE-042||5||Northern Arapaho pow-wow 1994|
|GYE-043||6||Alfred Spoonhunter benefit dance, Watonga, OK, 1996|
|GYE-044||6||Badland Singers - Grand Entry Tulsa 1990, intertribal sneakup|
|GYE-046||6||Bernard Red Cherries, ceremony songs, 1992|
|GYE-047||6||Black Lodge and Elk's Whistle, Live at Eagle Butte, SD, 1994|
|GYE-048||6||Black Lodge Singers, Colorado, 1989|
|GYE-049||6||Black Lodge Singers - Intertribal pow-wow songs|
|GYE-050||6||Black Lodge Singers, live at Eagle Butte, SD, 1994|
|GYE-051||6||Black Lodge Singers - pow-wow highway songs|
|GYE-052||6||Bruce Whiteman, 1996|
|GYE-053||6||Buffalo Meat Descendants, Watonga, OK/Gourd dance 12-24-1983, Watonga, OK / Crazy Horse Singers 12-24-1983/ Memorial Singers, Watonga, OK|
|GYE-054||6||Cathedral Lake Singers pow-wow songs|
|GYE-055||6||Cheyenne Ceremonial Songs, 1975, Watonga, OK|
|GYE-056||6||Cheyenne Chief Meeting, March 19, 1995, Mr. Rollin Haggs Home, Calumet, OK|
|GYE-057||6||Danny Oldcrow - Old Cheyenne Songs, Solf Songs|
|GYE-058||6||Denver March Pow-Wow 1993 (Saturday)|
|GYE-059||6||Denver March Pow-Wow 1993 (Sunday)|
|GYE-060||6||Ethete Pow-Wow Celebration, July 25, 1992|
|GYE-061||6||Ethete Pow-Wow Celebration, July 26, 1992|
|GYE-062||6||Gathering of Nations Live 1993|
|GYE-063||6||Gordon Yellowman. Cheyenne Chief Initiation June 19, 1996, Concho, OK|
|GYE-064||6||Grand Entry Intertribal, Colony, OK 1991 / Riverbottom Jr.'s Arapaho 1991|
|GYE-065||6||Intertribal '93, Porcupine Singers, Stoney Park Singers, Red Earth Singers|
|GYE-066||6||ess Amos Benefit, April 16, 1994|
|GYE-068||6||Northern Arapaho memorial songs, Cha-Chees funeral service, Ethete, Wyoming|
|GYE-069||6||Red Bull - Live II - Mandaree Live, Bismarck, ND|
|GYE-070||6||Red Bull - Live II - Porcupine Singers Vol. III|
|GYE-071||6||Red Bull - Mother Earth|
|GYE-072||6||Red Bull and Badlands at Bismark, ND|
|GYE-073||6||Red Earth 1990|
|GYE-074||6||Red Earth Singers - Live, Bismarck, ND|
|GYE-075||6||Red Moon Pow-Wow, Memorial Day, May 1994|
|GYE-077||6||The Boys from Minneapolis, MN, 1994|
|GYE-078||6||Tulsa Pow-Wow Friday evening, 8-10-1990|
|GYE-079||6||White Fish Bay, Jr.’s Red Earth Singers, Live N.D.|
|GYE-080||6||White Fish Bay Singers|
|GYE-081||6||White Fish Bay Singers 1991|
|GYE-082||6||Willie Fletcher - 12-08-1994, Geary, OK|
|GYE-083||6||Dr. Ralph L. Dru and Gordon Yellowman, May 16, 2015|