OLAC Record

Title:[Elizabeth Nyman, Checking Life History]
Contributor (data_inputter):Marks, Paul
Contributor (interviewer):Leer, Jeff
Contributor (speaker):Nyman, Elizabeth
Creator:Marks, Paul
Leer, Jeff
Nyman, Elizabeth
Description:EN 86.22; Checking of life history. SHI: Audio recording of Elizabeth Nyman, Yanyeidí clan, speaking in Tlingit to linguist Jeff Leer, dated 9/16/1986. Labeled �Elizabeth Nyman, checking life history.� Side A: 48 minutes in length. Side B: 32 minutes. Speaking in Tlingit. Content review by PM. Side A: Nyman speaks about the importance of clan names, how her son carries his grandfather�s name; discussion on ice fishing; and fishing at a bay referred to as Shaan Geeyí, which is the name of a íxt� (shaman), Nyman tells the story of how she was counseled to not think about her husband when fishing there; story of a woman who lost her husband and struggled to let go of her grief until a clan member informed her of why she should let go of her grief, to be strong like our women of the past [to minute 23:55]; explanation of Kooxátu, discussion on how children learned and were taught, use of héixwa in teaching children, discussion of growing up, a woman�s first menstruation [?], marriage, then her husband�s genealogy. Side B: Discussion about Nyman�s early marriage, the importance of speaking respectfully and not speaking when it would be inappropriate; concern about Tlingit women marrying non-Natives and the loss of the Tlingit way of being their children face, loss of information about clan history, ancestry, how this makes the Tlingit lonely, Tlingit land will be lonely; in the old days if a man to marry was not available young women would marry older men; [to minute 8:35]; discussion shifts to the raising of youth, their training for strength by cold water immersion, being whipped by branches, but how later they went off to boarding school and came back having forgot their language; discussion on language loss, why people and parents didn�t teach the language to each other or their children, the unwillingness to work to learn the language by others; Nyman gives her genealogy and various Tlingit names; Nyman tells a story about an íxt� (shaman) and an íxt�s spirit helper, then the role the individual played in family relations. Comments: The recordings in this collection were donated to the Sealaska Heritage Institute in 2013 by and in partnership with the Alaska Native Language Archive of University of Alaska Fairbanks, which holds the originals. This donation and partnership occurred for mutual benefit and to better document the content of these language recordings. In 2013 through an IMLS Enhancement Grant, Sealaska Heritage Institute was able to employ fluent speakers of the Tlingit language to review certain recordings in the ANLA collection. This work was conducted by elders David Katzeek (Tlingit name Kingeistí, Shangukeidí clan) and Paul Marks (Tlingit name Kinkaduneek, Lukaax.ádi clan). Zachary Zones, SHI Archivist, April 2014.
Subject:Tlingit language
Subject (ISO639):tli
Type (DCMI):Sound


Archive:  Alaska Native Language Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:anla.uaf.edu:ANLC1432
DateStamp:  2014-04-04
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Citation: Marks, Paul; Leer, Jeff; Nyman, Elizabeth. 1986-09-16. Alaska Native Language Archive.
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Country: United States
Area: Americas

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