Language

Free Wiyot Language Materials for Tribal Members

I have a number of language-related mini-"publications" available for Wiyot tribal members who would like to know more about the language. These are language materials which I have cleaned up and converted to standard Wiyot spellings from their original (often handwritten) format. Please email Lynnika Butler for a free copy of any of the following:

  • An 1889 Wiyot vocabulary recorded by Jeremiah Curtis (booklet with index)
  • A 1924 Wiyot vocabulary recorded by Edward S Curtis (short booklet, no index)
  • Selected Wiyot stories in English and Wiyot (as recorded by A.L. Kroeber, Gladys Reichard, Karl Teeter and others)
  • Transcripts of Wiyot audio recordings (the audio itself is available through the UC Berkeley website; I have transcripts of over 30 word lists and am working to transcribe the remaining lists)