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Thomas Talbot Waterman: Notebook Translation of the Yana Story of Wood Duck

Thomas Talbot Waterman

Notebook

Translation of the Yana Story of Wood Duck

Ca. 1914

Narrative texts provided more detail on language structure and communication than limited vocabularies. Such narratives were difficult to document, however, without the use of recording devices. Ishi provided several Yana myths in this way, and Waterman later translated them.

CU-23.1 #35.1