UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: David Cort recordings: Vi Hilbert, 2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cort, David
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: David Cort recordings: Vi Hilbert
5 items  :  OD - 4 CDs (audio, data, and text files); 1 DVD
Collection Number
David Cort and Vi Hilbert's work on stories told by her father, Charley Anderson; includes translating of stories from English to Lushootseed.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

English, Lushootseed

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents: 2009-10.1 - Charley Anderson's stories (numerous .doc and .txt files; also .fla and .swf files): Bear Was Living There (5 files); Canoe Carver; Deer & Changer; Raven Gets Light & Death; Raven Is Living There; sxwet Is Living There.

2009-10.2 (WAV files) - Bear Was Living There (David Cort reads Lushootseed, Vi Hilbert repeats); Raven Gets Light & Death (1. D.C. reads, V.H. repeats; 2. V.H. recites slowly) (6/2/2005)

2009-10.3 (WAV files) - Canoe Carver; Deer & Changer; Raven Is Living There; sxwet Is Living There. (6/3/2005)

2009-10.4 - Web talking book - Raven Lived There (includes 335 .mp3 files) (7/09)

2009-10.5 (DVD) - Vi Hilbert (head shot throughout); David Cort reviews what they did that day - 5 stories. He asks her questions about her father's stories (6/1/2005) (1:01:33) (divided into 13 tracks)

Source of stories: Sally Snyder collection; stories told by Charley Anderson in English; David Cort and Vi Hilbert worked together on translating stories back into Lushootseed.

Documentation: Print-outs of "Bear Was Living There" (copies of 2 .doc files)

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) was a member and noted elder of the Upper Skagit tribe. Her first language was Lushootseed, a Coast Salish language found in the Puget Sound region of western Washington state. During her long and productive life, Vi Hilbert played a major role in the revitalization of the language and culture of the First People of the Pacific Northwest. She became known as a teacher, storyteller, publisher, and public speaker. For over 40 years she built and maintained a research archive of cultural materials. Working with other scholars, she developed and published teaching materials and volumes of stories through Lushootseed Research, an organization which she founded. Her commitment to preserving Lushootseed language and literature is largely responsible for the renaissance of interest in Lushootseed culture and the growth of tribal language programs all over western Washington.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American Indian
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Lushootseed
  • NW Coast Indians
  • Puget Sound Salish Indians
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Stories
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hilbert, Vi (performer)