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Author Kenoyer, Louis, 1868-1937, author.

Title My life : reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation childhood : a text in Tualatin Northern Kalapuya / by Louis Kenoyer ; dictated to Melville Jacobs, Jaime de Angulo, and L.S. Freeland ; introduction and commentaries by Henry Zenk ; translation by Jedd Schrock and Henry Zenk ; foreword by Stephen Dow Beckham
Published Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (ix, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Summary My Life, by Louis Kenoyer was dictated in Tualatin Northern Kalapuya by Louis Kenoyer, the last known speaker of that language. A rare, first-person narrative by a Native American describing life on an Oregon reservation, Kenoyer's account tells the story of his childhood on the late-nineteenth century Grand Ronde Reservation. It includes compelling descriptions of daily life in the reservation community, capturing the intermingling of new Euro-American ways with persisting indigenous beliefs and practices. The first quarter of the narrative was dictated to Jaime de Angulo and L. S. Freeland in 1928, the remainder to Melville Jacobs in 1936, Louis Kenoyer died in 1957, before Jacobs could complete a translation with him. Jacobs subsequently prepared a transcript from the translated portions of the text, but the last quarter of the complete narrative remained untranslated unlit now. Henry Zenk and Jedd Schrock drew on the previously translated portions of the narrative, as well as on available supporting linguistic, ethnographic, and historical documentation, to complete the work for this volume. The result is a complete bilingual English-Tualatin text, accompanied by extensive notes and commentary providing historical and ethnographic context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-317) and index
Notes Text in the English and in Tualatin Northern Kalapuya languages
Description based on print version record; title from digital title page (viewed April 4, 2023)
Subject Kenoyer, Louis, 1868-1937 -- Childhood and youth
SUBJECT Kenoyer, Louis, 1868-1937 -- Childhood and youth
Kenoyer, Louis, 1868-1937 fast
Subject Kalapuya Indians -- Oregon -- Biography
Kalapuya Indians -- Oregon -- Social life and customs
Kalapuya Indians -- Oregon -- History
Kalapuya language -- Texts
Atfalati Indians -- Oregon -- Biography
Childhood and youth of a person
Atfalati Indians
Kalapuya Indians
Kalapuya language
SUBJECT Grand Ronde Indian Reservation (Or.)
Subject Oregon
Oregon -- Grand Ronde Indian Reservation
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Jacobs, Melville, 1902-1971, interviewer.
Angulo, Jaime de, interviewer.
Freeland, L. S. (Lucy Shepard), 1890-1972, interviewer.
Zenk, Henry Benjamin, 1944- translator, writer of introduction.
Schrock, Jedd, translator
Beckham, Stephen Dow, writer of foreword.
ISBN 0870718843