Karuk Dictionary and Texts
A collaboration between the Karuk Tribe and the University of California, Berkeley

Karuk Sentences and Texts

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Year Speaker(s) Title Text ID
audio icon 2013   Charlie Thom, Sr. Sentences from Now You're Speaking Karuk CT-01
audio icon 2013   Charlie Thom, Sr. How Charlie Grew Up CT-02
audio icon 1989   Violet Super, Grace Davis, and Madeline Davis Conversation GD-MD-VSu-01
audio icon 2011   Julian Lang, Crystal Richardson, and Vina Smith Conversation JL-CR-VS-01
audio icon 2011   Julian Lang, Crystal Richardson, and Vina Smith Conversation: vacuum cleaner story JL-CR-VS-02
audio icon 2011   Julian Lang and Vina Smith Conversation: Julian's Day JL-VS-01
audio icon 2009   Lucille Albers Sentences about fear and going places LA-01
audio icon 2010   Lucille Albers Sentences about acorns, weather LA-02
audio icon 2012   Lucille Albers Sentences about morning activities LA-03
audio icon 2010   Lucille Albers and Vina Smith Sentences with verb paradigms LA-VS-01
audio icon 2010   Sonny Davis and Vina Smith Sentences about perception, animals, verb tenses SD-VS-01
audio icon 2010   Sonny Davis and Vina Smith Sentences about driving and directions SD-VS-02
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Sentences: questions and answers VS-01
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Sentences about asking name, adjectives VS-02
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences: questions VS-03
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences about personal states VS-04
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences about personal states VS-05
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences about personal states VS-06
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences with words for accent VS-07
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences about possession, location VS-08
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences with relative clauses, negation, commands VS-09
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences with words for accent VS-10
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences with verb paradigms, words for accent VS-11
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences about putting and motion VS-12
audio icon 2011   Vina Smith Sentences about spatial relations VS-13
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Sentences about animals, questions VS-14
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Sentences about animals, questions VS-15
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Sentences: questions VS-16
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Sentences: questions and answers, verb tenses VS-17
audio icon 2013   Vina Smith Sentences about comparisons VS-18
audio icon 2010   Vina Smith Avansáxiich káru Chishíih káru Xanchíifich VS-19
audio icon 2012   Vina Smith Sentences from Now You're Speaking Karuk VS-20a
audio icon 2012   Vina Smith Sentences from Now You're Speaking Karuk VS-20b
audio icon 2012   Vina Smith Sentences from Now You're Speaking Karuk VS-20c
audio icon 2012   Vina Smith Sentences from Now You're Speaking Karuk VS-20d
audio icon 2013   Vina Smith Sentences: actions and instrumentals VS-21
2004   Violet Super Violet Cooking VSu-01
audio icon 2004   Violet Super Violet's Picture VSu-02
1989   Violet Super Violet's Dog VSu-03
2004   Violet Super Violet Working VSu-04
audio icon 2004   William Bright "Speech to Karuk Tribal Council" WB-01
1903   Mrs. Bennett "Screech Owl and Coyote" ALK_14-35
1927   Benonie Harrie "How I Found Gold" DAF_KT-05b
1930   Yâas "How Buzzard Became Bald" JPH_KT-01b
1930   Afrîich "Coyote Falls through the Living-House Roof Hole" JPH_KT-12
1929   Phoebe Maddux "Bluejay Myth" JPH_PHM-24-343a
1932   Phoebe Maddux The Name of Tobacco JPH_TKIC-III.2
1932   Phoebe Maddux Of All Karuk plants the Black Nightshade is Most Like Tobacco, the Whites Tell Us JPH_TKIC-III.3
1932   Phoebe Maddux Downslope and Upslope Tobacco JPH_TKIC-III.4
1932   Phoebe Maddux Morphology of the Tobacco Plant: The Plant JPH_TKIC-III.5.A
1932   Phoebe Maddux Sense Characteristics JPH_TKIC-III.5.A.a
1932   Phoebe Maddux Parts of the Tobacco Plant JPH_TKIC-III.5.A.b-g
1932   Phoebe Maddux 'Leaf' English text followed by Karuk/English text in two parts regarding tobacco leaves JPH_TKIC-III.5.A.h
1932   Phoebe Maddux Gum JPH_TKIC-III.5.A.i
1932   Phoebe Maddux Phases of Flowering JPH_TKIC-III.5.A.j.a1'
1957   Julia Starritt "Swearing" WB_KL-0
1957   Nettie Reuben "Coyote's Journey" WB_KL-01
1957   Nettie Reuben "Coyote's Homecoming" WB_KL-02
audio icon 1957   Nettie Reuben "Coyote's Homecoming" (second telling) WB_KL-02a
1957   Chester Pepper "Coyote's Journey" WB_KL-03
1957   Julia Starritt "Coyote's Journey" WB_KL-04
1957   Mamie Offield "Coyote's Journey" WB_KL-05
1957   Julia Starritt "Coyote Goes to a War Dance" WB_KL-06
1957   Nettie Reuben "Coyote Trades Songs" WB_KL-07
1957   Julia Starritt "Coyote Goes to the Sky" WB_KL-08
1957   Mamie Offield "Coyote Trades Songs and Goes to the Sky" WB_KL-09
1957   Julia Starritt "Coyote Steals Fire" WB_KL-10
1957   Nettie Reuben "Coyote as Doctor" WB_KL-11
1957   Chester Pepper "Coyote Tries to Reach the Sun" WB_KL-12
audio icon 1957   Chester Pepper "Coyote's Gambling Song" WB_KL-13
1957   Chester Pepper "Coyote Eats His Own Excrement" WB_KL-14
1957   Nettie Reuben "Coyote As Lawmaker" WB_KL-15
1957   Julia Starritt "Coyote Marries His Own Daughter" WB_KL-16
1957   Mamie Offield "Coyote Gives Salmon and Acorns to Mankind" WB_KL-17
1957   Lottie Beck "The Perils of Weasel" WB_KL-18
1957   Mamie Offield "The Perils of Weasel" WB_KL-19
1957   Daisy Jones "The Perils of Weasel" WB_KL-20
1957   Julia Starritt "The Hair in the Soup" WB_KL-21
1957   Lottie Beck "Old Man Turtle Dances" WB_KL-22
1957   Lottie Beck "The Greedy Father" WB_KL-23
1957   Mamie Offield "The Greedy Father" WB_KL-24
1957   Lottie Beck "Duck Hawk and His Wife" WB_KL-25
1957   Chester Pepper "Duck Hawk and His Wife" WB_KL-26
1957   Mamie Offield "Duck Hawk and His Wife" WB_KL-27
1957   Mamie Offield "Blue Jay As Doctor" WB_KL-28
1957   Nettie Reuben "Blue Jay As Doctor" WB_KL-29
1957   Lottie Beck "The Story of Tan Oak Acorn" WB_KL-30
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Story of Tan Oak Acorn" WB_KL-31
1957   Julia Starritt "The Bear and the Deer" WB_KL-32
1957   Mamie Offield "How Deer Meat Was Lost and Regained" WB_KL-33
1957   Nettie Reuben "Lizard and Grizzly Bear" WB_KL-34
1957   Lottie Beck "The Story of Madrone" WB_KL-35
1957   Nettie Reuben "Why Towhee Has Red Eyes" WB_KL-36
audio icon 1957   Mamie Offield "Eel and Sucker" WB_KL-37
1957   Mamie Offield "The Story of Slug" WB_KL-38
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Adulterers Discovered" WB_KL-39
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Story of Bear" WB_KL-40
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Creation of Eels" WB_KL-41
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Story of Crane" WB_KL-42
1957   Nettie Reuben "Mockingbird and Swamp Robin" WB_KL-43
1957   Nettie Reuben "Why Lightning Strikes Trees" WB_KL-44
1957   Mamie Offield "Victory Over Fire" WB_KL-45
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Story of Skunk" WB_KL-46
1957   Chester Pepper "The Origin of the Pikiawish" WB_KL-47
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Origin of the Pikiawish" WB_KL-48
1957   Nettie Reuben "Medicine for the Return of a Sweetheart" WB_KL-49
1957   Nettie Reuben "Medicine to Get a Husband" WB_KL-50
1957   Chester Pepper "Love Medicine" WB_KL-51
1957   Chester Pepper "Medicine for the Return of Wives" WB_KL-52
1957   Chester Pepper "Deer-hunting Medicine" WB_KL-53
1957   Mamie Offield "Shinny Game Medicine" WB_KL-54
1957   Mamie Offield "Wrestling Medicine" WB_KL-55
1957   Mamie Offield "The Flood" WB_KL-56
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Boy from Itúkuk" WB_KL-57
1957   Mamie Offield "A Trip to the Land of the Dead" WB_KL-58
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Pool in Big Rock" WB_KL-59
1957   Daisy Jones "The Snake People" WB_KL-60
1957   Lottie Beck "The Kidnapped Child" WB_KL-61
1957   Mamie Offield "The Devil Discovered" WB_KL-62
1957   Mamie Offield "The Devil Who Died Laughing" WB_KL-63
1957   Mamie Offield "The Devil and the Girl" WB_KL-64
1957   Nettie Reuben "The White Man's Gifts" WB_KL-65
1957   Julia Starritt "How the Rube Family Was Named" WB_KL-66
1957   Julia Starritt "A Quack Doctor" WB_KL-67
1957   Maggie Charley "Indian Food" WB_KL-68
1957   Julia Starritt "Salmon Fishing" WB_KL-69
1957   Nettie Reuben "Deer Hunting" WB_KL-70
1957   Nettie Reuben "Bear Hunting" WB_KL-71
1957   Nettie Reuben "Elk Hunting" WB_KL-72
1957   Julia Starritt "Making Acorn Soup" WB_KL-73
1957   Nettie Reuben "Making Acorn Soup" WB_KL-74
1957   Julia Starritt "Soaking Acorns" WB_KL-75
1957   Julia Starritt "The Sweathouse" WB_KL-76
1957   Julia Starritt "The Living-house" WB_KL-77
1957   Julia Starritt "The Shinny Game" WB_KL-78
1957   Nettie Reuben "Work Contests" WB_KL-79
1957   Julia Starritt "The Sucking Doctor" WB_KL-80
1957   Julia Starritt "The Sweating Doctor" WB_KL-81
1957   Emily Donohue "The Pikiawish at Katimin" WB_KL-82
1957   Nettie Reuben "The Pikiawish at Katimin" WB_KL-83
1957   Maggie Charley "The Pikiawish at Clear Creek" WB_KL-84
1957   Emily Donohue "Preparing Basket Materials" WB_KL-85
1957   Julia Starritt "Indian Clothes" WB_KL-86
1957   Julia Starritt "Tattoos" WB_KL-87
1957   Emily Donohue "Professor Gifford's Visit" WB_KL-88
1957   Julia Starritt "A Birthday Party" WB_KL-89
1957   Julia Starritt "Smoke" WB_KL-90
1957   Julia Starritt "A Blow-out" WB_KL-91
1957   Julia Starritt "Responses to Pictures" WB_KL-92
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben and Lottie Beck Conversation and stick game medicine story WB_LA78.1-001_1
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben and Lottie Beck "Kunâach'aa" WB_LA78.1-002_1
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben and Lottie Beck Conversation about doctors WB_LA78.1-003_1
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben "Blue Jay as Doctor" WB_LA78.1-004a
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben "Old Man Turtle" WB_LA78.1-004_1b
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben "The Boy from Itúttuk" WB_LA78.1-006_1
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben and Lottie Beck Conversation (mostly relating to the írahiv) WB_LA78.1-007
audio icon 1949   Chester Pepper "Klamath Lakes Young Man" WB_LA78.1-013_1
audio icon 1949   Chester Pepper "The First Sweathouse Spirit" WB_LA78.1-015_1
audio icon 1949   Chester Pepper "Deer-hunting Medicine" WB_LA78.1-016_1a
audio icon 1949   Chester Pepper "Coyote and the Sun" WB_LA78.1-016b
audio icon 1949   Chester Pepper "Coyote as Priest" WB_LA78.1-016_1c
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben "The Story of Evening Star" WB_LA78.1-018_1
audio icon 1949   Julia Starritt "How Coyote Stole Fire" WB_LA78.1-019_1
audio icon 1949   Nettie Reuben "How Coyote Traded Songs" WB_LA78.1-020_1