Northern Pomo Stories and Texts

During the 1960s, Eero Vihman, a linguist at U.C. Berkeley, studied the Northern Pomo language. He worked with Annie Lake and Edna Campbell Guerrero. The stories and texts on this page were recorded during his work with Edna Campbell Guerrero. Later, during the 1980s and 1990s, Catherine O'Connor worked with Mrs. Guerrero to translate the stories and texts into English. Here we include a recording of each story or text, presented in a video with subtitles. We provide a brief description of each one, and include a printable version with the Northern Pomo words and the English translation on opposite pages.


Image: Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians; Caltrans 1953, courtesy of Eddie F. Knight


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