Children’s Books

One of the major projects during SYLAP has been the creation of children’s books. In the first two years of SYLAP, the books focused on the telling of traditional Shoshone stories by utilizing recordings from the Wick R. Miller collection.

Since 2011, the focus has been on Shoshoni language teaching. SYLAPers have created books that teach basic vocabulary and grammar to beginning Shoshoni language learners.

The pictures below come from books that have been published and distributed to Shoshone communities.

The books are not available for request or purchase, but video books are available at any time by clicking here>>.


Traditional Stories

Tapai wa'ai Tapu - Cottontail and Sun

Tapai ma’ai Tapu – Cottontail and Sun

Itsappeh wa'ai Toyatukkupittsih - Coyote and Mountain Lion (Being Published)

Itsappeh wa’ai Toyatukkupittsih – Coyote and Mountain Lion (artwork redone in 2012)

Mea Nawapaiya - Creation of the Months

Mea Nawapaiya – Creation of the Months

Tempin Ainkwantuhinte - Rolling Rock

Tempin Ainkwantuhinte – Rolling Rock (artwork redone in 2012)

 


Colors, Numbers, and Writing

Kutise Itsappe - Crazy Coyote

Kutise Itsappeh – Crazy Coyote

Newe Tetsee - Counting Indian

Newe Tetsee – Counting Indian

Tammen Newe Tepooh - Our Shoshoni Writing

Tammen Newe Tepooh – Our Shoshoni Writing

Ne Toko ma'ai Mimiakwantu'i - A Walk with Grandpa

Ne Toko ma’ai Mimiakwantu’i – I’m Going on a Walk with Grandpa

 


Kinship and gender roles

Nian Nanewenee - My Family

Nian Nanewenee – My Family

Tsaan Tekkapeha Yekwi - Our food gathering

Tsaan Tekkapeha Yekwi – Our food gathering

 


Grammar (Instrumental suffixes and directionals)

Sokopittan Nanewenee Hakai Nemmi'ite? - How do animals move?

Sokopittan Nanewenee Hakai Nemmi’ite? – How do animals move?

Pia Kuittsu Tua - Baby Buffalo

Pia Kuittsunan Tua – Baby Buffalo