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The History Engine: Doing History with Digital Tools

Description: Article on the History Engine Project, an online archive consisting of thousands of narratives written and contributed by undergraduates.
Date: September 9, 2009
Creator: Nelson, Robert K.; Nesbit, Scott & Torget, Andrew J., 1978-
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke: Volume 3, June 1, 1878-June 22, 1880

Description: John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872, and ending the evening before his death in 1896. As aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook, he had an insider's view of the early Apache campaigns, the Great Sioux War, the Cheyenne Outbreak, and the Geronimo War. Bourke's writings reveal much about military life on the western frontier, but he also was a noted ethnologist, writing extensive descriptions of American Indian civilization and illustrating his diaries with sketches and photographs. Previously, researchers could consult only a small part of Bourke's diary material in various publications, or else take a research trip to the archive and microfilm housed at West Point. Now, for the first time, the 124 manuscript volumes of the Bourke diaries are being compiled, edited, and annotated by Charles M. Robinson III, in a planned set of eight books easily accessible to the modern researcher. Volume 3 begins in 1878 with a discussion of the Bannock Uprising and a retrospective on Crazy Horse, whose death Bourke called "an event of such importance, and with its attendant circumstances pregnant with so much of good or evil for the settlement between the Union Pacific Rail Road and the Yellowstone River." Three other key events during this period were the Cheyenne Outbreak of 1878-79, the Ponca Affair, and the White River Ute Uprising, the latter two in 1879. The mistreatment of the Poncas infuriated Bourke: when recording the initial meeting between Crook and the Poncas, he wrote: "This conference is inserted verbatim merely to show the cruel and senseless ways in which the Government of the United States deals with the Indian tribes who confide in its justice or trust themselves to its mercy." Bourke's diary covers his time not only on ...
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Date: October 15, 2007
Creator: Bourke, John Gregory
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

The Narration in a Narrative

Description: Poster for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the narration of a narrative.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Peak, Alexandra & Rodman, Barbara
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Honors College

Patchwork Paraphrasing in 'The Clensyng of Mannes Sowle: Comparing Pepys 2125 to Bodley 923

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This presentation discusses research on an excerpt of a confessional narrative in an early 15th century manuscript known as Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys 2125 against 'The Clensyng of Mannes Sowle', found in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 923.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: DeLaughter, Amy & Smith, Nicole D.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Honors College

Story of Sakhi by Badaq

Description: Recording of Badaq reciting "Sakhi," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story of a historical narrative.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Badaq
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Torti and Puturti by Wazir Shafi

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi reciting the story “Torti Puturti” in the Yasin dialect. In this popular story, two sisters named Torti and Puturti, are plucking vegetables from the garden. When Puturti plucks a carrot from the field, a ghost is released.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Shafi, Wazir
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of The Ancient Horse by Imam Yar Baig

Description: Recording of Imam Yar Baig reciting "Aqalin-e-Hagur," in the Yasin dialect. In this popular story a girl is told to search for silk in her father’s beard, but finds a flea. She is told to keep the flea in a bag, and watches as the flea grows.
Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Baig, Imam Yar
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baadsha Zulqarneen by Badshahi Khan

Description: Recording of Badshahi Khan reciting "King Zulqarneen," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that followed Islam to the area, and the King represents a barrier from the apocalypse.
Date: May 12, 2010
Creator: Khan, Badshahi
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Account by Pari Nimo on the inhabitation of Misgar Valley

Description: A recording of Pari Nimo reciting a Historical narrative and poem about the Misgar valley in the Hunza dialect. “Misgar Valley” explains a little bit about who came to Misgar from Baltit.
Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Nimo, Pari
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Baqtti Jamal ke Alqash,” in the Hunza dialect. This popular story tells a tale of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash, two friends that grew old together. One day on a picnic, Baqtti Jamal found a golden treasure, and decided to share it with Alqash, but Alqash was greedy, and killed Baqtti Jamal to keep the gold to himself. One day Alqash, now a wealthy minister to the King, needed help deciphering dreams, called upon Baqtti Jamal’s son Abu Zare Jamhur, who held a book of prophecies
Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Qaan Zakun by Dawar Muneeb

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting "Qaan Zakun," a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: 2011
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal Account by Abdullah on Fighting with a Bear

Description: Recording of Abdullah sharing a personal account entitled “Fighting with a Bear” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this recollection, Abdullah recalls working in a great field in Kaceli with a team from France, and a bear was disturbing everyone in the area. One night the bear approached his tent, and Abdullah had to scare the bear away for a bit.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal Account by Dawar Muneeb

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting a personal account in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: December 17, 2010
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Hir Bilas by Dawar Muneeb

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting "Hir Bilas," a popular story, in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of A Flying Horse and a Giant Monster

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “A flying Horse and a giant Monster,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a princess is hidden away by her father, but an ogre discovers her presence. He goes to the king to ask for her hand in marriage, but the King refuses to agree unless the Ogre knows her name. The princess refused to marry the ogre, and runs away on a flying horse.
Date: August 1, 2010
Creator: Murad, Mahida
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of A Witch and a King by Mahida Murad

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “Danlathas ke Baadsha” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a Witch kills some princes and scares the King into marrying her. She took all of the King’s daughter-in-laws and stole their eyes, sealing them into a pit hidden away from the kingdom. The youngest raises her child, and he must save his mother and aunties.
Date: July 30, 2010
Creator: Murad, Mahida
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with Sher Ahmed

Description: Recording of Sher Ahmed having a discussion in Urdu in the town of Gilgit, Pakistan.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ahmed, Sher
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Account by Sher Ahmed

Description: Recording of Sher Ahmed reciting a personal narrative in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ahmed, Sher
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal Account by Sher Ahmed

Description: Recording of Sher Ahmed reciting a personal account in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Ahmed, Sher
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Information