Surrogate audio recordings of Cahuilla songs and language. Originally recorded on reel-to-reel tapes by ethnographer Guy Tyler
between the years 1967-77. Transferred to digital format by the Storyscape Project of the Cultural Conservancy.
Guy Tyler was an amateur ethnographer who conducted ethnographic audio recordings of Native Americans primarily in the American
Southwest over a 40 year period. Tyler recorded interviews with Native Cahuilla speakers on reel-to-reel tapes between the
years 1967-77. The original recordings were recorded on Scotch magnetic tape (1/4 - 282- 12), 1200 feet, 1.5 mil polyester,
7" reel and on 7" reel Scotch heavy duty recording tape (175- 1/4 -1200), silicone lubricated, 1.5 mil Tenzar backing, 1/4
in. x 1200 ft. Recorded at 3 3/4 inches per second with monophonic dual tracks and at 7 1/2 inches per second with four tracks.
Tyler died in November 2000. Recordings were transferred to digital format by the Storyscape Project of the Cultural Conservancy.
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