Linguists – Bruce Nevin worked with Pit River elders 1970-1970 and again in September 1992. Shirley Silver helped initially with orientation and finding elders. James Bauman worked with elders in Alturas and Likely in the late 1970s. Other linguists whose records are incorporated in the database include Jeremiah Curtin (1886, 1888), Edward Sapir (1907), Paul Radin (1919), Jaime de Angulo (1926-1933), and J.P. Harrington (1922, 1931). (It has not been possible to locate any field notes of David Olmsted.)
Elders – Grateful thanks to Lela Rhoades, John Craig, Craven Gibson, Rile & Edna Webster, Aurelia Raglin, Harvey Griffith, Leo James, Ruby Miles, and their families, among others.
Community - The circle of Pit River language and culture activists, now formally constituted as the Indigenous Language Network, have responded warmly to my efforts to return to them what I have in trust from those elders. I am grateful for hospitality during my visits to Pit River country.
Support - The Survey of California and Other Indian Languages funded the first 8 months of this work. Work on the database in 2013-2014 was funded in part by DEL Fellowship FN-50116-13, and work in 2016-2019 was funded in part by NEH Grant PD-250041-16 "Achumawi (Pit River; acv) linguistic database" under the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, a joint program of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this database and dictionary do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the National Science Foundation.