Courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

Phil Cash Cash
PhD Candidate in the Joint Program in Anthropology and Linguistics University of Arizona, Tucson




Flute Intro! Composer: myself
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working papers, publications, and other stuff

temporary media objects

Temporary Media Object: Fox narrative animation (Flash MX) [here]

Temporary Media Object: Census - Ponca Agency "Issues to Indians" (circa 1885) [PDF 2.8 MB] [.txt]

Protoype mobile web page (April 2012) [ 1st link] [ 2nd link] [3rd link].


Keynote Address - New Media Cultures and Endangered Languages. Endangered Languages: Voices and Images. Foundation for Endangered Languages XV Annual International Conference, Sept. 7-10, 2011. Quito, Ecuador.

Plenary Address - Language and Culture in Action: A View from the Southern Columbia Plateau. Streams of Language, Memory, and Lifeways National Conference Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Oct. 20-22, 2009, Portland Oregon.

Plenary Address - Documenting Enduring Cultures. 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), University of Hawaii at Manoa. March 12-14, 2009. Honolulu, Hawaii. Plenary media link [go to]

Plenary Address. Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 7-8 December 2007, SOAS, London [go to]

Keynote Address. 2007 Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) Conference [go to] and the Indigenous Languages Conference (ILC) [go to], Adelaide, Australia.

Invited speaker. 7th Annual Great Basin Languages Conference, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005. Reno, Neveda.

Invited speaker. W/Susan Penfield. Linguistic Society of America Institute. 2005 Workshop: Language Documentation: Theory, Practice, and Values. Harvard University, MA. [go to]

Invited speaker. Reclaiming Language. PowerPoint presented at Speaking for the Seventh Generation: 2nd Annual Conference on Native American Language Revitalization, Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon. 2003.

Invited speaker. An Indigenous World View from the Columbia Plateau and the Ancient One (a.k.a. the Kennewick Man). Archaeology of the America Series, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston, Texas. 1999.

board & committee membership

Advisors Board, 2006-Present. Native Voices Language Endowment, A Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Legacy Project, Endangered Language Fund. Go to [link].

Organizing Committee. Co-Lang: Institute on Collaborative Language Documentation (formerly InField), University of Kansas, 2012.

Advisors Committee. The 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), February 11-13, 2011, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa [link].

Conference Chair, 2009. Plateau Conference, Washington State Universty, Pullman, WA. [go to]

Organizing Committee, 2006-2007. Toward the Interoperability of Language Resources, 2007 Workshop. Organized by the Digital Tools Summit in Linguistics (DTSL) and Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages (E-MELD), National Science Foundation. Go to [link].


Cash Cash, P. (2011). To Document and Revitalize Paper presented in the Workshop on Technology and Hands-On Approaches to Indigenous Language Documentation. University of Arizona Feburary 4 2011.


Cash Cash, P. (2010). A Brief Field Report: Is There an Indigenous Plateau Sign Language? Paper presented in the 46th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages (ICSNL), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.


Cash Cash, P. (2009). Visualizing Endangered Language Communities. Paper presented in the Video as a Research Tool, An Interdiscplinary Worskhop. University of Texas at Arlington, TX.


Cash Cash, P. (2008). The Land as Witness: Nez Perce and Sahaptin Placcenames. In Amery, Rob & Joshua Nash (eds.) Warra Wiltaniappendi Strengthening Languages - Proceedings of the Inaugural Indigenous Languages Conference (ILC) 2007. University of Adelaide, Australia.


Cash Cash, P. (2007). Documenting Languages, Visualizing Culture: Shooting Digital Video in Two Endangered Language Communities. Paper presented (first) at the 2007 Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) Conference and the Indigenous Languages Conference (ILC), Adelaide, Australia. Presented (second) at the Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 7-8 December 2007, SOAS, London.


Carnie, A., and Cash Cash, P. (2006). Tree-Geometric Relational Hierarchies and Nuumiipuutímt (Nez Perce) Case. In Massam,D., Johns, A., Ndayiragije, J. (eds.), Ergativity. Kluwer Academic Press.

Cash Cash, P. (2006). Oral Traditions of the Natítaytma. In Karson, J. (ed.), Wiyaxayxt/Wiyaaka'awn As days go by: our history, our land, and our people--the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. Pendleton: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Portland: Oregon Historical Society, Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Cash Cash, P. (2006). The Ecology of Nez Perce Names. Paper presented at the Plateau Conference, Plateau Center for American Indian Studies, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

Cash Cash, P. (2006). Tíim'enin: Indigenous Conceptions of Columbia Plateau Rock-Art. In J.D. Keyser, G. Poetschat, and M.W. Taylor (eds.), Talking With the Past: The Ethnography of Rock Art. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press.

Sadongei, A. and Cash Cash, P. (2006). Indigenous Value Orientations in the Care of Human Remains. In Cassman, V., Odegaard, N., and Powell, J. (eds.). Human Remains: A Guide for Museums and Academic Institutions. Lanham, MD, Altimira Press.

Hann, D., Keyser, J.D., and Cash Cash, P. (in press). "Columbia Plateau Rock Art: A Window to the Spirit World." In Whitley, D (ed.), Ethnography and Western North American Rock Art. (press tba).


Sources for Chinook Jargon, A Pacific Northwest Pidgin. University of Arizona, ms.

Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) Religious Traditions (2005). Entry in Encyclopedia of Religion, MacMillan Publishers. [go to publisher website]


Nez Perce Verb Morphology. (2004). University of Arizona, Tucson. ms. [PDF].

ke yóx hitamtáaycaqa c’íiqinpa (that which is reported in talk): reported speech in nez perce. Coyote Papers, 13. University of Arizona, Tucson. [go to article]

Wal’áawapkin’ix "from the Wallowa Country": Indigenous Placenames of the Wallowa Country. ms.

To Witness Creation: A Southern Columbia Plateau Rock-Art Ethnography. ms.

Penfield, S.D., Cash Cash, P., and Roberts, C. (2004). Technology-Enhanced Language Revitalization. ILAT (Indigenous Languages and Technology Series), Volume 1, 172 pp. University of Arizona, Tucson.

Keyser, J.D., Taylor, M. and Cash Cash, P. (2004). The Role of Women in Columbia Plateau Rock Art. Paper to be presented at the International Symposium on "The Gender of Rock-Art: From Cave Art to Contact." Foix, France.


Using Technology for Language Revitalization: Current Status in Tribal Communities. PowerPoint presented at the Arizona Convocation of Tribal Libraries, Museums, and Archives, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Language Documentation by American Indian Intellectuals: An Example from the Columbia Plateau. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Digitizing Analog with Cool Edit 2000. Prepared for the Colorado River Indian Tribes in connection with the project "A Model to Share: Using Technology to Support Endangered Tribal Languages and Culture." University of Arizona, Tucson.

Cash Cash, P., and Penfield, S.D. (2003). Native American Languages and Technology. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Yuman Language Family Summit. Parker Arizona.

Penfield, S.D., Cash Cash, P., and Forger, G.J. (2003). A Model to Share: Using Technology to Support Endangered Tribal Languages. University of Arizona, Tucson.


Tíimeeni'n: Indigenous Conceptions of Columbia Plateau Rock-Art. Paper presented in the Nez Perce language at the 2002 International Symposium on The Ethnography of World Rock Art, Portland, Oregon. Also presented at the 2002 Annual Mtg of the Society for American Archaeology, Denver, Colorado.

Keyser, J. D. and Cash Cash, P. (2002). A Carved Quirt Handle from the Warm Springs Reservation: Northern Plains Biographic Art on the Columbia Plateau. Plains Anthropologist. Vol. 47, No. 180, pp. 51-59.


wéeyekwe'nipse ‘to sing one's spirit song’: performance and metaphor in Nez Perce spirit-singing. ms. University of Arizona, Tucson.

World View and the 'Ancient One'. Paper presented at the NAGPRA Sympoisum on Culturally Unidentifiable sponsored by the College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Medicine Bundles: An Indigenous Approach to Curation. In Tamara Bray (ed.) The Future of the Past: Archaeologists, Native Americans and Repatriation. New York: Garland Publishing.


Timnáakni Tímat (Writing from the Heart): Sahaptin Discourse and Text in the Speaker Writing of Xíluxin. M.A. Thesis, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson. [PDF 6.3MB]

Courses, Workshop and Symposia Presentations

2010 InField, Eugene, Oregon. Principles and multimedia tools [link] Language activism [link] Video recording and editing 1 [link]

My UofA Course - 2007 [LRC430]

Language and Technology. 2002 Organizer, session for the "Tribal Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Preserving our Language, Memory, and Lifeways" national conference. Mesa, Arizona.

Care and Handling of Human Remains. 1998 Workshop on International Repatriation sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

National Awards

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2007-2008

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Fellowship. National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanties. 2005.

National Award For Excellence. Given in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Windows on the Past: Ethnography of World Rock Art. USDA, Forest Service. 2002.

Buffet Award for Indigenous Leadership in Conservation: Language Preservation. Sponsored by Howard and Peter Buffet and Ecotrust, Portland, Oregon. 2001.

The John Roulliard Memorial Scholarship, National Indian Education Association. 1999.

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