Mahican materials, ACLS collection
Alternate forms: Mohican
Extent: 1 notebook, 286 loose pages, and approx. 6100 slips
Description: The Mahican materials in the ACLS Collection consists of 4 sets of material in the "Mahican" section of the collection. A set of original field notes ("Mohican field notes") contains lexical items obtained from Wisconsin Stockbridge community; a folder of miscellaneous historical material; lexical lists, and a narrative biography in English. "Mohican lexical file" consists of approximately 6100 slips arranged phonetically, derived from items from liturgical literature as well as books used in the translation of the same. "Mohican lexical materials," based on Swadesh's field work, contains a discussion of historical sources, phonetics, morpho-phonology, historical phonology, as well as vocabulary of letter "W" in Mohican compiled from printed and field sources. "Interlinear translations of Mohican liturgical literature" includes catechism, prayers, and copies of printed material on Stockbridge and Hudson River Indians published in 1903 and 1905 by J. Dyneley Prince.