Lenape materials, American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection

Lenape | Munsee
Alternate forms: Delaware
Language(s): Delaware | English | Munsee
Date: 1792, 1819, and undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type: Text
Extent: 14 pages
Description: The Lenape (or "Delaware") materials in this collection consist of manuscript vocabularies listed in the finding aid as items 17, 20, 21, 22a, 22b, 35, and 37. These include a word list recorded by James Madison, sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson, from unnamed Lenape speakers at the Brotherton Indian Reservation ("Edgpiiluk") in New Jersey in 1792. Also included is a comparative word list by Heckewelder and Du Ponceau's translation of a word list recorded by Campanius.
American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection    (Mss.497.V85)