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Alternate forms: Lekungen, Lkwungen, Songhees, Songish
Language(s): English | Salish, Straits
Date: 1888, 1890, 1900
Extent: 70+ pages
Description: The Lekwungen materials in the ACLS collection consist of 3 items. In the "Clallam" section of the finding aid, "Clallam and Songish vocabularies" consists of a copy of George Gibbs' 1863 Clallam vocabulary, with comparisons of Lkungen with other languages, English-Lkungen vocabulary, miscellaneous sentences and names. In the "Chinook" section, Boas' "Field notes on Tillamook and Chinookan dialects" contains physical notes on Lkungen ("Songish") skulls collected in an earlier fieldwork trip. Finally, in the "Salish" section, Boas' "Comparative vocabularies of eight Salishan languages" contains 532 alphabetically arranged English items with equivalents in multiple languages, including Lkungen.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)