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Language(s): English
Date: 1827; 1893-1894
Extent: 2 items
Description: Materials relating to Menominee culture and language materials at the American Philosophical Society. Includes Walter James Hoffman's correspondence with Henry Phillips concerning Hoffman's Menominee grammar and vocabulary submitted for publication to the APS and the "Report of American Philosophical Society committee on Dr. Edwin James' communication on the Menomonie Indians," in which the author suggests that the Menominee do not speak Algonquin, although they use much Algonquin in their vocabulary (the committee recommends publication, preferably in Historical and Literary Committee Transactions).
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)

Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Chippewa
Language(s): English | French | Ojibwe
Date: 1831-1886
Extent: 10 items
Description: Materials relating to Ojibwe language and culture at the American Philosophical Society. Topics include George Antoine Belcourt's French-Ojibwe dictionary, particularly plans for its the presentation of Belcourt's memoir by the Smithsonian; a recent fire at the Smithsonian requiring $200,000 in repair work; Edwin James' Chippewa New Testament and his desire to publish a Chippewa grammar under the auspices of the APS; Walter James Hoffman's work at White Earth, Minnesota, where observed the Grand Medicine (Medawin) dance in detail and collected pictographic records of same on birch bark; Thomas L. McKenney's donation of a manuscript of McKenney (1827), out of respect to John Vaughan and the APS. Other individuals mentioned include Stephen H. Long, Ferdinand V. Hayden, J. Peter Lesley, Pliny E. Chase, and Judge William C. Frazer (Superior County, Wisconsin Territory).
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)