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Inuit | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Eskimo, Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: August 17, 1887
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 2 pages
Description: Letter to Henry Phillips requesting permission to examine the American Philosophical Society's Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] manuscripts for the Bureau of American Ethnology's planned series on North American languages. Transmits copy of volume on Eskimo [Inuit].
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1836-1907
Type:Text
Extent: 5 items
Description: Items relating to Kaqchikel materials at the American Philosophical Society, including an 1836 exchange of correspondence relating to donated manuscripts and printed works on Kaqchikel Pilling's requests in the 1880s for copies of various publications for Bureau of American Castell's 1897 request for a copy of Daniel Garrison Brinton's paper on Kaqchikel language (1884); and two 1907 letters concerning a Kaqchikel manuscript [Uae rugotzlem Sant Andres Apostol (#495)] in American Philosophical Society Library
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)

Maliseet | Penobscot
Alternate forms: Malecite
Language(s): English
Date: 1833-1893
Type:Text
Extent: 4 items
Description: Items relating to Maliseet culture and Malecite-Passamaquoddy language. These include John Howe's presentation of a set of porcupine table mats, made by the Indians of St. John, New Brunswick, to the Horatio Hale's letter to Henry Phillips concerning the proper title of his pamphlet [i.e., "Remarks on the language of the St. John's, or Wlastukweek Indians, with a Penobscot vocabulary" (1834)], words taken when Indians visited Cambridge, and faulty reference in Pilling's proof sheets; James Pilling's letter to Phillips seeking proper bibliographical entry for Hale (1834) pamphlet on Wlastukweek and the spelling of the name; and Phillips' "Concerning pamphlet on the language of the St. John's...Indians," about Hale (1834).
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)

Haudenosaunee
Language(s): English
Date: 1878-1901
Type:Text
Extent: 5 items
Description: Correspondence from John Wesley Powell and James Constantine Pilling regarding various professional and research matters. Includes a letter from Powell to Frederick W. Putnam, wanting his collections to display in the Smithsonian (1878); a letter from Pilling to Henry W. Longfellow concerning the exact title of the first edition of Hiawatha for a bibliography of Indian linguistics (1879); letters from Pilling to to S. E. Howell concerning Indian studies and headquarters at Smithsonian (1879); a letter from Powell to G. Frederick Wright (1899); and a letter from Powell to Paul Carus concerning his plan for a book on Native American religions (1901). Originals of letters to Putnam, Longfellow, and Howell are in the Records of the Geological Survey, Rocky Mountain Survey, U.S. National Archives. Originals of letters to Wright and Carus are at the Bureau of American Ethnology, John Wesley Powell letters sent, 1897-1902.
Collection: John Wesley Powell correspondence and diary, 1871-1907 (Mss.Film.736.1)