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Meskwaki | Sauk
Alternate forms: Fox, Sac
Language(s): English | Meskwaki
Date: Undated
Contributor: Unknown
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 27 pages
Description: This volume contains Sac [Sauk] and Fox words with their English equivalents. It likely dates to the nineteenth century. One of the more notable features of this collection is that it includes words for relatively recent inventions, such as the steam boat. A note inside the back cover states "C.S.F. to Mrs. S.," asking her to excuse the "erroz in Spelling They are not mind (sic.). written on the night of my return from a memorable Expedition."
Collection: A vocabulary of the most common words in use among the Sac & Fox Indians, n.d. (Mss.497.F11)

Chickasaw
Language(s): English
Date: January 8, 1740
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter to Samuel Blunston. Mentions past expedition against Chickasaws; movement of French and Indians.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Gwich'in
Alternate forms: Kutchin, Loucheux
Language(s): English | Gwich'in
Date: Circa 1900
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 24 pages
Description: "Tukudh Notes." Found in Radin papers, but not Radin's work, according to note of Mrs. Doris Radin. Includes 8 pages of vocabulary of 300 entries; ethnographic notes, apparently from published materials circa 1900. Possibly by a Church of England missionary such as Reverend Robert McDonald.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Haudenosaunee | Oneida | Cayuga
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Six Nations
Language(s): English
Date: April 19, 1756
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 10 pages
Description: "Substance of an occasional conversation with several Indians after dinner at Israel Pemberton's." Those present include Scarroyady (Oneida), Jonathan Konachtogo (a Cayuga), and other Indians; members of Pemberton family; and interpreters Conrad Weiser, Andrew Montour, and Daniel Claus.
Collection: Manuscripts on Indian affairs (Mss.970.4.M415)

Deg Xit'an | Yupik | Inuit | Iñupiat | Koyukon
Alternate forms: Anvik, Eskimo, Deg Hit'an,  Deg Hitan,  Degexit'an,  Kaiyuhkhotana, Ingalik (pej.), Iñupiaq
Date: 1976 and undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 28 reels
Description: These texts, produced in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, include dictionaries, vocabularies, grammars, and religious materials (hymns and sermons, etc. primarily Christian) of the Central Alaskan Yupik, Deg Xit'an (formerly known as Ingalik or Ingalit), Iñupiaq, and Koyukon languages. From originals on deposit by the Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus at the Pacific Northwest Indian Center, Spokane, Washington. Guide book included.
Collection: Indian language collection: the Alaska native languages, 20th century (Mss.Film.1364)

Language(s): English
Date: Undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 2 pages
Description: A brief two-page piece attributed to A. P. H. titled "The method of the Indians in preparing skins." Describes the steps taken by Native women when dressing buck and doe skins. Restricted. Original at the Royal Society of London.
Collection: Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents (Mss.Film.460)

Nez Perce
Alternate forms: Walla Walla
Language(s): English
Date: 1804-1806
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Genre: Memoranda | Charts
Extent: 2 pages
Description: John Ordway accompanied Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This item is comprised of two loose sheets found in Ordway's journals: (1) location of Sheetsomish and Chopunnish [Nez Perce] with distances, data from a prisoner of the Walla Walla, concerning the Multnomah River [what Lewis and Clark called the Willamette River][same as Codex M: 1-2 from the Lewis and Clark Journals (917.3 L58)]; (2) unfilled chart for distances between points from St. Louis to Sandy Lake (on the Mississippi).
Collection: John Ordway journal, 1804-1806 (Mss.917.3.Or2)

Anishinaabe | Ottawa
Alternate forms: Odawa
Language(s): English | French | Ottawa
Date: Undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Part of a collection comprised of religious and linguistic materials in various Native American languages. Many were written by Jesuit missionaries of New France. These particular items relate to the Ottawa (Odawa) language and include prayers, hymns, and catechisms. Originals at the Archives de l'Archeveche de Quebec and Universite Laval, Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)

Powhatan
Language(s): English
Date: April 29, 1688
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter from S. P., perhaps to Robert Boyle of the Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge. Sends dead hummingbird and a sample of Indian wampum which Indians measure by cubits, varying with each person. Original at the Royal Society of London.
Collection: Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents (Mss.Film.460)

Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Stockbridge-Munsee
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Stockbridge
Language(s): English
Date: 1665-1775
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 3 reels
Description: Selections from 31 volumes from the Massachusetts State Archives (volumes 1-6, 13, 20-22, 25, 27-33, 35, 38A, 51-54, 74, 80, 108-109, 219, 233, 287). These materials include letters and papers from the official records of provincial Massachusetts. Many relate to the Six Nations in New York, and to French activity and influence among the Indians. Contains references to the treaties at Albany with the Six Nations, the western boundary of Massachusetts, the Stockbridge removal, and the sack of Deerfield by Caughnawaga Mohawks.
Collection: Selected materials, 1665-1775, on Indian affairs (Mss.Film.642)