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Meskwaki
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)

Anishinaabe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Odawa
Language(s): French | Ottawa
Date: 1771
Contributor: Unknown
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 174 pages
Description: This manuscript volume consists of a handwritten French-Ottawa dictionary compiled by an unknown author. It is apparently the first part of a larger work, as this volume consists of entries beginning with A through "epée." Many entries contain examples of usage of the Ottawa language word or additional definitions and examples based upon other phrases in which the French word may be used.
Collection: Dictionarioum Gallico Outaokum (Mss.497.33.D564)

Guna
Alternate forms: Cuna, Kuna
Language(s): Spanish | Kuna, San Blas
Date: 1823
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 8 pages
Description: "Palabras de la lengua Darien o Cunacuna," a vocabulary of 73 items, with 36 phrases and 20 numerals. Compiled by members of the Museum of Natural Sciences at Bogota from manuscript sources.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

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)

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)

Assiniboine | Blackfoot | Coeur d'Alene | Wenatchi | Syilx | A'aninin | Kalispel | Salish | Séliš-Ql̓ispé | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Yakama
Alternate forms: Assiniboin, Atsina, Gros Ventre, Kutenai, Kootenai, Flathead, Pend d'Oreille
Date: 1976 and undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 21 reels
Description: These language texts, produced in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, include dictionaries, grammars, vocabularies, and religious materials (primarily Christian) of the Assiniboine, Blackfoot (including the Piegan dialect), Chelan (an Interior Salish group speaking Columbia-Wenatchi), Coeur d'Alene, Wenatchi (Columbian), Colville (Okanagan), Crow, Kalispel (including Gros Ventre), Kutenai (Ktunaxa), Nez Perce, and Yakama (Yakima) 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 Pacific Northwest tribal languages (Mss.Film.1365)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): French | Mohawk
Date: Undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 1,216 pages
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. This particular item is a French-Mohawk dictionary. Original at the Universite Laval, Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)

Language(s): Spanish
Date: Undated
Contributor: Unknown
Genre: Notebooks | Essays
Extent: 15 pages
Description: One of various items related to the Dupaix expeditions of 1806 (totaling four loose notebooks with 23 ink and pencil sketches of Mexican ruins and hieroglyphics featuring fragmented text, in Spanish, with images of construction and decoration on stonework, pottery and buildings of various native ruins of the Yucatan). This item, "Algo de lengua mexicana, y de la explicacion de Algunos geroglificos," is a brief essay on phonology, dialectical differences, and an explanation of some hieroglyphics.
Collection: Notes on Mexican Antiquities (Mss.913.72.N84)

Anishinaabe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Odawa
Language(s): French | Ottawa
Date: 1699 and undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Materials prepared by French Sulpician missionaries in New France in the French and Ottawa [or Odawa] languages. Includes a petit catechisme, a literal, page-by-page translation into Ottawa of the "Catechisme des fetes principales de l'annee publie a Chartres par Etienne Massot le Jeune en 1683"; and "Racines de la langue 8ta8aise et algonquine," A to S only. The last 56 pages of the latter contain "Instructions sur les exhortations relatives aux commandements" while the cover reads "Instruction sur les symboles." Originals in Seminaire de Montreal, les Pretres de Saint-Sulpice.
Collection: Indian manuscripts, 1661-1879 (Mss.Film.1109)

Anishinaabe | Odawa
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)