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Culture: 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
Language(s): Assiniboine | Blackfoot | Columbia-Wenatchi | Coeur d'Alene | Okanagan | Crow | Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille | Kutenai | Nez Perce | Yakama
Date: 1976 and undated
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)
Alternate forms: Flathead, Pend d'Oreille
Date: 1879, 1898-1910, 1930
Contributor: Giorda, Joseph | Mengarini, Gregory, 1811-1886 | Post, John | Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955 | Teit, James Alexander, 1864-1922
Extent: 220+ pages, 610 cards
Description: The Salish-Kalispel materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials located primarily in the "Kalispel" section of the finding aid. Two early items are Joseph Giorda's "Appendix to the Kalispel-English dictionary, compiled by the Missionaries of the Society of Jesus" and John Post's "Kalispel grammar," based in part upon Giorda's material from the 1870s. There is also an undated lexicon by an unidentified author. In the "Salish" section of the finding aid, see also Teit's "Kalispel and Salish vocabulary" and Boas' "Notes on Salish inflections," based on Mengarini's "Flathead grammar" from 1861. In the "Thompson" section, Boas' "Suffixes in Thompson" also contains some Kalispel terms. In the "Quinault" section, Teit's "Quinault vocabulary and paradigms" includes a letter to Boas describing his work in Flathead country.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)