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Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Date: 1926-1956; undated
Extent: 7 items
Description: Various materials relating to the study of Navajo language, including 11 notebooks of Navajo songs; 5 notebooks on the Navajo Night Chant in phonetic transcription, with notes in English on language and ceremony; Navajo conversations; Navajo stories; manuscript of Hoijer's Navajo lexicon published in the University of California Publications in Linguistics series (no. 78, 1974); notes on various aspects of Navajo grammar and phonology, with comparisons with other Athapascan languages and reconstructions for Proto-Athapascan; and notes and letters regarding Chic Sandoval's fieldwork on Navajo. Some materials may be restricted to due potential cultural sensitivity, and are noted as such in the guide to the collection.
Collection: Harry Hoijer Collection (Mss.497.3.H68)
Alternate forms: Huron-Wyandot
Date: 1650-1762 and undated
Contributor: Chaumonot, Pierre Joseph Marie, 1611-1693 | Girault de Villeneuve, Étienne Pierre Thomas, 1718-1794 | Picard, Paul Tsa8enhohi
Subject: Linguistics | Iroquoian languages | Missions | Religion | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Jesuits | Séminaire de Québec
Extent: 8 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 items include canticles, chants, prayers, and dictionaries in the Wyandot language (called Huron by the Jesuits). There is also an item labeled "Notes et manuscrits divers," attributed to Girault de Villeneuve, missionary with the Hurons at Jeune Lorette near Quebec, which includes prayers, "predications," a 1762 manuscript titled "Des Missions," and "Une breve histoire des Hurons." Originals are at the Bibliotheque de la Legislature, Province de Quebec, and originals of all other items are at Laval University, Seminaire de Quebec. See also Barbeau (1949) and Barbeau (1960).
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)