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Alternate forms: Huron-Wyandot
Language(s): French | Wyandot
Date: 1650-1762 and undated
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)