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Cheyenne
Language(s): Cheyenne | English
Date: 1963-1987
Genre: Sermons | Songs | Stories
Extent: 29 audiocassettes (19 hr., 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Cheyenne stories, sermons, tribal histories, songs, and other material, recorded in Busby, Montana. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Cheyenne texts (Mss.Rec.145)

Delaware
Alternate forms: Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1745
Type:Text
Extent: 46 pages
Description: Missionary David Brainerd spent much of his life working to convert Native peoples, particularly Stockbridge and Delaware (and Susquehanna-area) Indians, to Protestant Christianity until his death of tuberculosis in 1947. This journal from 1745 recounts Brainerd's time in western Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and his encounters with both Native Americans and other colonists. The vast majority of the journal depicts Brainerd's time in the Upper Susquehanna River Valley. Brainerd's journals and autobiography were published after his death to promote missionary efforts to Native Americans. However, scholars have determined that these published accounts were largely written by Brainerd and Jonathan Edwards in 1747, when the dying Brainerd returned to New England and resided with Edwards during his final illness. They edited Brainerd's journals to make his efforts appear more successful, hoping to spur others to follow in his footsteps. The journal held at the American Philosophical Society is an original journal that was written by Brainerd during his missionary years and differs from the one published after his death by Jonathan Edwards. See the finding aid for more information about these discrepencies.
Collection: David Brainerd diary, July 14, 1745 - November 20, 1745 (Mss.B.B74j)

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)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Spanish
Date: 1647
Type:Text
Genre: Sermons
Extent: 1 volume, 373 pages
Description: A book of sermons in the Kaqchikel language. Full title: "Libro de sermones predicables en las fiestas mas principales de todo el año y de las de la orden de N.Serafico Pe San Francisco compuesto en lengua cakchiquel." Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Spanish
Date: 1664
Type:Text
Genre: Prayers | Sermons
Extent: 1 volume, 101 leaves
Description: Includes 20 brief religious discourses; table of contents. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Mi'kmaq
Alternate forms: Micmac
Language(s): French | Mi'kmaq
Date: circa 1816-1820 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 5 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 include a catechism for Mi'kmaq children; a Mi'kmaq grammar copied by Rev. M. G. P. Cote, cure de Ste. Croix, and given by him to the Seminaire de Quebec in 1907; missionary Joseph-Marie Bellenger's book of Sunday sermons, including instructions and notes about the Mi'kmaq language (with Bellenger's observation that his notes are based on Maillard but that he has often had to supply endings), as well as a page of pictographs; Pierre-Antoine-Simon Maillard's manuscript containing religious doctrine and exercises, a table of deaths, notes on the principles of the French languages, and a table of contents, with a biographical note by Bellenger added in 1816 and 10 pages of pictographs with their meanings in Mi'kmaq; and Maillard's 1820 volume on the Mi'kmaq language, copied by Bellenger. Originals in the Archives de l'Archeveche de Quebec and at the Universite Laval, Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Wendat, Huron
Language(s): French | English | Wyandot | Algonquin | Mohawk
Date: 1770; 1818
Type:Text
Extent: 2 reels
Description: Thirty-nine volumes of relgious materials and translations prepared by French Sulpician missionaries in New France in Iroquoian languages, as well as Algonquin and Algonquian languagues. Materials include Mathevet's translation into Mohawk of the Old Testament (3 volumes); New Testament (8 volumes); sermons (10 volumes); formal religious materials (16 volumes); an anonymous Algonquin manuscript; and an anonymous volume of catechism, prayers, and hymns in Huron. Originals in Seminaire de Montreal, les Pretres de Saint-Sulpice.
Collection: Indian manuscripts, 1661-1879 (Mss.Film.1109)

Language(s): English
Date: 1755-1763
Type:Text
Extent: 56 letters
Description: In sections 1 and 2. Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding Indian attacks on the frontier and attempts to protect friendly Indians. One letter discusses the use of passports by friendly Indians. Mention of a "berserk soldier at Fort Allen behaves indecently among squaws."
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Spanish
Date: 1727
Type:Text
Genre: Sermons
Extent: 1 volume, 338 leaves.
Description: Sermons for holy days, the title of the whole manuscript is derived from the title of the first volume. Written in Kaqchikel with Spanish marginalia. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

K'iche' | Maya
Alternate forms: Quiché
Language(s): K'iche' | Spanish
Date: 1605
Type:Text
Genre: Sermons
Extent: 1 volume, 422 pages
Description: A volume of sermons written in the K'iche' language. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)