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Otomi | Chitimacha | Atakapa | Cherokee | Osage | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Nottoway | Kaw | Omaha | Dakota | Pawnee | Nanticoke | A'aninin | Miami | Mi'kmaq | Seminole | Quapaw | Yuchi | Lenape | Ojibwe | Shawnee | Seneca | Mohawk | Onondaga | Cayuga | Oneida | Tuscarora | Natchez | Wyandot | Creek | Mohican | Mohegan
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Ojibwa, Huron-Wyandot, Atsina, Gros Ventre, Micmac, Lenape
Date: 1798-1821
Type:Text
Extent: 219 pages
Description: This volume contains extracts of Benjamin Smith Barton's "New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America" (Philadelphia, 1797), with additions by Peter S. Du Ponceau. The bulk of the volume is comprised of word list of 54 words with equivalents listed in a range of 50-70 languages. While Barton listed no authority, Du Ponceau cited sources. Languages with words listed include Chitimacha, Atakapa, Cherokee, Osage, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Nottoway, Kansa, Omaha, Dakota, Pawnee, Nanticoke, Gros Ventres, Miami, Mi'kmaq, Seminole, Quapaw, Yuchi, Delaware, Ojibwe, Shawnee, Seneca, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Tuscarora, Natches, Wyandot, Creek, Mahican, Mohegan, and many others. The word list includes the terms for God, heaven, and sky, as well as various terms relating to kinship, parts of the body, weather, and more. The volume also includes notes on sounds of the Otomi (Othomi) observations on declension; observations about the Omaha, Kansa, Oto, Arkansas, and Missouri languages; and notes on symbol and sound. Also includes a newspaper clipping of a review (in German) of Barton's "New Views" that appeared in "Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen," June 17, 1799.
Collection: A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages (Mss.497.B28)

Cowichan
Alternate forms: Coast Salish
Language(s): English | German | Halkomelem
Date: 1886, 1888
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Cowichan materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1886 #3 and Field notes 1888 #2.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Cowichan
Alternate forms: Coast Salish
Language(s): English | German | Halkomelem
Date: circa 1890
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 113 pages
Description: The Cowichan materials in the ACLS collection are found in the "Halkomelem" section of the finding aid, which contains some vocabulary recorded from a Cowichan speaker.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Lenape | Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Shawnee | Mohican | Nanticoke
Alternate forms: Lenape, Iroquois
Language(s): English | German | Delaware | Unami
Date: 1781-1819 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 16 items
Description: These items includes notes, letters, and essays on the history, manners, and languages of Native Americans, particularly the Delawares, sent by Heckewelder to the Committee and to members of the American Philosophical Society. Contains answers to queries, historical material (such as the arrival of Europeans; relations between the Delawares and Six Nations), Indian speeches, replies to letters of Peter S. Du Ponceau, references to Swedish-Lenape translations, Indian writing, translations of English into Indian languages. Mentions Delaware informants, both named and unnamed.
Collection: Communications to the Historical and Literary Committee of the American Philosophical Society, 1816-1821 (Mss.970.1.H35c)

Ditidaht
Alternate forms: Nitinat
Language(s): Ditidaht | English | German
Date: 1886
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Ditidaht materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1886 #3.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Salish, Coast | Musqueam | Qayqayt | Stó:lō | Tsawwassen | Tsleil-Waututh
Alternate forms: Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Language(s): English | German | Halkomelem
Date: 1890, 1934
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks, and approx. 100 loose pages
Description: The Downriver Halkomelem materials in the ACLS collection include 1 item in the "Chinook" section of the finding aid. This item is "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset." Notebooks 3 and 4 include ethnographic and linguistic notes on "Lower Frasier" language, some of which was recorded with George Sts'ailes. Some of these notes are in German shorthand. In the "Nooksack" section of the finding aid, Smith's "Vocabularies in Nooksack and other Coast Salishan languages" consists of a comparative word list that includes "Muskokwim" (probably Musqueam) and Katzie. In the "Halkomelem" section of the finding aid, see "Nanaimo, Cowichan, and Lower Fraser materials."
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Haida
Language(s): English | German | Haida
Date: 1888
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Haida materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1888 #1 and Field notes 1888 #2.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Heiltsuk
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Haíɫzaqv
Date: 1886, 1888, 1889
Type:Text
Extent: 4 notebooks
Description: The Heiltsuk materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of mainly linguistic and perhaps some ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within some sections of Field notes 1886 #1, Field notes 1888 #1, Field notes 1888 #2, and Field notes 1889 #1.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Inuit
Alternate forms: Eskimo
Date: 1883-1884
Extent: 2 notebooks, 1 folder
Description: The Inuit materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic and ethnographic notes, some in German shorthand, as well as sketches, found in his "Baffinland diary" and "Baffinland notebook" from his first fieldwork trip in 1883-1884. See also his "Inuit Vocabularies and proper names," located in box 3.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

K'ómoks
Alternate forms: Island Comox, Eeqswem
Language(s): Comox | English | German
Date: 1886
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks
Description: The Island Comox materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1886 #2, Field notes 1886 #3, and Field notes 1886 #4.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)