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Klallam | Lekwungen
Alternate forms: Clallam, S'Klallam, nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm, Lekungen, Lkwungen, Songhees, Songish
Date: 1888; Circa 1900; 1917
Extent: 85 pages; 35 cards;
Description: The Klallam materials in the ACLS collection consist of three items in the "Clallam" section of the finding aid. The earliest is a Klallam vocabulary from 1888, recorded by Franz Boas, with some comparison with Lkwungen ("Songish"). Two later documents are linguistic notes and vocabulary, focusing in part on diminutive and plural forms. One is recorded from "Mrs. Mahone" (Rosa Mahone?), a Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) woman residing in Neah Bay. This and another item were previously identified as being recorded by Boas. The handwriting does not match Boas and there is no record of him being in the area in 1917. The recorder appears to Leo Frachtenberg, who was working with Quileute people at nearby La Push, Washington at that time.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)