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Date: circa 1820s and undated
Contributor: Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
Extent: 11 pages
Description: The Massachusett materials in this collection consist of manuscript Vocabularies listed in the finding aid as 20, 21, 22a, 22b, and 38. The first four of these item refer to the language as "Natick" and the final one as "Massachusett."
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection (Mss.497.V85)
Language(s): English | Mapuche | Quechua | Poqomam | Carib | Nahuatl (macrolanguage) | Wampanoag | Wyandot
Extent: 1 vol., 35 p.
Description: This manuscript copy contains dictionaries of nine Indian vocabularies, such as Aztec, Algonkin, and Huron, and was taken from Reland's "Dissertationum miscellanearum pars tertia" (Utrecht, 1708). [Vocabularies compiled from printed sources, of South and North American dialects: Brasilica (1590,1595,1648); Chilensis (1647); Peruana, Poconziae [or Poconomica, Guatemala and Honduras]; Caraibica [Antilles], 1658; Mexicana [Otomitica, Chontalica, Zoquina, Cascan, Niciecana, Chicemeca dialects mentioned]; Virginiana (1966 [Eliot] 1685 [Mather], Algonkina [1703 La Hontan] Huramica (German-Huron vocabulary not included; 1822.]
Collection: Vocabularia variarum linguarum Americanarum (Mss.498.R27)
Extent: 1 reel
Description: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse, compiled by Gordon M. Day. Chief Wild Horse claimed to be the last speaker of the Wampanoag dialect, and was a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians. See also Mss.Rec.40, a recording of the Lord's Prayer by Chief Wild Horse.
Collection: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse (Mss.Film.1104)
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (4 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recording the Lord's Prayer by Chief Wild Horse, the last speaker of Wampanoag dialect, a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians. Recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 3 May 1961. (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: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse (Mss.Rec.40)
Extent: 12 pages
Description: The Wampanoag materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of one set of loose notes labelled "Martha's Vineyard - Notes," found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes." These notes were recorded in 1919 from Lucina Jeffers (Wampanoag) of Aquinnah ("Gay Head"), who was aged 85 at the time. The notes concern folklore and customs on Martha's Vineyard and some genealogical information.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)