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Contributor: Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
Extent: 5 pages
Description: The Beothuk materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item in the "Algonkian" section of the finding aid, entitled "Beothuk-Algonkian comparisons" (item Be.1). This document was prepared for Sapir, copied from Rev. John Leigh's transcription of John Peyton's vocabulary. It compares 45 Beothuk items with Montagnais and Penobscot as well as isolated Micmac, Ojibwe, and Abenaki equivalents.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Date: February 27, 1888
Contributor: Brooks, William Keith, 1848-1908
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter to American Philosophical Society, seeking a copy of Gatschet articles on the Baltuk [Beothuk] Indians.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Dahl, Richard S. | Messurier, William L. | Moorehead, Warren King, 1866-1939 | Howley, James Patrick, 1847-1918
Extent: 5 items
Description: Materials relating to Beothuk people, culture, and language. Includes correspondence from Franz Boas regarding a Beothuk report; from mining engineer Richard S. Dahl offering aid opening a Beothuk site; from James P. Howley concerning Speck's meeting with a Beothuk survivor, though Howley doubts the individual's authenticity (also includes a news clipping on Speck's discovery and a portion of Howley's book printing a Beothuk vocabulary with Speck pencil notes, 184-186); from William L. Messurier enclosing an article on Newfoundland extracted from "The Great Historical, Genealogical, and Poetical Dictionary" (London, 1701); and from Warren K. Moorehead discussing his New England archaeological field work and expressing doubt that Red Paint People of Maine were Beothuks based on the difference of art. In Series III: Photographs, this 1 photo of Santu Toney, a woman who identified as Beothuk from Newfoundland, and 5 photos of her family members. Series IV: Lantern Slides, contains 4 slides of Beothuk people, one a drawing of Demasduit, 3 of Santu and her relatives.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Contributor: Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998
Description: The Beothuk materials in the Siebert Papers are limited to two manuscripts, one in Series IV and the other in Series V. Additional materials may be included under the heading of "Proto-Algonquin."
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)
Alternate forms: Micmac, Montagnais
Subject: Picture-writing | Orthography and spelling | Religion | Quebec--History | Newfoundland--History
Extent: 41 pages
Description: This is a comparative vocabulary of the Mi'kmaq (Micmac), Innu-aimun (Montagnais, "Mountaineer"), and Naskapi ("Skoffie") languages. It includes Mi'kmaq prayers and a dictionary of Mi'kmaq pictographs. The latter includes 288 ink sketch pictographs of the Mi'kmaq language presented by Gabriel, an Innu man ("Mountaineer Indian,") and transcribed by Thomas Pierronet in 1797. Includes three Christian prayers in pictorial sentences.
Collection: Specimen of the Mountaineer, or Sheshatapooshshoish, Skoffie, and Micmac Languages, 1797 (Mss.497.3.P61s)