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Anishinaabe | Haudenosaunee | Oneida | Seneca | Cherokee | Choctaw | Ojibwe | Dakota | Odawa | Nez Perce
Alternate forms: Ojibwa, Sioux, Odawa, Ojijbway
Language(s): English
Date: 1960
Type:Text
Extent: 1 reel
Description: In this doctoral dissertation (Cornell University, 1960), Berkhofer compares and contrasts the differing missionary activities of Quakers, Moravians, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists, to reactions among the Oneida, Seneca, Cherokee, Choctaw, Ojibwa [Ojibwe], Sioux [Dakota], Ottawa [Odawa], and Nez Perce.
Collection: Protestant missionaries to the American Indians, 1787 to 1862 (Mss.Film.1157)

Nez Perce
Language(s): English | Nez Perce
Date: 1891-1938; 1966
Extent: 1 reel
Description: This collection of materials on American Sign language is based on the work of Presbyterian missionaries in Idaho in the nineteenth century. Includes a Nez Perce hymnal; discussion and illustrations on the meaning of symbols and on the use of sign seven published works; miscellaneous clippings; photographs; and correspondence of sisters Mary and Elizabeth Crawford. The published works include the history of the Idaho mission and sign language translations by Mr. Levi W. Jonas (native Nez Perce superintendent of the Kamiah church) and In-go-nom-pa-shi. Includes over 1,500 sign language hand symbols of the Nez Perce language with thirty portraits of missionaries and Nez Perce Indians of Idaho from 1891-1938. Illustrations from different published works such as Gospel hymns in the Nez Perce language (1897); The Sign language and the invention of Mr. Lewis F. Hadley (Chicago, 1891); and Sign language; talk by In-go-nom-pa-shi. Also, clippings from various Presbyterian publications. From materials in possession of Miss Jean Rumsey.
Collection: American Sign language, 1891-1938 (Mss.Film.1226)