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SIGN LANGUAGE AMONG NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS By GARRICK MALLERY
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"The high development of communication by gesture among the tribes of North America, and its continued extensive use by many of them, naturally directed the first researches to that continent,... More > with the result that a large body of facts procured from collaborators and by personal examination has now been gathered and classified. A correspondence has also been established with many persons in other parts of the world whose character and situation rendered it probable that they would contribute valuable information [...]. t appeal for aid before addressed to officers of the Army and Navy of this and other nations, to missionaries, travelers, teachers of deaf-mutes, and philologists generally, is now with equal urgency repeated. It is, indeed, hoped that the continued presentation of the subject to persons either having opportunity for observation or the power to favor with suggestions may, by awakening some additional interest in it, secure new collaboration from localities still unrepresented..."< Less
SIGN LANGUAGE AMONG NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS By GARRICK MALLERY
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"The high development of communication by gesture among the tribes of North America, and its continued extensive use by many of them, naturally directed the first researches to that continent,... More > with the result that a large body of facts procured from collaborators and by personal examination has now been gathered and classified. A correspondence has also been established with many persons in other parts of the world whose character and situation rendered it probable that they would contribute valuable information [...]. t appeal for aid before addressed to officers of the Army and Navy of this and other nations, to missionaries, travelers, teachers of deaf-mutes, and philologists generally, is now with equal urgency repeated. It is, indeed, hoped that the continued presentation of the subject to persons either having opportunity for observation or the power to favor with suggestions may, by awakening some additional interest in it, secure new collaboration from localities still unrepresented..."< Less
The Gospel of Mark translated into the Abenaki Indian, English and French Languages By Pial Pol Wzôkhilain, Jesse Bowman Bruchac
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This book contains the translation of The Gospel of Mark by Pial Pol Wzôkhilian into the Abenaki language presented here lightly edited, reformatted and for the first time with the inclusion of... More > line-by-line translations in both English and French. Also included is a brief biography of this extremely influential minister, schoolmaster and interpreter of the Saint Francis Abenaki tribe. The Abenaki translation contained within is one of the richest resources and earliest recordings of the Eastern-Algonquin languages and should be of great value to students of the language, linguistics, anthropology and early New England history.< Less
On Some Words Derived from Languages of N. American Indians By James Hammond Trumbull
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James Hammond Trumbull was a famous 19th century American scholar and philologist who studied North American native languages. This paper, originally published in 1872, discusses several words in... More > English that were borrowed from American aboriginal languages of that era. Trumbull demonstrates an amazing breadth of scholarship, citing examples from a number of aboriginal languages - some of which are already extinct. Although written over a hundred years ago, this article still makes an interesting read and is a first step for appreciating and valuing our endangered and dying native languages - before it's too late! The content of this article (but not the cover) is in the Public Domain. Anybody is free to copy it for any purpose whatsover.< Less
The Tuscarora Language By Chief Elton Greene
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Contains a list of over 300 vocabulary items in the Tuscarora language. Text version available at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tuscarora-Language/ Chief Elton Greene, born 1889, was Sachem of the... More > Sand Turtle Clan, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Sanborn, New York. A tape recording of the vocabulary was deposited with the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/guides/indians/info/sound.htm ITEM#4062< Less
Tom Quick the Indian Slayer By James E. Quinlan
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One of the most dramatic tales from early pioneer America, the story of Tom Quick and his one-man war against the American Indians still arouses strong emotions to this day. Born in 1734 of Dutch... More > ancestry, Tom Quick lived in peace alongside the Indians for the first part of his life, learning their language, hunting with them, and discovering all of their ways. His path ran up and down the Delaware River, and Indians were frequent guests at the Quick household. The Indians, however, soon realized that increasing white settlement would ultimately deprive them of their land, and decided to attempt the extermination of all the Europeans along the Delaware. The Quick family were some of the early victims, and Tom witnessed his father being brutally scalped while still alive. It was this incident which determined Tom Quick’s future. He acquired the title of “The Avenger of the Delaware” and the rest of his life was caught up waging war against the Indians.< Less
Tom Quick the Indian Slayer By James E. Quinlan
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One of the most dramatic tales from early pioneer America, the story of Tom Quick and his one-man war against the American Indians still arouses strong emotions to this day. Born in 1734 of Dutch... More > ancestry, Tom Quick lived in peace alongside the Indians for the first part of his life, learning their language, hunting with them, and discovering all of their ways. His path ran up and down the Delaware River, and Indians were frequent guests at the Quick household. The Indians, however, soon realized that increasing white settlement would ultimately deprive them of their land, and decided to attempt the extermination of all the Europeans along the Delaware. The Quick family were some of the early victims, and Tom witnessed his father being brutally scalped while still alive. It was this incident which determined Tom Quick’s future. He acquired the title of “The Avenger of the Delaware” and the rest of his life was caught up waging war against the Indians.< Less
History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan By Andrew J. Blackbird
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A reprint of the 1887 edition (there were others) by MACK-E-TE-BE-NESSY (Andrew J. Blackbird). The book is a personal history of the author and includes an Algonquin language grammar as spoken in the... More > Little Traverse Bay area of Michigan.< Less
Cherokee Language Lexicon By Mary McLeroy
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This 243 page spiral bound book contains over 3,800 words and phrases that are written in Cherokee, Cherokee Phonetics and English Phonetics. A phonetics (sounds like) chart of the Syllabary that... More > Sequoyah made is also included. An easy way to help learn to speak the Cherokee language.< Less
Cherokee Language Lexicon By Mary McLeroy
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This 243 page spiral bound book contains over 3,800 words and phrases that are written in Cherokee, Cherokee Phonetics and English Phonetics. A phonetics (sounds like) chart of the Syllabary that... More > Sequoyah made is also included. An easy way to help learn to speak the Cherokee language.< Less