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"...Highly recommended for libraries and linguists, as well as for individuals interested in early American Indian vocabularies and regional history. Summing up: Highly recommended. Public libraries where interest exists; academic libraries; graduate students and above." --CHOICE
 

"Recommended for academic, public, and high school libraries, particularly those that are developing collections in Native American studies, linguistics, or North American history." --Library Journal

 

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Since the ALR series was designed specifically for academic institutions and libraries, a great deal of care was placed in design and binding. Each volume is bound in durable hardcover, using Davey(tm) acid-free binders board and moisture-resistant B-grade library book cloth. Printing is done on acid-free paper to ensure longevity. The signatures are center-stitched, not glued, so that each book opens flat and the pages will never fall out. For ease of cataloging and shelving, we participate in the Library of Congress' Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) program.

 

Volume #1 to Volume #30

$333.00 + shipping/handling

The Complete American Language Reprints Series
Compiled by Claudio R. Salvucci

The Complete American Language Reprints Series continues to grow annually. The amount of primary source material still available ensures that the series will continue to expand each year, potentially reaching hundreds of volumes as the project progresses. Now, the entirety of this vital primary source data is available in one handy reference: The Complete American Language Reprints Series on CD-Rom. Updated annually, this invaluable resource will feature printable complete texts of all current ALR volumes in PDF format. This will allow the ALR series to be considerably more flexible, affordable, and accessible to libraries and researchers in linguistics, Native American studies, and North American history.

To purchase the complete ALR series in book form through volume 30 requires an investment of over $800.00. We decided to make the series available on CD-Rom so that the data is more easily available to our individual customers who generally aren't equipped with the same kinds of budgets as libraries. At just $333.00 -- $11 per volume -- The Complete American Language Reprint Series on CD-Rom represents a savings of nearly 65%. Furthermore, the versatile PDF format allows scholars to perform rapid text searches and to print out clean copies for personal use.

The Complete American Language Reprints Series on CD-Rom includes volumes 1 through 30 of the series, containing together over 10,000 unique Native American terms. 

   
 

American Indian Languages Contained in the Series

 

Catawba

Cayuga

Cherokee

Delaware (3)

Etchemin

Huron

Mahican

Massachusett

Miami

Miami-Illinois

Minsi Delaware

Mohawk

Mohegan-Pequot

Nanticoke (2)

Nanticoke-Conoy

New Jersey

New Jersey Delaware

Onondaga

Oneida

Powhatan (2)

Roanoke

Seneca

Shawnee (3)

Saponi

Souriquois

Stadaconan

Stockbridge Mahican

Susquehannock

Tuscarora (2)

Tutelo (2)

Unami

Woccon

Wyandot

The American Language Reprint Supplement Series

Volume 1
A Synopsis of the Indian Tribes
East of the Rocky Mountains, and in the British and Russian Possessions in North America
Albert Gallatin, 1836
 

Originally published under the auspices of the American Antiquarian Society in 1836, A Synopsis of the Indian Tribes within the United States East of the Rocky Mountains, and in the British and Russian Possessions in North America is a monumental compendia of Native American language. Authored by statesman, politician, and scholar Albert Gallatin (1761–1849), it is among the finest systematic collections of Native American ethnology and linguistics of its day. Containing invaluable information on some 81 tribes, the volume commences with four sections of introductory matter giving an overview of the history of the various North American tribal groups divided by geography (Section 1: Indian Tribes North of the United States; Section 2: Algonkin-Lenape and the Iroquois; Section 3: Southern Indians; Section 4: Indians West of the Mississippi). Section 5 covers general observations on social and cultural practices and Section 6 begins an in-depth discussion of Indian languages.  Nearly half of this volume is made up of an Appendix dedicated to grammatical notices and vocabularies from dozens of tribes, including the Choctaw, Delaware, Micmac, Wyandot, Cherokee, Eskimo, Massachusett, Sioux, and the various nations of the Iroquois. Of particular note is the Comparative Vocabulary of Fifty-Three Nations which presents a 60-page table of Native words and terms from tribes such as the Ottawa, Nanticoke, Shawnee, Miami, Sauk, Osage, Omaha, Natchez, Pawnee, and dozens of others arranged for easy comparison. Also included is a further comparison of 16 Native languages including Penobscot, Minsi, Nootka, Souriquois, Huron, Woccon, and others. Finally, several short miscellaneous wordlists are included, such as vocabularies of Blackfoot, Powhatan, Cayuga, Iowa, Crow, Shoshonee, Cheyenne, Chinook, Caddo, Seneca, Mohawk, and many others.  January 2008 ~ 430 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 978-1-889758-80-0 ~ $89.98 

 
 

Volume 1
A Vocabulary of the Nanticoke Dialect 
William Vans Murray; ed. Daniel G. Brinton
This volume contains a list of some 300 words collected by Murray in 1796 along the Choptank River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It further contains introductory remarks and annotation by linguist Daniel G. Brinton, who provides words for comparison in a number of other Algonquin languages including Lenape and Chipeway. This edition features an indexed listing of Brinton's Algonquin comparisons in the appendix.   1996 ~ 46 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 0-9644234-3-X ~ out of print    2005 ~ 46 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 1-889758-61-2 ~ $18.95

 

Volume 2

A Vocabulary of Susquehannock, Second Edition
Rev. Thomas Campanius Holm, et al.
Taken from Campanius' Vocabula Mahakuassica, this volume features a list of over 100 words identified as the only known vocabulary of Susquehannock or Andaste, the Iroquoian language spoken along the Susquehanna River in Maryland and Pennsylvania. The edition follows the version translated by Peter S. Duponceau in 1834, with added material from the original 1696 Swedish edition. Discrepancies between the two editions are fully noted and catalogued in the appendix. New to the second edition are additional fragments of data: a single word from George Alsop's A Character of the Province of Maryland (1666), another single word from Benjamin Smith Barton's New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America (1798) which purports to be from the Susquehannock remnant at Conestoga, and incidental statements from the Jesuits of Canada and the Moravian Bishop Commerhoff which are our only evidence of the Iroquoian languages of Erie and Scahento, spoken in Northern Pennsylvania.  1996 ~ 30 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 0-9644234-4-8 ~ out of print    Second Edition: August 2007 ~ 80 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 978-1-889758-85-5 ~ $21.95  

 

Volume 3
A Vocabulary of the Unami Jargon
Thomas Campanius Holm
From Campanius' Vocabularium Barbaro-Virgineorum, this volume features a vocabulary of the Unami traders' jargon of Lenape-Delaware used along the lower Delaware River, with over 500 entries plus dialogues and speeches recorded in the 1640s. It follows theedition translated by Peter S. Duponceau in 1834. Also included in this volume is William Penn's word-list of the Pennsylvania Indians, which lists 17 words in the jargon.  1997 ~ 62 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 0-9644234-6-4 ~ out of print    2005 ~ 62 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 1-889758-63-9 ~ $21.95 

 

Volume 4
A Vocabulary of Powhatan
John Smith, Introduction by Frederic Gleach
This vocabulary contains 109 entries in the Powhatan language of Virginia as collected on the 1606 voyage of Capt. John Smith. Alsoincludes word-lists from two otherwise unattested Virginia languages: 17 words of King William County Pamunkey collected in 1858, and six words of Nansemond collected from the last living speaker in 1907. This edition also features an introduction by Powhatan scholar Frederic Gleach.  1997 ~ 39 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 0-9644234-7-2 ~ $26.95  

 

Volume 5

An Ancient New Jersey Indian Jargon
J. Dyneley Prince, ed.
From an anonymous manuscript entitled the "Indian Interpreter" found in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, New Jersey, this 261 word vocabulary was taken from Salem County, NJ and is dated to 1684. This version is reprinted from a 1904 article edited by J. Dyneley Prince, who provides detailed explanations of the words and comparisons with other Delaware/Lenape vocabularies. Also includes Gabriel Thomas' Discourses in the Delaware jargon (41 entries), and new to this expanded edition are 23 terms from Peter Lindeström's Geographia Americae1997 ~ 49 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 0-9644234-8-0 ~ out of print    2nd Edition: August 2006 ~ 64 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 1-889758-83-3 ~ $18.95   

 

Volume 6
A Vocabulary of Tuscarora
John Lawson
This volume presents the earliest known vocabulary of Tuscarora, the most prominent Iroquoian language in eastern North Carolina before the historic period. Serving as a kind of lingua franca in the early historical Carolinas, the language owed its prestige to the political power of the Tuscaroras themselves who at their height, may have numbered up to 2,000 fighting men in 15 villages. The 188 words which comprise this vocabulary are taken from John Lawson's 1709 New Voyage to Carolina.  1998 ~ 33 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 0-9644234-9-9 ~ $24.95  

 

Volume 7
A Vocabulary of Woccon
John Lawson
This vocabulary offers the only known example of the Woccon language of eastern North Carolina. Presenting 144 words from a language of the Eastern Siouan group most closely related to Catawba, A Vocabulary of Woccon is a valuable primary source for a tribe known to history from only the scantest of records. The words in this vocabulary are taken from John Lawson's 1709 book A New Voyage to Carolina.  1998 ~ 33 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-00-0 ~ $24.95  

 

Volume 8
A Dictionary of Powhatan
William Strachey, Introduction by Frederic Gleach
This volume represents the largest vocabulary ever collected of Powhatan -- approximately 1,000 entries compiled by William Strachey around 1612. This edition is based on Major's 1849 printing of the British Museum manuscript, with variant forms and extra words cited from the Bodleian manuscript. Two supplementary word-lists of Virginia Algonquian are also included: nine words from an anonymous relation of 1607 attributed to Gabriel Archer, and 29 words from Robert Beverley's 1705 History and Present State of Virginia. This edition also features an introduction by Powhatan scholar Frederic Gleach.  1999 ~ 107 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-01-9 ~ out of print    2005 ~ 107 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 1-889758-62-0 ~ $19.95 

 

Volume 9
A Vocabulary of Mohegan-Pequot
J. Dyneley Prince and Frank Speck
"This book is a helpfulwork of scholarship, and has been invaluable in helping to restore the heritage of the Mohegan people. Two thumbs up!   --Ed Sugrue, Top 500 Reviewer      Mohegan-Pequot was an Eastern Algonquian language originally spoken in southeastern Connecticut along the Thames River. It became extinct in the early 20th century. This vocabulary contains 446 words collected in 1903 by J. Dyneley Prince and Frank Speck from Fidelia Fielding, a resident of Mohegan, Connecticut and the last native speaker of the dialect; with 12 additional words from the Brothertown reservation in Wisconsin. It features etymological and comparative linguistic commentary for each term by Prince and Speck.  1999 ~ 81 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-02-7 ~ out of print   2005 ~ 81 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 1-889758-64-7 ~ $18.95  

 

Volume 10
A Vocabulary of New Jersey Delaware
James Madison
Recorded in the Indian village of Edgepillock in New Jersey in 1792, (modern-day Indian Mills, Burlington County) these 267 words of the Southern Unami dialect are taken from the papers of President James Madison as reprinted in Henry Schoolcraft's Indian Tribes . Also contains 76 entries Johannes DeLaet's 1633 vocabulary of the Sanhican Indians located north of Trenton, NJ which somescholars believe is the only example of the Unalachtigo dialect of Delaware.  1999 ~ hardback ~ 51 pp. ~ ISBN 1-889758-03-5 ~ $28.00   2nd Edition: August 2006 ~ 64 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 1-889758-84-1 ~ $18.95

 

Volume 11
A Vocabulary of Stadaconan
Jacques Cartier
All the remaining linguistic data on the St. Lawrence Iroquoians comes from the Cartier voyages of 1534 and 1535-6. Cartier compiled two vocabularies from captives of Stadacona (modern day Quebec City) of 60 and 160 words, published in his First and Second Relations respectively. They document an Iroquoian language (or multiple languages) whose identity is still uncertain. This edition also contains words from the narrative portions of the Relations not foundin either vocabulary, including six words which appear to be from the Hochelaga dialect spoken on the island of Montreal.  1999 ~ 53 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-09-4 ~ $28.95  

 

Volume 12
Denny's Vocabulary of Delaware
Ebenezer Denny
The earliest true vocabulary of the Southern Unami dialect of Delaware or Lenape was recorded by Major Ebenezer Denny in 1785, at Fort McIntosh on the Western Pennsylvania frontier. Denny's is the last recording of Delaware to show traces of Pidgin Delaware, an Unami-based traders' jargon used between Delawares and European colonists during the 1600's.   1999 ~ 39 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-10-8 ~ $28.95  

 

Volume 13
A Vocabulary of Roanoke
Thomas Hariot, John White and John Lawson
"This is a small volume, but if you have an interest in the native language of the North Carolina Algonquians (also known as the Croatans, the ancestors of the present-day Lumbees), it is invaluable. The Croatan language has long been extinct, and nearly everything that is known about it is gathered into this slim book."   — Laura Reddish, Reviewer.  This volume collects all the extant data on the Carolina Algonquian language. It contains words recorded by the now-famous Roanoke colonists of 1585: 37 words from Thomas Hariot's Brief and True Relation, 50 names of birds and fishes from John White's watercolors, and 5 words from the discourse of Ralph Lane. Also includes the only remaining sample of the Pamlico dialect, 37 words from John Lawson's New Voyage to Carolina of 1709.   1999 ~ 51 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-11-6 ~ out of print  August 2006 ~ 51 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 1-889758-81-7 ~ $18.95 

 

Volume 14
Denny's Vocabulary of Shawnee
Ebenezer Denny
This vocabulary is a substantial collection of 404 Shawnee words and phrases collected by Major Ebenezer Denny in January of 1786. It was compiled from Shawnees assembled for treaty at Fort Finney, located along the Great Miami River in the southwestern corner of Ohio, mostly from a woman called "the Grenadier Squaw."   1999 ~ 51 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-12-4 ~ out of print   2005 ~ 51 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 1889758-65-5 ~ $18.95 

 

Volume 15
Cummings' Vocabulary of Delaware
Richard W. Cummings
Nearly 350 words of the Southern Unami dialect of Delaware or Lenape make up this vocabulary which first appeared in Henry Schoolcraft's History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States. It was recorded in 1852 most likely on the Kansas reservation just north of the Kansas River. The expanded 2006 edition also contains an additional 200 words taken by Lt. Amiel Weeks Whipple on the Kansas reservation from the noted Delaware chief Black Beaver in 1853.  1999 ~ 47 pp. hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-13-2 ~ $28.00  2nd Edition: August 2006 ~ 74 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN: 1-889758-82-5 ~ $18.95  

 

Volume 16
Early Vocabularies of Vocabulary of Delaware
Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert
This is a collection of the first known vocabularies of Mohawk dating from the mid-17th century. It features a 1635 vocabulary of about 200 words from the anonymous Journey into the Mohawk Country, ascribed to Harmen van den Bogaert. The volume also includes Wassenaer's numerals and month names of 1624, and 15 words from Megapolensis's word list of 1644.  1999 ~ 47 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-14-0 ~ $28.95 

 

Volume 17
Schoolcraft's Vocabulary of Oneida
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and RichardUpdike Shearman
This Oneida vocabulary contains some 325 entries, and was taken primarily from Young Skenando with supplemental terms from an Oneida identified as "Johnson", collected by Richard Updike Shearman. It was collected from Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's Report to the Secretary of State (1846), his Notes on the Iroquois (1847), and his Indian Tribes (1851-1857). This edition synthesizes the three previously published versions, noting textual variants.  1999 ~ 41 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-15-9 ~ $28.95 

 

Volume 18
Elliot's Vocabulary of Cayuga
Adam Elliot
This 320 word vocabulary of Cayuga was collected by the Rev. Adam Elliot in Canada, using a questionnaire devised by Henry Schoolcraft. This edition employs all three printed versions of the vocabulary, from Schoolcraft's Report to the Secretaryof State (1846), his Notes on the Iroquois (1847) and his Indian Tribes (1851-1857), listing textual variants.  2000 ~ 47 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-16-7 ~ $28.85   

 

Volume 19
Schoolcraft's Vocabulary of Onondaga
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Two versions of this vocabulary, elicited from AbrahamLe Fort from a questionnaire, were published in the mid-1800's, one in Henry Schoolcraft's Notes on the Iroquois (1847), and the other in his Indian Tribes (1851-1857). Both editions are utilized in this new reprinting, noting variations between them.  2000 ~ 37 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-17-5 ~ $28.95 

 

Volume 20
Elliot's Vocabulary of Mohawk
Adam Elliot
Rev. Adam Elliot used a questionnaire of Schoolcraft's to collect this 320 word vocabulary of Mohawk in Canada during 1845. Schoolcraft subsequently published it in his Report to the Secretary of State (1846), his Notes on the Iroquois (1847), and his Indian Tribes (1851-1857).This new alphabetized edition synthesizes and notes variants from all three published versions.  2000 ~ 45 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-18-3 ~ $28.95 

 

Volume 21
Cummings' Vocabulary of Shawnee
Richard W. Cummings
This vocabulary draws from a questionnaire prepared by Henry Schoolcraft and was subsequently published in his Indian Tribes (1851-1857). It was collected by U.S. Indian agent Richard W. Cummings, probably from the Shawnees of Kansas.  2001 ~ 47 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-19-1 ~ out of print   2009 ~ 47 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-95-4 ~ $18.95  

 

Volume 22
A Vocabulary of Seneca
Albert Gallatin
This volume offers a list of over 400 words of the Seneca language compiled by an anonymous collector in the War Department inthe 1820s. It also contains an additional 89 words of Seneca derived from a manuscript of J. Parish collected prior to 1820. Both of these were originally published in Albert Gallatin's Synopsis of the Indian Tribes in 1836.  2001 ~ 75 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-20-5 ~ out of print  2009 ~ 75 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-96-1 ~ $18.95

 

Volume 23
The Tutelo Language
Horatio Hale
The most significant treatment of the language(s) spoken by the Siouan tribes of Virginia is the 1883 article "The Tutelo Tribe and Language" by Horatio Hale. Hale includes a substantial 279 word vocabulary, as well as numerous grammatical tables with explanations, mostly gathered from an elderly Tutelo called Nikonha. This edition includes all the Tutelo grammatical material printed by Hale, and organizes the vocabulary into bidirectional English-Tutelo and a new Tutelo-English section.  2001 ~ 107 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-21-3 ~ $36.95 

 

Volume 24
Handy's Vocabulary of Miami
Charles Handy
Collected by Indian agent Charles N. Handy, this vocabulary of about 300 words draws from a questionnaire prepared by Henry Schoolcraft and was subsequently published in his Indian Tribes (1851-1857).  2001 ~ 37 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-22-1 ~ $26.95 

 

Volume 25
Observations on the Mahican Language
Jonathan Edwards
"Perhaps the most significant grammar of a North American language published in the eighteenth century was a sketch of Mahican by Jonathan Edwards, Jr., who as the son of a missionary grew up at Stockbridge with a native speaker's command of the language."  --Ives Goddard in "The Description of the Native Languages of of North America before Boas,"  Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 17, p. 23.   One of the most interesting linguistic records from the 1700's, despite its brevity, is Jonathan Edwards' Observations on the Language of the Muhhekaneew Indians (1788). While not a complete grammatical treatment of Mahican, his text is one of the better works of the era, all the more valuable for his native command of the language. This new edition reprints the book in full, and also features separate bidirectional Mahican-English and English-Mahican indexes for the approximately 150 words cited.  2002 ~ 47 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-23-X ~ $28.95  

 

Volume 26
Minor Vocabularies of Tutelo and Saponi
Edward Sapir and Leo Frachtenberg
This edition collects a number of small but valuable examples of the Virginia Siouan languages. It includes two small vocabularies of about 50 words each by Edward Sapir and Leo Frachtenberg, both published in 1913. Also included are 7 translated Saponi place-names collected by William Byrd on the Virginia-North Carolina border in 1728, and 2 words of Moneton or Tomahitan obtained by Abraham Wood during an expedition into southern West Virginiain 1674.   2002 ~ 61 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-24-8 ~$28.95

 

Volume 27
Wood's Vocabulary of Massachusett
William Wood
The earliest substantial vocabulary of Massachusett was that taken by William Wood and published in his New England's Prospect in 1634. It represents the North Shore dialect of the language and contains over 250 words and phrases in the now-extinct language. Included are the numbers up to twenty, days of the week, months, and names of important people and places.  2002 ~ 50 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-25-6 ~ out of print   2009 ~ 50 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-97-8 ~ $18.95 

 

Volume 28
Chew's Vocabulary of Tuscarora
William Chew and Gilbert Rockwood
This 350 word vocabulary wascommissioned by Henry Schoolcraft and filled by William Chew and Gilbert Rockwood in 1845, at the Tuscarora Mission in New York State. This edition makes use of both published versions in Schoolcraft's Report to the Secretary of State (1846) and Notes on the Iroquois (1847). Also included is a 100 word vocabulary of Tuscarora prepared by Nicholas and James Cassick of the War Department, printed in Albert Gallatin's Synopsis of the Indian Tribes (1836)  2002 ~ 71 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-26-4 ~ $32.95  

 

Volume 29
Early Fragments of Minsi Delaware
John Heckewelder, Thomas Jefferson, et al. 1630-1798
This volume collects the earliest written examples of the Minsi dialect of Delaware or Lenape. The volume consists of Rev. John Heckewelder's Minsi vocabulary, collected in the late 1700s and totaling 100 entries. A collection of 80 words of the language compiled by scholar/president Thomas Jefferson is also included. Several scattered linguistic fragments collected from Minsi tribes suchas the Manhattans and Hackensacks by Benjamin Smith Barton, David de Vries, Jasper Danckaerts, Adrian van der Donck, and others round out the volume.  2002 ~ 65 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-31-0 ~ $28.95  

 

Volume 30
A Vocabulary of Wyandot
Col. John Johnston, Benjamin Smith Barton, et al.
This volume contains 145 words of Wyandot collected by Col. John Johnston in 1819. Johnston was an Indian agent and "beloved friend" who was associated with the Wyandot and Shawnee tribes in Ohio for over 50 years. The volume also includes a smaller sample of about 40 Wyandot words collected by Benjamin Smith Barton in the late 18th century. Also included are three sets Wyandot numerals collected by Conrad Weiser (1755), William Walker (1851), and Samuel Haldeman (1847).  2003 ~ 45 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-32-9 ~ out of print    2009 ~ 45 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-98-5 ~ $18.95 

 

Volume 31
Heckwelder's Vocabulary of Nanticoke
John Heckewelder  1785
This volume features 146 words of this Maryland language collected in 1785 by John Heckewelder, a Moravian missionary. Heckewelder compiled the vocabulary from a Nanticoke chief residing in Canada, probably at Six Nations Reserve. The volume was collated from various manuscripts found in the collections of the American Philosophical Society and contains valuable background information gleaned from Heckewelder's personal correspondence.  2004 ~ 33 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-30-2 ~ $24.95  

 

Volume 32
Minor Vocabularies of Huron
Jean de Brébeuf, Louis Armand de la Lahontan, et al.
Here are collected various short but important works on the Huron language, including Brébeuf's grammatical remarks in the Jesuit Relation of 1636. Several other wordlists from the Jesuit Relations of the mid-17th century are also included, as well as Lahontan's 50-word vocabulary of 1704. The volume also includes three words of Neutral—the only actual fragments of the language of this important nation that was wiped out by Iroquois attacks in the early 1650s.  2004 ~ 69 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-40-X ~ $28.95  (see Sagard's Dictionary of Huron below)

 

Volume 33
Castiglioni's Vocabulary of Cherokee
Luigi Castiglioni  1790
This volume features one of the earliest published vocabularies of Cherokee. It was taken from Viaggio negli Stati Uniti dell' America Settentrionale (1790), an account of the early American Republic written by Luigi Castiglio
ni following his tour of the United States. A Milanese gentleman and botanist, Castiglioni recorded nearly 170 words in the Western or Upper dialect of Cherokee, and this new edition is translated from the original Italian. The volume also contains contemporary remarks on the language by the naturalist William Bartram (1791) and includes a valuable list of the names of 43 Cherokee towns which were inhabited during the 1770s. 2004 ~ 39 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-41-8 ~ out of print  2009 ~ 39 pp. ~ paperback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-99-2 ~ $18.95  

 

 

Volume 34
Elements of a Miami-Illinois Grammar
Anonymous  ca. 1700; Compiled by Peter S. Duponceau  1820
This volume contains pronoun tables, vocabulary list and phrases (totaling 225 entries) of the mutually-intelligible language of the Piankishaw, Illinois and Miami tribes. This anonymous, undated manuscript was likely written by a French trader in the mid-to-late 1700s. The volume also contains a reproduction of the Lord's Prayer in Miami-Illinois.  2005 ~ 45 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-42-6 ~ $28.95  

 

 

Volume 35
Ridout's Vocabulary of Shawnee
Thomas Ridout  1788
This volume is a reprinting of the vocabulary of Thomas Ridout, who compiled a list of 400 Shawnee words in the late-18th century. Ridout was a surveyor-general of Upper Canada who was taken prisoner by the Shawnees and subsequently learned to speak their language.  This vocabulary was first printed as an appendix to Ridout’s letters in 1890, and is one of the earliest major vocabularies of the Shawnee language.  2006 ~ 54 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-43-4 ~ $28.95 

 

 

Volume 36
A Vocabulary of Stockbridge Mahican
Benjamin Smith Barton, William Jenks, et al.
The original Mahican tribe lived in the Hudson River valley of eastern New York state, from Lake Champlain south to the Catskills. In later times the tribe also assumed into its orbit several closely related groups such as the Housatonic, Wyachtonok and Wappinger, though it always remained a distinct cultural and political entity from the similarly named Mohegan of Connecticut. This volume contains early linguistic data from the Stockbridge Mahicans, including 84 words collected from multiple speakers by Benjamin Smith Barton, 80 words obtained in 1804 by William Jenks, and about 30 words collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft from Metoxon in about 1827.  2007 ~ 47 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-44-2~ $28.95 

 

 

Volume 37
Minor Vocabularies of Nanticoke-Conoy
Thomas Jefferson, et al.
This single volume collects scattered fragments of the Nanticoke and Conoy dialects spoken around Chesapeake Bay. The Nanticoke materials include Jefferson's 70-word vocabulary of 1817, Frank Speck's 61-word salvage vocabulary from Six Nations Reserve 1914, and a half-dozen words of the Kickotank (Assateague) dialect from 1650. Also included are word-lists of the Conoy-Piscataway preserved from the Jesuit missions in Maryland and phrases from the 1665 deposition of Elizabeth Brumley.  May 2009 ~ 61 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-45-9 ~ $28.95 

 

 

Volume 38
Early Vocabularies of Catawba
John L. Miller and Benjamin Smith Barton
This volume collects the earliest recordings of the Catawba language including: 176 terms collected by John L. Miller in 1835 and published in Gallatin's Synopsis of the Indian Tribes, and 31 words collected by Benjamin Smith Barton in the 1790s.   Forthcoming Spring 2010 ~ ca. 50 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 978-1-889758-46-6 ~ $28.95 (tent.) 

 

 

Volume 39
A Vocabulary of Etchemin
James Rosier  1605
Introduction by Ed Sugrue
In 1605, James Rosier obtained 86 words of an unnamed language along the coast of Maine, first printed in Samuel Purchas's Pilgrimes (1625). Rosier's vocabulary has mixed Maliseet/Eastern Abenaki characteristics and possibly represents the Etchemin language. Also included in this volume is a more certain list of the Etchemin numbers from 1 to 10 recorded by Marc Lescarbot in 1607. 2004 ~ 33 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-47-7 ~ $24.95 

 

 

Volume 40

A Vocabulary of Souriquois Jargon
Col. John Johnson and Conrad Weiser
Introduction by Peter Bakker
This volume collects the extant examples of the Basque-Micmac pidgin spoken in Acadia during the early 1600s. It features over 100 words of "Souriquois"recorded by Lescarbot (1609), pidgin words from the Relation of Pierre Biard (1616), as well as the earliest recorded Algonquian: an untranslated, presumably Micmac phrase recorded by Jacques Cartier in the Bay of Chaleur in 1534.  2005 ~ 51 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN 1-889758-48-5 ~ $28.95 

 

 

 

 

Sagard's Dictionary of Huron
Edited by Dr. John Steckley, Humber College

Recollect Brother Gabriel Sagard's 144-page French-Huron dictionary, first published in 1632, is one of the earliest dictionaries of any Native American language and is the foundation of French missionary studies in Iroquoian. This exhaustive new edition by renowned Huron scholar John
Steckley is a complete translation of this historic dictionary.

It begins with a thorough introduction, including extensive notes on Huron linguistic variation and dialect differences, featuring comparisons with
other Iroquoian languages. This introduction also breaks new ground in offering evidence of a trade language or pidgin with a St. Lawrence
Iroquoian component language since it was first encountered by Cartier in the 1530s. The dictionary section is a direct translation from Sagard's original text, featuring the original French entry, a newly-added English translation, and then the corresponding Huron phrase with added etymological and comparative analyses. Steckley also complements Sagard's phrase-based arrangement with a complete index to the over 230 Huron noun stems and 360 verb stems featured in the dictionary publication and an invaluable asset for detailed linguistic study of early Huron.

This edition also includes a bibliography and general index.

November 2009 ~ 482 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 978-1-935228-02-8 ~ $143.00 

(Not part of the The Complete American Language Reprints Series Offer)

 

 

 

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