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Cherokee Comanche Kiowa
Choctaw  Creek Lakota - Sioux
Chickasaw Delaware Sign Language
 

The American Language Reprint Series Complete Catalog

Cayuga  Vocabulary

Catawba Vocabulary

Cherokee Vocabulary

Delaware Vocabulary

Etchemin Vocabulary

Huron Vocabulary

Mahican Language

Massachusett  Vocabulary

Mohawk Vocabulary

Mohegan-Pequot Vocabulary

Miami Vocabulary

Miami-Illinois Grammar

Nanticoke-Conoy

Nanticoke Dialect 

New Jersey Delaware Vocabulary

New Jersey Indian Vocabulary

Oneida Vocabulary

Onondaga Vocabulary

Powhatan Vocabulary

Powhatan Dictionary

Roanoke Vocabulary

Seneca Vocabulary

Shawnee Vocabulary

Souriquois Jargon

Stadaconan Vocabulary

Stockbridge Mahican Vocabulary

Susquehannock Vocabulary

Tuscarora Vocabulary

Tutelo Language

Tutelo and Saponi Vocabulary

Unami Jargon

Woccon Vocabulary

Wyandot Vocabulary

 

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CHEROKEE LANGUAGE

CP-010 -BEGINNING CHEROKEE - BOOK 

by Ruth Holmes &  Betty Sharp Smith
This book, the first of its kind, teaches the rudiments of Cherokee, which is the native tongue of about 20,000 Americans. This book uses the Oklahoma dialect.  A convenient source book on the Cherokee language and its syllabary. The Cherokee language frames an outlook and an intellect that can contribute much to civilization in the future, as it has in the past. $34.95 + s/h

SEE, SAY, WRITE CHEROKEE - Book and Audio Set

The See, Say, Write method of teaching the Cherokee language developed by the Cherokee Nation Indian Adult Education Department and Chief Jim Gray Wolf Henson (ret) is the fastest, easiest way to learn! Chief Henson's audio presentation is excellent!  Henson was vice chief and chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma for 25-years. Choose between a 211-page book and a two-hour CD set, or a 211-page book and two CD's.  Cassettes also available. Either way: $45.95 + s/h

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CP213- CHEROKEE ENGLISH DICTIONARY 

by Durbin Feeling and William Pulte
Cherokee/English Dictionary - Soft cover version - Written by Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling and William Pulte. Over 355 pages of grammatical information with sample sentences plus a 1700 word glossary are contained in this 81/2 x11 book. A superior quality and beneficial tool for people to acquire a better knowledge of the Cherokee language. A "must-have" in every Cherokee library.
$24.95 + s/h

CP470- EASTERN CHEROKEE LANGUAGE SAMPLER by Marie Junaluska

Words and phrases spoken. Includes tape with phrase book. Excellent presentation.  Suggested as a first step in learning.  $22.95 + s/h

CP470CD- WESTERN CHEROKEE LANGUAGE SAMPLER by Marie Junaluska

Now the best selling language sampler is available on compact disc (CD).  Words and phrases spoken. Includes tape with phrase book.  Excellent presentation.  Suggested as a first step in learning.  $24.95  CD

CP547- EASY TO USE CHEROKEE DICTIONARY

By Prentice Robinson
103 pages of English words with their Cherokee equivalent in both Cherokee letters and English sound equivalents making it simple for anyone to pronounce the word in Cherokee.  Also contains special sections of words on anatomy, colors, seasons, directions, months, days, numbers and proper names. Great for language study or for a word-reference resource. 5 1/4x
8 1/8, 126 pages, paperback. $ 21.95 + s/h

CP214CD- INTRODUCTION TO CHEROKEE - 

Book & CD by Sam Hider

Cherokee speaker Sam Hider developed this course that has become a standard for Indian language learning programs. It has been endorsed by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Contains syllabary with pronunciation guide and writing guide, sentence structure, conversational phrases, food words, asking directions, numbers, months, days of the week, buying things and a 600 word glossary. 60 page 3-ring binder with a CD. Easy to follow, the program is totally portable. Recommended for serious learners. $ 53.95  + s/h

CP 764- NATURE NAMES
40 animals are presented with each animal's name written in English characters, Cherokee characters and sound equivalents in English, enabling one to pronounce each animal's name in  Cherokee. This book is a great supplement to your Cherokee language study and a great teaching tool for kids. 5 1/4
x 8 1/2  40 pages, Illustration of each animal, paperback. $ 8.95 + s/h

CP470W- EASTERN CHEROKEE LANGUAGE SAMPLER  by Sam Hider
Words and phrases spoken. Includes cassette tape with phrase book. 
A great way to begin speaking Tsalagi! Suggested as a first step in learning.  $ 19.95 + s/h

CP470W- WESTERN CHEROKEE LANGUAGE SAMPLER ON  CD  by Sam Hider
Use your computer or CD player to learn to speak Tsalagi.  Words and phrases spoken. Includes tape with phrase book. 
A great way to begin speaking Tsalagi! Suggested first step in learning.  $ 22.95  + s/h

CP822- CHEROKEE / ENGLISH GLOSSARY

Over 9,450 words in this glossary make it the most complete on the market.  It is a compilation of all the glossaries available in the Cherokee language.  Includes separate sections on anatomy, animal names and food.  Also includes the story of Sequoya and his development of the Cherokee syllabary. V.I.P. Publishing. 

$ 52.95  + s/h

CP167- CHEROKEE LANGUAGE WORKBOOK

& CASSETTE TAPE SET VOLUME 1 

By Prentice Robinson  New Lower Price!! Was $31.95 Now only $27.95 + s/h

CP167B- CHEROKEE LANGUAGE WORKBOOK

& CASSETTE TAPE SET VOLUME 2

By Prentice Robinson  New Lower Price!! Was $31.95 Now only $27.95 + s/h

 

CP043-  CHEROKEE WORDS - Eastern Dialect 

By Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey

An inexpensive dictionary with pictures on every page. History section. Phonetic and Cherokee Syllabary spellings of hundreds of words. $ 7.50 + s/h

CP468- WRITING CHEROKEE 

By Sam Hider
Writing Cherokee Booklet -  One of the handiest writing guides ever developed for learning how to write in the Cherokee language. Remember when you practiced penmanship in school? Now you can practice penmanship for the beautifully shaped figures of the Cherokee syllabary. Once you learn the syllabary, the rest is easy!
$6.95 + s/h

CP211- YOUR NAME IN CHEROKEE 

By Prentice Robinson
Book of 1000 names in English, Cherokee & English phonetics and Cherokee characters. Look up your own name to see how it sounds in Cherokee or pick out a name for your baby that can be pronounced in Cherokee. 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" 25 page in chart form. $ 8.95

CP568-  SYLLABARY FLASHCARDS 

By Prentice Robinson

Learn to speak Cherokee the quick way with these handy flash cards. Excellent teaching tool for small groups.  $ 11.95 + s/h

CP585-  SPEAK CHEROKEE RIGHT NOW 

By Billie Ruth Walls 

Phonetic pronunciation and spelling of hundreds of words. English into Tsalagi dictionary.  Dedicated to Leon Gilmore, historian of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma for many years.  

$ 8.95 + s/h

CHOCTAW

OS18846- INTRODUCTION TO CHOCTAW - book & cassette By Gregg Howard

Over 2 hours with workbook. Endorsed by the Language Retention Committee of the Choctaw Nation as a valid language learning program. Elder Charley Jones describes the pronunciation of the language and teaches the Choctaw numbers, months, days of the week, animal names, food words, asking directions and many useful phrases. Highly recommended. $ 59.95 

OS08061- CHOCTAW LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Chahta Anumpa

Combines a beginning language and grammar text with a selection of essays on Choctaw history, language, and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Designed for classroom use and to preserve the rich heritage of the Choctaw language, the lessons introduce new words, explain sentence construction and correct usage, and provide exercises in grammar and composition. Author Biography: Marcia Haag, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma, is Linguistic Consultant for the Language Program, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Henry Willis, a native speaker of Choctaw, is a community teacher and consultant for the Language Program, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. $ 25.95 + s/h

CREEK

OS08061 - BEGINNING CREEK (MUSCOGEE)

By Pamela Joan Innes and Linda Alexander

Beginning Creek provides a basic introduction to the language and culture of the Mvskoke speaking peoples, Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Indians. Written by linguistic anthropologist Pamela Innes and native speakers Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens, the text is accessible to general readers and students and is accompanied by two compact discs. $49.95 + s/h

CHICKASAW

188465- INTRODUCTION TO CHICKASAW 

By Gregg Howard

Chickasaw Nation member Yvaone Alberson, Jerry Imotichey, Carlin Thompson collaborated with Gregg Howard to produce this program and provide the advantage of hearing three dialects spoken. Careful attention is given to the pronunciation of words and phrases in the 2 hr audio tape/workbook program. The program is endorsed by the Chickasaw Nation. 60 page self-paced 3-ring binder workbook with two audio tapes. Easy to follow, the program is totally portable. $ 69.9 + s/h

COMANCHE

OS02927- COMANCHE VOCABULARY (1928) Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 84 

ByGarcia Rejon, Manuel, Gelo, Daniel J.

Published Jun 1995, University of Texas Press. Edition: Trilingual ed., 1st ed Hardback. 76 pps. The Comanche Vocabulary collected in Mexico during the years 1861-1864 by Manuel Garcia Rejon is by far the most extensive Comanche word list compiled before the establishment of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in 1867. It preserves words and concepts that have since changed or even disappeared from the language, thus offering a unique historical window on earlier Comanche culture. This translation adds the English equivalents to the original Spanish- Comanche list of 857 words, as well as a Comanche.  $ 41.95 + s/h

DELAWARE

LENAPE ENGLISH DICTIONARY

From an Anonymous Ms. In the Archives of the Moravian Church at Bethlehem, PA. Edited, with Additions, Daniel G. Brinton, A.M., M.D., Professor of American Archaeology and Linguistics in the University of Pennsylvania, Anthony, Rev. Albert Seqaqkind, Editors.  Book Description: Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1888, 1888. Buckram. Book Condition: Good. Octavo. 236 pp., spine detached, boards shaken, inside hinges cracked, bookplate & call number inside front board, old call number label on spine, worn at tips of spine and edges/corners of boards, first several leaves loose, otherwise good. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 25452  $159.95 + s/h

OS18897- A VOCABULARY OF THE DELAWARE

By 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 north of Trenton, NJ, which some scholars believe is the only example of the Unalachtigo dialect of Delaware. $49.95 + s/h

A MISSION DELAWARE VOCABULARY
by John Ettwein,

Edited and translated by Raymond Whritenour

Beginning in the mid eighteenth century, seven Moravian missionaries recorded extensive works in the Delaware or Lenape language. John Ettwein (1712-1802) was among the earliest. His most significant work is a long manuscript vocabulary of words and short phrases likely collected prior to the Revolutionary War. This manuscript, now kept in the Moravian Archives at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, preserves some rare lexical gems of the Lenape language that, absent Ettwein's endeavors, would have been lost to posterity. However, it was originally written in German and has never before been published.  Raymond Whritenour has at last made this excellent resource accessible to a modern audience in English. This first ever published edition of A Mission Delaware Vocabulary is a translation of the original manuscript, featuring over 1,300 Lenape words and phrases in both Lenape-English and English-Lenape sections. Using the Lenape entries as a guide, Whritenour has also annotated and corrected Ettwein's translations and provided etymological explanations where appropriate, making this work useful not only to historical researchers but also modern-day students and those interested in language reconstruction. 
2013 ~ hardback ~ 140 pp. ~ 7in x 10in
ISBN 978-1-935228-12-7 ~
$44.95 + s/h

KIOWA
 

OSxxxlok- VOCABULARY OF THE KIOWA LANGUAGE (1928) Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 84

Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office 1928. VG. Spine gilt oxidized. Clean green cloth with gilt decorated spine. Text tight, clean & intact. Illustrated with tables. Small & distinct tribe which history traces from the original habitat in Western Montana to their present home, Anadarko, OK. 253 pp. Hardcover. $ 41.95

LAKOTA - SIOUX

PC - 2500PC  LAKOTA LANGUAGE WORKBOOK and CD

Book One  by Peter Catches   NEW!

This is a workbook and CD that was created for Middle and High School students of Pine Ridge.  It’s focus on learning to speak the Lakota Language.  We feel that students have had such a hard time learning to speak Lakota because it is usually taught like one would teach the English language.  We have used simple phrases that are used every day in the Lakota world.  There are 14 lessons with 10 to 14 phrases for each lesson.  Each lesson is on a track on the CD, so the student will be able to “hear” the pronunciation clear, simple and if they need to again and again.  After seven lessons, Zintkala Oyate shares a story that is imbued with the gifts of the Lakota culture for “encouragement”.  After  each phases there is a place to write the sentence again and again.  There is a “Notes” page at the end of each lesson.  This will have the words that you can ‘take apart’ in the phase.  It will have pictures of the nouns and actions, as many people learn ‘visually’.  There are lined pages to write notes and write the words that you are having trouble.  #2500PC  $24.95 + s/h

PC - 3220PC LAKOTA LANGUAGE Book and CD -

Book Two  by Peter Catches  NEW!

This booklet contains simple and common phrases in Lakota. These terms are used daily and are basic in the interactive involvement in speech. You will also find a Pipe Filling Song, a Four Direction song, a Grandfather Song, and a Thanksgiving Song. Songs that are very relevant and purpose of the Inipi (Purification Rite; Sweat Lodge), also it has a sample of a prayer in Lakota.  My father, Lakota medicine man Pete Catches Sr. states in the book 'Sacred Fireplace, "If you are going to participate in Lakota ceremonies, you should learn the language."   With the help of this booklet and CD, you have journeyed into a beautiful realm that is unique in the Western Hemisphere. My prayers are with you. -- Zintkalal Oyate  #3220PC Price: $32.50  + s/h

SIGN LANGUAGE

CP 763-  INDIAN TALK - Sign Language

By Iron Eyes Cody
This is an easily understood guide to the silent language developed by the Plains tribes. The hand signals are demonstrated by the author and his wife in photographs that show how to converse without saying a word. For countless centuries it was used among thee tribes and in later years with traders and travelers. All ages will find this Native tongue fascinating to use.  Signs are easy to learn as the descriptions use to explain it are very simple and plain. Dozens of photographs of Iron Eyes Cody or his wife or sons showing exactly how to do Indian talk with hand and arm signals. Paperback, 112 pages $ 10.95 + s/h

WH - 22029-1 Indian Sign Language

Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and other tribes. Written instructions and diagrams show you how to make the words and construct sentences. Book also contains 290 pictographs (language in pictures) of the Sioux and Ojibway tribes. 111 pages. Paper. $10.95 + s/h

 

Table of Contents for Indian Sign Language

Pictorial Section

Introductory Notes

Dictionary

Tell Your Name and Where You Live Live

Indian Moons or Months

Sign Language Simplified

200 Signs in Most General Use

An Indian Blessing

Boy Scout Oath Expressed in Idiom

Examples of Sentence Formation

Synonyms

East and West in Sign Language

Pictography and Ideography of Sioux/Ojibway

Pictographic Story for Our Young Friends

Pictographic Correspondence of Today

Co-Relating Sign Language and Pictography

Smoke Signals

History of Sign Language

General Use of Idioms

Sentences for Practice

Boy Scout Troop Meeting Program

Suggested Troop Program

Indian Ceremony for Opening

Some Sign Language Suggestions

Suggestions for Plays

Indian Ceremonial for Boy Scouts

Sign Language Exercise Tests

Immortality

A Word to Advanced Students

 

 

 

                    

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