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American Indian Collection

Identifier: American Indian Collection
Scope and Contents The American Indian Collection is a small, eclectic collection of 18th and 19th century materials related to indigenous peoples in North America and their languages. The highlight of this artificial collection is the original manuscript of French Jesuit missionary Rev. Jacques Gravier (1651-1708), entitled 'Dictionary of the Algonquin Illinois Language' (ca. 1700), which was acquired and partially transcribed by James Hammond Trumbull (1821-1897), a noted philologist and statesman. It also...
Dates: 1688-1998

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  • Names: Trumbull, J. Hammond (James Hammond) X
  • Subject: Algonquin language X