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Category: All Categories: American Indians: American Indian Languages
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Fronval, George & Daniel Dubois. Egan, E. W., translator.  
Indian Signals and Sign Language.

Publisher: Bonanza Books, NY [1985].
Originally published in French as Les signes mystérieux de peaux-rouges. Translated by E. W. Egan. Photographs by George C. Hight. Illustrations by Jean Marcellin. Period paintings by George Catlin. 'Sign language could be called the Esperanto of the Plains Indians because it enabled Indians of different tribes to travel, trade, hunt, and exchange information with one another.' Over 800 signs plus smoke signals, picture writing, trail marks, the language of feathers, the language of blankets, and body paint. 81 p., color photos & illus. throughout, index; 29 cm.; VG. 30387

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Fronval, George and Dubois, Daniel, Illustrated by: Photos  
Indian Signals and Sign Language

Publisher: Wings Books New York, NY 1994.
81 pp, black papercovered boards w/gilt letters, dj red-wht-black w/color pictorial front & back, color illustrated endpapers. Authors provide a vocabulary of 800 signs that will enable reader to converse on wide range of subjects. Sign language enabled the Indians of different tribes to travel, trade, hunt & exchange information with one another. prev owner wrote on verso of the ffep. 5th Printing Very Good+ Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall

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Hives, Rev. H.E.  
A Cree Grammar Being a Simplified Approach to the Study of the Language of the Cree Indians of Canada

Missionary Society, of the C.of E. of Canada, Toronto, 1948, 8vo. wraps. 102pp. creased covers, G $

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Pilling, James Constantine, 1846-1895.  
Bibliography of the Wakashan Languages.

Publisher: USGPO, 1894. Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology.
x, [1], 70 p., 2 facsimiles, chronologic index; 25 cm. Languages included are Aht, Bellabella, Cape Flattery Indian, Claoquat, Coquilth, Fuca Straits Indian, Hailtsuk, Hancock Harbor Indian, Kagutl, King George Sound Indian, Klaokwat, Kwakiool, Kwakiutl, Lekwiltoq, Maka, Millbank Sound Indian, Nitinat, Niwiti, Nutka, Qagutl, Quoquols, Sebasa, Seshat, Tahkaht, Tlaoquatch, Tokoaat, Ucalta, Ukwulta, Vancouver Island Indian, Wakashan, Wikenak, Yokultat, Yukulta. "The derivation of the term used to designate the family which embraces the group of languages treated in the present paper is from the Nutka word "waukash", meaning "good", and when heard by Captain Cook at Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound [Vancouver Island; 1778], was supposed to be the tribal name." Printed wraps; spine spotted, edges irregular; part unopened; good+. 39032.

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Pilling, James Constantine.  
Bibliography of the Chinookian Languages (Including the Chinook Jargon).

Publisher: USGPO, 1893. Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology.
ix, [2], 81 p., chronologic index, 3 facsimiles; 24.5 cm. "The designation given the family of languages treated of in this bibliography is based upon the name of a tribe living near the mouth of the Columbia River, from whom a vocabulary was obtained by Gabriel Franchère, of the Pacific Fur Company, about 1812, and published in his "Relation" in 1820, under the name Chinouque ou Tchinouk." "In the compilation of this catalogue the aim has been to includ everything, printed or in manuscript, relating to the Chinookian language and to the Chinook jargon-- books, pamphlets, articles in magazines, tracts, serials, etc., and such reviews and announcements of publications as seemed worthy of notice." Languages included are Cascade, Cathlascon, Chinook, Chinook jargon, Clakama, Clatsop, Nihaloth, Wahaikan, Wappo, Wasko, and Watlala. Printed wraps; spine spotted, date stamped on front; VG. 39027.

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Stoutenburgh Jr., John  
Dictionary of the American Indian

Publisher: Philosophical Library New York, NY 1960.
459 pp, brown boards w/black lettering, dj brown w/black-wht lettering w/illustrated front & spine. A source book about the American Indian, Indian history and lore. spine sunned to grey, prev owner's stamp (three initials in circle) on the rfep, small stain on the fore edge. "B" Printing Good Hard Cover Very Good Sm8vo 7-1/2" to 8" Tall

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Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683  
A Key into the Language of America, or An help to the language of the natives in that part of America called New-England
Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island Historical Society: Printed by John Miller, 1827.
16, [3], 18-163, [5] p. (last leaf blank), [1] leaf of plates, 1 facsimile (engraving); 25 cm. Series: Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society vol. 1. Reprint; originally published 1643. Title from title leaf inserted between p. 16 and [17], which includes original imprint, "London. Printed by Gregory Dexter. 1643"; 1827 imprint from series title page. "Zachariah Allen... presented to the Society a manuscript copy of Roger Williams' Key to the Indian Language which he had procured from the printed copy in the Bodliean [sic] Library at Oxford. This manuscript has since been carefully compared with the printed copy of the same work, in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society" --Preface, p. 4. Preceded by a "Sketch of the Life of Roger Williams", pp. [9]-16, and "Charter of the Rhode Island Historical Society", pp. [5]-8. Frontispiece: Facsimile of manuscript signed by Williams, engraved by J.S. Horton. Issued in printed wrappers with cover title: Collections of the Rhode-Island Historical Society. Vol. I. Containing Roger Williams' Key to the Indian Language. With the signaure of Elisha R. Potter, Jr. (1811-1882) on cover. Old waterstain along lower half. Now in clamshell box by Jim Dimarcantonio / Hope Bindery. Stock#OB819a.

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