Preliminary guide to the Inuit Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collection ID:
Schwatka, Frederick, 1849-1892
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
1878 August 4-1880 August 5
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
0.17 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Filled in by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka among the Inuit in the Northwest Hudson Bay region during an American Geographical Society sponsored trip to the area from 1878-1880. Contains 500-600 Inuit words and terms in addition to some textual pages.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lt. Frederick Schwatka (1849-1892) attended Willamette University and West Point Military Academy. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Calvary in the Dakota Territory, while studying medicine and law, receiving a medical degree in 1875. From 1878-1880 he led an expedition sponsored by the American Geographical Society to search for remains of the lost Sir John Franklin's expedition in arctic Canada. Schwatka made three more arctic trips, and another later in Mexico, before his death in 1892.
Biography courtesy of: Krupnik, Igor. "COMING HOME...AFTER 130 YEARS: LT. FREDERICK SCHWATKA'S AIVILINGMIUT VOCABULARY RETURNS TO SMITHSONIAN." Artic Studies Center Newsletter 21 (April 2014): 22-24.

Content Description
Donated by Dr. George Clemans (Bowling Green State University) through Igor Krupnik.

Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
MS 2013-15 The Inuit Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages is open for research. Access to the material requires an appointment.
Preferred Citation
MS 2013-15 Inuit Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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