National Anthropological Archives

MS 101-b Navajo and Coppermine Apache vocabularies

Collection ID:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863
Ewbanks, Thomas
Turner, William W. (William Wadden), 1810-1859
Eaton, J.H. Col
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886
Physical Description:
10 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Navajo vocabulary from Lieutenant Whipple, pages 1-5; Pinal Leno vocabulary [from Lieutenant Whipple], pages 6-7; a note on the Navajos, Apaches, and Coco-Maricopas by William W. Turner, pages 7-8;
Navajo vocabulary from Colonel J. H. Eaton [published in H.R. Schoolcraft's History, volume 4, 1854, pages 416-429], pages 8-9;
Coppermine Apache vocabulary from John R. Bartlett, page 9; and a key to pronunciation, page 10.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 101-b

Local Note
Local Note
All of the vocabularies are annotated in pencil in a different handwriting. Annotations include references to "my notes already forwarded," and "appendix already sent, but the notes referred to have not been located (12/1969). Many of the Navaho forms added in pencil are marked "(N C)" (possibly referring to another dialect?). Handwriting identified, tentatively, as that of A.C. Anderson (compare Manuscript 123); the meaning of "N C" still not explained, 8/1970.
Local Note
The handwriting of the pencil notes was compared with William Wadden Turner's handwriting in Manuscript Number 136, and no similarity was found.
Local Note
Autograph document

Previously titled "Report upon the Indian Tribes (Pacific Railroad Report) by Amiel Weeks Whipple, Thomas Ewbanks, and William W. Turner, War Department, Washington, 1855, Chapter 5."

Using the Collection
Manuscript 101-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navaho Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diné (Navajo) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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