National Anthropological Archives

MS 131 Vocabulary

Collection ID:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
1851 or 1852
Identified as a separate language, not Hupa, by A.R. Pilling, 8/1970. According to George Gibbs in H. R. Schoolcraft, History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States, III, page 423, Nabiltse is a Rogue River language, and a vocabulary [this one? was collected from "a young the upper ferry on the Klamath." A R. Pilling identified the "upper ferry" as Weitchpec at the forks of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. (See A.R. Pilling's notes, 2 slips, filed with the Manuscript.)
Physical Description:
2 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Numbered to correspond with USQV.

Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm filed with Manuscript.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 131

Local Note
Local Note
Manuscript notes in pencil on page 1 that compare this vocabulary to a language called "N C" [?] are apparently in the handwriting of A. C. Anderson (compare Athapascan Manuscript Number 123). Brief A. notes by J. C. Pilling appear on pages 1 and 2, and one note Signed by J. Owen Dorsey on page 2 reads, "Nearer to Wailakki and Henarger than to Hupa."
Local Note
autograph document

Using the Collection
Manuscript 131, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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