MS 2254 Vocabulary of the Lower Chinook

Collection ID:
Shortess, Robert, 1797-1878
Shortess, Robert, Mrs.
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
16 pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The document consists of a four-page original, a copy in the same hand, and a copy in a different hand. The last-mentioned copy is the item described in James C. Pilling's Bibliography of the Chinookan Languages, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin, 1893, p. 68.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Shortess's wife was "a native Chinook woman."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2254

Local Note
Local Note
Manuscript documents

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Manuscript 2254, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The item was found in the John P. Harrington papers when it was processed. Elaine Mills, the editor, turned it over for cataloging in 1991. The document was signed out to Harrington on January 22, 1938, and was indicated as being "out" on July 25, 1939. Margaret Blaker noted that the document was not in the archives on August 12, 1957.
Custodial History
Previously titled "Lower Chinook Vocabulary"

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinook -- Lower Chinook Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinook Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746