National Anthropological Archives

MS 229 Hotcangara [Winnebago] Syllabary

Collection ID:
Meeker, Louis L.
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
October 29, 1895
Physical Description:
10 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Also Meeker to Bureau of American Ethnology, Winnebago, Nebraska transmitting this syllabary October 29, 1895. Autograph letter signed. 3 pages. Presents the native Winnebago syllabary with corresponding transcriptions in a phonetic system improvised by Meeker, and in the Bureau of American Ethnology system. Meeker attempts to establish a root meaning for each syllable. The manuscript has marginal notes in the hand of J.N.B. Hewitt dated November 22, 1896.

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Manuscript 229, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 229

Local Note
Local Note
autograph document signed

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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