Scope and Contents
288-a "Texts of the Shetismasha Language, spoken in Charenton, St. Mary's Parish, La. Collected in Dec. 1881 and Jan 1882 in Charenton, by Albert S. Gatschet. To accompany accompany his Dictionary of the Same Language [MS 349]." With interlinear English translation. Autograph document signed.
288-b Swanton's copy of Gatschet's texts in Manuscript Number 288-a. Contains changes in orthography and in the interlinear English. Typescript document with annotations. Swanton worked with the Chitimacha in Charenton, Louisiana between 1908 and 1931, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 30, page 18; AR 32, page 18; AR 38, page 4; AR 39, pages 13-14; AR 40, page 4; AR 41, page 7; and AR 48, page 5.