MS 334 Chugach Eskimo vocabulary

Collection ID:
Voyevodsky, Stepan Vasiliyevich, 1805-1884
Physical Description:
2 pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Original is in hand of same scribe as Manuscript Letter Signed, Wowodsky to Gibbs, 21/5 March, 1858, transmitting vocabularies (NAA file Number 371). Original recorded in Comparative Vocabulary of Indian Languages; which lists 60 English terms. Copy by Gibbs is on plain ruled paper.
Scope and Contents
The manuscript was identified as Chugach Eskimo by Michael Krass in April, 1963. For a discussion of historical references to the Eskimo group called "Ugalakmiut" (Chilkhakmut), see Manuscript by Osahito Miyaoka, "An Eskimo Tribe near Mount Saint Elias, Alaska," November 24, 1971, Typescript document, 15 pages. (Xerox copy sent to M.C. Blaker).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wowodsky was Governor of the Russian Colonies in America, 185 -1858.

Existence and Location of Copies
On negative microfilm reel Number 22 (4 frames.)

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 334

Local Note
Local Note
Original is marked in red in J. Owen Dorsey's handwriting, "Wowodsky's original vocabulary (Russian spelling)," and in blue, in Dorsey's hand, "(Ugalentzi or) Ugalakmut." The copy is marked in pencil, apparently by Gibbs, "Iacutat--near Mt. St. Elias." The first word has been ruled out, and "not Yakutat" has been put in in another hand. (Henshaw's ?) In addition, there is a notation by H.W. Henshaw, "The Ugalense or Ugalakmiut are Eskimauan. So is this vocabulary. H.W.H."
Local Note
Manuscript document

In Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology-B 1, 1887, page 108.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 334, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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