MS 4538 English-Arikara vocabulary

Collection ID:
1869-74 ?
Physical Description:
36 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
With this, Dr Pope presented a copy of Washington Matthews, "Grammar and Dictionary of the Language of the Hidatsa," New York, 1873. The latter was inscribed from Washington Matthews to C. C. Gray, Surgeon, U. S. Army, in 1874, and from Martha Gray Wales to Gustavus D. Pope in 1920. The manuscript had evidently been kept with the printed volume for many years and had been assumed to be by Matthews also. However, it is unsigned, and comparison with the printed volume shows that the author of the manuscript used different orthography. The volume itself is different from the printed Hidatsa vocabulary, and comparison with Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 260 shows it to be Arikara.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4538

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4538, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Dr John A. Pope, Assistant Director, Freer Gallery of Art, through Frank M. Setzler, November 7, 1958. Inscribed on inside of back cover is, "I remember these Indians [i.e., the list of Indian authorities for the vocabulary] in Dakota Territory 1869," signed, "Martha Gray Wales."

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sahnish (Arikara) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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