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Title Notes [manuscript]: on the Six Nations [c.1800]
Author Jones, Captain
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Captain Jones’s brief notes regarding the Indian languages of the Six Nations was recorded about 1800 by an unknown acquaintance. The content of the manuscript includes the names of each tribe followed by its English definition as well as a list of twenty-one common English words translated into Seneca.
Places New York, United States
Keywords Six Nations, vocabulary, language, linguistics, interpreter
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Captain Jones, an interpreter for the Six Nations, was captured and later adopted by a party of Seneca Indians in 1779.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 463
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue