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Title [Catechisms and hymns in the Potawatomi language] [manuscript]
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Catechism and hymns, translated into the Potawatomi language by Baptist missionary Robert Simerwell of the Carey Indian Mission in Niles, Michigan. The catechism, in Potawatomi, is arranged in six sections, with partial English translations interlined in red. Verses to thirty Christian hymns are given in Potawatomi, with English translations in red ink in parallel columns. Hymns explain such topics as Creation, God’s spiritual light, brotherly love, the Sabbath, the spread of the Gospel, Christ the Saviour, Christ’s mission, the omniscience of God, the certainty of death, Communion, and many others. Also included is a list of the letters of the Potawatomi alphabet, accompanied by brief notes on pronunciation of the language.
Names Simerwell, Robert
Places Niles, Michigan, United States
Keywords language, translation, missionary, hymn, religion, church, education, death, linguistics
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language Potawatomi
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1668
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue