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Title [Sundry words of the Shawanese language] [manuscript]
Author Ridout, Thomas (d.1829)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Copy by J.C. Pilling, probably from around 1888, of a Shawnee-English vocabulary compiled by Thomas Ridout in 1788, while being held captive by the Shawnee Indians. Words and phrases in Shawnee are followed by their equivalents in English. Also included in some cases are brief comments or phonetic spellings in the left-hand column.
Names Pilling, J. C.
Places Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords language, vocabulary, linguistics, captivity, kidnap
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language Shawnee
Additional Information Transcription of the vocabulary was probably made by J.C. Pilling, when he was sent the original ms. for examination by Ridout’s granddaughter, Matilda Ridout Edgar of Toronto.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1671
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue