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Title A list of Shawanese words [manuscript]: [1889]
Author Yeates, Jasper (1745-1817)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Copy by Mr. S.M. Sener of Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1899 of a Shawnee-English vocabulary list compiled by Judge Jasper Yeates while serving as Commissioner at the Fort Pitt (Pa.) Indian treaty negotiations in October 1776. The vocabulary contains 44 terms in English, followed by equivalents in Shawnee. Sener also includes historical background notes on the Fort Pitt negotiations, for which Judge Yeates of Lancaster and Col. John Montgomery of Carlisle served as Commissioners.
Names Montgomery, John (1722-1808); Sener, S. M.
Places Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords language, vocabulary, linguistics, commissioner, fort, treaty, translation, history
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language Shawnee
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1672
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue