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Title Number systems of the North American Indians: a dissertation submitted to the faculty of the Ogden Graduate School of Science in candidacy for the degree of Master of Arts, Department of Mathematics: typescript / by Walter Crosby Eells, 1911
Author Eells, Walter Crosby (1886-1962)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Typescript of the author’s master thesis on the remarkable differences in the number words and number systems observed in more than 300 Indian languages used north of Mexico. Eells studies the widely divergent numerals of the American Indians, and the different ways in which they were built into number systems, seizing the opportunity to study the evolution of the first primitive mathematical ideas among primitive peoples very little affected by outside influences.
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Keywords number system, language, linguistics, Bureau of Ethnology, anthropology
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Arctic, California, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, Subarctic
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer MS 270
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue