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This vocabulary of the Shawanoe (Shawnee) Indians includes the English word or numeral followed by a phonetic spelling of the Shawnee translation. The chart includes numbers, common nouns such as "man" and "deer," and simple phrases such as "I am very well." The origin of the vocabulary is unknown, but Jotham Meeker, a Baptist missionary in Indian Territory (present-day Kansas) did devise a written language for the Shawnee, which had previously been only a spoken language. The notation on the top of the manuscript reads "H. Howe 1875, p. 590."

Date: Between 1830 and 1855

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This source could be used within a case study of the Shawnee people, or it could also be used in the classroom to discuss how white missionaries learned Indian languages in order to more effectively spread Christianity.

KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)

Item Number: 210157
Call Number: Indians History Coll. 590 Box 4 Subgroup XXII Series A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210157

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