Denny's Vocabulary of Shawnee

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Arx Publishing, LLC, May 15, 2005 - History - 51 pages
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This vocabulary is a substantial collection of 404 Shawnee words and phrases collected by Major Ebenezer Denny in January of 1786. It was compiled from Shawnees assembled for treaty at Fort Finney, located along the Great Miami River in the southwestern corner of Ohio, mostly from a woman called "the Grenadier Squaw".
 

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Excerpt from the Military Journal of Major Ebenezer Denny
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Shawnee English
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English Shawnee
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Numerical Table
49
Classification of the Algonquian languages
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