Bibliography of the Chinookan Languages (including the Chinook Jargon)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1893 - Athapascan languages - 81 pages

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Page 74 - WHYMPER'S ALASKA. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, formerly Russian America— now Ceded to the United States— and in various other parts of the North Pacific.
Page 68 - Territory, showing the different Roads and the location of the different Mining Districts.' To which is appended a complete Dictionary of THE SNAKE LANGUAGE, and also of the famous Chinnook Jargon, with numerous critical and explanatory Notes.
Page 62 - Rafinesque's botanical writings from 1819 till 1830, when the passion for establishing new genera and species seems to have become a monomania with him. He assumed thirty to one hundred years as the average time required for the production of a new species, and five hundred to a thousand years for a new genus. It is said that he wrote a paper describing " twelve new species of thunder and lightning.
Page 60 - American antiquities, and discoveries in the West: being an exhibition of the evidence that an ancient population of partially civilized nations, differing entirely from those of the present Indians, peopled America, many centuries before its discovery by Columbus. And inquiries into their origin, with a copious description of many of their stupendous works, now in ruins.
Page vi - Negro-English-Dutch of Surinam, the Pigeon English of China, and several other mixed tongues, dates back to the fur droguers of the last century. Those mariners, whose enterprise in the fifteen years preceding 1800 explored the intricacies of the northwest coast of America, picked up at their general rendezvous, Nootka Sound, various native words useful in barter, and thence transplanted them, with additions from the English, to the shores of Oregon.
Page 55 - History of Discovery in our Australasian Colonies, Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, from the Earliest Date to the Present Day. By WILLIAM HOWITT. With 3 Maps of the Recent Explorations from Official Sources. 2 vols.
Page 20 - On the affinities between the languages of the northern tribes of the old and new continents. By Lewis Kr. Daa, Esq., of Christiania, Norway. (Read December the 20th.) In Philological Soc. [of London] Trans. 1856, pp. 251-294, London [1857], 8°.
Page 42 - Dictionnaire de Linguistique et de Philologie comparée. Histoire de toutes les langues mortes et vivantes, ou traité complet d'idiomographie, embrassant l'examen critique des systèmes et de toutes les questions qui se rattachent à...
Page 34 - Later he resided in Washington, being mainly employed in the Hudson bay Claims Commission, to which he was secretary. He was also engaged in the arrangement of a large mass of manuscript bearing upon the ethnology and philology of the American Indians. His services were availed of by the Smithsonian Institution to superintend its labors in this field, and to his energy nnd complete knowledge of the subject it greatly owes its success in this branch of the service.

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