The Indian Sign Language: With Brief Explanatory Notes of the Gestures Taught Deaf-mutes in Our Institutions for Their Instruction and a Description of Some of the Peculiar Laws, Customs, Myths, Superstitions, Ways of Living, Code of Peace and War Signals of Our Aborigines

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L.R. Hamersly & Company, 1885 - Indian sign language - 443 pages
Under orders from General Sheridan, Captain W. P. Clark spent over six years among the Plains Indians and other tribes studying their sign language. In addition to an alphabetical cataloguing of signs, Clark gives valuable background information on many tribes and their history and customs. Considered the classic of its field, this book provides, entirely in prose form, how to speak the language entirely through sign language, without one diagram provided.
 

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