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Kagakimzouiasis ueji uo'banakiak adali kimo'gik aliuitzo'ki Za Plasua

Catalog Data

Wzokhilain, P. P (Peter Paul)  Search this
Desfossés, Basilide  Search this
Former owner:
Siebert, Frank T (Frank Thomas) 1912-1998 DSI  Search this
Catholic Church Abenaki  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. ; 17 cm
Prayers and devotions
Text in Abenaki.
"This translation of the Catéchisme du diocèse de Québec is attributed to Wzokhilain on the authority of Dr. J. Hammond Trumbull. It is quite certain, however, that the version is of a much older date. The Lord's Prayer and Angelical Salutation on pp. 9-10 are identical with the specimens given by Father Vetromile in the third edition of the Indian good book (New York, 1848), pp. 578-579, from an "ancient manuscript" in the pure Abnaki language ..."--A bibliography of the Algonquian languages / J.C. Pilling, p. 539.
"The orthography ... is totally different from that used in works known to be Wzokhilain's, and it is highly probable that this is the catechism which Father Bellenger caused to be prepared by Basilide Desfossés and published at Quebec in 1832. Desfossés was schoolmaster at Saint Francis"--G.M. Day, "A bibliography of the Saint Francis dialect," in International journal of American linguistics, v. 27, p. 82.
Approbation (p. 44) dated: Tali meldin Kebek, 15 Mé 1832.
Abenaki language  Search this
Call number:
PM551 .K33 1832
Data Source:
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