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Scope and Contents:
Contents: "Key to Comparative vocabularies," a numerical key to English equivalents of the Indian terms in the vocabularies. Typescript and autograph document. 2 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Natchez, Tunica, Chitimacha, and Attacapa. Autograph document. 22 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Creek, Choctaw, Alabama, and Hitchiti. Autograph document. 23 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Tonkawa, Comecrudo, Coahuilteco, Cotoname, and Karankawa. Autograph document. 22 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Koasati, Creek, Hitchiti, Alabama, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez. Typescript and autograph document. 2 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Timucua and other Southeastern languages. Typescript and Autograph document. 19 pages. Comparison of Natchez vocabulary, phonology and structure with other Muskhogean languages. Typescript Document with A. notations. 57 cards.
Biographical / Historical:
According to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 38, pages 5-6, Swanton worked on a comparative vocabulary of these languages in 1916-1917.
Contents: "Eastern affinities of the Coahuiltecan Languages" (Coahuilteco stems compared with those in several Southeastern languages including Natchez, Atakapa, Tunica, Timucua, Hitichi, Creek, etc., 5 slips; "Coahuilteco Vowel Harmony," 1 slip; words of unidentified [Coahuiltec ?] language (Autograph document), 1 slip.
Contents: Vocabularies of the Comecrudo and Cotoname Dialects of the Pakawa Linguistic Family... Autograph document. 1 volume. approximately 100 pages. 1886. Comecrudo and Cotoname. Autograph document. notebook. approximately 80 pages. December 6, 1886. (Copied 1900). Comecrudo and Cotoname, U.S. Geological and Geographic Survey Comparative Vocabulary printed schedule. Autograph document. 7 pages. December 1886.
Biographical / Historical:
These documents were collected and arranged by subject and alphabetically by Gatschet in 1886, at Las Prietas, between Camargo and Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
NAA MS 297-a-b-c
Both volumes and the printed schedule are stamped, "Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript Vault. March, 1926."
Contains "Extracts from Fr Bartholome Garcia's Manual" printed at Quaeretaro, 1760 (88 pages octavo). This is the only book known to contain the texts of the Coahuiltecs o Texano. The author was missionary of the mission of N.S.P.S. Franciscans on the Rio de San Antonio in the Provincia de Texas. The chief part is a catechism; then terms of relationship, etc.
NAA MS 298
Taken from a copy in the possession of Mr Alphonse Pinart, copied by A.S. Gatschet.