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Scope and Contents:
Contents: 1. "Tfa'lat'ya material obtained at Toppenish, Washington from Louis Q'inai' (Kenoyer), July 10, 1915. Louis 47 years old has not spoken nor heard his language since he was 17 years old. Was at Chemawa when his father died." Vocabulary notes, apparently for a text with pages numbered 1-59. 7 pages, handwritten in red ink. 2. Copy of letter sent by Frachtenberg to Franz Boas, from Chemawa, Oregon, October 28, 1914, outlining Kalapuya morphology. 7 pages. "Diagram of Transitive Forms," apparently an enclosure, 1 page. 3. Vocabulary (unidentified but not so marked): English, Independent forms, and suffixes. 5 pages. 4. Vocabulary (unidentified but not so marked) with phrases showing usage, and some grammatical analysis. 7 pages. 5. Notes for forms to be obtained in the field. 3 pages. 6. English synopses of 30 myths. (Kalapuya? Last one refers to Quileutes.) 30 pages typed. Cf. 36th A. R., Bureau of American Ethnology, page 20: "He obtained 30 myths, tales, historical narratives, and ethnographic descriptions, told in the various Kalapuya dialects..."
Contains brief remarks on the languages, religious practices, and legends of various northwestern tribes, including the Cayuse, Kalapuya, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Wallawalla, Chehalis, etc.
NAA MS 3675
Promises to make and send corrected version of the "vocabulary of the Indian languages made by Rev S. Parker in 1835," [Journal of an Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky Mountains in the Years 1835-37, Ithaca, 1838, pages 327-338.] and "contents of Gray's history of Oregon" [A History of Oregon, 1792-1849, Portland, 1870]. Neither of these has been found in National Anthropological Archives, 11/1971.
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