Some of the original field notes are restricted due to Frederica de Laguna's request to protect the privacy of those accused of witchcraft. The originals are restricted until 2030. Photocopies may be made with the names of the accused redacted.
Frederica de Laguna Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Filled in by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka among the Inuit in the Northwest Hudson Bay region during an American Geographical Society sponsored trip to the area from 1878-1880. Contains 500-600 Inuit words and terms in addition to some textual pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Lt. Frederick Schwatka (1849-1892) attended Willamette University and West Point Military Academy. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Calvary in the Dakota Territory, while studying medicine and law, receiving a medical degree in 1875. From 1878-1880 he led an expedition sponsored by the American Geographical Society to search for remains of the lost Sir John Franklin's expedition in arctic Canada. Schwatka made three more arctic trips, and another later in Mexico, before his death in 1892.
Biography courtesy of:
Krupnik, Igor. "COMING HOME...AFTER 130 YEARS: LT. FREDERICK SCHWATKA'S AIVILINGMIUT VOCABULARY RETURNS TO SMITHSONIAN." Artic Studies Center Newsletter 21 (April 2014): 22-24.
Donated by Dr. George Clemans (Bowling Green State University) through Igor Krupnik.
MS 2013-15 The Inuit Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages is open for research. Access to the material requires an appointment.