[Sundry words of the Shawanese language]. [ca. 1888]

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[Sundry words of the Shawanese language]. [ca. 1888]

Copy by J.C. Pilling, probably from around 1888, of a Shawnee-English vocabulary compiled by Thomas Ridout in 1788, while being held captive by the Shawnee Indians.

10 leaves ; 35 cm.

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