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Early Northern Iroquoian Language Books in the British Library

Adrian S. Edwards (notes)

Abstract

This article surveys seventy-six antiquarian materials in or about Northern Iroquoian, a group of indigenous North American languages from the eastern side of the United States and Canada. The languages covered are:
Laurentian, Huron/Wyandot, Susquehannock, Tuscarora, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida and Mohawk. The aim is to survey what can be found in the British Library, and to place these items in a linguistic and historical context. In scope are printed media produced before the twentieth century, in effect from 1545 to 1900.

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