The Resource Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary

Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary

Label
Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary, 1838-1848
Title
Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary
Inclusive dates
1838-1848
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One holograph Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary prepared by Mary Walker when she was a missionary to the Spokane Indians between 1838-1848. Some of it is just notes on the language and it is very difficult to read the soft pencil marks
Biographical or historical data
Elkanah and Mary Richardson Walker, pioneer missionaries, were sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Oregon Mission. The Walkers and one other couple, Cushing and Myra Eells, established the mission at Tshimakain in 1838, to work with the Spokane Indians. Mary was born and educated in Maine, and married Elkanah because the Board wanted to send married couples. The Board closed the mission in 1848 after the Whitmans were killed. The Walkers eventually settled near what is now Forest Grove, Oregon. Elkanah pastored a church, and was also instrumental in starting the Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove, which later became Pacific University. Mary died in 1897 in Forest Grove, having survived her husband by twenty years.
Cataloging source
UAG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1811-1897
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Mary Richardson
Location of other archival material
NWC 055: Elkanah Walker letter.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Spokane language
Label
Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary
Instantiates
Cumulative index finding aids
Print version of finding aid available in library.
Extent
  • 1
  • (.10
Governing access note
Archival, non-circulating item. To view, contact the library's Northwest Room at 509-444-5338 at least one week in advance
System control number
  • ocn743358373
  • 375620
  • (OCoLC)743358373
Type of unit
  • box
  • linear ft.)
Label
Spokane Indian -- English Dictionary
Cumulative index finding aids
Print version of finding aid available in library.
Extent
  • 1
  • (.10
Governing access note
Archival, non-circulating item. To view, contact the library's Northwest Room at 509-444-5338 at least one week in advance
System control number
  • ocn743358373
  • 375620
  • (OCoLC)743358373
Type of unit
  • box
  • linear ft.)

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