Early Publications in American Indian Languages

pictures of a raven, duck, book, star, quill pen and basket with the Creek (or Muskokee) names under them.

The Smithsonian Libraries has one of the premier Native North American language and linguistics collections in the world, resulting from the exceptional work of the Smithsonian Institution since its founding.  Many of the early printed texts are the works of missionaries in their endeavor to convert the indigenous people of North America to Christianity.  They are among the earliest books produced in New World languages north of Mexico.

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Cover of Kaiatonsera ionterennaientakwa ne teieiasontha onkwe onwe

Kaiatonsera ionterennaientakwa ne teieiasontha onkwe onwe

Marcoux, Joseph; Burtin, Nicolas Victor; Forbes, J. G. L.
1903
Cover of Kaiatonsera ionteweienstakwa kaiatonserase

Kaiatonsera ionteweienstakwa kaiatonserase

Cuoq, J. A.
Tehoristorarakon J. Lovell
1873
Cover of Kaiatonsera teieriwakwatha onkweonweneha

Kaiatonsera teieriwakwatha onkweonweneha

Mainville, M.
E. Senekar nok Roienha
1890
Cover of Katolik deneya ʻtiye dittlisse

Katolik deneya ʻtiye dittlisse

Legoff, Laurent
C.O. Beauchemin & fils
1890
Cover of Katolik gagikwe-masinaigan mi sa katolik enamiad gegikimind

Katolik gagikwe-masinaigan mi sa katolik enamiad gegikimind

Verwyst, Chrysostom
M.H. Wiltzius Co
1907
Cover of Katolik wocekiye

Katolik wocekiye

Ravoux, A.; Marty, Martin
Brown & Saenger
1890
Cover of Katrina Tegakokwita o bimadisiwin

Katrina Tegakokwita o bimadisiwin

Engelhardt, Zephyrin
Holy Childhood Indian School Print
1896
Cover of Kunache nikumoowina

Kunache nikumoowina

Hunter, Jean Ross
Printed by Gilbert and Rivington
1877
Cover of L.J.C.-M.I

L.J.C.-M.I

Guéguen, Jean Pierre
C.O. Beauchemin & fils
1889
Cover of Lagunac hymns

Lagunac hymns

s.n
1897]
Cover of Maka-oyakapi

Maka-oyakapi

Riggs, Stephen Return; Riggs, Alfred L.; Guyot, A.
Scribner, Armstrong, & Co
1876
Cover of Manuel of devotion in the Beaver Indian language

Manuel of devotion in the Beaver Indian language

Garrioch, Alfred Campbell
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1886
Cover of Matthewnim taaiskt -

Matthewnim taaiskt =

American Bible Society,
Cover of Methodist hymns

Methodist hymns

German, Orrin
Methodist Mission Rooms
1885
Cover of Mizi anamiawinun anamie-muzinaigun Wejibweuissing Wejibwemodjig tchi abadjitowad

Mizi anamiawinun anamie-muzinaigun Wejibweuissing Wejibwemodjig tchi abadjitowad

O'Meara, F.; Gilfillan, J. A.; Beaulieu, Paul; Bellair, F. V.; Warren, Truman A.; Episcopal Church. Office of the Indian Commission
Indian Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church
1875
Cover of Model first reader

Model first reader

Riggs, Stephen Return
G. Sherwood & Co
[1875]
Cover of Molitvi͡a na koloshinskom nari͡echĭi

Molitvi͡a na koloshinskom nari͡echĭi

Orthodox Eastern Church.; Nikolaĭ, Archbishop of Warsaw; Donskoĭ, Vladīmir
[Tip. G. Baĭnshteĭna, New York]
1895
Cover of Molitvy i pi͡esnopi͡enīi͡a na kvikhpaksko-kuskokvimskom nari͡echīi

Molitvy i pi͡esnopi͡enīi͡a na kvikhpaksko-kuskokvimskom nari͡echīi

Orthodox Eastern Church.; Nikolaĭ, Archbishop of Warsaw; Net͡svi͡etov, Iakov; Bi͡elʹkov, Zakhariĭ
Tip. Bratʹev Bruks]
1896
Cover of Morning and evening prayer, the administration of the sacraments, and certain other rites and ceremonies of the Church of England

Morning and evening prayer, the administration of the sacraments, and certain other rites and ceremonies of the Church of England

Church of England.; Wau-bun-o, Indian chief; Hogg, H.C
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
[1886]
Cover of Mosis vit ettunettle ttyig Genesis, Exodus, Levitikus

Mosis vit ettunettle ttyig Genesis, Exodus, Levitikus

McDonald, Archdeacon
Printed for the British and Foreign Bible Society
1890
Cover of Muskokee Gospels, Acts and Epistles

Muskokee Gospels, Acts and Epistles

Loughridge, R. M.; Winslett, David; Robertson, W. S.; Robertson, A. E. W.; American Bible Society
American Bible Scoiety
[188-?]
Cover of Mvskoke nakcokv eskerretv esvhokkolat

Mvskoke nakcokv eskerretv esvhokkolat

Robertson, W. S.; Winslett, David
American Tract Society
[1871]
Cover of Mvskoke nettvcako cokv-heckv cokv esyvhiketv

Mvskoke nettvcako cokv-heckv cokv esyvhiketv

Robertson, A. E. W.; Perryman, Thomas Ward; Sullivan, Napoleon Bonaparte
American Tract Society
1884
Cover of Nachatki khristīanskago uchenīi͡a

Nachatki khristīanskago uchenīi͡a

Innokentiĭ, Saint, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna; Net͡svi͡etov, I͡Akov
Sẏnodalʹnai͡a tipografīi͡a
1893
Cover of Nakcokv es kerretv enhvteceskv

Nakcokv es kerretv enhvteceskv

Robertson, W. S.; Winslett, David
Mission House
1875
Cover of Nakcokv es kerretv enhvtecskv =

Nakcokv es kerretv enhvtecskv =

Robertson, W. S.; Winslett, David
Mission House
1882
Cover of Nakcokv esyvhiketv

Nakcokv esyvhiketv

Loughridge, R. M.; Winslett, David; Robertson, William Schneck
Mission House
1882
Cover of Nakcokv esyvhiketv

Nakcokv esyvhiketv

Loughridge, R. M.; Winslett, David; Robertson, William Schneck
Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work
[1889]
Cover of Nakcokv setempohetv

Nakcokv setempohetv

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School)
Presbyterian Board of Publication
[1886?]
Cover of Ne jagutn'bugi'ages'gwathah =

Ne jagutn'bugi'ages'gwathah =

[Printed at the Seneca Mission House]
1841-1850
Cover of Notes on the two Jesuit manuscripts belonging to the estate of the late Hon. John Neilson, of Quebec, Canada

Notes on the two Jesuit manuscripts belonging to the estate of the late Hon. John Neilson, of Quebec, Canada

Sasseville, J.; Shea, John Gilmary; Fairchild, George Moore; Neilson, John; Neilson, John Louis Hubert
Priv. Print. [by L. Bossue]
1887
Cover of Nun-na-a-in-ah ve-vith-ha hin-nen-nau hin-nen-it-dah-need

Nun-na-a-in-ah ve-vith-ha hin-nen-nau hin-nen-it-dah-need

Episcopal Church.
[publisher not identified]
[1898]
Cover of Nun-na-a-in-ah ve-vith-ha hin-nen-nau hin-nen-it-dah-need

Nun-na-a-in-ah ve-vith-ha hin-nen-nau hin-nen-it-dah-need

Episcopal Church.
[publisher not identified]
[1898]
Cover of Okodakiciye wakan tadowan kin

Okodakiciye wakan tadowan kin

Cook, Joseph Witherspoon; Cleveland, William Joshua; Cook, Charles Smith
T. Whittaker
[1885]
Cover of Okodakiciye wocekiye wowapi kin

Okodakiciye wocekiye wowapi kin

Episcopal Church.
Published by the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society for the Indian Commission of the...
1878
Cover of Okodakiciye wocekiye wowapi kin

Okodakiciye wocekiye wowapi kin

Episcopal Church.; Hinman, Samuel Dutton; Cook, Joseph Witherspoon
Published by the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society for the Indian Commission of the...
1898
Cover of Okodakiciye-wakan odowan qa okna ahiyayapi kta ho kin

Okodakiciye-wakan odowan qa okna ahiyayapi kta ho kin

Cleveland, William Joshua; Cook, Joseph Witherspoon; Ashley, E.
Whittaker
1894
Cover of Okodakigiye wakan wiwigawangapi iteowapi yukan

Okodakigiye wakan wiwigawangapi iteowapi yukan

Episcopal Church
Daily Leader Print
1896
Cover of Old Testament stories in the Haida language

Old Testament stories in the Haida language

Harrison, C.; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain),; William Clowes and Sons,
Cover of Omalnomineu kalchkenohamatwon kesekoch, katolik anamihalu masenachigon

Omänomineu kächkenohamatwon kesekoch, katolik anamihäu masenachigon

Catholic Church. Liturgy and Ritual.
B. Herder
1882
Cover of Omänomineu kächkenohamatwon kesekoch, katolik anamihäu masenachigon

Omänomineu kächkenohamatwon kesekoch, katolik anamihäu masenachigon

Catholic Church. Liturgy and Ritual.
B. Herder
1882
Cover of Oo meyo achimoowin St. Matthew

Oo meyo achimoowin St. Matthew

Hunter, James
The British and Foreign Bible Society
1877
Cover of Oo tapwʻātumoowin mena oo tipetotumoowin ootayumehaw

Oo tapwʻātumoowin mena oo tipetotumoowin ootayumehaw

Hunter, James
Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1855
Cover of Oowahweendahmahgawin owh tabanemenung Jesus Christ

Oowahweendahmahgawin owh tabanemenung Jesus Christ

O'Meara, F.; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
Bell & Co
1874
Cover of Opyt grammatiki aleutsko-lisʹevskago iazyka

Opyt grammatiki aleutsko-lisʹevskago iazyka

Innokentiĭ, Saint, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna
V Tip. Imperatorskoĭ akademii nauk
1846
Cover of Pavhosto--the Gospels of Luke and John

Pavhosto--the Gospels of Luke and John

Petter, Rodolphe Charles
[Petter]
1912
Cover of Portions of the Holy Scripture

Portions of the Holy Scripture

Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1894
Cover of Portions of the Holy Scripture

Portions of the Holy Scripture

Print. for the Soc. for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1878
Cover of Prières, cantiques et catechisme en langue montagnaise ou chipeweyan

Prières, cantiques et catechisme en langue montagnaise ou chipeweyan

Perrault, Charles Ovide; Catholic Church.
Impr. de L. Perrault et compagnie
1857
Cover of Primer and language lessons in English and Cree

Primer and language lessons in English and Cree

Glass, E. B.; McDougall, John
W. Briggs; [etc., etc
c1890]
Cover of Proper lessons from the Old Testament for the Sundays and other holy days throughout the year

Proper lessons from the Old Testament for the Sundays and other holy days throughout the year

Horden, John
Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1878
Cover of Psalms and hymns in the language of the Cree Indians of North-west America

Psalms and hymns in the language of the Cree Indians of North-west America

Mackay, John A.
Printed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1877
Cover of Psalms and hymns in the language of the Cree Indians of the diocese of Saskatchewan, North-west America

Psalms and hymns in the language of the Cree Indians of the diocese of Saskatchewan, North-west America

Mackay, John A.
Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1898

Pu pucase momet pu hesayecv Cesvs Klist en Testement Mucvsat

Robertson, A. E. W.; Robertson, W. S.; Perryman, Thomas Ward; Sullivan, Napoleon Bonaparte
American Bible Society
1887
Cover of Saint Matthew giē giatlan las

Saint Matthew giē giatlan las

Harrison, Charles
British and Foreign Bible Society
1891
Cover of Saint Matthew giel, giatlan las. -

Saint Matthew giē giatlan las. =

British and Foreign Bible Society,
Cover of Sbornyk t͡serkovnykh pi͡esnopi͡enīĭ i molitvoslovīĭ na koloshinskom nari͡echīi

Sbornyk t͡serkovnykh pi͡esnopi͡enīĭ i molitvoslovīĭ na koloshinskom nari͡echīi

Orthodox Eastern Church.; Nikolaĭ, Archbishop of Warsaw; Nadezhdīn, Īvan
[Tip. bratʹev Bruks, Ni͡u-Iork]
1896
Cover of Scripture biography the history of Moses -

Scripture biography the history of Moses =

Gallaudet, T. H.
American Tract Society
[n.d.]
Cover of Shahguhnahshe ahnuhmeähwine muzzeneëgun

Shahguhnahshe ahnuhmeähwine muzzeneëgun

Church of England.; O'Meara, F.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1853
Cover of Shoshone

Shoshone

Episcopal Church.; Roberts, John; Lajoe, Charles
s.n.]
1899
Cover of Shoshone

Shoshone

Episcopal Church.; Roberts, John; Lajoe, Charles
s.n.]
1899
Cover of Some helps for the Indians

Some helps for the Indians

Pierson, Abraham; Trumbull, J. Hammond
Printed by M.H. Mallory & Co
1873
Cover of South Dakota okna Niobrara deanery omniciye kin

South Dakota okna Niobrara deanery omniciye kin

Episcopal Church. South Dakota (Diocese) Niobrara Deanery.
1891]
Cover of St. Mark's kloosh yiem kopa nesika saviour Jesus Christ

St. Mark's kloosh yiem kopa nesika saviour Jesus Christ

Tate, C. M.; British and Foreign Bible Society
British and Foreign Bible Society
1912
Cover of St. Matthew's Gospel

St. Matthew's Gospel

Horden, John; Sanders, John
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1880
Cover of Story of the Cherokee Bible

Story of the Cherokee Bible

Foster, Geo. E.
Democrat Press
1899
Cover of Testamenteteokak, Hiobib aglangit, Salomoblo imgerusersoanga tikkilugit

Testamenteteokak, Hiobib aglangit, Salomoblo imgerusersoanga tikkilugit

Erdmann, Friedrich; Marhardt, J. L.
G. Winterib Nênerlauktangit
1871
Cover of Testamentetotak; Josuab aglanginit, Esterib aglangit tikkilugit

Testamentetotak; Josuab aglanginit, Esterib aglangit tikkilugit

Erdmann, Friedrich
G. Winterib Nenerlauktangit
1869
Cover of The Acts of the apostles

The Acts of the apostles

Bompas, William Carpenter
British and Foreign Bible Society
1890
Cover of The Books of the twelve Minor Prophets

The Books of the twelve Minor Prophets

McDonald, Archdeacon
Printed at the University Press, for the British and Foreign Bible Society, London
1874
Cover of The church catechism in the language of the Cree Indians of north-west America

The church catechism in the language of the Cree Indians of north-west America

Horden, John; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
1892
Cover of The doctrines and discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South -

The doctrines and discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South =

Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, Barbee & Smith, agents
1899
Cover of The four Gospels, and the Acts of the Apostles

The four Gospels, and the Acts of the Apostles

British and Foreign Bible Society
1903
Cover of The fourth and fifth books of Moses, called Numbers, and Deuteronomy

The fourth and fifth books of Moses, called Numbers, and Deuteronomy

McDonald, Archdeacon
Printed for the British and Foreign Bible Society
1891

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