Family Education and Government

Family education and government- a discourse in the Choctaw language.
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Family education and government : a discourse in the Choctaw language

By L. S. (Loring Stearns) Williams (1796-1879). Boston: Printed for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, by Crocker & Brewster, 1835.

North American Indian languages have been a strong research interest at the Smithsonian Institution virtually since its founding.  SI Libraries holds about 20 published texts in Choctaw – primarily grammars, glossaries, and translations of the Bible. This work is particularly interesting in that it seems to be a translation of an early-19th century English pamphlet on domestic and social life, albeit within a strong religious context.

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