Finding Aid to the Keres Language of New Mexico MS.870
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 December 13
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: Keres Language of New Mexico
Identifier/Call Number: MS.870
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: circa 1883
Abstract: This is a hand-written document of English words with Keres equivalent, except two pages of Keres to English, probably created by Adolph Bandelier, circa 1883. The document consists of 22 sheets of notebook paper with notes handwritten in ink.
creator: Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse, 1840-1914
This document appears to have been created by Adolph Bandelier around 1883. Bandelier could not locate the manuscript, but this vocabulary was preserved by Charles Fletcher Lummis. Lummis travelled to New Mexico with Bandelier in 1888 and explored Canyon Rito de Los Frijoles, known today as the Bandelier National Monument.
A publication of this manuscript of Keres vocabulary produced jointly by Charles H. Lange and the Southwest Museum was proposed for publication sometime after 1974. Lange published a book on Cochiti pueblo in 1990, but not specifically on the Keres language.
This is a hand-written document of English words with Keres equivalent, except two pages of Keres to English, probably created by Adolph Bandelier, circa 1883. The document consists of 22 sheets of notebook paper with notes handwritten in ink. Includes Keres idiom as spoken at Cochiti, synonyms from Acoma dialect, and typical names for men and women.
Keres Language of New Mexico, circa 1883, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.870.
Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 13, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Donated to the library as part of the Charles Fletcher Lummis collection, 1910 February 28.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Indians of North America -- New Mexico
Keres language -- Dictionaries -- English