Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) John P. Williamson, compiler. An English-Dakota School Dictionary. Wasicun Qa Dakota Ieska Wowapi. [6], 144 pages. 8vo, 1/2 calf, backstrip chipping, moderate wear; minor foxing and dampstaining, a few leaves coming loose. Yankton Agency, Dakota Territory: Iapi Oaye Press, 1886

Additional Details

Second edition. Some of the Dakota words are given in both the Santee and Yankton dialects. The intended audience was the Dakota reader attempting to learn English. The compiler notes in his introduction that "there are one hundred Dakota people who should learn to speak English to one English speaking person who should learn to speak Dakota." Pilling, Siouan, page 77.