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Finding Aid to the Keres Language of New Mexico MS.870
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  • Custodial History
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access

  • 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.
    Language: English, Keres.
    creator: Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse, 1840-1914

    Custodial History

    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.

    Historical Note

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Preferred citation

    Keres Language of New Mexico, circa 1883, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.870.

    Processing history

    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).

    Acquisition

    Donated to the library as part of the Charles Fletcher Lummis collection, 1910 February 28.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Indians of North America -- New Mexico
    Keres language
    Keres language -- Dictionaries -- English
    Keresan Indians
    Manuscripts