This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
This 350 word vocabulary was commissioned by Henry Schoolcraft and filled by William Chew and Gilbert Rockwood in 1845, at the Tuscarora Mission in New York State. This edition makes use of both published versions in Schoolcraft's Report to the Secretary of State (1846) and Notes on the Iroquois (1847). Also included is a 100 word vocabulary of Tuscarora prepared by Nicholas and James Cassick of the War Department, printed in Albert Gallatin's Synopsis of the Indian Tribes (1836).
The American Language Reprints (ALR) series is dedicated to preserving and consolidating early primary source records of Native American languages with the goal of making them more accessible and readily available to the academic community. For a complete listing of the series, visit: http://www.evolpub.com/ALR/ALRbooks.html