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Wôpanâak Inscribed: Digital Edition of a 17th-Century Wampanoag Lexicon

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Page from the John Cotton, Jr. Indian vocabulary, 1666-1678. Massachusetts Historical Society.


Acompendium of words and phrases spoken by the Wampanoag who lived on Martha’s Vineyard during the late-17th Century. The vocabulary was gathered by New England minister John Cotton, Jr. during the first two years of his mission to Native communities on Cape Cod (1666-78).



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