Jesuits. The Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus: Indian Language Collection: Alaska Native Languages. Oregon Province Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University, 1976.
28 reels. 35 mm.
As part of their missionary work, Jesuit priests working with the Indians were instructed to learn the various Indian languages and to translate religious texts into these languages. Since there were no written languages, this involved developing alphabets, grammars, and dictionaries. The materials developed by the Jesuits for tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska from the 1870's to the 1900's, with some later material, are housed in the Oregon Province Archives at Gonzaga University. This collection reproduces the dictionaries, grammars, and texts, including sermons, prayers, and translations of religious doctrines.
Reels 1-2: Inupaiq language material.
Reels 2-12: Central Yupik language material.
Reel 13: Ingalik language material.
Reels 14-28: Koyukon language material.
The first reel in the collection includes a brief description of the collection.
Indians of North America--Alaska--Language
The Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus: Indian Language Collection: Pacific Northwest Tribes. Jesuits. Oregon Province. Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University, 1976.
21 reels. 35 mm.
Pacific Northwest Tribes:
Reels 1-2: Assinihoine language material.
Reels 3-6: Crow language material.
Reels 7-8: Blackfeet-Piegan language material.
Reels 9-13: Nez Perce language material.
Reel 14: Chelan, Coeur d'Alene, Columbia, and Colville language material.
Reels 15-20: Kalispel and Kootenai language material.
Reel 21: Kootenai language material.
The first reel in each collection includes a brief description of the collection.
Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific--Languages