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Anderson, Stephen R. 1992. A-Morphous Morphology. Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 62. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Note: Widely available.

Barker, Frank. 1998. Ngot Gizhget (One Day): Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.

Note: Children's storybook with pictures to color. The text of the story is in Potawatomi. Includes a vocabulary list of words used in the text and a pronunciation guide. There is also a search-word puzzle in the back of the book. Copies available from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, P.O. Box 180, 901 Spruce Streen, Dowagiac MI 49047.

Barker, Frank. 1997. Nokmes kokpenagenem (Grandmother's basket).

Note: A children's storybook with pictures to color. Contains a list of Potawatomi vocabulary words and phrases that pertain to the story. The text of the story is in English. Contact the author for copies.

Barker, Frank, Jim Thunder, and Kim Wensaut . 2003. Stories in Potawatomi.

Note: Four stories in Potawatomi, with English translations. Includes an audio CD. The stories are 'Little Red Coat Woman,' 'Three Little Pigs,' 'The Old Blind Couple,' 'Why There is Daylight Now.' The stories are followed by a five page glossary of words and phrases found in the stories. For copies, contact Kim Wensaut at kwensaut@yahoo.com.

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 1997. Language Use and Language Loss in the Potawatomi Community. Papers of the 28th Algonquian Conference, ed. by David Pentland, 34-43. Manitoba: University of Manitoba.

Note: A Report on the Potawatomi Language Institute.

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 1992. The Status of Potawatomi in Southwestern Michigan. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco.

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 1992. Field Notes from Research on Potawatomi in Southwest Michigan.

Note: Potawatomi speakers Julia Wesaw and Martin Wesaw. Includes audio tapes. Archived at the Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley. Archival copies available on a semi-restricted basis.

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 2003. Voegelin Potawatomi Notebooks in the APS. Paper presented at the 35th Algonquian Conference, London, Ontario.

Note: A Look at the Convergence of Potawatomi and Ottawa on Walpole Island.

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 2003. Constructional Polysemy and Mental Spaces in Potawatomi Discourse. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley dissertation.

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 1994. Evaluating the Potawatomi Materials of St. Mary's Mission. Paper presented at the 25th Algonquian Conference, Winnepeg.

Daniels, Billy, Mary Daniels, and John Nichols . 1975. Wzhité Nanawgizhek, A Potawatomi Writing and Reading Workbook. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Great Lakes Intertribal Council, Inc.

Note: A workbook for elementary school students to learn to read and write Potawatomi. Out of print.

Daniels, Billy, Mary Daniels, and John Nichols . 1975. Neshnabé Nebyé 'gen, Writing Potawatomi. Book One, Vowels. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Great Lakes Intertribal, Inc.

Note: A writing practice workbook. Out of print.

Gailland, Maurice. 1868. Interrogations. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Jesuit Catalog no. SNA18. Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University.

Note: 12 pp. Baptism (4 pp.), confession (8 pp.). In Potawatomi, English, and French.

Gailland, Maurice. n.d. English-Pottawatomi Dictionary. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Reel nos. 47-49, Jesuit Catalog nos. NA14, NA15 and NA21. Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University.

Note: The manuscript for his dictionary, in two parts. Part I (452 folios), letters A-JU, Part II (approximately 550 folios), letters K-W. Contains many example sentences. Occasional interruptions of other material, notably the negative paradigm (which is missing from drafts of his grammar) and the names of other Indian tribes (Part I, pp. 416-7).

Gailland, Maurice. n.d. A Complete Dictionary of the Potawatomi Language. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Reel no. 47, Jesuit Catalog no. NA16. Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University.

Note: Unpublished manuscript. This version appears to be the final draft. The English was taken from a dictionary and given Potawatomi translations. Each entry often contains several Potawatomi inflected word forms. No example sentences given.

Gailland, Maurice. n.d. Grammaire de la Langue Potêvatémi (Grammar of the Potawatomi Language). Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Jesuit Catalog number NA20. Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University.

Note: No microfilm. Final draft of NA11 and NA13. Potawatomi with French commentary, glosses. Verb paradigms much larger than in NA13 and much easier to read.

Gailland, Maurice. 1868. Grammar of the Potawatomi Language. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Reel no. 47, Jesuit Catalog no. NA11. Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University.

Note: 70 pp. Follows the format of a Latin grammar. Contains the following: Sounds, Part I (Nouns), Part II (Adjectives), Part III (Pronouns). Potawatomi with English commentary, glosses. A copy exists, with different handwriting (NA12).

Gailland, Maurice. n.d. Catechism in the French and Pottawatomi Languages. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Reel no. 49, Jesuit Catalog no. NA1. Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University.

Note: 70 pp. Potawatomi with French facing translation.

Hockett, Charles. 1939. The Potawatomi Language. Anthropology, Yale University: Ph.D. dissertation.

Note: Covers phonology, morphophonemics, morphology, syntax. Includes one text and a vocabulary list (in morphophonemic form) of approximately 1,000 words.

Hockett, Charles. 1948. Potawatomi. International Journal of American Linguistics 14.

Note: Published in four issues. I: Phonemics, Morphophonemics, and Morphological Survey, pp. 1-10. II: Derivation, Personal Prefixes, and Nouns, pp. 63-73. III: The Verb Complex, pp. 139-49. IV: Particles and Sample Texts., pp. 213-25. These four articles comprise the edited and abridged publication of the author's Ph.D. thesis. The fourth article contains two narrative texts. Available at most large university libraries.

Hockett, Charles. 1966. What Algonquian is really like. International Journal of American Linguistics 32.59-73.

Note: The primary purpose of this paper is a restatement of his discussion of Potawatomi in four previous IJAL articles since Pike and Erickson had recently used it to illustrate a theory known as the "matrix method." The discussion focuses on inflectional morphology, particularly verbal inflection. Available at most large university libraries.

Hockett, Charles. 1939. Potawatomi Syntax. Language 15.235-48.

Note: This description of Potawatomi syntax is based on the data presented in Hockett's dissertation and uses excerpts from his unpublished Potawatomi texts. Available at most large university libraries.

Hoecken, Fr. Ch. S.J. n.d. On Osage River, Sermons and Instructions. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library (St. Louis University).

Note: F. Acter [?] to the Ottowas, Expressions, Instruction in Potawatomi. Reel number 46.

Hoecken, Fr. Ch. S.J. 1844. Potewatemi Nemimissinoikan (Potawatomi Prayerbook). Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library (St. Louis University).

Note: St. Louis: W.J. Millin ogimesennakesan ode mesennaken (W.J. Millin published this book). Reel number 49, Jesuit Catalog number SNA3.

Kykaik . 1989. Pottawatomi Ethnolinguistic Research Project Final Report.

Note: Prepared for the Pottawatomi Cultural Council. Pottawatomi Nation in Canada. A 27 page document on the status of the Potawatomi Language in Ontario. Includes a two page vocabulary list and useful resource list. Also includes as appendices selections from the Potawatomi Language Manual: 20 introductory lessons, notes on the traditional writing system, and "Oral Language Lessons." Out of print.

Lykins, Johnston. 1844. The Gospel according to Matthew, and the Acts of the Apostles; translated into the Putawatomie language.

Note: Louisville, Ky.: Published under the patronage of the American and foreign Bible society, by the Board of managers of the American Indian mission association. W. C. Buck, printer. A few original copies are available at libraries, such as the Indiana Historical Society, which also has a microfilm. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has a negative microfilm (1 reel, 35 mm): contact or visit the Special Collections library; ask for Film R127. Chapters 1-7 of the Gospel According to Matthew is available on the BWAKA/Potawatomi Web site in Lykins original orthography. The Gospel According to Matthew and the Acts of the Apostles are also available at this Web site, transliterated into the BWAKA orthography.

McKinney, Smokey. n.d. Neshnabé Nebyé 'gen, Writing Potawatomi. Book One, Vowels. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Great Lakes Intertribal, Inc.

Note: A writing practice workbook. Out of print.

Perrote, Donald. 1998. Bo de wad mi, Beginning Potawatomi, vol. 2.

Note: Escanaba, Michigan: Hannahville Indian School with Noc Bay Publishing, Inc. Includes a cassette tape. Contact Noc Bay Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 298, Escanaba, Michigan, 49829.

Perrote, Donald. n.d. Potawatomi Language, Source of Information and Narration.

Note: A 90 minute recording of Potawatomi vocabulary and short phrases. (Prairie Band Dialect). Out of print.

Perrote, Donald. 1997. Bo de wad mi, Beginning Potawatomi, vol. 1.

Note: Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Adademy and Noc Bay Publishing, Inc. Includes a cassette tape. Contact Noc Bay Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 298, Escanaba, Michigan 49829.

Potawatomi Language Team (Billy Daniels, Mary Daniels and Mabel Deverney). 1976. Potawatomi Language Manual, Resource Materials and Training Exercises. Milwaukee: Great Lakes Intertribal Council, Inc., University of Wisonsin, Milwaukee.

Note: Contains 20 introductory lessons, lessons on Potawatomi sounds, 72 "Oral Language Lessons," grammar notes, notes on the traditional writing system, and exercise materials. Out of print.

Thunder, Jim. 1997. Bodewadmimwen Nizh Mbook. Potawatomi Language, second book.

Note: Words and phrases in Potawatomi with English glosses. Includes a cassette tape. Contact the author for copies.

Thunder, Jim. 1996. The Old Potawatomi Language.

Note: 54 pp. Potawatomi words and phrases with English glosses. Includes a cassette tape. Contact the author for copies.

Unknown. n.d. Catechism. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number SNA2. St. Louis University.

Note: 63 pp. Almost entirely in Potawatomi.

Unknown. n.d. Pottawatomi Word and Phrase Book. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number SNA8. St. Louis University.

Note: 232 pp. 12 pp. of vocabulary, 220 pp. of phrases (about four pages per page). Contains four pages of numerals.

Unknown. n.d. Potawatomi Book of the Stations. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number SNA10. St. Louis University.

Note: 30 pp. Includes the Sign of the Cross and prayers.

Unknown. n.d. No Title. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number SNA3. St. Louis University.

Note: 63 pp. Printed entirely in Potawatomi.

Unknown. n.d. No Title. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number NA19. St. Louis University.

Note: 550 pp. Entirely in Potawatomi. Marquette University Archives (in Milwaukee) has a copy of the printed volume. Missing cover and title pages. Spine reads: Potewatemi Nememiseniekin.

Unknown. n.d. No Title. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number SNA9. St. Louis University.

Note: 19 pp. Phrases in Potawatomi. Not in a familiar hand, writing is awkward. Has pictures of icons.

Unknown. n.d. No Title. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number SNA5. St. Louis University.

Note: 66 pp. Potawatomi in print, French handwritten glosses.

Unknown. n.d. No Title. Jesuit Missouri Province Archives, Vatican Film Library. Jesuit Catalog number NA7. St. Louis University.

Note: 157 pp. Author is probably Fr. Hoecken. Entirely in Potawatomi.

Wooster, Walter. 1907. Annuity pay roll: Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada, December 18, 1907.

Note: Prepared by Walter M. Wooster, Clerk and S.N.A. 55. This roll includes the Potawatomi names for many of the people on the list. The handwriting is very clear. English translations are also given and are generally reliable. Note: There are a number of other microfilms available through the National Archives that may also have names, such as the 1888 annuity roll and early census reports. Generally, later rolls do not have Potawatomi names, such as the 1938 Chisolm roll (Ontario reserves). Microfilm copies are available through the National Archives, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas.


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