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The Indian sign language : with brief explanatory notes of the gestures taught deaf-mutes in our institutions for their instruction and a description of some of the peculiar laws, customs, myths, superstitions, ways of living, code of peace and war signals of our aborigines

Author: W P Clark
Publisher: Philadelphia : L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1885.
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Under orders from General Sheridan, Captain W. P. Clark spent over six years among the Plains Indians and other tribes studying their sign language. In addition to an alphabetical cataloguing of signs, Clark gives valuable background information on many tribes and their history and customs. Considered the classic of its field, this book provides, entirely in prose form, how to speak the language entirely through  Read more...
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Clark, W.P. (William Philo), 1845?-1884.
Indian sign language.
Philadelphia : L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1885
(OCoLC)562905322
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W P Clark
OCLC Number: 1384198
Notes: Frontispiece is folded map: Map showing Indian reservations in the United States west of the 84th meridian and number of Indians belonging hereto 1882.
Includes index.
Description: 443 pages : folded map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by W.P. Clark.

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Under orders from General Sheridan, Captain W. P. Clark spent over six years among the Plains Indians and other tribes studying their sign language. In addition to an alphabetical cataloguing of signs, Clark gives valuable background information on many tribes and their history and customs. Considered the classic of its field, this book provides, entirely in prose form, how to speak the language entirely through sign language, without one diagram provided.

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