A Grammar of the Cree Language: With which is combined an Analysis of the Chippeway Dialect.
by Howse, Joseph
Trubner & Co.,
Second edition. Original stamped boards. Spine faded, some loss of cloth at the top and bottom of the spine. Ex lib consisting of ink numbers on spine and a small bookplate on the front pastedown, else clean and very good. Howse (1774-1852) was a fur trader, explorer, and linguist. In 1795 Howse signed on with the Hudson's Bay Co as a "writer," staying for varying periods at Carlton House, Chesterfield House and Fort Edmonton. From Edmonton, Howse explored the Columbia River continental divide (1809-11). His twenty years among the Cree in Prince Rupert's Land gave him a good command of the indigenous language. This important study was originally published in 1844. Siebert calls it "one of the most comprehensive of Cree grammars." Siebert Sale (citing the first edition) 73.
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