Kilpatrick Collection: Cherokee Language Texts

September 13, 2013

Durbin Feeling, from the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma who previously authored the Cherokee-English dictionary, Hartwell Francis, a Cherokee language program director at Western Carolina University, and archivist Lisa Conathan are collectively translating and cataloging Cherokee language documents from the late 19th and early 20th century at the Beinecke Library. The Kilpatrick collection of Cherokee manuscripts is an indigenous archive that exhibits family letters, diaries, and religious and political documents. Feeling, Francis, and Conathan came to YGSNA’s kick-off luncheon on September 10th and they shared their experiences on working together on this awesome project.

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