in Wisconsin History
A modern dictionary of the Menominee language
Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was not an anthropologist or historian but a linguist who focused much of his research on the Algonquian language family. He spent the summers of 1920 and 1921 doing field work among the Menominee and drafted the manuscript of this dictionary soon afterward; in 1928 he published a bilingual anthology, Menomini Texts (New York: Publications of the American Ethnological Society Vol. 12, 1928) and his comprehensive study, The Menomini Language, was published posthumously by Yale University Press in 1962. We are able to publish his Lexicon here through the generosity of the copyright holder, the Milwaukee Public Museum. It is one of several works on American Indian languages to be found at Turning Points in Wisconsin History. Readers should note that this is a historical document produced by a white observer rather than a native speaker; students wishing to study the language should rely on materials produced by the tribal language office.
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|Pub Data:||Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum Press, 1975; Milwaukee Public Museum Publications in Anthropology & History, no. 3. From a copy in the Library of the Wisconsin Historical Society, call no. PM1761 Z5 B5 1975.|
|Citation:||Bloomfield, Leonard.Menomini Lexicon. Edited by Charles F. Hockett. (Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum Press, 1975) Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1661; Visited on: 7/29/2014|