Huron linguistic materials, 1743-1744


Date: 1743-1744 | Size: 1 item(s), 38 pages


Vocabulary of Huron with French equivalents, semantically ordered (parts of body, terms of relationship, animals, etc.). List of names of occupants of Huron villages, L'ile aux bois blanc, 1747 (33 cabins); list of bands, locations, names of chiefs. Recorded by Father Potier, a missionary at Sandwich on the Detroit River and written at Lorette near Quebec.

Background note

Pierre Potier was a Jesuit missionary.

Collection Information

Physical description

Photocopies, 38 pages.


Presented by Charles Marius Barbeau, 1952.

Location of originals:

Originals in Coll├Ęge Sainte-Marie, Montreal.

Early American History Note

Dating from the 1740s, this Huron-French dictionary contains more than just linguistic material. The volume also has data on the Huron, such as a description of a village and names of their leaders.

Indexing Terms


  • Language Material
  • Native American Materials
  • Vocabularies.

Personal Name(s)

  • Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969
  • Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969
  • Potier, Pierre-Philippe,1708-1


  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Native America
  • Wyandot Indians
  • Wyandot language