Indian language collection: the Pacific Northwest tribal languages, [n.d.]


Date: [n.d.]. | Size: 21 microfilm_reel(s)


These language texts, produced in the late nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, include dictionaries, grammars, vocabularies, and religious materials (primarily Christian) of the Assiniboin (Dakota), Blackfeet-Piegan, Chelan (Columbian), Coeur d'Alene, Columbia, Colville (Okanagan), Crow, Gros Ventre (Arapaho), Kalispel, Kutenai, Nez Percé, and Yakima (Sahaptin) languages.

Collection Information

Physical description

21 microfilm reels.


Restrictions on Use:

Rolls or portions of rolls may not be duplicated without the written consent of the Archivist, Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus.


Presented by the Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus and accessioned, 1977 (1977 368mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Pacific Northwest Indian Center, Spokane, Washington.

General note

There is an introduction and roll notes on each microfilm reel.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Jesuits -- Northwest, Pacific.
  • Jesuits.Oregon Province Archives.


  • Dictionaries.
  • Grammars.


  • Assiniboine dialect
  • Colville dialect
  • Crow Indians
  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Kalispel language
  • Nez Percé language
  • Yakama language