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1Author:  Sack, WilliamRequires cookie*
 Title:  A vocabulary in the Mingo tongue taken from the mouth of William Sack, a Canistogo Indian. . . and memorandum book     
 Dates:  1757-1771 
 Abstract:  This volume contains a short vocabulary and an extended memorandum book. The vocabulary was taken from Will Sack, a Conestoga Indian, in January 1757 at Fort Augusta in the midst of the Seven Years' War. Sack would later become a controversial figure in Pennsylvania history. The Paxton Boys claimed he was a murderer and used his presence in the Conestoga's camp as pretext for their assault on the Conestoga Indians. The memorandum book contains the financial transactions of an unknown individual during the 1760s, although some evidence suggests that Edward Burd kept this memorandum book and vocabulary.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.V852m 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Native America | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Language Material | Native American Materials