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Published by Scolar Press in Menston .
Written in English


  • Narragansett Indians.,
  • Narragansett language.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesEnglish linguistics, 1500-1800: a collection of facsimile reprints,, no. 299
LC ClassificationsE99.N16 W67 1643a
The Physical Object
Pagination[21], 200 p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4700131M
ISBN 10085417575X
LC Control Number77878223

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It includes the following works: Williams's A Key into the Language of America (originally published in ), A Letter of Mr. John Cottons in New-England to Mr. Williams (originally published in ), and Williams's Mr. Cottons Letter Lately Printed, Examined and Answered (originally published in ). The writings in this edition/5. Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Roger Williams’s A Key into the Language of America, first published in , is one of the most important artifacts of early Indigenous American culture. In it, Williams recorded the day-to-day experience of the Narragansett people of Rhode Island in their own words, the first documentation of an American Indian language in English. A Key into the Language of America In , Roger Williams published his first and best book, A Key into the Language of America.  Unlike the long religious arguments that characterized most of his later writings, this study was written with his feet planted squarely on the earth.

  A Key into the Language of America, excerpt () Research and Discussion Questions for Roger Williams; XV. Thomas Jefferson. Notes on the State of Virginia (Excerpt) Introduction; Letter to Nathaniel Burwell; (Rough Draft of) The Declaration of Independence; XVI. Toussaint L'Ouverture. Introductory Video; Toussaint Author: Timothy Robbins.   A key into the language of America: or, An help to the language of the natives in that part of America, called New-England.: Together, with briefe observations of the customes, manners and worships, &c. of the aforesaid natives, in peace and warre, in life and : Roger Williams published his most notorious book " A Key into the Language of America" in The main purpose of this book was to provide a dictionary of familiar phrases spoken by Narragansett Indians. The book transcended to a cultural milestone of Native American culture focused on the language of this tribe. Verses from “A Key into the LAnguAge of AmericA” roger Williams if birds that neither sow nor reap nor store up any food, Constantly find to them and theirs A maker kind and good! if man provide eke for his birds, in yard, in coops, in cage, And each bird spends in songs and tunes his little time and age! What care will man, what care.

A Key Into the Language of America: The First Book of American Indian Languages, Dating to - With Lessons Concerning the Tribes' Wars, History, Culture and Lore . Answer: Option C. The "Pagans" described in the last lines of the excerpt above are the European colonists. Explanation: "A Key Into the Language of America" is a book written by Roger Williams in that describes the American Indian Languages found in New England during the 17th century, mainly Narragansett, an Algonquian language.   Written in at a time of great turmoil between Native Americans and the English settlers, A Key into the Language of America is a study of American Indian life, religion, and language. Written by an advocate of Native American rights and treatment, the book presents a number of ideas that seem anti-English and bring to light the prejudices /5(2). In Roger Williams published a study on the language of the Narragansett Indians entitled A Key Into the Language of America. Waldrop, author of a penetrating translation of Edmond Jabes's The.