Page image: Title Page

Peel 216

Howse, Joseph (1773-1852) [info]. A grammar of the Cree language: With which is combined an analysis of the Chippeway [sic] dialect. London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1844.
Physical description: xix, [1], 324 p., port.; 22 cm.
Language: Cree; Chipewyan (Soun'line); English
A link between Howse's grammar and the missionary translators at Rossville is a letter by Rev. James Evans, quoted in the preface, commending the grammar. Howse considered Cree the oldest and purest of the Algonquian languages. Royal Geographical Society is said to have contributed £50 towards publication of the 1st edition. Also published, London: Trübner & Co., 1865 (xix, [1], 324p.).
Subject headings: