Book Announcement: Castiglioni's Vocabulary of Cherokee (1790)

Tony Schiavo EvolPub at AOL.COM
Tue Sep 28 17:44:02 UTC 2004

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Evolution Publishing is pleased to announce publication of the following
volume from the American Language Reprint series:

Volume 33:

Castiglioni's Vocabulary of Cherokee
Luigi Castiglioni (1790)

This volume features one of the earliest published vocabularies of Cherokee.
It was taken from "Viaggio negli Stati Uniti dell' America Settentrionale"
(1790), an account of the early American Republic written by Luigi Castiglioni
following his tour of the United States. A Milanese gentleman and botanist,
Castiglioni recorded nearly 170 words in the Western or Upper dialect of
and this new edition is translated from the original Italian. The volume also
contains contemporary remarks on the language by the naturalist William
Bartram (1791) and includes a valuable list of the names of 43 Cherokee towns
were inhabited during the 1770s.

August 2004 ~ 39 pp. ~ Clothbound ~ ISBN: 1-889758-59-0 ~ $26.00

Evolution Publishing is dedicated to preserving and consolidating early
primary source records of Native and early colonial America with the goal of
them more accessible and readily available to the academic community and the
public at large.

For further information on this and other titles in the ALR series:

Evolution Publishing
evolpub at

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