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Indian Sign Language  
Product ID: 0-486-22029-X
Indian Sign Language
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1969)
  • Author: William Tomkins
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • ISBN: 0-486-22029-X
  • Condition: Good - (contains library stamp) Slight yellowing of page edges


  Indian Sign Language

By:  William Tomkins


Plains Indians from different tribes speaking different languages were nevertheless able to communicate facts and feeling of considerable complexity when they met.  They used a language composed of gestures made almost entirely with the hands and fingers, probably the most highly developed gesture language to be found in any part of the world.

With this book, you will find it simple to use this language, which the author learned in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, principally from Sioux Indians in Wyoming.  Drawings and short descriptions make clear the proper positions and motions of the hands to convey the meaning of over 870 alphabetically arranged common words.  There are also brief sections on the pictography and ideography of the Sioux and Ojibway tribes, and on smoke signals.

This book is for anyone who wants to learn or teach Indian sign language--scouts, school teachers, camp counselors, scout leaders, parents, linguists, and students of Indian culture.

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