From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations



Native Americans and English colonists worked together to produce the translated texts featured in this exhibition. Translating, printing, and publishing the first written representations of a spoken language, many of the men featured in this section shaped our understanding of a family of languages that laid dormant for more than one hundred years, but are now being resurrected by several native groups.

To learn about the role of several Native Americans, select The Algonquian. To learn more about the colonists who were involved with the production of these Algonquian language texts, select The English