Smithsonian's Word Detective is Master of Many Old Tongues: John N. B. Hewitt Traces Indian and English Terms to Source

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Work focuses on the career of the Bureau of Ethnology's John N. B. Hewitt and includes biographical information, as well as his work on Indian languages. It mentions his work on the United States Geographic Board and as custodian of the manuscripts of the BAE.


  • Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton)
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


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From: RU96 B2 F1

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


February 6, 1934




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