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39. William P. Clarke, The Indian Sign Language (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1982), 11.

40. Garrick Mallery, “Sign Language among North American Indians Compared with that among Other Peoples and Deaf-Mutes.” First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879–1880 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1881 (263–552). Reprinted as Garrick Mallery, Sign Language among North American Indians. (Mineola, N.Y.: Dover, 2001).

41. Jeffrey E. Davis, “A Historical Linguistic Account of Sign Language among North American Indians,” in Ceil Lucas, ed., Multilingualism and Sign Languages: From the Great Plains to Australia (Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2006), 3–35.

42. H. G. Lang and W. C. Stokoe, “A Treatise on Signed and Spoken Language in Early 19th Century Education in America,” Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 5:204.

43. Anonymous, To the Publisher of the Pennsylvania Magazine (letter). The Pennsylvania Magazine 2 (1776): 73–76.

44. Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Mary French. Origins of the American Deaf-World, Sign Language Studies 1 (2000): 17–44.

45. “The Diary of John Harrower, 1773–1776,” The American Historical Review 6:88.

46. Ibid.

47. R. John Brockmann, “Feeling ‘The Old’ on Main Street in Warwick,” Historical Society of Cecil County (Web site).

48. Ella May Turner, James Rumsey: Pioneer in Steam Navigation (Scottdale, Penn.: Mennonite Publishing House, 1930), 204.

49. Ibid, 205.

50. Ibid, 204.

51. James A. Shackford, David Crockett: The Man and the Legend (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1956).

52. John M. Weeks, History of Salisbury, Vermont (Middlebury, Vt.: A.H. Copeland, 1860), 236.

53. “A Revolutionary Reminiscence,” Anamosa Eureka 3 (May 20, 1859): 1. [Letter submitted by J. B. Loomis and was written by his grandfather in 1776.]


55. Alexander Graham Bell, “Historical Notes Concerning the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf,” Association Review 2 (1900): 270.

56. Alexander Graham Bell, “Historical Notes Concerning the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf,” Association Review 2 (1900): 43.

57. Harry G. Lang and Bonnie Meath-Lang, Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995).

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