The Digital Archive for American Indian Languages Preservation and Perseverance

DAILP is a community-based digital archive created to support the ongoing creation of indigenous peoples’ knowledge, interpretations, and representations of the past.  Our selection of handwritten documents in the Cherokee syllabary are sourced from the Kilpatrick Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University. These manuscripts have been translated by Cherokee speakers and thoroughly analyzed and annotated by Cherokee linguists in our collective. Moving forward, we hope for DAILP to become a collaborative place for indigenous language learners, speakers, and scholars to translate documents and other media across American Indian languages.

Cherokee Manuscript Collections