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Mailing Address: MRC 154, P.O. Box 37012, Washington DC, 20013-7012
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Books and monographs
Building on the work of James C. Pilling, bibliographer of Native American languages, and the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian, the Cullman Library holds approximately 400 volumes of religious texts in indigenous Native American languages, commonly Christian hymns, prayers, and individual books of the New Testament, published from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. Most of them were compiled by missionaries of various denominations, as the first Europeans to encounter native peoples and attempt to formulate written alphabets of their languages.