Image 6/12: Recording and Notating Native Languages

Young Leonora had been assisting John P. Harrington, Smithsonian linguist and anthropologist, in the recording and notation of Native American languages at Zuni and on the Navajo Reservation.  With Harrington, the two Leonoras developed an interest in the Moorish influences on the Spanish language, and also the uses of plants as herbal remedies in NM.where isolation had preserved practices brought to the New World by Spanish settlers 400 years before. 

In 1931, the Leonoras journeyed to Morocco to meet with Arab scholars and brought back items that form part of the Harrington Collection at the Smithsonian Institution today.

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