The Cherokee language documents in our collection are provided courtesy of the Kilpatrick Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University and the Newberry Library in Chicago. Support from Northeastern University’s Tier 1 Seed Grant ($50,000) provided seed money for the curation of lexical data in our collection. Northeastern University’s Undergraduate Research and Fellowship PEAK Awards have supported Naomi Trevino, Taylor Snead and Henry Volchonok. Naomi Trevino was recognized with the RISE Scholarship Award and Taylor Snead received the Data and Digital Storytelling Undergraduate Focus Award for their outstanding scholarship and contributions to the DAILP project.

Ongoing support from The Henry Luce Foundation’s Indigenous knowledge initiative provides for the inclusion of tribal community members who contribute to DAILP. Established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., the Henry Luce Foundation seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding.
Support from the National Archives National Historical Records and Publications Commission ($160,000) allows our team to expand the number of translations of Cherokee language manuscripts and to produce a curated digital edition titled Cherokees Writing the Keetoowah Way.
The DAILP team received an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Level II to support the development of an intuitive interface to facilitate the collaborative translation process of Cherokee language manuscripts.
The Northeastern University Libraries Digital Scholarship group received #SHARP grant award ($500,000) to support Northeastern University’s suite of digital humanities projects and archives including DAILP and the NuLab for Texts, Maps, and Networks.


DAILP has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Early community-based designs for DAILP were envisioned with the support of an Institute of Museum and Library Services: Sparks Ignition Grant. ($25,000)