Collection: Sign Language Among North American Indians

Extracts from Dictionary – No to Nothing – Sign Language

No, Not. (Compare Nothing.) The hand held up before the face, with the palm outward and vibrated to and fro. (Dunbar.) The right hand waved outward to the right with the thumb upward. (Long; Creel.) Wave the right hand quickly by and in front of the face toward the right. (Wied.) Refusing to accept the idea or statement presented. Move the hand from right to left, as if motioning away. This sign also means “I’ll have nothing to do with you.” (Burton.) A deprecatory wave of the right hand from front to right, fingers extended and joined. (Arapaho I; Cheyenne V.) Right-hand fingers extended...

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