By Eung-Do Cook
prone to turn into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this publication offers a complete grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. according to the voluminous notes accrued by way of Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented through broad info from Cook's personal paintings with the few final audio system of Sarcee, the ebook not just bargains with all significant parts of linguistic constitution but additionally deals insights into linguistic alterations that have happened in this century. essentially descriptive, with a number of examples drawn from textual content fabrics to help claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the ebook additionally includes many bills of Sarcee and Athapaskan info which undergo considerably on present theoretical matters. even if the over-all process is generative transformational, the fabric is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded by way of an advent defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used during the booklet, the subsequent chapters are dedicated to a radical dialogue of syntax, phonology, and morphology. The chapters on syntax represent the single in-depth presentation of such fabric for any northern Athapaskan language. an important documentation of the geographically and linguistically very important Sarcee language, this e-book should be welcomed via students in Athapaskan reports in addition to via linguists generally as an important contribution to the final wisdom of language and linguistic idea.
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This is the story of that chief and his people during a time of change, a time that would alter their lives and the face of an entire region, a time of endings and beginnings. , Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. , Congress, Senate, Massacre of the Cheyenne Indians, Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Sen. , 1865. , Congress, Senate, The Chivington Massacre, Reports of the Joint Special Committee on the Condition of the Indian Tribes, Sen.
3 Some of the warriors raged against that invasion. 4 Although Left Hand was one of the young warriors at this time, he stood with the tribe's responsible leaders who, aware of the hopelessness of contending against ever-increasing numbers of whites, urged restraint and cautioned their people to remain friendly. 5 Despite this attitude of restraint by the leaders, the growing hostility of most members of the plains tribes was clear to Indians and whites alike. In 1846 the United States government attempted to defuse this explosive situation by creating the Upper Platte and Arkansas Indian Agency.
The beds of other family members lined the western and northern walls. Heavy buffalo robes, comfortable to sit upon during the day and warm to sleep under at night, lay over the beds and the lodge floor. A fire burned continuously on the flatstones in the center of the lodge. Usually the fire was built of wood gathered near the streams, but when wood was unavailable, buffalo chips were used. Chunks of buffalo meat and wild vegetables simmered all day in the pot, ready to be eaten whenever the family was hungry.
A Sarcee grammar by Eung-Do Cook