Blackfoot Grammar by Donald G. Frantz PDF
By Donald G. Frantz
Millions of individuals in Alberta and Montana converse Blackfoot, an Algonquian language. however the numbers are diminishing, and the survival of Blackfoot is in a few probability. to aid look after the language whereas it truly is nonetheless in day-by-day use, Donald G. Frantz and Norma Jean Russell collaborated at the Blackfoot Dictionary, released in 1989 to frequent acclaim, and revised in a moment variation in 1995. Blackfoot Grammar, now to be had in paperback, is the better half quantity to the dictionary, and gives an outline and research of the key positive factors of Blackfoot grammar and language structure.It is meant to serve numerous audiences, and the constitution of the ebook displays this. the 1st few chapters could be learn through laypersons drawn to the Blackfoot language. additionally they supply a foundation for the extra in depth and technical chapters which keep on with, meant for Algonquianists and complicated scholars of North American languages. a listing of references and an index are incorporated, in addition to an appendix on verb paradigms and one on phonological rules.Based on a long time of study, Blackfoot Grammar might be welcomed not just via those that desire to study the language, yet all people with an curiosity in local experiences and North American linguistics.
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At the dance Chief One Bull seated me on his left, the place of honor, among all the old dignitaries of the tribe. Here I got my introduction to the chiefs' "straightup" dancing. Gladys was seated on the left of Scarlet Whirlwind with the women, on the opposite side of the circle. We must have acquitted ourselves well, for the next day One Bull sent word by Flying Cloud that he wanted to adopt us that night. " At the adoption One Bull first "counted coup," or told of his exploits in battle. Such "boasting," as some writers have called it, was formerly a requirement for participation in almost any dance or ceremony.
In fact, he wrote so glowingly about them that even to this day people think he exaggerated his statements in the Indians' favor. Parkman had very little good to say about them. Being a historian, he was saturated with historical accounts of savagery, treachery, and cruelty, written by people who made no effort to understand Indians but were rather interested in excusing the misdoings of their own countrymen. Parkman was looking for such characteristics, and when he did not find them, he imagined them.
Lightning Star, Old Man, and their families, Arapahos, spent a summer with us and proved to be faithful and loyal friends. Joshua Wetsit and his wife, Assiniboins, Mark Big Road, Oglala medicine man, Evergreen Tree, Cochiti, long time performer at the Wisconsin Dells, Audrey Warrior, Sioux, Ramona Child, Sioux-Navajo, and Ferial Deer Skye, Menominis, all have been faithful, encouraging, and inspiring friends. Friends in the Southwest and among the Seminoles of Florida wish to remain anonymous, but we appreciate their kindness and help, nevertheless.
Blackfoot Grammar by Donald G. Frantz