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prone to develop into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this booklet provides a finished grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. according to the voluminous notes accumulated by way of Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented by means of broad info from Cook's personal paintings with the few final audio system of Sarcee, the e-book not just bargains with all significant components of linguistic constitution but in addition deals insights into linguistic adjustments that have happened in this century. basically descriptive, with a variety of examples drawn from textual content fabrics to aid claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the e-book additionally comprises many money owed of Sarcee and Athapaskan information which endure considerably on present theoretical concerns. even supposing the over-all strategy is generative transformational, the cloth is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded via an creation defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used during the e-book, 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. a tremendous documentation of the geographically and linguistically very important Sarcee language, this ebook might be welcomed by way of students in Athapaskan reviews in addition to through linguists generally as an important contribution to the final wisdom of language and linguistic thought.

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His uncanny diplomatic skill enabled him to play the British, Spanish, and Americans against each other to gain benefits in trade and protection for his people. Sehoy III, daughter of the Tabacha chieftain, was married in 1768 to John Tate, the last British agent among the Creeks. At the outbreak of the Revolution, Tate was given the rank of colonel in the British army; he recruited a large force of friendly Indians and in the summer of 1780 marched with them toward Augusta to reinforce Colonel James Grierson's army.

3 McIntosh's mother, a full-blooded Creek, must surely have reared her son in the traditional ways, and although Weatherford's mother was only three-quarters Indian, Red Eagle apparently chose the Indian ways unequivocally. " He was fortunate to be tutored by his unusually gifted maternal uncle, Alexander McGillivray, whose contributions to Red Eagle's education were primarily linguistic, particularly in oral English. Young Weatherford refused to learn to read and write, and he remained obstinate in this resolve throughout his life, but he worked assiduously to master spoken English.

Creek IndiansHistory.  Creek War, 18131814.  Indians of North America AlabamaHistory.  Indians of North America GeorgiaHistory.  Title. 1'04'0922 86-14663 ISBN 0-8173-0340-5 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data is available. Page v This book is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Ben and Mary Griffith, and to my wife, daughter, and son, for their continuing support and encouragement. Page vii Contents Preface xi 1. Introduction 1 2. Children of Their Mothers' Clans 10 3. Boyhood: Sports, Games, and Rites of Passage 23 4.

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