By Eung-Do Cook
more likely to turn into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this ebook provides a complete grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. in line with the voluminous notes gathered through Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented via broad information from Cook's personal paintings with the few ultimate audio system of Sarcee, the e-book not just offers with all significant components of linguistic constitution but additionally deals insights into linguistic adjustments that have happened in this century. essentially descriptive, with various examples drawn from textual content fabrics to aid claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the booklet additionally includes many bills of Sarcee and Athapaskan facts which undergo considerably on present theoretical matters. even supposing 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 publication, the next chapters are dedicated to a radical dialogue of syntax, phonology, and morphology. The chapters on syntax represent the one in-depth presentation of such fabric for any northern Athapaskan language. an important documentation of the geographically and linguistically vital Sarcee language, this publication might be welcomed by way of students in Athapaskan stories in addition to by way of linguists ordinarily as an important contribution to the final wisdom of language and linguistic conception.
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There has been a double standard in dealing with our people and non-Native remains. Non-Native grave sites are often afforded more protection than Native burials. Despite the efforts of state agencies to identify Native grave locations, construction permits are issued nonetheless. Our dead relatives deserve the same right to an eternal resting place as do all other races and religions. Violation of Our Treaty Rights The unearthing of the remains of our ancestors from their eternal resting place is also a violation of the promises made to the Haudenosaunee under the terms of the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794.
D. 950, the date most professional archaeologists consider to be the formative era of historic Haudenosaunee culture. They argue that we are not culturally afﬁliated with any of the folks who lived before that time. d. 950 and that we are related to the ﬁrst human who walked this Turtle Island. ” They were the original, real people, living as humans were intended to do. They are the real people, just as there are real animals, real trees, and real tobacco. 2. nagpra is not clear on what constitutes an acceptable level of evidence of cultural afﬁliation.
However, nagpra requires that the consultation process be completed with written claims that include justiﬁcations for afﬁliation. These claims must be from federally recognized tribal representatives—the Standing Committee to date does not have this status. Although this is a possible source of conﬂict, it is hoped that while decisions on cultural afﬁliation will be made in committee, it Nina M. Versaggi is the individual nations that will make claims. It is also understood that the Oneida Indian Nation of New York will operate independently from the Standing Committee, and that they will communicate with the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin in determining how claims will be made.
A Sarcee grammar by Eung-Do Cook