Donald G. Frantz's Blackfoot Grammar PDF

By Donald G. Frantz

ISBN-10: 0802079784

ISBN-13: 9780802079787

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 chance. to aid guard 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 common acclaim, and revised in a moment variation in 1995. Blackfoot Grammar, now to be had in paperback, is the significant other quantity to the dictionary, and gives an outline and research of the foremost beneficial properties of Blackfoot grammar and language structure.It is meant to serve a number of audiences, and the constitution of the e-book displays this. the 1st few chapters could be learn through laypersons attracted to the Blackfoot language. additionally they supply a foundation for the extra extensive and technical chapters which keep on with, meant for Algonquianists and complex scholars of North American languages. a listing of references and an index are integrated, in addition to an appendix on verb paradigms and one on phonological rules.Based on many years of analysis, Blackfoot Grammar may be welcomed not just by way of those that desire to research the language, yet all people with an curiosity in local stories and North American linguistics.

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The whites do not wish to come and occupy your country now-until they want it you will be permitted to live and hunt on your lands as before. So far as you may live on land which will be needed by the owners, you will have to remove to one side; but if you are not in the way of the whites, and live on tenns of friendship with them, it will be a great while before you will be required to remove. I don't believe you or I will ever see the day when you will be troubled about your lands. Stuart, Buffalo reported, promised that ·we and our children after us might be permitted to live on our lands fifty years and even a hundred if we lived on friendly terms with the whites: ll5 Subagent John Livermore wrote to Governor Ramsey in March of 1850 that he tried to soften the blow of their impending removal by an early warning.

The whites do not wish to come and occupy your country now-until they want it you will be permitted to live and hunt on your lands as before. So far as you may live on land which will be needed by the owners, you will have to remove to one side; but if you are not in the way of the whites, and live on tenns of friendship with them, it will be a great while before you will be required to remove. I don't believe you or I will ever see the day when you will be troubled about your lands. Stuart, Buffalo reported, promised that ·we and our children after us might be permitted to live on our lands fifty years and even a hundred if we lived on friendly terms with the whites: ll5 Subagent John Livermore wrote to Governor Ramsey in March of 1850 that he tried to soften the blow of their impending removal by an early warning.

Snelling saying that any blow would also fall upon himself and the Great Father. Thus. the Treaty of St. Peters adjourned with a promise and a warning. In recommending ratification. - He went on to state that these trespassers should be removed. 87 Again. in mid-summer just after the treaty was ratified. Dodge wrote to Harris with several suggestions so that -the treaty made with them may be carried into effect with good faith by the government:88 He repeated these ideas in October when he bought to Commissioner Harris' attention that there were now 500 lumbermen in the cession.

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