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Indiana University, Bloomington American Indian Studies Research Institute

Works: 36 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 10,106 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Folklore  History  Sources  Dictionaries  Music  Legends  Academic theses 
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Classifications: P1, 401
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Most widely held works about Bloomington Indiana University
Most widely held works by Bloomington Indiana University
Comanche ethnography : field notes of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson, and Robert H. Lowie( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche eiders to record the latter's reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community. This monumental volume makes available for the first time the largest archive of traditional cultural information on Comanches ever gathered by American anthropologists." "Much of the Comanches' earlier world is presented here - religious stories, historical accounts, autobiographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, the organization of camps, material culture, and relations with other tribes."--Jacket
A Choctaw reference grammar by George Aaron Broadwell( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... description ... of the morphology of the language as well as a thorough treatment of phrase structure, word order, case marking, and complementation."--Publisher description
Topic and discourse structure in West Greenlandic agreement constructions by Anna Berge( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Greenlandic is a highly polysynthetic, clause-chaining language, with ergative case marking and both passive and antipassive constructions, and with switch-reference marked on both nouns and verbs. Traditionally, the distribution of antipassive constructions has been explained as depending in some way on discourse features, such as definiteness or givenness: whereas the absolutive object of a transitive construction is associated with definite or given nominals, the demoted object of the antipassive is associated with indefinite or new ones. The appeal of this explanation has been questioned, since clear counterexamples exist. Switch-reference marking has been explained as a device for signaling the coreferentiality or noncoreferentiality of subjects of subordinate and superordinate clauses. This explanation has not been questioned; but counterexamples are regularly cited in the literature, and one switch-reference mechanism, the use of the contemporative and participial verb moods, differs in kind from the others, which involve pronominal inflection
Anthropological linguistics by Indiana University( )

in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal provides forum for study of languages and cultures around globe with emphasis on Indigenous peoples of the Americas; cultural, historical, and philological aspects of linguistic study; includes papers on Australian Aboriginal languages
The spirit and the sky : Lakota visions of the cosmos by Mark Hollabaugh( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The interest of nineteenth-century Lakotas in the sun, moon, and stars was an essential part of their never-ending quest to understand the universe. The Spirit and the Sky presents a survey of the ethnoastronomy of the nineteenth-century Lakota and relates Lakota astronomy to their cultural practices and beliefs. The center of Lakota belief is the unfathomable and sacred nature of the world in which they live and of the stars above--extraordinary and wakhán (mysterious)--both of which constitute an integral part of this holistic world. Mark Hollabaugh offers a detailed analysis of all aspects of Lakota culture that have a bearing on their astronomy, including telling time, Lakota names for the stars and constellations as they appeared on the Great Plains, and the phenomena of meteor showers, eclipses, and the aurora borealis. Hollabaugh's explanation of the cause of the aurora that occurred at the death of Black Elk in 1950 is a new contribution to ethnoastronomy."--Dust jacket
Prophecy and power among the Dogrib Indians by June Helm( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dogrib Indians are one of the Dene groups - Athapaskan-speaking peoples of the western Canadian Subarctic. Based on the author's field studies from 1959 to 1976, this volume presents an ethnographic description of the Dogrib prophet movement
Archaeology and ethnohistory of the Omaha Indians : the Big Village site by John M O'Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reserve memories : the power of the past in a Chilcotin community by David W Dinwoodie( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reserve Memories examines how myths and narratives about the past have enabled a Northern Athabaskan community to understand and confront challenges and opportunities in the present. For over five centuries the Chilcotin people have lived in relative isolation in the rich timberlands and scattered meadows of the inland Northwest, in what is today known as west central British Columbia. Although linguistic and cultural changes are escalating, they remain one of the more traditional and little known Native communities in northwestern North America."--Jacket
Wolverine myths and visions : Dene traditions from northern Alberta( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history and discussion of the wolf and wolverine legends of the Dene Thaa or Slavey peoples of northwestern Alberta (in the settlements of Assumption, Meander River and Bistcho Lake) includes the texts of stories traditionally told orally by storytellers, and accounts of the prophet Nogha and the Tea Dance religion. Texts are also printed in Dene Dhàh and include an explanation of the alphabet and map of dialect use
Traditional narratives of the Arikara Indians( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras were one of the largest and most influential Indian groups on the northern plains. For centuries they have lived along the Missouri River, first in present South Dakota, later in what is now North Dakota. Today they share the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota with the Mandans and Hidatsas. Although their postcontact history and aspects of their culture are well documented, Douglas R. Parks's monumental four-volume work Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians represents the first comprehensive attempt to describe and record their language and literary traditions. Volumes 1 and 2 present transcriptions of 156 oral narratives in Arikara and include literal interlinear English translations. Volumes 3 and 4 contain free English translations of those narratives, making available for the first time a broad, representative group of Arikara oral traditions that will be invaluable not only to anthropologists and folklorists but to everyone interested in American Indian life and literature. The narratives cover the entire range of traditional stories found in the historical and literary tradition of the Arikara people, who classify their stories into two categories, true stories and tales. Here are myths of ancient times, legends of power bestowed, historical narratives, and narratives of mysterious incidents that affirm the existence today of supernatural power in the world, along with tales of the trickster Coyote and stories of the risque Stuwi and various other animals. In addition, there are accounts of Arikara ritualism: prayers and descriptions of how personal names are bestowed and how the Death Feast originated
A grammar of Comanche by Jean Ormsbee Charney( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comanches : a history, 1706-1875 by Thomas W Kavanagh( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first in-depth historical study of Comanche social and political groups. Using the ethnohistorical method, Thomas W. Kavanagh traces the changes and continuities in Comanche politics from their earliest interactions with Europeans to their settlement on a reservation in present-day Oklahoma."--Jacket
Koasati grammar by Geoffrey D Kimball( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Indian language belonging to the Muskogean linguistic family, Koasati is spoken today by fewer than five hundred people living in southwestern Louisiana and on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Texas. Geoffrey D. Kimball has collected material from the speakers of the larger Louisiana community to produce the first comprehensive description of Koasati. The book opens with a brief history of the Koasati. The chapters that follow describe Koasati phonology, verb conjugation classes and inflectional morphology, verb derivation, noun inflectional and derivational morphology, grammatical particles, and syntax and semantics. A discussion of Koasati speech styles illustrated with texts concludes the book. Because examples of grammatical construction are drawn from native speakers in naturally occurring discourse, they authoritatively document aspects of a language that is little known
Koasati dictionary by Geoffrey D Kimball( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koasati Dictionary is one of the first modern dictionaries ever published of a language of the Muskogean language family, whose speakers formerly occupied most of the southeastern United States. When first met by Europeans in the sixteenth century, the Koasati people were living in Eastern Tennessee. In the early eighteenth century they moved to south-central Alabama and eventually migrated to present-day Louisiana, Texas, or Oklahoma. Today their language survives in southwestern Louisiana, where it is still spoken by the majority of tribal members living there
Lushootseed texts : an introduction to Puget Salish narrative aesthetics( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces the oral literature of Native American peoples in Puget Salish–speaking areas of western Washington. Seven stories told by Lushootseed elders are transcribed and translated into English, accompanied by information on narrative design and cultural background. Upper Skagit elder and cotranslator Vi Hilbert, a 1994 recipient of the NEH National Heritage Fellowship in Folk Arts, includes a cultural welcome and offers childhood reminiscences of the storytellers. Cotranslator Thomas M. Hess, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Victoria, parses the beginning lines of a text to show the grammatical structures; he also includes his recollections of working with the storytellers in the 1960s as a graduate student. Editor and cotranslator Crisca Bierwert, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, provides information on the processes of language translation and of rendering oral traditions into written form. Annotator T. C. S. Langen, who holds a Ph.D. in English literature and is a curriculum developer for the Tulalip tribe, provides analyses of Lushootseed poetics
A grammar of Crow = Apsáalooke Aliláau by Randolph Graczyk( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crow, a Siouan language spoken on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana, remains one of the most vital Native American languages, with several thousand speakers. A Grammar of Crow is the first detailed description of the Crow language in a contemporary linguistic framework. Randolph Graczyk draws on more than thirty-five years of daily contact with speakers of the language and his training as a linguist to offer an in-depth description and analysis of the crucial elements of the language, illustrated with numerous examples."--BOOK JACKET
Ceremonies of the Pawnee by James R Murie( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osage grammar by Carolyn Quintero( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Osage Grammar is the first documentation of how the Osage language works, including more than two thousand sentences from Osage speakers, and a detailed description of its phonology, morphology, and syntax. Also featured are such components as verb conjugations, derivation, and suffixes; kinship terms; and the nominal system. The importance of documenting a language, especially one on the verge of extinction, can hardly be overstated. Growing up in Osage County, Oklahoma, Carolyn Quintero has been documenting the Osage language for twenty years, speaking to more than a dozen elders and transcribing hundreds of hours of interviews. Her research could not now be repeated since most of the elders whose words appear on these pages are gone."--BOOK JACKET
Haida syntax by John Enrico( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of Creek (Muskogee) by Jack B Martin( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sourcebook of grammatical constructions in the Creek (Muskogee) language
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Prophecy and power among the Dogrib Indians
A Choctaw reference grammarTopic and discourse structure in West Greenlandic agreement constructionsProphecy and power among the Dogrib IndiansReserve memories : the power of the past in a Chilcotin communityTraditional narratives of the Arikara IndiansA grammar of ComancheThe Comanches : a history, 1706-1875Koasati grammar
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