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Through Indian Sign Language: The Fort Sill Ledgers of Hugh Lenox Scott and Iseeo, 1889–1897 (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)
mpn: 9780806147277, ean: 9780806147277, isbn: 9780806147277,
Hugh Lenox Scott, who would one day serve as chief of staff of the U.S. Army, spent a portion of his early career at Fort Sill, in Indian and, later, Oklahoma Territory. There, from 1891 to 1897, he commanded Troop L, 7th Cavalry, an all-Indian unit....
Cherokee Narratives: A Linguistic Study (Mellon Rlla)
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ean: 9780806159867, isbn: 9780806159867,
The stories of the Cherokee people presented here capture in written form tales of history, myth, and legend for readers, speakers, and scholars of the Cherokee language. Assembled by noted authorities on Cherokee, this volume marks an unparalleled c...
The Maya Calendar: A Book of Months, 400–2000 CE
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ean: 9780806155692, isbn: 0806155698,
By 1,800 years ago, speakers of proto-Ch’olan, the ancestor of three present-day Maya languages, had developed a calendar of eighteen twenty-day months plus a set of five days for a total of 365 days. This original Maya calendar, used extensively d...
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mpn: 9780806114637, ean: 9780806114637, isbn: 0806114630,
This book, the first of its kind, teaches the rudiments of Cherokee, which is the native tongue of about 20,000 Americans, although most of those who speak it use it only as a second language. Cherokee has had several recognized dialects in the past....
Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn
ean: 9780806143989, isbn: 0806143983,
The defeat of George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was big news in 1876. Newspaper coverage of the battle initiated hot debates about whether the U.S. government should change its policy toward American ...
Translating Maya Hieroglyphs (Recovering Languages and Literacies in the Americas)
mpn: black & white illustrations, black & whi, ean: 9780806151212, isbn: 0806151218,
Maya hieroglyphic writing may seem impossibly opaque to beginning students, but scholar Scott A. J. Johnson presents it as a regular and comprehensible system in this engaging, easy-to-follow textbook. The only comprehensive introduction designed spe...
Views of Rome: A Greek Reader (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture)
ean: 9780806157931, isbn: 0806157933,
Who were the ancient Romans? Views of Rome addresses this question by offering a collection of thirty-five annotated excerpts from Greek prose authors. As Adam Serfass explains in his introduction, these authors’ characterizations of the Romans run...
Choctaw Language and Culture: Chahta Anumpa
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780806133393, isbn: 0806133392,
Choctaw Language and Culture combines a beginning language and grammar text with a selection of essays on Choctaw history, language, and culture from prehistoric times to the present.In part one of the book, "Chahta Anumpa," Marcia Haag, a linguist, ...
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