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Indian Sign Language
Indian Sign Language
by William Tomkins
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Learn to communicate without words with these authentic signs! Learn over 525 signs developed by the Sioux, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and other tribes. Written instructions and diagrams show you how to make the words and construct sentences. Book... (read more)

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American Indian Languages : Cultural and Social Contexts (97 Edition)
American Indian Languages : Cultural and Social Contexts (97 Edition)
by Shirley Silver
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This comprehensive survey of indigenous languages of the New World introduces students and general readers to the mosaic of American Indian languages and cultures and offers an approach to grasping their subtleties. Authors Silver and Miller demonstrate... (read more)

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American Indian Literature and Critical Studies #56: The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People's Perseverance
American Indian Literature and Critical Studies #56: The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People's Perseverance
by Ellen Cushman
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In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation—the Cherokee syllabary—helped his people learn to read and write within five years and... (read more)

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Navajo-english Dictionary (58 Edition)
Navajo-english Dictionary (58 Edition)
by Leon Wall
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In response to a recent surge of interest in Native American history, culture and lore, Hippocrene brings you a concise and straightforward dictionary of the Navajo tongue.... (read more)

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Compact English-English-Oriya Dictionary
Compact English-English-Oriya Dictionary
by B. K. Tripathy
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This Compact English-English-Oriya dictionary is a bilingual dictionary developed especially for Oriya-speaking students and learners of English. It can also be used as a handy reference by general readers. The dictionary carries a large number of usage... (read more)

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Gramtica Quechua del Idioma del Imperio de Los Incas
Gramtica Quechua del Idioma del Imperio de Los Incas
by Jose Dionisio Anchorena
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning... (read more)

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Native Languages of the Southeastern United States (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians)
Native Languages of the Southeastern United States (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians)
by Heather K. Hardy
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Of the numerous Native languages and dialects spoken across this region a few centuries ago, only a handful remain today. Native Languages of the Southeastern United States presents a comprehensive survey and analysis of the southeastern Native languages... (read more)

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Communities of Practice: An Alaskan Native Model for Language Teaching and Learning
Communities of Practice: An Alaskan Native Model for Language Teaching and Learning
by Patrick E. Marlow
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Educators, scholars, and community activists recognize that immersion education is a key means to restoring Indigenous and other heritage languages. But language maintenance and revitalization involve many complex issues, foremost may be the lack of... (read more)

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Odawa Language and Legends: Andrew J. Blackbird and Raymond Kiogima
Odawa Language and Legends: Andrew J. Blackbird and Raymond Kiogima
by Constance Cappel
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Andrew J. Blackbird and Raymond Kiogima share many similarities, even though they lived in different centuries. Both were Odawa, and they both cared about the customs and traditions of their people. Andrew J. Blackbird lived in Little Traverse, now... (read more)

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The Arapaho Language
The Arapaho Language
by Andrew Cowell
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The Arapaho Language is the definitive reference grammar of an endangered Algonquian language. Arapaho differs strikingly from other Algonquian languages, making it particularly relevant to the study of historical linguistics and the evolution of grammar.... (read more)

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A Dakota-English Dictionary (Borealis Books)
A Dakota-English Dictionary (Borealis Books)
by Stephen Riggs
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Along with An English-Dakota Dictionary, this remains the most comprehensive and accurate lexicon available.... (read more)

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Mouton Grammar Library #41: A Grammar of Mapuche
Mouton Grammar Library #41: A Grammar of Mapuche
by C. J. M. A. Smeets
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Mapuche is the language of the Mapuche (or Araucanians), the indigenous inhabitants of central Chile. It is spoken by about 400,000 people in Chile and 40,000 in Argentina. The relationship with other Amerindian languages has not yet been established... (read more)

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Maya for Travelers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan
Maya for Travelers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan
by Gary Bevington
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The Yucatan Peninsula draws many North American and European travelers each year to view the ruins of the pre-Columbian Classical Maya civilization and the abundant native flora and fauna. For these travelers, as well as armchair travelers and students... (read more)

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The twins stories :participant coding in Yagua narrative
The twins stories :participant coding in Yagua narrative
by Thomas E. Payne
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This work is a quantitative discourse study of referential devices in Yagua, a relatively unstudied language of the Amazon basin. Of particular interest are folktales in which the major participants are matched pairs, and which involve extensive use of... (read more)

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Language, Power, and Social Process #23: A Grammar of Jamul Tiipay
Language, Power, and Social Process #23: A Grammar of Jamul Tiipay
by Amy Miller
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Today 28 members of the Jamul Band of Mission Indians live on their six-acre reservation about 20 miles east of downtown San Diego, with others living on other reservations or in nearby urban areas. Fewer than ten still speak the language, all of them... (read more)

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A Tohono O'Odham Grammar
A Tohono O'Odham Grammar
by Ofelia Zepeda
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This first pedagogical grammar of the Papago language features twenty chapters on grammatical constructions and five sample dialogs—plus abbreviations, symbols, summary of grammatical elements, and two glossaries. Classroom-tested for teaching... (read more)

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Language Relations Across Bering Strait: Reappraising the Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence (Management and Leadership in Education Series)
Language Relations Across Bering Strait: Reappraising the Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence (Management and Leadership in Education Series)
by Michael D. Fortescue
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In building up a scenario for the arrival on the shores of Alaska of speakers of languages related to Eskimo-Aleut with genetic roots deep within Sineria, this book touches upon a number of issues in contemporary historical linguistics and archaeology... (read more)

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Delaware Indian Language of 1824
Delaware Indian Language of 1824
by C. C. Trowbridge
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In 1823, a man named Charles C. Trowbridge went to Indiana Territory on an assignment from Governor Lewis Cass of the Michigan Territory. His mission was to obtain the answers to a list of questions pertaining to the Lenape or Delaware language. After... (read more)

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University of California Publications in Linguistics #132: Central Hill Nisenan Texts with Grammatical Sketch
University of California Publications in Linguistics #132: Central Hill Nisenan Texts with Grammatical Sketch
by Andrew Eatough
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Central Hill Nisenan was spoken in the hills northeast of Sacramento, California, but like many other California languages, it is no longer spoken. This monograph includes texts recorded by the late Richard Smith, a brief description of the language... (read more)

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How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs
How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs
by John Montgomery
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After a successful run in hardcover, this invaluable resource to the Maya language is now available in paperback. The spectacular writing system of the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica eluded modern-day decipherment for more than 200 years. This comprehensive... (read more)

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