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Northern Iroquoian Texts

This volume includes 18 texts in a variety of genres from Northern Iorquoian languages with word-by-word glosses, making explicit the richness of Iroquoian grammar as it is used in context. This collection will be of interest to anthropologists, linguists, typologists, and aficionados of oral narrative, as well as to speakers and learners of Iroquoian languages.

162 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1980

Native American Texts

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Introduction, Marianne Mithun and Hanni Woodbury
Ceremonial Texts
Tobacco Invocation: Seneca, William Fenton and Henry Redeye (edited by Wallace Chafe)
Thanksgiving Address: Cayuga, Michael Foster and Jacob E. Thomas
The Edge of the Forest:  Mohawk, Karin Michelson, Frank Natawe, Catherine and Michael Norton
Accounts of Past Events
Two Letters: Oneida, Jack Campisi and Richard Chrisjohn
Red Jacket: Seneca, Wallace Chafe and Edward Curry
Tall Corn: Odondaga, Hanni Woodbury and Harry Webster
Traditional Stories
Two Stories: Oneida, Clifford Abbott, Melissa Cornelius, and Lawrence Johns
The Bear and the Fox: Mohawk, Nancy Bonvillain and Beatrice Francis
The Bird: Seneca, Wallace Chafe and Lena Snow
The Dinosaur: Tuscarora, Marianne Mithun and Elton Greene
The Stonecoat: Seneca, Marianne Mithun and Myrtle Peterson
Spontaneous Narratives
How to Hunt Rabbits: Cayuga, Marianne Mithun and Reginald Henry
How to Make a Snowsnake: Onondaga, Hanni Woodbury and Harry Webster
How to Play the Snowsnake Game: Onondaga, Hanni Woodbury and Harry Webster
Short Pants: Seneca, Wallace Chafe and Albert Jones
Personal Anecdote: Cayuga, Michael Foster and Howard Sky
The Wart: Tuscarora, Marianne Mithun and Elton Greene
The Dog: Onondaga, Hanni Woodbury and Harry Webster

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