|From:||Brad Coon <bradandjen@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 16, 2000, 15:45|
Mike Adams wrote:
> But, not sure where the Mandan and like come from, they are Lakota
> related, but.
I don't believe I have ever seen any speculation about how
the Mandan, or for that matter, the Crow and Hidatsa, arrived
on the western plains so early. Mandan is extremely divergent
with a very minimal consonsonant set. Crow and Hidatsa are
less so from the main body of Siouan but still divergent. Most
Siouan lgs were originally centered along the Mississippi River
area (speaking very, very simplistically) and it is worth noting
that Catawba, which is usually said to be coordinate with the rest
of Siouan, is in the eastern US.
http://www.fortunecities.com/rivendell/everquest/624 (My conlang and
If its tourist season, why can't we shoot them?