Re: a crying-out for resources
|Date:||Monday, December 13, 1999, 19:20|
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Clinton Moreland-Stringham wrote:
> You WON'T find anything on Kickapoo. That tribe belives that their language
> was created for them (a conlang!!) specifically by the creator, so they don't
> want anyone to know it but those in the tribe. the result of course being that
> it is moribund...which is also okay with the Kickapoo, because that must be
> the creator's will.
Well, I don't know where you're located, and Mr. Moreland-Stringham may be
correct as to the tribe's stance on their language, but there IS a book in
Howard University's stacks on Kickapoo. (Howard University is in
Washington, D.C.) In general, H.U. has a very good selection of grammars
and studies of African, North and South American, Subcontinental Asian and
Polynesian languages in addition to the "standard" fare. (Including Cree,
Menomini and Ojibwe).