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Re: a crying-out for resources

From:Ajin-Kwai <wpii@...>
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). yasmin