Dakota Grammar / Online Shop / Birchbark Books & Native Arts
  • Paperback
  • Minnesota Historical Society Press (2004)
  • SKU: 9780873514729
Regular price $16.95
/

Dakota Grammar: With Texts and Ethnography

"An important document for the study of Dakota culture and history." — John D. Nichols

This work on the language, grammar, tales, history, and culture of the Dakota Indians is the result of many years of linguistic study and personal experience spent in Minnesota by Stephen R. Riggs, who arrived as a Presbyterian missionary in 1837. A noted scholar of Dakota literature with a great gift for languages, Riggs (1812-83) was the author or coauthor of numerous publications, including A Dakota Dictionary (Minnesota Historical Society Press). In Dakota Grammar, Riggs presents three interrelating aspects of language and culture, beginning with a detailed description of the Santee dialect of the Dakota language and its grammar. The text of traditional stories - as recounted in Dakota by native speakers Michael (Michel) Renville, David Grey Cloud, Walking Elk, and James Garvic - are each accompanied by full English translations. Riggs also provides an ethnographic overview of various aspects of Dakota culture and history that enhances the value of the book to all students of Dakota.

#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editors)
#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women
Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
$12.95
(Re)Generation: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm by Dallas Hunt
(Re)Generation: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
$18.99
10 Sitka Herring: Learn to Count by Pauline Duncan
10 Sitka Herring: Learn to Count
Pauline Duncan
$12.00
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Charles Mann
$18.00
1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization by Charles Mann
1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization
Charles Mann
$18.95
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles Mann
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Charles Mann
$18.95
Recently viewed