Item #23555 Hidatsa Texts...with Grammatical Notes and Phonograph Transcriptions. Zellig Harris Robert H. Lowie, C. F. Voegelin.
Hidatsa Texts...with Grammatical Notes and Phonograph Transcriptions
Hidatsa Texts...with Grammatical Notes and Phonograph Transcriptions

Hidatsa Texts...with Grammatical Notes and Phonograph Transcriptions

Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1939.

Softcover. Near fine. 10" x 6.75", pp 173-239. Issued as Prehistory Research Series Volume I, Number 6. Scuff mark on front wrapper, else fine. A compilation of texts of the Hitadsa people of both linguistic and folkloric interest, collected by pioneering anthropologist Robert Lowie in 1911, but not published until more than two decades later, with notes and transcriptions provided by Harris and Voegelin. As described in the introduction, "this paper brings to the reader a sampling of more than one important aspect of the life and language of the Hidatsa Indians, now residing near their former earth-lodge villages of the upper Missouri and its tributaries on the Fort Berthold reservation, together with two other village tribes of the Northern Plains, the Mandan and the Arikara. For folkloric interest, two cycles of Hidatsa mythology are represented in the texts...one concerned with the origin of heavenly bodies and and the other with the adventures of the creator-trickster." The Hidatsa language is a Siouan language closely related to that of the Crow people.

Item #23555

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