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RO-12163-74

Mary College (Bismarck, ND 58504-9634)
Douglas Parks (Project Director: 09/01/1974 to present)

Northern Caddoan Language and Ethnography

To complete fieldwork for (1) a detailed linguistic of Arikara and Pawnee, two closely related American Indian languages, and (2) collection of ethnographic and historical material on the Arikara. Results, dictionaries of both languages and a grammar of Arikara as well as collections of mythological and historical texts in both languages and data to supplement available material and allow for a general cultural history of the Arikara. Study is significant because of need to preserve these languages and the cultural history of these tribes. Languages are on the brink of extinction.

Project fields:
Languages, Other; Native American Studies

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$21,164 (approved)
$21,164 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 11/30/1976