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Choctaw Language and Culture combines a beginning language and grammar text with a selection of essays on Choctaw history, language, and culture from prehistoric times to the present.In part one of the book, "Chahta Anumpa," Marcia Haag, a linguist, and Henry Willis, a native speaker and Choctaw instructor, present the Choctaw language. Each chapter begins with a conversatChoctaw Language and Culture combines a beginning language and grammar text with a selection of essays on Choctaw history, language, and culture from prehistoric times to the present.In part one of the book, "Chahta Anumpa," Marcia Haag, a linguist, and Henry Willis, a native speaker and Choctaw instructor, present the Choctaw language. Each chapter begins with a conversation or a Choctaw story. Designed for classroom use and to preserve the rich heritage of the Choctaw language, the lessons introduce new words, explain sentence construction and correct usage, and provide exercises in grammar and composition.Part two, "Kaniohmichi-hosh Okchayat Il-asha ("The Way We Live")," contains essays on Choctaw history and culture written especially for this volume by leading scholars in anthropology, history, linguistics, archaeology, and Native American studies. Beginning with "The Ancient Ones," the chapters describe Choctaw prehistory, daily life before contact, ritual and religion, trade, removal to Indian Territory, schools, newspapers, and contemporary life....

Title : Choctaw Language and Culture: Chahta Anumpa
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ISBN : 9780806133393
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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    2018-10-10 00:47

    I am living in Mississippi and learning the Choctaw language. This source / textbook has been very helpful as I plan lessons with my tutor, add vocabulary to my collection and learn about culture. The Choctaw in Oklahoma (Choctaw Nation) use the "Old" alphabet. There's a "School" alphabet designed by a group of principals. Finally, there's a "Modern" alphabet, which is used widely in Mississippi. I am (personally) having difficulty transferring between the Old alphabet and Modern alphabet. There's differences between the dialects, also. For example "micha" and "hicha." I don't know if I'm going to ever completely finish this book. I think I'll be coming back to it for a long time. Yakoki, Marcia!