A Sketch of Northern Sahaptin Grammar

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Author: Jacobs, Melville (1902-1971)

Year: 1931

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Place: Seattle


87-292 pages with 5 tables (1 foldout), 1 figure and index of morphologic elements. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in original publisher's grey wrappers with black lettering to wrappers. University of Washington Publications in Anthropology, Volume 4, number 2. First edition.

Sahaptin Indians formerly holding a considerable territory in Western Idaho and adjacent portions of Oregon and Washington, including the lower Snake River, with its tributaries the Salmon, Clearwater, and Grande Ronde, from about 45 degrees down nearly to the entrance of the Palouse, and from the Blue Mountains of Oregon on the west to the main divide of the Bitter-root Mountains on the east. They are of the Shahaptian linguistic stock, to which belong also the Palouse, Umatilla, Tenino (Warmsprings), Yakima and others farther to the west, with whom they maintained close friendly relations, while frequently at variance with the Salishan tribes on their northern border; the Flatheads, Coeur d'Alene and Spokan; and in chronic warfare with the Blackfeet, Crows, and Shoshoni on the east and south.


Back edge and corners chipped, edges and spine ends and corners bumped and rubbed, old price sticker on back wrapper else very good.

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