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By Donald G. Frantz

Millions of individuals in Alberta and Montana communicate Blackfoot, an Algonquian language. however the numbers are diminishing, and the survival of Blackfoot is in a few hazard. to aid defend the language whereas it's nonetheless in day-by-day use, Donald G. Frantz and Norma Jean Russell collaborated at the Blackfoot Dictionary, released in 1989 to common acclaim, and revised in a moment version in 1995. Blackfoot Grammar, now to be had in paperback, is the significant other quantity to the dictionary, and offers an outline and research of the foremost beneficial properties of Blackfoot grammar and language structure.It is meant to serve a number of audiences, and the constitution of the booklet displays this. the 1st few chapters might be learn by means of laypersons attracted to the Blackfoot language. additionally they offer a foundation for the extra in depth and technical chapters which stick with, meant for Algonquianists and complicated scholars of North American languages. an inventory of references and an index are incorporated, besides an appendix on verb paradigms and one on phonological rules.Based on many years of analysis, Blackfoot Grammar can be welcomed not just via those that desire to examine the language, yet all people with an curiosity in local reviews and North American linguistics.

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Marx himself called us " p recapital ists" and "pri m itive . " P recapitalist s i mply means that, in h i s view, we would eventually d iscover cap italism and become capitalists; we have al ways been econ o m ically retarded in Marxist terms. The only manner in which A merican I n d i a n people could participate i n a M arx ist revo l u t i o n would be tojo in the industrial system, to become factory workers o r "proletarians" as M a rx cal led them. The man was very clear about the fact that his revo lution could occur only t h rough the st ruggle of the p roletariat, that the ex ist­ ence of a massive i n d ustrial system is a p recon d i t i o n of a success­ ful M arxist society.

M i l­ itary. H ave they dismantled and destroyed it? No, they are using it. I see C h i na explode nuclear b o mbs, developing uranium reac­ t ors, preparing a s pace program in order to colonize and exploit the planets the same as the Europeans colo n i zed and exploited t h i s hemisphere. I t's the same old s ong, but maybe with a faster tempo this time. The statement of the S oviet scientist is very i nteresting. Does he know what this alternative e n ergy source will be? No, he s imply has faith .

After all, their philosophers have despiritualized reality, so there is no satisfaction (for them) to be gained in simply o bserving the wonder o f a mountain or a lake or a people in being. No, satisfaction is measured in terms of gaining The Same Old S o n g 23 m a t e r i a l - s o the m o u nt a i n becomes gravel and the lake beco mes coolant for a factory and t he people are r o u nded up for p roces s i ng through t h e ind octrinati o n mills Europeans like t o call scho o l s . This is all very "rat i onal" and to t h e g o o d , so n o s e n s e of loss i s experienced .

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