The Salish Language Family

March 16, 2017 admin 0

The Salish language family is found on the Northwest Coast and in the Columbia Plateau. Salish is generally felt to have great antiquity in the […]

The Muskogean Language Family

March 6, 2017 admin 0

Muskogean was the most important language family of the Native American Southeastern Culture Area. In her introduction to Florida Place Names of Indian Origin and […]

The Athabaskan Language Family

February 23, 2017 admin 0

The Athabaskan (also spelled Athapaskan and Athabascan) language family is found in the western American Indian culture areas. Linguists feel that the Athabaskan language family […]

The Algonquian Language Family

January 19, 2017 admin 2

In North America, linguists generally recognize 58 language families and isolates. Understanding language families is one of the keys to understanding the historical relationships between […]

The Uto-Aztecan Language Family

January 5, 2017 admin 0

Linguists studying and comparing languages throughout the world have noted that some languages are similar to each other in terms of vocabulary, sound patterns, and […]

Métis culture

The Michif Language

November 26, 2014 admin 0

The French, unlike the English and the Spanish, saw Indians as trading partners. The French saw that their best opportunity for economic gain was to […]

Renegade Indians

Renegade Indians

March 5, 2014 admin 0

It has been common to describe American Indians as renegades, particularly when they wished to continue their traditional lifeways and refused to conform to Euro-American […]

The Iroquoian Language Family

The Iroquoian Language Family

February 7, 2014 admin 0

The Iroquoian language family, found in the Eastern Woodlands Culture Area, includes the languages of the League of Five Nations (Oneida, Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, and […]

Native Americans

The Hokan Language Family

January 25, 2014 admin 0

During the nineteenth century linguists—scholars who are engaged in the scientific study of language—began to adopt a biological model of language development in which they […]