The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West by Andrew R. Graybill

By Andrew R. Graybill

One of the yank West’s bloodiest—and least-known—massacres is searingly re-created during this generation-spanning heritage of native-white intermarriage.
National publication Award–winning histories similar to The Hemingses of Monticello and Slaves within the Family have raised our expertise approximately America’s in detail combined black and white previous. Award-winning western historian Andrew R. Graybill now sheds gentle at the ignored interracial Native-white relationships severe within the improvement of the trans-Mississippi West during this multigenerational saga. starting in 1844 with the wedding of Montana fur dealer Malcolm Clarke and his Piegan Blackfeet bride, Coth-co-co-na, Graybill lines the relations from the mid-nineteenth century, while such combined marriages proliferated, to the 1st half the 20th, while Clarke ’s kids and grandchildren usually encountered virulent prejudice. on the middle of Graybill’s background is the almost unexamined 1870 Marias bloodbath, on a par with the extra notorious slaughters at Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, an episode set in movement by way of the homicide of Malcolm Clarke and during which Clarke ’s sons rode with the second one U.S. Cavalry to kill their very own blood kinfolk. 35 illustrations; three maps

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Denny 1986:303; Aikhenvald 1993) that noun classifiers serve an anaphoric function in referring to items introduced via nominal reference earlier in a discourse. Noun classifiers also have an additional but related role: they establish expectations about what verb predicate the speaker is likely to use and about what other predicates are likely to be relevant in subsequent discourse. "A noun classifier," writes Denny, "expresses the speaker's claims as to the sort of thing he is going to talk about.

By syntactically visible constituentss I mean words and phrases; what I intend to exclude are bound forms that cannot constitute words by themselves, For convenience, let's rephrase (2) slightly. By a pure predicate phrase (or PPP) I'll mean a syntactically visible constituent (that's the "phrase") which denotes a fully unsaturated predicate (a "pure predicate"). We can then rewrite (2) as: (2') Non-PPPparameter. Navajo does not contain PPPs. 1 To some extent the categorization of Navajo as a non-PPP language is problematical: there are a number of cases in Navajo where the issue of whether we are dealing with one word or more than one is unclear.

In (41), of course, hastiin yiztat^ is an afterthought expression. The fact that at'eed has occurred somewhere to the left of this expression is what makes it possible for the girl to be involved in the relative clause in (41). If we examine our analysis above of (39) and (40), we'll see that potentially there might be two other readings for (41). What if we interpret yiztat^ in (41) to mean 'the one that s/he kicked'? The afterthought phrase hastiin yiztat^ would then be interpreted as 'the man that s/he kicked,' since hastiin would still be coreferent with the object of yizlaL Now, we could conceivably bind the remaining pronoun (the subject of yiztat) with either ashkii or at'eed, but any coherent reading that would result would require major assumptions of wordorder freedom.

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