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Creek (Muskogee) Texts

Creek (Muskogee) Texts

Mary R. Haas
James H. Hill
Jack B. Martin
Margaret McKane Mauldin
Juanita McGirt
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition: 1
Pages: 819
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    Creek (Muskogee) Texts
    Book Description:

    When Mary R. Haas died in 1996, she left behind several thousand pages of notes and texts in the Creek (Muskogee) language collected in Oklahoma from 1936 to 1940. The majority of the texts come from the unpublished writings of James H. Hill of Eufaula, an especially knowledgeable elder who composed texts for Dr. Haas using the standard Creek alphabet. Twelve other speakers served as sources for dictated texts.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-96166-1
    Subjects: Linguistics

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-x)
  3. List of Illustrations
    (pp. xi-xii)
  4. Foreword
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
    Robyn Sulphur York

    This book is an important reference for anyone interested in Oklahoma history, Muscogee (Creek) history, or for those who are descendants of the Muscogee (Creek) Tribe. Martin, Mauldin, and McGirt are experienced translators and editors of Creek documents and have spent years working on this project. While I am completely biased, I believe that this is their best work and an important account of Creek history and of the removal and relocation of the Creek Nation to what is now Oklahoma.

    I first met Dr. Jack Martin in 2004. He was returning home to Williamsburg, Virginia from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and...

  5. Preface
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  7. Introduction
    (pp. xix-xxxiv)

    In 1936, at the age of just 26, Mary R. Haas moved from New Haven, Connecticut to Eufaula, Oklahoma to begin a study of the Creek (Muskogee) language. It was the height of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, and jobs were scarce, but with help from former teachers Haas found meager support for her research until the threat of war in 1941. The texts in this volume are a result of that project.

    Mary R. Haas was born January 23, 1910 in Richmond, Indiana to Robert Jeremiah Haas and Leona Crowe Haas.¹ She received three years of tuition scholarships...

  8. Abbreviations
    (pp. xxxv-xxxvi)
  9. Bibliography
    (pp. xxxvii-xl)
  10. Texts by J. Hill

  11. Texts by T. Marshall

    • The Origin of Corn
      (pp. 567-570)
    • The Lion and the Little Girl
      (pp. 571-577)
    • How Deer Fooled Rabbit
      (pp. 577-581)
    • The Race of the Hummingbird and the Crane
      (pp. 581-583)
    • Raccoon Marries Goose
      (pp. 583-584)
    • The White Man Who Used the Conjurers’ Medicine
      (pp. 585-588)
    • The Bear and the Alligator
      (pp. 588-590)
    • The Tasks of Rabbit
      (pp. 591-599)
    • Rabbit and the Tie-Snake
      (pp. 599-603)
    • How Rabbit Fooled a White Man
      (pp. 603-606)
  12. Texts by A. E. Raiford

  13. Texts by I. Field

    • A Note on Creek Leaders
      (pp. 631-632)
    • Belief about the ihosá·
      (pp. 632-634)
    • A Visit of the Shawnee
      (pp. 634-640)
    • How a Chief Used to Talk to his Citizens
      (pp. 640-643)
    • Old-Time Creek Activities
      (pp. 643-654)
    • The Boy Who Turned Into a Snake
      (pp. 654-660)
    • The Orphan Boy Who Became Thunder
      (pp. 661-664)
  14. Texts by D. Starr

  15. Texts by J. Bell

    • The Last Ball Game of the Kasihtas
      (pp. 671-673)
    • The Kasihtas Mock the Shawnees
      (pp. 673-675)
    • Rabbit Deceives His Mother-in-Law
      (pp. 675-678)
  16. Texts by W. Tanyan

  17. Texts by E. Gouge

  18. Texts by A. Sulphur

  19. Texts by D. Cook

  20. Texts by J. Bullet

  21. Texts by Paskofa

    • [Origin of the Spokokaki]
      (pp. 707-710)
  22. Texts by A. Grayson

  23. Texts Collected by V. Riste

  24. Editors’ Endnotes
    (pp. 727-779)