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Title Some Linguistic Insights into Dena'ina Prehistory.
Description:(1) Ts. Dena'ina migration into their historic language area. Copy of  pp 319-338.
(2) Ts. Some Linguistic Insight into Dena'ina Prehistory.  American Society for Ethnohistory, Nov 7-10, 1985 Chicago. 27 pp.
(3) copy of (2) with Annotations.
The methods of analysis presented by Sapir in his classic "Time Perspective" paper can be applied to issues in Alaskan protohistory. Based upon a wide array of linguistic, geographical, ethnographic and ethnohistoric evidence, a sequence of migrations by the Dena'ina into their historic language area is outlined . It is suggested that the headwaters of the upper Stony and upper Mulchatna rivers west of the Alaska Range is the most ancient home of the Dena'ina. The Dena'ina moved in a southerly direction on two fronts, into Iliamna-lake Clark and into Cook Inlet basin. Movement into upper Cook Inlet basin preceded other movements into middle and lower Cook Inlet.
Citation In The Late Prehistoric Development of Alaska's Native Peoples. eds. Shaw, Robert D., Roger K.Harritt, Don E. Dumond. Alaska Anthropological Association Monograph. Series #4, 1988.
Contributors Kari, James (author)
Type Text
Subject Language(s) Dena'ina
LingType history
Files: TI972K1988-smaller.pdf

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