Post by kingsleybray on Feb 15, 2015 11:24:59 GMT -5
Thanks to the technical savvy of my son David, we have here depictions of over twenty Lakota-Dakota tribal camp circles. The basic data were collected in the late 19th c. by missionaries like S. R. Riggs, early ethnologists like J. O. Dorsey, and James R. Walker. Some are based on data collected in the early 20th c. by anthropologists Scudder Mekeel and Donald Collier. A few are reconstructions by myself and Victor Douville.
I hope we get the chance to add to this database.
For those so inclined, similar data exist for the Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Omaha, and Ponca tribes.
By the way kingsleybray, kudos on your "Lakota Camp Circle Terminology"! I checked your work and all the words are in my second edition copy of "New Lakota Dictionary" except for their spelling constructs with the accents and little haitch hats, the c-hats, the s-hats, the z-hats and the nasalization. I have made my own version that is an amalgam of all the ones you posted, but with all the Smoke people on the left-hand horn and the Bear people (including Payabaya) on the right hand horn.