Chafe and Kilpatrick (1962, p. 61) state that "... it is not so well realized that Oklahoma [Cherokee] speech is far from homogeneous," and express the hope that "... a dialect survey of the area will be carried out while the language still enjoys a vitality approximating that which it has today." The purpose of this paper is to call attention to certain mortuary customs of a small group of Cherokees in west-central Adair County which speaks a distinctive dialect of the Cherokee language.
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Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick
"Echota Funeral Notices,"
Journal of the Graduate Research Center: Vol. 35:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.smu.edu/journal_grc/vol35/iss1/2