New Kaw Language Program Director

Cal Thunder Hawk calthunderhawk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 22 12:29:56 UTC 2013

Congratulations, David Kaufman.  Your enthusiasm for your work with the Kaw
language and your willingness to generously share it with the indigenous
people is unique and exceptional.

Cal Thunder Hawk


On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM, David Kaufman <dvkanth2010 at>wrote:

> Wiblahan Justin!
> Dave
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Mcbride, Justin <
> jtmcbri at> wrote:
>> Congrats, Dave! Good luck in your new job. It is one that is still very
>> much near to my heart (emotionally, of course, but also spatially!), and
>> I'd be glad to help out in any way I can if you ever have any questions or
>> concerns--or if you just need a conversation partner. To adapt a simple
>> saying I've heard over here in Osage land to Kansa: Washkáⁿ, kóya!
>> -Justin
>> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM, David Kaufman <dvkanth2010 at>wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Just a note to let everyone know that I am now the new Director of the
>>> Kaw Language Program in Kaw City, OK.  Linda Cumberland, my predecessor, is
>>> now retired, and I wish her the best in her retirement.  I spent the past
>>> week with Linda in training down at the Kaw Nation.  I will be moving from
>>> Lawrence, KS to Ponca City, OK on July 31 and will resume my position as
>>> Director on Monday, August 5.
>>> I am excited about this opportunity to help the Kaw Nation with their
>>> language and culture revitalization efforts.  I will, however, also still
>>> be enrolled as a student at KU and working to finish my dissertation, The
>>> Lower Mississippi Valley as a Language Area, in my off hours, hoping to
>>> defend next Spring.  I will continue working with Bob Rankin not only as a
>>> member of my dissertation committee but also in connection with his years
>>> of work on the Kaw (Kanza) language.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Dave
>>> --
>>> David Kaufman, Ph.C.
>>> University of Kansas
>>> Linguistic Anthropology
> --
> David Kaufman, Ph.C.
> University of Kansas
> Linguistic Anthropology
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