IN THE REVIEW

Baby Talk

A First Language: The Early Stages

by Roger Brown

Psycholinguistics

by Dan I. Slobin
Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo. Fittingly enough, Joyce began Portrait of the Artist with a bedtime story in …

Indian Corn

I Have Spoken: American History Through the Voices of the Indians

compiled by Virginia Irving Armstrong

The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox

with an Introduction by Cash Asher
Cannibalism, torture, scalping, mutilation, adultery, incest, sodomy, rape, idolatry, unspeakable rituals, duplicity, filth, drunkenness—such a catalogue of accusations against a people is an indication not so much of their depravity as that their land is up for grabs. The accusations were true of only some American Indians, and even then …