Roaming Scout was a Skiri Pawnee speaker who recorded a series of narratives on ethical questions including resolution of thefts, interpersonal disputes, and questions of values.
These texts were originally transcribed by George Dorsey in the early twentieth century in an orthography that never acquired a wide currency. Parks has retranscribed them in the modern Pawnee orthography, then glossed and analyzed the modern forms. The original transcription frequently treated word sequences as a single form. The historical and contemporary collections assembled and published here were analyzed under the auspices of Douglas R. Parks' NSF-funded Northern Caddoan Languages Documentation Project from 1992 to the present.
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