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Acknowledgements: Documentary work on Northern Caddoan dictionaries was supported largely by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. DBS-9121418, SBR-9514516, BCS-9875895, and BCS-0215574. Documentary work on the Assiniboine Dictionary was supported by National Endowment for the Humanities Grant No. RZ-51015-09.