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Indigenous Peoples: Language

This guide supports Prof. Ulrike Wiethaus' courses on Indigenous Peoples.

Boarding Schools

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After

Sources

Here's a list of tribal language preservation projects

American Indian Language Development Institute at the University of Arizona

Here's a very thorough research guide from Osaka University

"What Do You Lose When You Lose Your Language?"  by Joshua Fishman

Indian Hand Talk
The National Science Foundation provides this video about efforts to study and preserve Indian Hand Talk.

Indian Hand Talk

Examples

New Mexico Spoken Word Club Explores Indian Identity, History
Click on "streaming video" to see a news story about Indian high school students' poetry jam

Subject Guide

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