Get Your Immersion by Attending Pow-Wows

mathias | April 11, 2011

Pow-wows (dances) give the general public a fun way of getting immersed in Native cultures and languages. The University of Iowa (.4% Native enrollment) helped fund a $35,000 inter-tribal pow-wow. Attendees Bob Morgan (a descendant of Bima River tribes) and James Sanderson Jr. (Potawatomi – Pokagon) stressed the importance of language in keeping traditions alive [...]

YouTube Ioway Language Lessons

mathias | January 1, 2011

Chiwere is an endangered North American Indian language spoken by the Iowa (or Ioway, Báxoje), Otoe (or Jíwere) and Missuria (or Ñút’achi) peoples. Currently, there are two Iowa tribes: The Iowa tribe of Oklahoma, and The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and Otoe and Missouria people are part of a joint Otoe-Missouria Tribe of [...]

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