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A Breath of Life for Natchez, Osage, and Otoe

mathias | June 6, 2011

Natchez, a Muskogean language of Louisiana, has been sleeping since the last two fluent speakers, Watt Sam and Nancy Raven, died in the 1930s. Today, only 6 of 10,000 enrolled Natchez can speak it, now located in Oklahoma. Fortunately, Breath of Life, a joint project of the University of Texas, Arlington and the University of [...]

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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