Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Its Native Tongue Facing Extinction, Arapaho Tribe Teaches the Young

Its Native Tongue Facing Extinction, Arapaho Tribe Teaches the Young, By DAN FROSCH, NYTimes
More than a half-century later, only about 200 Arapaho speakers are still alive, and tribal leaders at Wind River, Wyoming’s only Indian reservation, fear their language will not survive. As part of an intensifying effort to save that language, this tribe of 8,791, known as the Northern Arapaho, recently opened a new school where students will be taught in Arapaho. Elders and educators say they hope it will create a new generation of native speakers

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