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Frequently when one hears about the Native American experience in the United States, the focus is on the loss of traditions, folkways, and language. In contrast, this website was created to highlight a recent documentary by Anne Makepeace that focuses on the ways in which Native American languages have recovered and thrived in recent times. On the site, visitors should start by clicking on the interactive "Language Map." Here visitors can learn about twelve different languages, including Crow, Cherokee, Dakota, Euchee, and Lakota. Clicking on the "Voices" area gives visitors the opportunity to listen to Native Americans from different tribal communities speaking in their mother tongues. Additionally, visitors can send an electronic postcard from the site, read the site blog, and learn more about the project and the documentary.

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  • Social Studies > Anthropology
  • Social Studies > United States History

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    Keywords:

    Language Arts -- Whole language,Foreign Languages -- Linguistics,NSDL,Social studies -- Anthropology,Social Sciences,Foreign Languages -- History,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social studies -- United States history,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928114412621T,Foreign Languages -- Cultural awareness

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    English

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