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2011-12-23 19:00:00

Futures for Children is pleased to announce the expansion of its Youth Leadership program to Cheyenne and Arapaho country. For the first time in almost 44 years ago, Futures for Children is working beyond its service area, and working with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Futures for Children is pleased to announce the expansion of its Youth Leadership program to Cheyenne and Arapaho country. For the first time in almost 44...

2008-10-17 18:00:18

The 200 remaining speakers of the American Indian Arapaho language said a school in Wyoming to teach the tongue to youngsters currently has about 22 students. Tribal leaders at the Wind River Reservation said there are 8,791 members of their Northern Arapaho tribe, but only 200 fluently speak the native tongue and none are under the age of 55, The New York Times reported Friday. Alvena Oldman, 69, said teachers at federally funded schools on the reservation used to discourage use of the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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