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Latest Wind River Indian Reservation Stories

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...