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Reservation college teaches Lakota language

Published 11/19/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Tom Red Bird is 61 years old and he eats macaroni and cheese with Elmer’s Glue on his fingers, just like a 3-year-old. Red Bird is one of the remaining people in the world who can speak Lakota, an indigenous language spoken by Hunkpapa Sioux since time unknown. He spends his days in a large airy room with green plants in the windows among 10 boys and girls, speaking to them only in the ancient language of their ancestors.

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