NATIVE TONGUE: SHORT OF THE WEEK DESERVES SOME PRAISE

I always had an interest in Native American cultures. I constantly read books, listened to the pan flute music, and watched my mother hang the numerous ornaments against the walls.

I stumbled upon a short that documented a grandmother and her daughter trying to create and preserve the Wukchumni language by putting together their own dictionary. Wukchumni is the language of the Yokuts tribe and Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker. Take a gander on this fascinating 9 minute short of how Marie Wilcox and her family will leave a self-made dictionary as a testament to the past of her tribe.