Monday, June 02, 2008

Native Languages of Wisconsin

For those who don't read Madison's last remaining print daily, the Wisconsin State Journal is running a series on Indian languages in the state. So far, it's been good, far better than the usual newspaper account, at least from my perspective: It lays out the history of boarding schools, which many stories seem to neglect, and it is rich in quotes from a variety of Native peoples — speakers, semi-speakers and learners.

Here's a link to the current part of the four-part series.

The attached map is from Ethnologue on-line.

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