Contemporary Voices along the Lewis and Clark Trail - Language

In the 1800s native children were forced to go leave their homes for Indian boarding schools and shed their Indian ways. Attempts are now being made to teach native languages again.

Contemporary Voices along the Lewis and Clark Trail tells of Native American views of what is sacred in their traditional lives and the impact of contact with Europeans in two centuries since Lewis and Clark’s expedition.

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Producer

Sally Thompson (Producer/Director), Ken Furrow (Videographer), Daniel Claussen, Ken Furrow (Editors)

Source

“Contemporary Voices along the Lewis and Clark Trail” Regional Learning Project, The University of Montana, Center for Continuing Education 2008

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