“The loss has been a long time coming. It goes back more than 180 years, when Native American communities in the United States were relocated, in many cases forcibly. With one edict from the United States government, tribes in the southeastern United States had lost their homes, any sense of stability, and even the cultural norms tied to their homelands. This had a major impact on the “Five Tribes”: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole—all speakers of Muskogean languages—and the Cherokee, who speak an Iroquoian language.
Now, these languages are teetering near the edge of extinction.” [Full Story]
UT Arlington Magazine/Fall 2016