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  • Nov 25, 2011
  • 02:34 PM

A Language Comes Home for Thanksgiving

Nataly Kelly / Huffington Post
Like many children, Mae Alice Baird can sing a song, play a game, or tell a story. The difference is that she can do it in Wampanoag (Wôpanâak). If the name of this language sounds vaguely familiar to you, chances are that you heard about it at some point in history class, probably around this time of year. It was spoken by Native Americans back when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth.

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