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  • Feb 29, 2012
  • 03:02 PM

As elders pass, Wind River Indian Reservation teachers turn to technology to preserve Shoshone language

Tetona Dunlap / County 10
The Shoshone people, like most indigenous cultures, traditionally passed on their language orally. Though Shoshone-speaking Native American tribes inhabit several western states, the number of fluent speakers has dwindled consistently over the past decades. Some experts estimate there may be less than a few hundred fluent speakers of the language alive today.

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