For UO Linguists and Students, Saving a Language Saves a Culture


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November 23, 2015 – Jaeci Hall was dipping her feet in the Rogue River when the first song came to her. This Southern Oregon river is where her ancestors lived, and just upstream is the bend where, in 1855, Rogue River natives were ambushed from the banks after signing a treaty and mown down by militias’ gatling guns.

But at that moment in 2002, the river was peaceful, and Hall was experiencing something that would change her life. Hall had just started learning Tututni, the language of her native ancestors…

Read Full Article: Emerald Media. “For UO Linguists And Students, Saving A Language Saves A Culture.” Emerald Media. N. p., 2015. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

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