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Week One - Regional Approach to History

Click here to read introduction and key questions for Tribal Perspectives, week one.

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Debate Between the Written and Oral Word
Darrell Kipp (Pikuni-Blackfeet)
Harvard educated Native language specialist and director of the Piegan Institute on the Blackfeet Reservation, Browning, Montana

Let Us Tell Our Own Story
Lewis Malatare (Yakama)
Yakama tribal elder and tribal archeologist

Indian People Have Never Had Voices
Allen Pinkham (Nez Perce)
Nez Perce elder, author, and Chairman of the Circle of Tribal Advisors to the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial

How Oral History Is Really Done
Cecilia Bearchum (Walla Walla-Umatilla)
Tribal elder and Walla Walla language teacher

A Different Look at American History
Julie Cajune (Salish)
Director, Tribal History Project,
Salish-Kootenai College

Click here to read transcript of the video clips on this page


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