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(Searching for Lost City: On the Trail of America's Native Languages.pdf) First Prize Multicultural Non Fiction The Independent Publishers Book Awards br br Choctaw Creek Sioux Cherokee and Ponca are just a few of the Native American tribal languages that are quickly moving towards extinction down from the nearly six hundred that once existed Experts predict that the number could drop to twenty by the middle of the century Before they disappear completely journalist Elizabeth Seay set out to track down what is left of these languages in her native Oklahoma Her deeply felt narrative opens a window onto the quirks and intricacies of each language she encountered and allows a glimpse into the last days of a vanishing culture br br Seay finds a lost city Ross Mountain a secret community in the Ozark Mountains where percent of the people from young to old speak a Cherokee dialect as their first language She meets leaders in the Indian community from Toby Hughes who weaves spells to Charles Chibitty the last Comanche code talker and his granddaughter Lacey for whom being a Comanche seems to be a weekend hobby The result of Seay s journey is less a study in linguistics than a lively history lesson in cultural migration forced assimilation and the meaning of language itself brDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Searching for Lost City: On the Trail of America's Native Languages books for multiple devices.