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A Language Almost Lost

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Mitchell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, \"feels it is the responsibility of his generation to protect, preserve and revitalize the Cherokee native language.\" Clarke describes how this is being accomplished. One way is to develop a new generation of speakers starting with the young. Language immersion means young children up to three years of age hear only Cherokee all day in classrooms on the reservation. Plans call for the program to include reading and writing Cherokee until the oldest students reach the fifth grade.
WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 1 Issue 2, May/Jun 2007, p88-97, il, por