Lakota is a Siouan language spoken by the Native American Sioux tribes in various states and territories in the US and Canada. With only a few thousand speakers it is in danger of becoming a lost language. Revitilization efforts are occuring however and currently there are programs to teach young children their native language again. Learning Lakota will set any language learner apart from the rest and assist in the mission to resuscitate Native American languages.
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Albert White Hat Sr.
Albert was a tribal leader and educator who promoted the tradition and language of his people.
Famous for leading his people to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Resistance leader against US government interests during the westward expansions
This is the story of Mary Brave Bird, a woman who grew up on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota and later joined the American Indian Movement. It includes straight forward accounts of life on the reservation and the life of tribe members during this time period.
The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living
Joseph M. Marshall, a member of the Sicunga Lakota Sioux tribe, communicates the core qualities of a fulfilling Lakota life...including respect, love, compassion, and sacrifice. This book is the philosophy of Lakota living.