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Plains Indian Sign Language

Plains Indian Sign Language

Plains Indian Sign Language

Lashauna Janis, Sky Jackson, Hunter Hanson, and Mason Walker use Plains Indian sign language to perform the Navajo poem, “In Beauty I Walk,” during a play rehearsal at Senior High School.

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Students in Dr. Lanny Real Bird's Plains Indian Sign Language class

Students in Dr. Lanny Real Bird's Plains Indian Sign Language class

Students in Real Bird’s Plains Indian sign language class review Crow phrases at Little Big Horn College.

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Dr. Lanny Real Bird shows lists of signs

Dr. Lanny Real Bird shows lists of signs

Dr. Lanny Real Bird talks about a list of signs from the Plains Indian sign language that match a list of 400 vocabulary words he has developed for his class at the Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency.

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Wyola second-grader Jordan Jefferson

Wyola second-grader Jordan Jefferson

Wyola Elementary School second-grader Jordan Jefferson speaks Crow words and makes Plains Indian sign language hand signs during a Crow language class.

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Wyola Elementary teacher Janice Wilson

Wyola Elementary teacher Janice Wilson

Wyola Elementary teacher Janice Wilson combines Crow words and the Plains Indian sign language to teach second-graders how to speak their native language.

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Dr. Lanny Real Bird

Dr. Lanny Real Bird

Dr. Lanny Real Bird teaches his Plains Indian sign language class at the Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency.

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Tribal members work to preserve their language

Tribal members work to preserve their language

CROW RESERVATION — On a weekday morning, teacher Janice Wilson leads a class of Wyola second-graders in a Crow song, their hands and their mouths in motion at the same time.

July 08, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Silent communication: Sign-talkers share vanishing language

Silent communication: Sign-talkers share vanishing language

Loretha (Rising Sun) Grinsell is fluent in a language few people understand, a language without spoken words.

August 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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 Plains Indian sign language

Plains Indian sign language

James Wooden Legs, left, and Loretha (Rising Sun) Ginsell, of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, demonstrate the sign for car in Plains Indian sign language before a picnic at North Park on Saturday.

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