Sunday, March 2, 2008

shoshone


shoshone are bautiful, proud, sad, poor, well spoken, quiet, polite and funny. their history is complicated and sad and long. however they don't think of it that way. they think it is ever changing and they are optimistic. their language is spoken only by very few, but they are happy that at least there are few. they are gracious and thankful when i tell them we are working on documenting their language. they want to participate. there is no anger or resentment, only forgiveness and certain sense of subdued helplessness, or maybe it is just acceptance of things as they are.

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