This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary. Marie Wilcox spent 7 years creating this dictionary which the Yokuts tribe now uses for weekly basic language classes.
More than 130 Native American languages are endangered in the United States. For some, only a handful of fluent speakers remain. Marie’s dictionary is a tremendous victory against the countless languages eradicated from our history.
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How did she know about Season 5 and 6?
Bringing this back because it is so damn relevant right now.
“I think every woman character, every female character, has her own arc. Yes, I’m a shieldmaiden, and they get the power in terms of the glory and fighting the battle sequences, but also as a mother,” Katheryn Winnick told The Mary Sue. “But also Princess Aslaug has her own battles. And being a mother and dealing now with Ivar the Boneless, or [Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye]. You know, dealing with different challenges as a mother. And Siggy goes through her own challenges, and Porunn goes through her own different arc. So you have different sides of the female personality and the different sides of being a female in that time period that gets explored.”
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Gorgeous images. GORGEOUS.
Have you heard of the mystery of the sailing stones? It’s not a Hardy Boys novel — it’s the strange phenomenon of rocks leaving zig-zagging tracks across Death Valley.
Image: Momatiuk - Eastcott/Corbis / Video: Jim Norris