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Author Morgan, Mindy J.

Title The bearer of this letter : language ideologies, literacy practices, and the Fort Belknap Indian community / Mindy J. Morgan
Published Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 325 pages) : maps
Series Indigenous education
Indigenous education.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Notes on Terminology and Abbreviations; Introduction: Fort Belknap and the Question of Indigenous-Language Literacy; 1. Before the Reservation: Language Practices and the Documentary Record; 2. Creating Boundaries: English Literacy in the Early Reservation Era; 3. English Only: Language Ideologies and the Limits of Literacy; 4. Shifts in Practice: Literacy during the Indian New Deal; 5. Bringing the Languages Back: Developing Bilingual Education at Fort Belknap; 6. The Nakoda Alphabet: Reimagining Literacy and Tradition
Summary New Literacies and Old WaysNotes; Bibliography; Index
The Bearer of This Letter illuminates the enduring effects of colonialism by examining the decades-long tension between written words and spoken words in a reservation community. Drawing on archival sources and her own extensive work in the community, Mindy J. Morgan investigates how historical understandings of literacy practices challenge current Indigenous language revitalization efforts on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Assiniboine Indians -- Education -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
Assiniboine Indians -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation -- Languages.
Education, Bilingual -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
English language -- Written English -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
Hidatsa Indians -- Education -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
Hidatsa Indians -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation -- Languages.
Multicultural education -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
Yankton dialect -- Montana -- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.) -- History.
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803226292 (electronic bk.)
9780803226296 (electronic bk.)