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Muckleshoot Tribe trying to save language

The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington is trying to save a language spoken only by one elder.

Ellen Williams, 81, is the last fully fluent Whulshootseed speaker. She participated in a project during the 1960s and 1970s that recorded the language.

Now, educators are working to pass the difficult and complex language onto the next generation. The Muckleshoot Tribal College has two instructors who teach classes to high school students four days a week.

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Last few Whulshootseed speakers spread the word (The Seattle Times 2/8)