Albert White Hat, Lakota language educator, passes on at 74

Albert White Hat, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who was instrumental in preserving the Lakota language, died on June 11. He was 74.

White Hat taught the Lakota language for more than 25 years. He was chair of the Lakota Studies Department at Sinte Gleska University.

“Albert White Hat reverses the traditional method of explaining language by showing through examples, anecdotes, and lessons the world view and values of the Brule Lakota, how people speak and think," the late Lakota author Vine Deloria Jr. wrote in the foreword White Hat's book, Reading and Writing the Lakota Language.

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