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    Anadarko woman last fluent speaker of the Wichita language
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    By S.E. Ruckman
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    Oklahoma had been a state for only two decades when Doris Jean Lamar was born in 1927. Her first spoken words were not English, but an American Indian language taught to her by grandparents.

    Today, Lamar is the last fluent...
    12-07-2007, 08:44 PM
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    CU researchers help native speakers save history
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    By Brittany Anas
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    The Wichita language, once spoken by thousands, has one remaining voice.

    Doris Jean Lamar McLemore, 80, considers it a happenstance that she – the daughter of an Indian mother and white father – has become the guardian...
    06-07-2008, 02:59 PM
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