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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Topic: Native American Perspectives

Speaker: Jerome Kills Small

Trade Between the Lakota Sioux and Early White Traders

This program is about the changes in the Lakota language and culture due to the impact of the trade between the Lakota Sioux and early white traders. The value of the Lakota language is in the speakers ability to create words descriptively and instantaneously to any change or introduction of new items to their culture. The use of money started a whole new way of building words for measuring, weighing, credit, currency, budgeting and debt.

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