Video: Rare footage of sign language used by Native American peoples

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 Advice: Please note this video contains footage of deceased Indigenous people.

 

Video Transcript: Rare footage of sign language used by Native American peoples

TEXT: Strange Owl, Cheyenne, contributes an anecdote.


STRANGE OWL: This is the story of how Strange Owl at about 15 years old, went hunting with his brother and all but lost his life in capturing a buffalo calf. He tells how they ran down a calf and wrestled with it... The calf was panting and called for help. The old cow came to the rescue, and a long struggle followed... Finally, the boys were able to use their knives to advantage. The situation was saved by a hair's breadth. I tell you, it was a narrow escape.

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