Reading and Writing the Lakota Language

Reading and Writing the Lakota Language

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Lakota is one of the three languages spoken by the greater Sioux Nation. Based on extensive research and teaching on the reservation, this elementary grammar presents the Sicangu dialect using an orthography developed by Lakota speakers in 1982 and which is now supplanting older systems. 



Reading and Writing the Lakota Language emphasizes vocabulary and pronunciation and is thorough in its inclusion of conjuration, syntax, and sentence structure. Albert White Hat Sr. presents Lakota Philosophy as it applies to specific grammar lessons. These examples offer new information and an authentic explanation of Lakota spirituality and society. Beyond language instruction, readers will value the book for it cultural insights, humorous stories and its entertaining tone.

Albert White Hat Sr. is a professor at Sinte Gleska University.