Tribe's children are keys to reviving ancient tongue
For the first time, the tribe's children will be involved. Their artwork, featuring animals and the corresponding Pequot word showcased in pastel drawings and on clay tiles, will be on display.
The next major step for both tribes is initiating a major push to teach all tribal members the language. Jones said two dozen members have graduated from a beginner-level language course and several are in advanced-level courses.
The Mohegan tribe has also developed a phrase book and dictionary and is currently putting together language programs for adults and children.