Posts tagged ‘iroquoian’

Cherokee classes in Peoria



March 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Cherokee Language Available On iPhone, iPod Touch

from the Times Record Online

Native culture is now pop culture as Cherokee language software is available on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices, a Cherokee Nation news release states.

“People communicate differently today. Including our language on the iPhone and iPod makes it accessible to more people, especially our youth. This is critical to the survival and growth of our language,” Principal Chief Chad Smith said.

Incorporating the tribe’s written language, the Cherokee syllabary, into the technology was an almost three-year collaboration between Apple and tribe members Jeff Edwards of Sallisaw, Joseph Erb of Vian and Roy Boney Jr. of Tahlequah.

More than 300 million Apple users worldwide can use the language in e-mails, text messages and across all iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, the release states. Now application developers can easily create new Cherokee applications.

Cherokee is one of about 40 languages available on Apple devices and it is the first native language to be featured, the release states.

Apple added the Plantagenet Cherokee font to its MacOs operating system in 2003, and the release of the iOS 4.1 operating system brought the language to the company’s mobile devices.

The public can access the new feature by updating to iOS 4.1. It is available as a free download from iTunes. Instructions on how to set up and use the Cherokee syllabary keyboard are available at, the release states.

October 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm Leave a comment

Letterpress to Print Cherokee Language

Letterpress to Print Cherokee Language Arrives at Oconaluftee Institute

Full story.

August 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Passing the torch

Here’s an very interesting article from the Smoky Moutain News about Cherokee revitalization in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina.

Full story.

Here’s a short, related article on the same site.

December 7, 2009 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

“Native Now” on talks language

Within the We Shall Remain section the (itself pretty interesting) you can find an area called “Native Now” which has a few videos on native languages.

The intro is here.

You can view additional videos on Cherokee, Shawnee and Nipmuc on the same page. The Nipmuc teacher, David Tall Pine White, is also featured in this article.

October 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Iroquoian languages, other than Cherokee

Probably the most famous of all the Iroqouian-speaking peoples are the Cherokee , but there are others. Names like Mohawk and Oneida will sound familiar to most, though the identification might not go further than hairstyles and appliances.

But these are actually names of Iroquoian-speaking tribes in the northern US and southern Canada. Like nearly all native peoples in the US, their languages are endangered. Here are a few links to some of their revival efforts.

Oneida Language Revitalization Program

Oneida Language Tools at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay…notice the teaching grammar .pdf available for download.

Mohawk lessons at has some information on standardizing Mohawk.

Ohwejagehka: Iroquoian languages in general.

And last but not least today is the highly endangered language, Mingo.

July 27, 2009 at 12:21 am Leave a comment