Program 301 – Speaking Native
Don Addison Photo by Larry Johnson
The Shoshone Language
with Don Addison
Welcome back to Wisdom of the Elders.
Halito! I’m Don Addision and this is speaking native.
Our featured tribe today speaks Shoshone, part of a very large language family called Uto-Aztecan. It spans a huge portion of the American West from the Oregon basin into Mexico. Other Uto-Aztecan languages are Paiute, Hopi, Cahuilla, Yaqui, Comanche, Huichol, and Nahuatl of Mexico City. In Shoshone: Saan-da-noo-sen-gan means “I feel good to see you.” Saan-da-noo-sen-gan.
Until next time, yakoke !
Petroglyph Rock, Photo Courtesy of Idaho State University Library, Special Collections Department, Minnie Howard Papers, #MC001-23-03 Plate XXI. http://www.trailtribes.org/lemhi/horses-trade-and-travel.htm
Petroglyph Rock, Photo Courtesy of Idaho State University Library, Special Collections Department, Minnie Howard Papers, #MC001-23-03 Plate XXII. http://www.trailtribes.org/lemhi/horses-trade-and-travel.htm