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First language = [Agvyi gawonihisdi] : the race to save Cherokee / a film by Danica Cullinan and Neal Hutcheson ; a production of NCLLP

Cullinan, Danica (Added Author). Hutcheson, Neal (Added Author). Wolfram, Walt,|d1941-, (producer ). Francis, Hartwell, (producer ). Belt, Tom, (producer ). North Carolina Language and Life Project (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library DVD 497 F (Text) 39493107721864 Adult Video Available -
Macon County Public Library DVD 497 F (Text) 39493107053276 Adult Video Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • Publisher: [Raleigh, North Carolina] : NCLLP, North Carolina Language and Life Project, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Parallel title from container
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Executive producer, Walt Wolfram ; associate producers, Hartwell Francis, Tom Belt ; camera/editors, Danica Cullinan and Neal Hutcheson ; music composed by Jim McHugh, Matthew McDermott, Joe Knowlton ; translators, Shirley Oswalt and Mary Brown
Summary, etc.:
"The Cherokee language was spoken in North America thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, and is still used today by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the mountains of North Carolina. However, this fascinating language is now in jeopardy, with the final generation to learn the language at home now reaching middle age and the number of native speakers dwindling. In addition to long-standing efforts by tribal schools and a summer language camp, a total immersion preschool and elementary school offer fresh hope that the Cherokee people may retain this vital component of their history and heritage. FIRST LANGUAGE documents the extraordinary fight to rescue the very heart of Cherokee identity." -- Back cover
System Details Note:
DVD format
Language Note:
English and Cherokee with English subtitles
Subject: Cherokee language > History
Cherokee Indians > North Carolina|xHistory
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Topic Heading: WCU American History Videos

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