"Cover Story" piece on the language of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Photographe
"Cover Story" piece on the language of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Photographer Richard Garrett has created what he calls the Penobscot Primer, an interactive exhibit on the Penobscot language that is now in the Hudson Museum on the University of Maine campus in Orono. Gov. Barry Dana, governor of the Penobscot Nation, has formed a committee on Indian Island to lead what he hopes will be a community-wide effort to revitalize their language. The tribe has applied for a $500,000 federal grant, and has hired Conor Quinn, 22, of Portland, who is a graduate student at Harvard and a non-native linguist fluent in Penobscot. Dr. Frank T. Siebert Jr., a pathologist by trade and a recluse by nature, invented the Penobscot alphabet and compiled a 1,200 page dictionary. With a biographical sketch of Dr. Siebert, who died in 1998 at age 85.
Language and languages, Penobscot Indians
Wolfe, Brendan, ""Cover Story" piece on the language of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Photographe" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5179.