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Mohegan Language Diaries Returned To Tribe

The diaries of Fidelia "Flying Bird" Fielding have returned to the Mohegan Tribe. The Day of New London reports she was the last person to speak the Mohegan-Pequot language fluently, and the documents are key to preserving the language. Fielding died in 1908. The diaries were previously held by Cornell University, which obtained them in 2004 through through an acquisition of more than 40,000 Native American documents. In her diaries, Fielding mostly focused on every day descriptions of life -- especially the weather.

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