Alaska and the Eskimos
The United States is known for its diversity — diversity of land and diversity of people. People have immigrated from all over the world to join what has been dubbed “the melting pot”. Since acquiring the region of Alaska from Russia, the U.S. has gained a marvelous addition to this melting pot of cultures and societies.
The natives of Alaska called, Eskimos, are the proud descendants of nomadic travelers, brave sailors, and explorers who have learned to survive in the land of the midnight sun. The first visitors to this harsh environment of the north are thought to be the Tlingits and the Haidas (settlers of British Colombia), the Athabascans (inhabited the Alaskan interior), the Aleuts of the islands, and the Inuit (Eskimo). These people came from Asia across the land bridge which linked Siberia and North America approximately 3000 years ago1.
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North American native languages are surviving. One of them is the Ojibwe tongue which is spoken by about 50,000 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and by about 30,000 people in the US states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota. (Ref. omniglot.com)
Want to learn the Ojibwe language? Here are some helpful links:
- A simple site with common words to get you started.
- A great overview of the history of the Ojibwe language. (It gets a bit technical but could be helpful, especially to linguistics nerds.)
- A list of schools where you can study Ojibwe
We want to be more effective and actually learn to speak Spanish so, we’re moving to Guatemala to learn the language.
Guatemala365 Web search for Spanish Language Schools in Guatemala
Through our searching we found that picking a language school is about like picking a college. You have to weigh cost, quality, recommendations and more to know what you’re getting into.
We found resources like Guatemala 365 which highlight various schools and has a great search tool for narrowing down schools by region. This was helpful, but it’s hard to tell from a Website what will be a really good school and which ones just had a good web designer. Click for more suggestions on choosing a Spanish language school.