The Maskoke Seminole language is among the 7,000-plus Indigenous languages globally that are on the brink of extinction. According to United Nation experts, one language dies every 14 days around the world. From across Oklahoma to east of the Mississippi, only about 350 fluent Maskoke speakers remain. Marcus Briggs-Cloud is racing against time to revive the language he considers key to his tribe’s culture, history and identity.
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