Nonfiction. Before outsiders arrived, about 100 distinct Indian languages were spoken in California, many of them alive today. Each of these languages represents a unique way of understanding the world and expressing that understanding. FLUTES OF FIRE captures the range, beauty, and delight of this great heritage.
Thoroughly accessible essays on the structure, sounds, and history of California Indian languages, and the efforts to preserve them.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264) and index.
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