Native American Languages Collection
The Native American Languages collection at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is a resource center for researchers, educators, and language advocates of Native American languages. Begun in 2002, it consists of a growing number of audio and video recordings, manuscripts, books, and teaching curriculum, lesson plans and materials representing over 72 languages. The unique archive of materials and activities sponsored by the Department are designed to assist Native American communities and teachers in the preservation, instruction, and revitalization of their languages. The Department is intended to be a resource center where the activities of scholars and community members can intersect and develop mutually beneficial relationships. It is also intended to be a place for public education, where visitors can develop an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the rich cultural and intellectual contributions of Native American languages.