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11/20/08 - Sampson kept voice of Alaska Inupiat alive

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Hers was one of the first voices they'd ever heard speaking Inupiaq on the radio.

That's what Eskimos in Northern Alaska still tell Mildred Sampson about her mother, Ruthie, who began translating Bible verses while still in her teens and spent the rest of her life spreading and teaching the endangered language.

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