IU researchers to preserve tribe's oral history


Indiana University researchers have a won a $250,000 federal grant to preserve the oral history of an Indian tribe before its native language dies out. The grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the IU anthropologists to transcribe, translate and publish the oral history of the Assiniboine (ah-SIN-uh-boin). The tribe from the northern Plains of the United States and Canada has only about 50 living members still fluent in the tribal language of Nakota.