American Indian tribal council meeting to exemplify use of sign language
Fort Browning Montana USA Date:1930, September 4 Duration:4 min 30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Representation of essentials of tribal sign language of Native American Indians of the great plains. Plan to recognize this dying language was suggested by Honourable Scott Leavitt, Chairman of Indian committee of the house of representatives. The plan was embodied in H R 4604 an Act of Congress authorizing Secretary of Interior Ray Lyman, through the instrumentality of Major General Hugh L Scott to make a motion picture on the sign language. The Act was executed under the supervision of Joseph M Dixon assistant Secretary of the Interior. The Council-A meeting of representatives of many tribes called to exemplify inter tribal use of the sign language.American Indian chiefs pose for a photograph.Joseph M Dixon and congressman Scott Leavitt to meet the Indians assembled for the council. All the people go inside a tent also known as a Piegan council General Scott commences the council with a brief statement of its object by using the sign language.Each American Indian delegate gives his tribal sign.Dick Washakie from tribe Shoshone.Indian tribal chief uses sign language.4 September 1930
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