Joseph M. Dixon and Scott Leavitt meet Indian chieftains and General Scott speaks to them in Indian sign language in Montana.
Montana United States USA Date:1931 Duration:3 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary shows U.S. Army Major General Hugh L. Scott and U.S. Representative from Montana Scott Leavitt meeting Native American Indian chiefs at Fort Browning in Montana to evolve methods of perpetuating the Indian sign language in the 1930s. The Indian chieftains of various tribes assemble in front of tents for the council. U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Joseph M. Dixon and Scott Leavitt meet the Indian chieftains. They all enter a Piegan council lodge which is the meeting place. General Scott and Indian chieftains seated inside the lodge for the council. General Scott opens the council and uses sign language to tell his objective. Dick Washakie of the Shoshone tribe speaks using the Indian sign language. General Scott translates stories simultaneously. A short face Piegan tribal speaks using sign language.
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