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Bullet Standingdeer

Bullet Standingdeer: "A Way to Understand"

"I believed, and could not let go, that there had to be a way to understand, not just mimic like a parrot or a crow, but a way to understand it and know what you were saying. That is why this has been developed."

John "Bullet" Standingdeer talks at length about his efforts to find a way to understand Cherokee and to see its patterns in this new video on YouTube.

This twenty-seven minute talk took place at the Southern Anthropological Society Annual Meeting in Cherokee, N.C. March 30, 2014. Learn more at

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