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Ode to Yuchi language
Ode to Yuchi language
Ink and Paint on Paper
22 by 26 inches
2022

Yuchi language was spoken by a native tribe in eastern Tennessee which was later forcefully moved to Oklahoma. In 2021, Maxine Wildcat Barnett, was the last tribal elder to speak fluent Yuchi. Some attempts are being made to persevere the language.