Edwin Benson

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Edwin Benson (Ma-doke-wa-des-she, Iron Bison)[1] is the last speaker of the Mandan language. He was born in 1931 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.[2] He has been involved in efforts to teach the basics of Mandan to youth.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Edwin Benson, Language Teacher". Video and transcript of Benson teaching Mandan (in English, Mandan). Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  2. ^ Jodi Rave (2009-05-11). "The last speaker: UND to honor Mandan, last to speak Nu'eta as 1st language". The Missoulian (Missoula, MT). Retrieved 2012-07-09. 

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