Jessie Little Doe Baird
|Jessie Little Doe Baird|
|Born||November 18, 1963|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Notable work||"We Shall Remain"|
Jessie Little Doe Baird (also Jessie Little Doe Fermino, born 18 November 1963) is a linguist known for her efforts to revive the Wampanoag language. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.
She has a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied with Dr. Kenneth L. Hale. Jessie resides in Mashpee, Massachusetts. According to Wampanoag prophecy, a Wampanoag woman would leave her home to bring back the language and "the children of those who had had a hand in breaking the language cycle would help heal it."
She is featured in a PBS documentary on language revival, "We Still Live Here – Âs Nutayuneân", directed by Anne Makepeace.
In 2017, Jessie Little Doe Baird received an honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences from Yale University.
- "Inspired By A Dream". MIT Spectrum. Spring 2001.
- "languagehat.com : MACARTHUR GRANT FOR WAMPANOAG REVIVAL.". languagehat.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- Jessie Little Doe (official website): CV, Aquinnah MA, 2003.
- "Jessie Little Doe Baird". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
- Jessie Little Doe Fermino. An introduction to Wampanoag grammar (Master's thesis) (PDF). MIT.
- "The Long-Dead Native Language Wopânâak is Revived". Yankee Magazine. December 2012. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- Sukiennik, Greg (March 24, 2001). "Woman Brings Tribe's Dead Language to Life". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
- Alexander Stille (September 30, 2000). "Speak, Cultural Memory: A Dead-Language Debate". The New York Times.
- "We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean – Documentary on Native American Language Revival". Independent Lens, PBS. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ~ Tribal Council". Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
- "Jessie Little Doe Baird Receives Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences | Yale Group for the Study of Native America (YGSNA)". ygsna.sites.yale.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
- Katherine Perry (Director) (2012-11-23). "*Special Feature* Wômpanâak: Resurrection of a Language.". 95.9 WATD-FM. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 11 min.
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