Sesostrie Youchigant

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Sesostrie Youchigant
Died December 6, 1948(1948-12-06)
Other names Sam Young

Sesostrie Youchigant, also known as Sam Young (died December 6, 1948[1]), was a chief in Mississippi and the last native speaker of the Tunica language. He worked with linguist Mary Haas to describe what he remembered of the language, which he had learned as a child.[2] Haas published this in A Grammar of the Tunica Language in 1939.


  1. ^ Pierite, Joseph. 1964. Letter to Mary Haas. Mary R. Haas Papers. Mss.Ms.Coll.94. American Philosophical Society Library. Philadelphia.
  2. ^ Tunica Texts, Mary R. Haas, 1950, University of California Press

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