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  • Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Wampanoag linguist,  helps her tribe revive its mother tongue.

    Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Wampanoag linguist, helps her tribe revive its mother tongue.

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  • Jessie Little Doe describes her initial resistance to working with a white linguist.

    Jessie Little Doe describes her initial resistance to working with a white linguist.

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  • The Wampanoag people are recovering ancestral stories and writing original songs in their language.

    The Wampanoag people are recovering ancestral stories and writing original songs in their language.

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  • A new generation is breathing life into what was once thought to be a lost language.

    A new generation is breathing life into what was once thought to be a lost language.

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  • Though their ethnicities are mixed, the Wampanoag take pride in their tribal heritage.

    Though their ethnicities are mixed, the Wampanoag take pride in their tribal heritage.

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  • Jessie Littledoe Baird

    Jessie Littledoe Baird

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  • Jessie Littledoe Baird

    Jessie Littledoe Baird

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  • Earl "Chiefy" Mills Jr. at Mashpee Pow Wow

    Earl "Chiefy" Mills Jr. at Mashpee Pow Wow

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  • Mother and son at Mashpee Pow Wow

    Mother and son at Mashpee Pow Wow

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  • Jessie Littledoe Baird teaching, with Hartman Deetz

    Jessie Littledoe Baird teaching, with Hartman Deetz

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  • Jessie Littledoe Baird and daugher Mae Alice Baird

    Jessie Littledoe Baird and daugher Mae Alice Baird

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The Film

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers for many generations has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back.

The Filmmaker

  1. Anne MakepeaceProducer/Director