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Indian Sign Language

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Plains Indians from different tribes speaking different languages were nevertheless able to communicate facts and feelings of considerable complexity when they met. They used a language composed of gestures made almost entirely with the hands and fingers, probably the most highly developed gesture language to be found in any part of the world.
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 1st 1969 by Dover Publications (first published March 28th 1969)
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Very interesting, especially to those into the history of plains tribes of North America.
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Indian Sign Language
Tomkins, William
required text for college courses on native american traditions, it looks at the historical record of trade sign language
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