Mohawk Grandmothers

Andre Cramblit andrekar at NCIDC.ORG
Mon Oct 27 17:37:47 UTC 2003

Proud time for Mohawk grandmothers

The Gazette
Wednesday, October 22, 2003  FULL STORY @:

As a little girl growing up in the 1950s, Tiorensawes Zachary loved to
listen to her mother talking to her grandmother and great-uncle in
their native Mohawk. But when they spoke to her, Tiorensawes answered
in English, the new language she was learning from the nuns at school
in Kahnawake.

"My grandmother barely spoke more than a few words of English," said
Zachary, 53.

"She was always disappointed that I couldn't speak to her in our own

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