High Noon Talk: Tonkawa Texts

Online Program

November 10, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discover why the Tonkawa are one of the most unique cultures of Texas.

Event Details

High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.

Although tribal traditions survive among the Tonkawa people, the Tonkawa language has been extinct for more than 75 years. Much of what is known about Tonkawa—an “isolate” language, related to no others—comes to us through the stories collected and translated in Tonkawa Texts. Join author Dr. Thomas Wier for a talk on the language it preserves and the stories it tells.

Program is FREE to the public.

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About the Presenter

Thomas R. Wier teaches linguistics at the Free University of Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. His research focuses on some of the world’s least-documented languages, including Tonkawa, Fox (Meskwaki), Nahuatl, and other indigenous languages of the Americas.

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Banner image courtesy the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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