You Have to Listen – They are speaking Yuchi!

Maxine Wildcat Barnett • zOyaha

Yuchi | Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Maxine speaks in her Yuchi language, requesting future generations to “fulfill the old traditions, the old ways… I don’t forget about the old ways, I always think about those things.” She highlights the importance of the stories her family passed down to her and how we must listen for the greater meanings they hold. Maxine encourages learning, listening, and storytelling in the celebration of traditions that continue to make the Yuchi community stronger.


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