|The movie "Bambi" has been
produced in the Arapaho language?
Greymorning collaborated with
the Arapaho tribe in 1993-94 to produce an Arapaho-language version
of Waly Disney's Bambi, using the original animation, but
with Arapaho dialogue recorded in place of the English. The video can
be purchased from the Wyoming
Council for the Humanities. Money from the purchases supports Arapaho
language preservation efforts.
|John Wayne once spoke Arapaho?
||In 1930, John Wayne starred in the movie "The Big Trail," a western
about the pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The Indians who attack the
wagon train are called Cheyennes in the movie, but in fact, the extras
were Arapaho. They can be heard speaking Arapaho at several points,
and Wayne himself speaks "Indian" (i.e. Arapaho) at one point to them.
Although he didn't learn much Arapaho, he did manage to say "hii3eti'"
('it's good') and a few other words.
|The Indians in James Michener's novel Centennial were
||Michener's famous novel tells the story of northeastern Colorado,
the homeland of the Northern Arapaho people in the nineteenth century.
|Mystery writer Margaret Coel specializes in books about the Arapahos
and the Wind River Reservation?
||Margaret Coel's first mystory novel about the Arapaho was published
by University Press of Colorado. She has gone on to write many bestsellers,
and more people probably know about the Arapaho through her work than
from any other single source.
|Many Arapahos love to tell tall tales?
Listen to an Arapaho tall tale, in English, with
accompanying digital animation,
by clicking on the bullets to the left. Story told by Richard Moss,
by Alan Tenenbaum, Univ. of Colorado.
have their own radio station?
||KWRR-FM broadcasts on 89.5 band. It plays a mix of
country and western and Native American music. It can be heard throughout
of central Wyoming. The station is supported by the Northern Arapaho
tribe, and is based on the Reservation in Ethete, WY. Arapaho language
is used on the station at some regularly scheduled times in the morning
and evening, especially by DJ "Big Joe" Antelope.