JoAnn Ellis: Teacher of the Chickasaw Language

JoAnn Ellis

Raised in a household in which both her mother and father spoke Chickasaw, JoAnn Ellis remembers learning both Chickasaw and English beginning in her early youth. A professor at East Central University, JoAnn devotes three-quarters of her time immersing herself in the Chickasaw language.


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