Jul 19, 2016

The Exploratorium is displaying a map and essay developed by SFEI depicting the diversity, distribution, and people associated with the indigenous languages of the Bay Region. Chuck Striplen assembled existing information on the Bay’s languages and associated peoples; along with a description of the methods and background of linguistic reconstructions. This information appeared both on a large format map and in an accompanying essay. Both pieces describe the Native languages of the Bay; explore the etymology of several Native words; and provide a record of the methods used to develop the map, including tribes and specialists who were consulted. The map and essay are both on display at the Exploratorium in their Bay Observatory room.

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