I Am Reclaiming the Indigenous Language I Never Knew

Choctaw was not taught to me, but now I need it to live authentically

A black and white vintage photo of Choctaw women weaving baskets in the early to mid 20th century.
A group of Choctaw Indian women weave baskets at St Matthews Church in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, early to mid 20th century. Photo: Visual Studies Workshop/Getty Images