Pre-Intermediate Student’s Book9c Page 111 READING TEXTSaving languagesFive hundred years ago, Europeans arrived on a new continent.They brought new cultures and languages to this place which they called America. However, there were already people living there who had their owncultures and languages. And so a terrible part of history began.As more Europeans arrived, there was a fight for the land with the native American Indians. By the end of the nineteenth century, the Indian tribes were moved to reservations. A lot of their children were taken away to boarding schools and these children were taught to speak English. By the end of the twentieth century more than half of the Native Americans in the US were living in cities. They gave up speaking their old tribal language and only used English. As a result, many Native American languages disappeared and with them their culture.Some American Indian languages are still used today but they are usually spoken by the older members of the tribes who still live on the reservations. In North
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Native Americans in the United States,Indigenous peoples of the Americas,American Indian languages,Northern Paiute tribe