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Albert White Hat (November 18, 1938June 13, 2013) was a teacher of the Lakota language, and an activist for Sičháŋǧu Lakȟóta traditional culture.

Dances with Wolves

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He translated the Lakota language for Hollywood movies, including the 1990 movie Dances with Wolves, and created a modern Lakota orthography and textbook.
It was shot in South Dakota and Wyoming, and translated by Albert White Hat, the chair of the Lakota Studies Department at Sinte Gleska University.

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Albert White Hat (November 18, 1938June 13, 2013) was a teacher of the Lakota language, and an activist for Sičháŋǧu Lakȟóta traditional culture. White Hat spent twenty-five years teaching the Lakota language at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and became the head of the Sinte Gleska Lakota Studies Department." He developed a teaching method that uses extensive examples from the culture of the Brule Lakota, and became known as a scholar of the language. He would teach Lakota culture to "both tribal members and non-Native Americans." He has been quoted as saying, "When we teach a language to a student, we should develop in that student another heart and another mind." He assembled his notes into a book in 1999, Reading and Writing the Lakota Language. He was the "first native Lakota speaker to publish a Lakota textbook and glossary."
. Sinte Gleska University is said to have been using an orthography developed by Albert White Hat, but apart from one elementary level textbook, no literature, learning materials, or dictionaries have been developed with this orthography.

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Albert White Hat (November 18, 1938June 13, 2013) was a teacher of the Lakota language, and an activist for Sičháŋǧu Lakȟóta traditional culture.

Sinte Gleska University

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White Hat spent twenty-five years teaching the Lakota language at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and became the head of the Sinte Gleska Lakota Studies Department." He developed a teaching method that uses extensive examples from the culture of the Brule Lakota, and became known as a scholar of the language. He would teach Lakota culture to "both tribal members and non-Native Americans." He has been quoted as saying, "When we teach a language to a student, we should develop in that student another heart and another mind." He assembled his notes into a book in 1999, Reading and Writing the Lakota Language. He was the "first native Lakota speaker to publish a Lakota textbook and glossary."

Native Americans in children's literature

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Authors—such as Joe Medicine Crow (Absaroka), Vivian Arviso Deloria (Navajo), Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), Lauren Waukau-Villagomez (Menominee), Robert Lewis (Cherokee/ Navaho/Apache) and Albert White Hat Sr. (Lakota)—have publicly stated their support of Goble bringing traditional Native American stories to the public’s attention, going so far as praising his attention to detail and his use of primary sources.

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St. Francis, South Dakota

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Albert White Hat was born near St. Francis, South Dakota on the Rosebud Reservation to a traditional family.

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Albert White Hat was born near St. Francis, South Dakota on the Rosebud Reservation to a traditional family.

Todd County, South Dakota

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White Hat pushed for instruction in the Lakota language in the Todd County, South Dakota school district when his children entered school in the 1960s.

Boulder, Colorado

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White Hat spoke at conferences and gatherings, including the 2008 "Planning for Seven Generations" conference in Boulder, Colorado, and was well known on the powwow circuit.

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White Hat spoke at conferences and gatherings, including the 2008 "Planning for Seven Generations" conference in Boulder, Colorado, and was well known on the powwow circuit.