Tag Archives: Plains Indian Sign Language

Tommy Rockroads Clip on PISL

In this clip, Tommy Rockroads [N. Cheyenne/Tse’tsehestahese], a fluent PISL user, explains why he learned PISL and why he believes it is important to keep the language alive. Jeffrey Davis (PISL documentation project, PI) interprets his words into ASL. Tommy is also fluent in spoken Cheyenne and English, but he does not know ASL. Soon, we will post a few sample clips of Tommy signing PISL. Stay tuned!

Articles That We Have Been Featured In

Here are some links to two articles from prominent magazines that featured some of the work from our project.

Indian Country Today

National Science Foundation’s Science Nation