Mitchell man a 'bridge' to help restore Lakota language
MITCHELL, S.D. - Among a mass of textbooks and unfinished paintings, Lyle Miller is waging a fight to regain his culture and return the Lakota language to reservations.
"I'm the bridge from the elders to the little ones," Miller said.
Miller, a Mitchell resident, artist, teacher and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, has expanded his Lakota vocabulary from a few phrases and is in the process of becoming a fluent speaker, all within a year.
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