And this post tells its story. Native American Sign Language which “is considered to be one of the earliest and most comprehensive forms of communication in the world” developed to meet a real need. As Europeans began to settle in America and Native Americans migrated to the Great Plains, some 600 different Native American dialects plus an influx of European languages demanded a common way to communicate. Native American Sign Language emerged to fit the bill. And it was the only form of communication that was used from coast to coast.
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