Friday, March 26, 2004

Movie spurs interest in 'Missing' dialec

 Desiree Aguilar, left, and Sky Coho listen to a speech by American Indian actors who appeared in the film  Tribal schools busing students to see frontier film

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- Word swept through the Mescalero reservation like an early winter wind that characters in the film "The Missing" spoke a dialect of Apache.

Most adult Apaches in the audiences have said they could understand every word of the Chiricahua dialect -- and the children suddenly wished they could, too.


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