Durbin Feeling

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Durbin Feeling (ᏫᎵ ᏚᎥᎢᏅ in Cherokee) (April 2, 1946 – August 19, 2020) was an American Cherokee linguist. He wrote the first Cherokee–English dictionary. He was thought to be the greatest modern contributor to the preservation of the endangered Cherokee language.[1][2] He was born in Mayes County, Oklahoma.

Feeling died on August 19, 2020 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 74.[2]

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  1. "Cherokee Nation mourns passing of Cherokee National Treasure Durbin Feeling, single-largest contributor to Cherokee language since Sequoyah". Anadisgoi, the Official Cherokee Nation Newsroom. August 19, 2020. Archived from the original on August 20, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stanley, Tim (August 20, 2020). "Durbin Feeling, Cherokee linguist and 'modern-day Sequoyah,' dies at 74". Tulsa World.