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Vi Hilbert

Born: Jul 24, 1918

Death: Dec 19, 2008

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Vi Hilbert

Date of Birth : Jul 24, 1918
Date of Death : Dec 19, 2008

Vi Hilbert was a Native American tribal elder of the Upper Skagit, a tribe of the greater Puget Salish in Washington State, whose ancestors occupied the banks along the Skagit River, and was a conservationist of the Lushootseed language and culture. She was named a Washington State Living Treasure in 1989, and received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton, in 1994. She co-wrote Lushootseed grammars and dictionaries, and published books of stories, teachings, and place names related to her native region, the Puget Sound.


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