Teaching, learning, and documenting Yurok

Florence Shaughnessy may have contributed more to Yurok language documentation than any other person. Not only was she a generous host to linguists from R. H. Robins in 1951, through William Bright, Howard Berman, and Paul Proulx, to Jean Perry in 1986, teaching her language and recording many texts over four decades, but she was a recognized leader and knowledgeable elder within her community.
[Photo: Diana Heberger.]