Tris­tan Ahtone wrote this arti­cle for YES! Mag­a­zine. Tris­tan is a jour­nal­ist and mem­ber of the Kiowa Tribe of Okla­homa. His work has appeared on and in The New­shour with Jim Lehrer, Nation­al Native News, Front­line, Wyoming Pub­lic Radio, Vice, the Fron­teras Desk, NPR, and Al Jazeera America.
Rural America
Talk on the Rez: English Prosody and the Native American Accent